North Central College - Naperville, IL
Major: 
Finance and Economics major, Dance minor

McKenna found that North Central’s dance program let her continue her lifelong love of dancing while majoring in finance and economics. “I might decide later to teach a dance class for fun; dance will be part of who I am. Students in my classes have ranged from dancing their whole lives, like me, to never dancing before. The dance program caters to students with all different backgrounds but also has a strong emphasis on musical theatre dancing.”  

McKenna was also looking for an enthusiastic staff, beautiful campus, dedication to excellent educational programs and a school that was warm and inviting, adding that North Central has definitely become her home. “And North Central’s small class sizes and caring professors have really provided the perfect environment for me.”

McKenna also wanted the ability to participate in musical theatre productions on campus and study abroad in Ireland. “It’s always been a lifelong dream of mine to go to Ireland. North Central is giving me this incredible opportunity I would not have had otherwise.”