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Tim Brandes earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award

Tim Brandes
Tim Brandes of Gresham, Ore., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Day May 15.

May 21, 2012—Tim Brandes of Gresham, Ore., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Brandes is a senior majoring in sport management and entrepreneurship/small business management. He is the son of Maureen Jones and a graduate of Portland Adventist Academy.

Elizabeth Hasseld earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award

Elizabeth Hasseld
Elizabeth Hasseld of East Jordan was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Elizabeth Hasseld of East Jordan was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Global Studies Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Hasseld is a senior double-majoring in global studies and political science. She is the daughter of Frank Hasseld and Lori Bolt and a graduate of East Jordan High School.

Veronica Blue earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award

Veronica Blue
Veronica Blue of Utica received two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Veronica Blue of Utica received two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Blue was recognized with the College’s 2012 Outstanding Major in Elementary Education and 2012 Outstanding Student in the Human Thought and Behavior Division awards.

Blue is a senior majoring in elementary education with minors in reading and Chinese. She is the daughter of Fred and Monica Blue and a graduate of Ottawa Township High School.

North Central College breaks ground on Riverwalk Gateway during Cornerstone Picnic

Pat '63 and Jim Bambule ’63, from left, talk with Benna and Hal Wilde and Rick S
More than 2,300 people shared lunch May 18 at North Central College’s Cornerstone Picnic and groundbreaking for the Riverwalk Gateway project.

More than 2,300 people shared lunch May 18 at North Central College’s Cornerstone Picnic, which included a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Riverwalk Gateway project.

Community members joined students, faculty and staff for a “Foods of Naperville” featuring complimentary menu samples from more than a dozen Naperville restaurants. Entertainment was provided by student performers—including a jazz ensemble, cast members from an upcoming production of “Forever Plaid” and the “NCC Express” group of singers and dancers.

Ereka Funkhouser receives academic awards in Japanese, division

Ereka Funkhouser '12
Ereka Funkhouser was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Japanese Award and the outstanding student in her academic division at North Central College.

Ereka Funkhouser of York, Pa., was recognized with two academic awards—the Outstanding Major in Japanese and the Outstanding Student in the Arts and Letters Division—during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Funkhouser is a senior majoring in Japanese and classical civilization with a minor in English at North Central College. She is the daughter of John Funkhouser and a graduate of York Suburban Senior High School.

Three places to get $5 student tickets to Switchfoot, raffle for backstage

Three places to get $5 student tickets to Switchfoot, raffle for backstage

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All student tickets to see Switchfoot at 6 p.m. this Sunday, May 20, are priced at $5/student. There are three places to get your tickets:



Teaching and career opportunities at community colleges

Teaching and career opportunities at community colleges

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On Monday, May 21, students are invited to hear a free talk by Olin Joynton, president of Alpena Community College in Michigan since 2004. He will speak on the topic, “Is a Teaching Career at a Community College Level For You?” at noon in the Fireside Lounge at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center.

Joynton is a strong advocate and supporter of community college education and will speak about career opportunities in both teaching and administration in community colleges. For more information contact Tad Lehe, professor of philosophy, at 630-637-5338.



Emily Rademaker receives academic and service awards

Em Rademaker '12
Emily Rademaker of Cary was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in German and Outstanding Service to Student Life awards at North Central College.

Emily “Em” Rademaker of Cary, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in German Award and Outstanding Service to Student Life Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Rademaker is a senior majoring in German, classical civilization and sociology with minors in history and anthropology at North Central College. After graduation, she will serve in the Republic of South Africa for a 27-month assignment with the Peace Corps. She is the daughter of Dana and Linnea Rademaker and is a 2008 graduate of Cary-Grove Community High School.

Giuseppe Pellicano chosen outstanding major in art

Giuseppe Pellicano '12
Giuseppe Pellicano of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Art Award at North Central College.

Giuseppe Pellicano of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Art Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College. He was also inducted to SALUTE, the Veteran’s National Honor Society.

Pellicano is a senior majoring in studio art at North Central College and has been accepted to a graduate program in art at Northern Illinois University where he will work toward a master’s degree in fine arts.

Bulandr and Caron named outstanding seniors during Honors Convocation

President Wilde with outstanding seniors Peter Bulandr Jr. and Mary Caron
North Central College selects Peter Bulandr Jr. as the Outstanding Senior Man and Mary Caron as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2012.

North Central College recognized Peter Bulandr Jr. as the Outstanding Senior Man and Mary Caron as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2012 during the College’s annual Honors Convocation on May 15.

The annual awards recognize one senior man and one senior woman for their successes in the classroom, their involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and their future potential.