Alumni Resources: COVID-19

During these uncertain times the COVID-19 pandemic has created, we in the Office of Alumni Engagement extend our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the North Central family. To stay informed with official COVID-19 updates, visit this webpage. Below you will find a collection of additional resources - some informative, some fun, some spiritual -  to serve as a reminder that we will get through this and that it is still a GREAT day to be a Cardinal!

Click Below to View Message from President Hammond Recorded March 17, 2020:

Stay Engaged with NC

Now, more than ever, it is vital to stay in touch with friends and family, including your Cardinal community. Share personal and professional news with your classmates and keep us up-to-date with how to keep you informed.

Stay Close While Social-Distancing

We are all doing our part to help #FlattenTheCurve. Follow us on social media, check out these stories, and share what you are doing during the #NCCardinalQuarantine.

Rock out While Decked Out In NC Pride

Break a Sweat

  • Join @nccrecsports live on Instagram on MWF @ 5:30pm for some HIIT classes

Find Comfort

During times of uncertainty, it is important to maintain your spiritual well-being. Visit this webpage to check out resources offered by North Central College's Office of Faith & Action, including their FOCUS instagram page.

  • 12:5 Summer Series
    May 12
     - Rev. Eric Doolittle, College Chaplain
    June 9 - Brian Rainville, Director Faith and Action
    July 14 - Daniel Wallace, Focus Co-President / Class of 2021
    Please save the dates, and bookmark this link for each worship service.
  • College Chaplain Rev. Eric Doolittle's Thursday Thoughts -
  • Listen to previously recorded 12:5 services, which include lively music and a devotional message from Cardinals.The name of this worship service and its purpose are rooted in Romans 12:5, which reads: “In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other.”
  • Listen to The Lux Veritas Speaker Series - conversations with leaders whose faith motivates them to transform the world. Inspired by our college seal, a lamp representing “light” and a book representing “truth”, these events connect us with leaders that explore important issues in a spirit of truth while spreading light into the world as a means to live out our purpose.

Cardinals and Career Resources

Visit the Office of Career Services resource webpage for helpful information for your career search.

  • Watch the previously recorded live webinar hosted by Gina Malito '01 McClowry, Nothing to Sneeze At: Improving Your Job Search Hygiene
  • April 24 - Check out this article by Liz Composto '15 Schweitzer on how to make the best of your workspace at home.
  • Join NC Career Development at noon every Wednesday to discuss the job market, internships, best preparation techniques, and grad school?
  • April 21 - Career consultant, Gina Malito '01 McClowry's insightful LinkedIn post regarding entering today's workforce.
  • Job Search powered by HandshakeRequest your alumni access to employers, jobs and online resources through Handshake. (Recent graduates can email to request to keep their current profiles.)
  • Watch dozens of helpful videos on interviewing skills, resume prep, salary negotiation and even why you should google yourself.

From NC Faculty, Staff and Students

  • April 24 - Marci J. Swede, dean of the school of education and health sciences, was quoted in a recent Aurora Beacon-News article.
  • April 19 - On a recent national@NewsHour, North Central College #firstgeneration students Arabia Patino ’20 and Aricela Mendez ’20 shared what an interrupted school year due to the global pandemic means for them. For the full segment, visit
  • Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science Stephen Maynard Caliendo conducted a phone interview with Fox 32 Chicago, where he discussed politics amid the global pandemic. To watch the full interview, visit
  • North Central's Patrick Gray, a half-time assistant professor of economics and finance, discussed the Stimulus Bill and recent unemployment numbers with @fox32news. For the full interview, visit
  • Some tips from Cardinal students on how to stay healthy during #NCCardinalQuarantine
  • Professor of Political Science, @wjmuck went live with @WGNNews this past Friday to discuss the presidential campaigns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For the full interview, visit
  • In the time of a #pandemic, those who hire in-home cleaning services might hesitate. Dr. Ashwani Garg, North Central's medical director of the physician assistant program, shares his guidance and personal experience in the @nytimes
  • Professor of Psychology Jon Mueller sheds light on common responses to global pandemics, such as flocking to stores and stockpiling necessities. Learn what fuels these responses in the full @chicagotribune article here:

Cardinals Care

  • Dyson Wellness Center counselor Rachel Weaver Rivera and her daughter Hadley, were featured by ABC-7’s Localish for their philanthropic efforts during the shelter-in-place orders. Check out the news piece here.
  • Geneva Pedersen ’99 and Rena Pedersen ’06 donated 1300 mini loaves of their Treasure Bread. Read about it on Facebook, here.
  • Bringing their entrepreneurial skills to the front lines, a purchase of @NCCEnactus signature coffee will be donated to local healthcare employees working around the clock. Learn more here.
  • Partnership with City of Naperville
  • Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Uses 3D Printers to Make Masks

Download Coloring Pages #FutureNCCardinals

Click the Yellow Button Below the Image to Download and Print (PDF)!

Sweet Sights and Sounds

Our talented students in the Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Chamber Singers, Cardinal Chorus sound amazing...and so do our guest alums.

  • Our 30-voice Virtual Choir Project, comprised of singers from the Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale, produced by Axel Hageman ‘23 with assistance of Abby Risner ’21 and Sara Mokrzycka ’21 and under the direction of Dr. Ramona Wis.
  • North Central's Senior #Art Exhibition, Coterie; Collusion celebrates the achievements of graduating art and design seniors. Follow along virtually on #Instagram as new senior artwork will be posted daily:
  • Concert Choir performs “Afternoon on a Hill,” (Eric Barnum) at Homecoming Concert 2019
  • Enjoy a concert from this holiday season.
  • Women's Chorale in NYC (2019)
  • Alyssa Allgood '14 shares her gift of song during her #NCCardinalQuarantine - Video #1
  • Alyssa Allgood '14 shares her gift of song during her #NCCardinalQuarantine - Video #2

Virtual Book Discussion

  • Cardinals and Shimerians alike are invited to socialize-while-social-distancing in late-medieval Florentine style. Join a Zoom chat to discuss Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron, written just after the Black Plague affected Florence and the rest of Europe and Asia in the mid-1340s. For more information and link to join upcoming discussions, email Stuart Patterson, Chair of Shimer Great Books School, at

Games Galore

Have fun playing #NCCardinalQuarantine Bingo!