North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sustainability efforts continue on campus with Project Move Out 2015

The third year of Project Move Out has taken strides since the Sustainability Office implemented a recycling and donation program for the College campus.

North Central College has continued to press on with its campus-wide sustainability efforts. After the third year of implementing Project Move Out from the residence halls at the end of the academic year, the College and its student residents helped contribute to the reduction of waste in landfills.  

North Central partners with Flowers for Dreams to supply backpacks to needy students

Purchases of Commencement day flowers at North Central College help fund backpacks for 118 Chicago Public School students in need.

With North Central College’s help, 118 backpacks and more than 600 individual school supplies will be given to low-income students in Chicago before the start of the school year.

Princeton Review survey says: Our students love us!

Dr. Mara Berkland, professor of communication and Ruge Fellow
Based on student surveys, The Princeton Review has again named North Central College as a Best Midwestern College and top Green College for 2016.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College and Green College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges, 2016 Edition.” The guide surveys some 136,000 college students at 380 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences.

New graduate helps create sustainable change in Uganda

Deana Guarino '15
North Central College history major Deana Guarino ’15 volunteers in Uganda for two weeks with a nonprofit to support sustainable education.

Empowering. In one word, Deana Guarino ’15 describes her volunteer experience in Uganda with Pangea Educational Development (PED)—a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable education.

After graduating from North Central College in June, Guarino hopped on a plane to Entebbe, Uganda, to volunteer with PED for two weeks. PED works with communities in Uganda to improve schools, stimulate the local economy and empower leaders.

Life in Student Village

Pepper Erdmann ’00, Courtney Hoeft ’00 and their children at Student Village.
Life in Student Village is documented in photographs before the residence hall was removed to make way for a new Science Center.

In its 45 years, Student Village residence hall was home to thousands of North Central College students. With three towers, three floors in each tower, and three rooms on each of the floors, Student Village allowed its residents to connect and interact daily in many ways. Whether studying in the lounge, hanging out in their rooms, or painting the large windows on the first floor, residents brought the walls and halls of their small but mighty community to life.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

Junior/Senior Scholars learn STEM concepts from North Central College students

Kailey Robbins, elementary education major
North Central College education students gained valuable classroom experience teaching STEM concepts to youngsters in the Junior/Senior Scholars program.

Kailey Robbins, a North Central College senior, spent part of her summer working with youngsters enrolled in the College’s Junior/Senior Scholars program. As an elementary education major pursuing a math endorsement and a minor in Spanish, Robbins and others gained valuable classroom teaching STEM concepts to youngsters.

“I learned everything from classroom management to lesson planning,” says Robbins, a Hartland, Wis., resident who also plays lacrosse. This was her second summer participating in the Junior/Senior Scholars program, which is in its 28th year.

Work is underway on transformative North Central College Science Center

Construction work has begun for a new Science Center that will right-size campus facilities and transform the academic experience for students.

Construction work has begun for a new Science Center that will right-size campus facilities and transform the academic experience for students.

The 125,000-square-foot Science Center is being built on the west side of the 100 block of South Loomis Street, along the Sesquicentennial Walkway and south of Van Buren Avenue. The new facility was designed with additional classroom space to serve students of all academic disciplines.

North Central College celebrated Commencement with record number of graduates

North Central’s 150th Commencement celebrated a record 836 graduates, with presentations of special awards and address by President Emeritus Hal Wilde.

North Central College’s 150th Commencement celebration on June 13 featured many highlights. Among them were 836 students who received degrees, with 100 earning master’s degrees and a record 736 receiving bachelor’s degrees, including a record 41 who completed the College Scholars Honors Program.  

North Central's first Margaret Youel Award recipient is Danara Barlow ’15

Danara Barlow ’15
Danara Barlow is recognized for her perseverance, tenacity, spirit; named first recipient of the Margaret Youel Award during the 2015 Honors Convocation.

Danara Barlow ’15 was named the first recipient of the Margaret Youel Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College. A transfer student and resident of Wheaton, Danara majored in psychology.

This award was established at last year’s Commencement in honor of Margaret “Maggie” Youel who suffered a stroke, requiring a lengthy hospital stay and extensive therapy during her sophomore year at North Central. The award honors her perseverance, tenacity and spirit.

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