North Central College head wrestling coach Joe Norton ’10/M ’12 (pictured above) displayed a relentless commitment to success inside and outside of the competitive arena this past season. He was recognized for his effort as the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Coach of the Year and National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Lower Midwest Region Coach of the Year.
They say you can never have too much of a good thing. Bernd Schumacher ’86 has found many ways to put that saying to the test.
Schumacher owns the largest collection of model trains in the world, according to Guinness World Records. The official count is 2,956 trains, but Schumacher says his personal collection is closer to 7,000. When compiling this massive cache of collectibles, he found acquiring the pieces wasn’t the hardest part; neither was counting them all. The hardest part was the paperwork.
Pictured above: President Hammond with MLK speaker David Johnson ‘07.
I have been thinking about the power of 3 percent.
It’s been quite a run for distance athlete Dhruvil Patel ’19.
Patel earned his place among North Central’s legacy of champions by winning the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship in March. He represents the College’s 60th national champion. And his performance at the NCAA National Cross Country Championship was highlighted in the “Faces in the Crowd” column in Sports Illustrated.
Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said, “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” Professor Frank Harwath is hoping to take it one step further and build a better engineer to design that mousetrap.
Harwath is a professor of engineering and the director of North Central’s new engineering programs, which the College will offer starting with the 2018-2019 academic year. Students will be able to pursue bachelor of science degrees in computer, electrical and mechanical engineering.
The new Center for Social Impact stands at the forefront of a national movement to encourage social innovation and community engagement among students.
Surrounded by the riches of location that have long shaped the experiences of North Central College students, faculty over the years have expanded their classrooms to encompass Naperville and other suburbs, Chicago and the world. Students find their voices, their passion and their future careers by connecting with community needs and resources.