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North Central College education alumni named principals of high-achieving high schools

Brian Waterman, left, and Mark Kolkman
Alumni of North Central College’s master of arts in education program are named principals of suburban high schools with reputations for academic excellence.

Two alumni of North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program are assuming leadership positions at suburban Chicago high schools with reputations for academic excellence.

Brian Waterman is the new principal of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange while Mark Kolkman is becoming principal of Hinsdale Central High School. Both earned their master’s degrees in educational leadership at North Central College, Waterman in 2004 and Kolkman in 2002. Both positions are effective with the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

North Central College presents works by photographer Bernard J. Kleina through March 2

North Central College will showcase works by photographer Bernard J. Kleina in the exhibit “The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography” Jan. 17 through March 2.

North Central College will showcase works by photographer Bernard J. Kleina in the exhibit “The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography” Jan. 17 through March 2.

North Central alumna kicks off MLK Week as Prayer Breakfast speaker

NeAngela Marshall ’04, J.D., keynotes MLK Prayer Breakfast
NeAngela Marshall, an assistant state’s attorney with Cook County and 2004 alumna, is featured speaker at North Central College’s MLK Prayer Breakfast Jan. 20.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall ’04, J.D., will be the College’s featured speaker at the Jan. 20 Prayer Breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his birthday. The title of her message is “Use Your Words!” and is based on the College’s theme this year for MLK Week, “The Power of Words.”

Annual Snow Bowl fundraiser for Tyson Center is Feb. 7

Students, alumni, community members are invited to the Snow Bowl, a night of bowling and networking to benefit the Tyson Resource Center for future educators.

Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of bowling, fun and fundraising with North Central College education students and alumni to support a valuable resource for future educators.

Teach First program at North Central College is focus of video

Ruth Ramos ’04
The Dunham Fund showcases its partnership with the Teach First program in a video featuring North Central College educators and students.

The Dunham Fund has showcased its partnership with the Teach First program at North Central College in a video titled “The Dunham Fund: Proud Partner of Teach First.” It features interviews with various North Central educators, including Julie Carballo, director of the Teach First program, students who are Dunham Scholars, and two graduates who are teaching in the East Aurora District 131.

Visit dunhamfund.org or YouTube to view the video.

College Honors and Entrepreneurship programs move to Rall House

College Honors and Entrepreneurship programs move to Rall House

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Two academic programs and their faculty and staff have new office locations at the Edward Everett Rall House, 329 S. Brainard St., starting winter term.

The College Honors Programs, formerly the Office of Academic Opportunities and housed in Kiekhofer Hall, and the Entrepreneurship Program, formerly in the 119 S. Loomis House, are located on the second floor of the Rall House. The first floor features all-college meeting and conference rooms, which can be reserved through the College’s web calendar early winter term.   



Gems gives talks, publishes book and article about sports history, society and identity

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, publishes book, co-publishes article, co-presents at universities in Sweden.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, published an article, titled “Fairy Tales? Marion Jones, C.J. Hunter and the Framing of Doping in American Newspapers,” in Sport in Society, November 2013. The article was coauthored with Gertrud Pfister of the University of Copenhagen.

Students encouraged to apply early for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP)

Students are encouraged to file Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms early to qualify for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) funds.

Funding for the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) has shrunk in recent years, while the number of applicants has grown, making it necessary for students to file Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms earlier than ever.

“Because we don’t have enough money to fund everyone who’s eligible for MAP, students will have the best chance of getting aid if they file their FAFSA as soon after Jan. 1 as they’re able,” says Katharine Gricevich, a spokesman for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

President's message

It’s been a spectacular fall at North Central College! Homecoming was a special high point because I saw so many of you on campus. What a great opportunity to gather the College family together again and to remind ourselves how important our personal connections really are. I hope you will be able to attend next year’s celebration (October 16-19 is already marked on my calendar).

Technology: Finding the Right Balance

As Matt Burden considers his new role at North Central College, he wants to serve the many constituencies that are knocking on his door to discuss their technology needs and wants. The new assistant vice president and chief information officer joined the College in May, after 10 years in a similar role at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. But he also has experience in higher education settings and understands his role in equipping and training the campus community, a popular topic at a faculty retreat in September.