May 22, 2012—College of DuPage graduate Brendan McCormack of West Chicago has been awarded the 2012 North Central College/College of DuPage Honors Scholarship.
The award is a renewable full-tuition scholarship that enables a College of DuPage Honors Scholar to pursue studies at North Central College and earn a bachelor’s degree. This year’s award was presented May 1 during COD’s Celebration of Academic Excellence to recognize 2011-2012 Honors and Presidential Scholars.
McCormack plans to pursue a degree in jazz studies at North Central College. He was active in campus organizations and activities while attending College of DuPage and maintained a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average while earning an associate of arts degree. He served as the coordinator of operations for COD’s Student Leadership Council, completed COD’s Living Leadership program and was a member of Alpha Beta Gamma—the international honor society for business and technology majors—and Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society of two-year colleges.
His additional involvement at COD included performing with the College of DuPage Jazz Ensemble, competing with the forensics team, and working as a representative of student ambassadors and new student orientation.
Founded in 1861 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2011-2012, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to learn more.