PNC Alumni Association March 7 Basketball Trip

The Purdue North Central Alumni Association will host a basketball bus trip to West Lafayette to see the Purdue Boilermakers take on the Fighting Illini of Illinois on March 7.

The bus will leave PNC at 10 a.m. After arriving in West Lafayette, alumni and guests will enjoy lunch served in the Atrium of the Dauch Alumni Center. Following lunch there will be a stop at the University Bookstore. Then the group will head to the men’s basketball game.

Cost is $30 for the bus and ticket combo and $25 for the ticket only.

This is an idea opportunity to get together with fellow PNC alumni, students, employees, family and friends from PNC/ Alcoholic beverages are permitted on the bus (no glass containers).

Tickets are available at http://www-stage.pnc.edu/alumni/alumni/alumni-events-2/purdue-basketball-trip/ or by contacting Alumni Coordinator Erika Jones at 219-785-5274 or alumni@pnc.edu.

PNC “Prove It: Forming Evidence-Based Arguments” Seminar

Purdue University North Central’s Office of Graduate and Extended Learning, Department of English and Modern Languages and the PNC Writing Center will collaborate to offer a non-credit seminar open to high school and college students, as well as anyone wishing to quickly improve their writing.

The seminar, “Prove It: Forming Evidence-Based Arguments” will meet Thursday, March 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The registration fee, which includes all materials and a pizza dinner, is $25 per person. The registration deadline is March 12 by 4 p.m.

The program will be taught by Dr. Steven D. Vivian, published author and director of the PNC Writing Center. This hands-on session will include a lecture and plenty of discussion and practice. It will concentrate on academic argumentation that will teach participants how to write better argumentative essays. Special attention will be given to evaluating evidence.

To register or obtain further information about this program or to register, visit http://www.pnc.edu/gel/workshops-and-classes or contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5200, ext. 5748, or cboehlke@pnc.edu.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact (219) 785-5748.

PNC Hosts LaPorte, Elkhart, Starke and White County Schools at Academic Super Bowl Invitational

Purdue University North Central will host eight area high school teams as they compete in the seventh annual LaPorte County Senior Academic Super Bowl Invitational on Thursday, March 5 in the Library-Student-Faculty Building (LSF) Assembly Hall, Room 02, located on the PNC Westville campus. Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. Central Time. The event is free and open to the public. The event will also be telecast to LSF Room 144 for spectators.

Participating schools are: LaPorte High School, Michigan City High School and Marquette High School of Michigan City; LaCrosse High School; Oregon-Davis High School of Hamlet; Elkhart Christian Academy; North White High School of Monon and a team of home schooled students, representing Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

The 2015 competition theme is “The Grandeur That is Rome.” Students will vie in the rigorous competition covering six subject areas – English, science, fine arts, social studies, math and interdisciplinary. Trophies will be given to the winning school in each subject area as well as an overall winner. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place finishers. Each competing student, coach, proctor and student assistant will receive a voucher for use at the PNC Gallery Café, Coffee Central and the PNC bookstore. Coffee Central and the bookstore will be open until 7 p.m. The Gallery Café will be open until 8 p.m.

Registration will begin at 3:45 p.m. There is a coaches and proctors meeting at 4:10 p.m. The competition will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a welcome by PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin.

The competition schedule is:

4:40 p.m. Mathematics – Dr. Gayla Domke, associate professor of Mathematics

5:15 p.m. English – Sarah White, continuing lecturer of English

5:50 p.m. Science – Dr. Jessica Thomas, assistant professor of Chemistry

6:25 p.m. Fine Arts – Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations

7 p.m. Social Studies – Dr. Patrick Cannon, clinical assistant professor for Concurrent Education Programs

7:35 p.m. Interdisciplinary – Dr. Mark Jacobi, Michigan City pediatrician

8:15 p.m. Awards – Paul McGuinness, vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services

Academic Super Bowl competition in Indiana is part of the Indiana Association of School Principals, Department of Student Programs. It is a unique inter-scholastic academic competition which allows Indiana’s senior high, junior, middle and elementary school students an opportunity to compete in academics similar to the way youth compete in athletics. These competitions recognize, reward and celebrate scholars.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Liz Bernel at 785-5200, ext. 5719 or ebernel@pnc.edu.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Bernel.

PNC – Porter County Academic Super Bowl Invitational

Purdue North Central – Porter County will host its eighth annual Academic Super Bowl Invitational on Wednesday, March 4 on the PNC Westville campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The competition will be in the Library-Student-Faculty (LSF) Building Assembly Hall, Room 02 and telecast to LSF Room 144 for spectators. For the first time, students from all nine Porter County High Schools will compete in the senior-division event. Participating schools are: Boone Grove High School, Chesterton High School, Hebron High School, Kouts High School, Morgan Township High School, Portage High School, Valparaiso High School, Washington Township High School and Wheeler High School.

The competition theme is The Grandeur That Was Rome.” Students will compete in six subject areas – math, English, science, fine arts, social studies and interdisciplinary.

Academic Super Bowl competition in Indiana is part of the Indiana Association of School Principals, Department of Student Programs. It is a unique inter-scholastic academic competition program which allows Indiana’s senior high, junior, middle and elementary school students an opportunity to compete in academics similar to the way they compete in athletics.

The objectives of academic competitions encourage academic achievement by offering the participants recognition and reward. By honoring intellectual achievement, academic competition celebrates scholarship.

Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. There is a coaches and proctors meeting at 4:15 p.m. The competition begins at 4:30 p.m. with a welcome by Stephen Turner, vice chancellor of Administration.

The competition schedule is:

4:40 p.m. – Math, Jim Jepsen, Michigan City High School Math teacher, Concurrent Enrollment Instructor

5:20 p.m. – English, Dr. Heather Fielding, PNC assistant professor of English

6 p.m. – Science, Dr. Aaron Warren, PNC associate professor of Physics

6:40 p.m. – Fine Arts, Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations

7:20 p.m. – Social Studies, John Weber, Dean of Students

8 p.m. – Interdisciplinary, Dr. Mark Jacobi, Michigan City pediatrician

8:40 p.m. – Awards

Awards will be given to the winning school in each subject area as well as an overall winner. Each competing student, coach, proctor and student assistant will receive a voucher for use at the PNC Gallery Café and Coffee Central which will remain open until 8 p.m. PNC’s bookstore will remain open until 7:00 p.m.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Leslie Plesac at (219) 531-6500, lplesac@pnc.edu or  Susan Brychell at (219) 531-6500, sbrychell@pnc.edu. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Plesac or Brychell.

 

PNC, Partners Presents Jewish Film Festival

Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series, with the Michigan City Public Library and the Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple, will present a Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, March 8 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. in Michigan City. The film festival is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be enjoyed during a coffee klatch and cake break.

The Film Festival features two films that will inform and inspire.

“Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem” (2014) unrated. Narrated by Alan Alda. This film presents portraits of two noted icons – Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel, bringing together Bikel’s storytelling and masterful performances with Aleichem’s life and work. The film is shot with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit.

Aleichem is considered a pioneer of modern Jewish literature and champion of the Yiddish language. He created dozens of characters – Tevye the Milkman, Motl the Cantor’s Son and Menachem Mendl “shtetl Jews” who became windows into pre-war Eastern European Jewish life, real and imagined.

Now 90, Bikel’s career spans more than 150 screen roles, plus stage and musical productions. He played Tevye the Milkman, by and large in “Fiddler on the Roof,” on stage more than 2,000 times. He is a fitting partner to Aleichem’s portrayals of real and fictional Jewish life.

“Room 514” (2012) Unrated. Hebrew with English subtitles. Room 514 was described as “a tense and ambitious drama” by “The Jerusalem Post.” The film tells the story of a female Israeli soldier who is ordered to interrogate an elite Israeli officer who is alleged to have abused a Palestinian family. Because she has a lower rank and is a woman, she is not taken seriously by the man she is questioning in Room 514. Those around her urge her to drop the case – it is too political, too complex and too notorious. But she digs in, seeking justice for the victims. The “Jerusalem Post” notes that “Many in the audience abroad will come away with more respect for Israel when they realize how seriously Israelis grapple with issues here, and it will give them a new understanding of how complicated the situation actually is.”

Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features events throughout the year. A schedule of events can be found at www.pnc.edu. For more information about these films, or any event in the Odyssey series, contact Judy Jacobi, assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations at 785-5200, ext. 5593.

 

PNC Staff Member Named to Indiana TRIO Executive Board

Catalina Rodriguez, director of Purdue University North Central TRIO Student Support Services programs has been named secretary of the Indiana TRIO Executive Board.

The appointment as secretary comes in addition to her current position as chair of the Awards & Recognition Committee, which recognizes three professionals for their contributions to the TRIO community.

TRIO is a series of federally-funded college opportunity programs created to support students in earning a college degree. The original three programs were established in the 1960s, leading to the term “TRIO.” Today, there are six programs, of which PNC has two: Student Support Services, in place since 1984 and Educational Talent Search, in place since 1989. Rodriguez oversees Student Support Services.

As member of the Executive Board, Rodriguez feels that she can aid the PNC TRIO programs. “We will have access to quality professional development, have the ability to build stronger relationships with colleagues and we will learn innovative best practices in the state,” she explained.

Student Support Services was created to increase the number of disadvantaged, low-income, first generation college and students with a documented disability earning college degrees. At PNC, it motivates and provides 195 student participants with the resources to be successful, including one-on-one tutoring, proactive academic support, financial literacy, financial aid assistance, career and personal advising and opportunities for cultural and social activities.

Rodriguez noted that the PNC TRIO participants consistently exceed the program’s federally established goals for academic persistence, good academic standing, and graduation rates.

Indiana TRIO provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for TRIO students in Indiana, creates quality professional development, promotes advocacy efforts and engages TRIO alumni.

Indiana has 38 TRIO programs serving about 11,000 students and bring in nearly $11 million in federal funding.

PNC Summer and Fall 2014 Graduation List

Spellings per Purdue University records.

Berrien Springs, MI

Gregory P. Toliver, Bachelor of Science in Business

Beverly Shores

Erika M. Smith, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Bridgman, MI

Matthew S. Rodriguez, Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Technology

Broomfield

Hayley B. Valestin, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Burns Harbor

Jessica M. Barnes, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Butler

Kjia D. Hindsley,  Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Chesterton

Vincent J. Carullo, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Ronald R. Charlson, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Michael L. Choucalas, Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Jennifer L. Eubanks, Bachelor of Arts  in English

Robert H. Johnson, Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Matthew S. Keiser, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Jessica Lutrick, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Shelly L. Michalec, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Gabrielle M. Music, Bachelor of Science in Business

Erin M. Olson, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Carlos M. Pedroza, Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Jason P. Pollock, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Mavric A. Price, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Tayler E. Thorpe, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Emily C. Underwood, Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Columbia City

Steven C. Kurosky, Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Technology

Crown Point

Zachary A. Biscuso, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Marilyn A. Gonzales, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Haneen M. Kamleh, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Anthony G. Olund, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Culver

Vance R. Curtis, Associate of Science in Computer & Information Technology

Edwardsburg, MI

Michael J. Freshour, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Elgin, IL

Terell John,  Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Elkhart

Shawn D. Cramer, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Gary

Wilford L. Budna , Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Shalonda D. Willis, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Griffith

Priscilla Sepulveda, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hamlet

Marlene F. Murphy, Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Hanna

Nancy M. Cole, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Heather A. Horne,  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Tyler J. Marcinkowski, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Kaitlin A. Schaffer, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Hebron

Thomas J. Kasich, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Jacquelyn M. Peterson, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Julie A. Stalbaum,  Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Hobart

Jared A. Daghy, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Sean R. Morrey, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Megan N. Olson, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jamie K. Pope,  Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Kouts

Graham M. Bucher, Bachelor of Science in Business

Brent Jarnecke, Bachelor of Science in Business

La Crosse

Quinn B. Guillermo, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

La Porte

Kayla N. Banks,  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hannah E. Barden,  Bachelor of Science in Business

Erin M. Bedtelyon, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Austin A. Bell, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Daniel J. Berry, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Karen E. Bjonback,  Bachelor of Arts in English

Timothy A. Boulahanis, Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Ashley N. Brown, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Amanda R. Chavez, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Elizabeth M. Decker, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Elliot Q. Essling,  Bachelor of Science in Business

Courtney L. Felker, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Jacob N. Fitzhugh, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Justin R. Fortner,  Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Julia M. Garay, Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Diana Y. Garcia, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kori Guthrie, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jacqueline Guzman, Bachelor of Arts  in Social Work

Sean T. Hayes, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Theresa M. Henry, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sean M. Hobzek, Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Alexis D. Jackson, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Steven C. McQuarters, Associate of Science in Business

Erin N. Musgrave, Bachelor of Science in Business

Tiffany A. Norris, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jadie-Kae K. Novak, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Eric J. Quadlin, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Jessica K. Roberts, Bachelor of Arts  in Elementary Education

Amber N. Schoff , Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Caitlin P. Smith, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Matthew E. Stock, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Drew A. Thompson, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Christy M. Uidl, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brianna L. Whitsitt, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Gregory P. Wireman, Associate of Science in Computer & Information Technology

Nathaniel A. Womack, Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Lake Station

Gerica R. Brown, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Michigan City

Erin G. Albright, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Azania W. Billups, Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Virginia M Borolov, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Damon D. Buell, Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science

Adam E. Burton,  Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Mario J. Castillo, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Margaret R. Deeb, Bachelor of Science in Business

Demonte D. Dinkins, Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Jesse M. Ingle, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Ann M. Jumche, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brian J. Kearney,  Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Ashlee R. King, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Ebony N. Lynch, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Amedeo C. Madrid, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Amber M. Mayes, Bachelor of Arts in English

Kimberly McPherson, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Alexandria E. Neulieb, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Raymond C. Owens,  Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Lindsey A. Patty,  Bachelor of Arts  in Communication

Jacqueline N. Pena, Bachelor of Arts in English

Keri A. Stillwell, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Pennelope Turner,  Associate of Science in Business

Stephanie R. West, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Andrew J. Wohead, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Heather A. Wozniak,  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

James J. Wroblewski, Bachelor of Science in Business

John A. Zeller, Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Mishawaka

Marissa K. Seegers, Bachelor of Science in Business

Munster

Basel M. Almedej, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

New Buffalo, MI

Alexandria G. Briatta, Bachelor of Science in Business

Jordan A. Geisler, Bachelor of Arts in English

Gregory Walton,  Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

New Carlisle

Mary H. Gamble, Bachelor of Arts  in Elementary Education

Mallory M. Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Krista M. Myers, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

David J. Siddall, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Niles, MI

Lawrence P. Davis, Associate of Science in Business

North Judson

Emily S. Elsea, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Thomas R. Glenn, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Samantha L. Myer, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Devin C. Myers, Bachelor of Science in Business

Mary R. Pool, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Andrew J. Rowe, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Tyler W. Russell, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

North Liberty

Misti L. Dunnuck, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Plymouth

Adam W. Enyart, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Portage

Michelle J. Castrejon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Erika Cervantes, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Megan L. Clay, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Ryanne E. Doherty, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Kenneth A. Evans, Bachelor of Arts  in Elementary Education

Joni L. Galbreath,  Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Elizabeth A. Malast,  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dylan M. Ozbolt,  Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Michael J. Sheehan,  Bachelor of Science in Business

Porter

Jennifer L. Edwards, Bachelor of Arts  in Elementary Education

Michael S. Kehle, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Kayla R. Pomeroy, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

San Pierre

Tara N. Andrews, Bachelor of Arts  in Social Work

Caitlyn D. Hubbard, Associate of Science in Human Resources

South Bend

Gretchen Albiez, Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Sara D. Medich, Associate of Science in Computer & Information Technology

Stevensville, MI

Erik A. Mc Guire, Associate of Science in Building Construction Management Technology

Toledo, OH

Alex J. Ricica,  Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Tyner

Samantha L. DeFluiter, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Union Mills

Kenneth E. Elkins, Bachelor of Science in Business

Jodi L. Young,  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Valparaiso

Courtney A. Adams, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Abdullah Alazemi, Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Dhari Ali, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Bader Almutairi, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Ahmad Alotaibi, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Fahad Alsahli, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Mohammad Alsahli, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Rachel A. Arndt,  Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Technology

Mathew T. Arwood, Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Gina G. Bentivenga, Bachelor of Science in Business

Mary M. Brack, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Megan K. Brammer, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kelsey M. Brumley, Bachelor of Arts in English

Sean P. Cunningham, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Tiffany N. Dombrowski,  Bachelor of Science in Business

Harrison R. Draves, Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Larry M. Draves, Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Evan R. Fox, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Jennifer N. Gabrysiak,  Bachelor of Science in Business

Christina M. Gasaway, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Jayme P. Giesick, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Megan C. Gildersleeve, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Matthew L. Goldschmidt,  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Samantha D. Gross, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Heather D. Grzelak, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Elise B. Gustafson, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Katheryn N. Hines, Bachelor of Arts  in Elementary Education

Richard D. Howard, Associate of Science in Computer & Information Technology

Jacob E. Hreha,  Bachelor of Science in Biology

Kyle R. Jacques, Bachelor of Science in Business

Lindsey G. Janiga, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Danielle T. Landgrebe, Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Stephanie L. Maloney, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Ryan M. Maslanka, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Darrell R. Maust,  Bachelor of Science in Business

Christy E. Maynard, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sierra R. Meeks, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Lindsay M. Moldstad, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lanay L. Parks, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Michael S. Piet, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Amanda P. Pishkur, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Paul E. Przybylski, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Weston J. Rettinger, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Taylor J. Richards, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Andrea P. Richart, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Steve Rodriguez, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Joshua T. Russell, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

George E. Sanidas, Bachelor of Science in Business

Fahad Saqer, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Lindsey A. Sheets, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Eric Shinabargar, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Dana M. Smith, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kristin M. Spoelhof, Bachelor of Science in Business

Andrew T. Sullivan, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Caitlyn A. Tumo, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Jerome R. Vasile, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Meagan M. West,  Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Earl E. Windsor, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Walkerton

Joseph E. Harper, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Sarah L. Sizemore, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Wanatah

Seth L. Culver, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Gregory A. Mohlke, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Heather W. Stolte, Associate of Science in Business

Westville

Fawaz H. Albaloud,  Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Faisel Alsalem, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Heather R. Correa, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Michelle K. Schrader, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Wheatfield

Erin K. Cowgill, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brandon D. Marlatt, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Richard J. Mc Kernan, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Trisha M. Nelson, Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Wheeler

Nicholas D. Parry, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Whiting

Sarah L. Davies, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Winamac

Samuel A. Heigl, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

PNC Will Host FAFSA Weekend Feb. 21 – 22 and College Goal Sunday

Purdue University North Central will have a FAFSA Weekend to help students and parents complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork on Saturday, Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 in the Technology Building, Room 265.

The FAFSA is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide and must be filed by March 10 to be eligible for state aid. During the FAFSA Weekend at PNC, PNC financial aid staff will be on hand to help students and their families file the form online. Any college-bound student and their parents may stop in, email or call to seek assistance or ask questions.

On Saturday, Feb. 21, assistance will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST.

On Sunday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m., PNC will participate in the statewide College Goal Sunday activities. PNC will be one of 37 College Goal Sunday sites in Indiana offering students and their parents the help they need in understanding, completing and filing the FAFSA.

Throughout FAFSA Help Weekend, there will be e-mail and instant messenger and an open phone line to take incoming questions. The email address is pnctoday@pnc.edu and telephone, 877-792-2013.

Those who intend to complete the FAFSA online must have an electronic Personal Identification Number (PIN). A PIN can be obtained online prior to filing at www.pin.ed.gov, or can be obtained online at the Financial Aid Weekend. Both the parent and the student will need a PIN in order to sign and complete the FAFSA.

Those who intend to complete the FAFSA at the Financial Aid Weekend should be sure to bring:

  1. A copy of student and parent completed 2014 Federal taxes – 1040, 1040a,1040ez and 2014 W-2 forms. If the tax forms have not been completed, numbers can be estimated for the FAFSA using the W-2, if necessary.
  2. Statements showing the value of investments such as stocks and bonds.
  3. Statements of the student’s and parent’s balances of checking and savings.
  4. Any other untaxed income.
  5. Both the student and parent birth dates and social security numbers.

Students who worked last year should bring their income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2014 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2014 income and benefits information.

Further information about financial aid or the Financial Aid Weekend may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid office at 785-5200, ext. 5493 or finaid@pnc.edu. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact ext. 5493.

PNC Spring Enrollment

Purdue University North Central students registering for the spring semester have saved a collective total of about $100,000 thanks to PNC tuition discount opportunities.

In all, 1,305 students, 44 percent of the core students enrolled in spring semester classes, are enjoying the benefits of reduced tuition. Most of these students are benefitting from a 10 percent reduction applied to credit hours a student takes beyond 12 hours per semester. The discount plan provides financial incentives for students to increase the number of credit hours taken each semester and encourages them to graduate in four years.

During fall semester, the first semester this plan was offered, students saved a collective $100,000 in tuition.

In addition, students who previously earned credits at PNC and stopped out for a time may be eligible to save on tuition when they return to PNC. This semester, 11 students qualified for this tuition discount.

“We are happy that students continue to take advantage of our tuition discounts when they enroll at Purdue University North Central. These discounts help to make higher education more affordable and help students earn more credit hours each semester to help them graduate sooner,” said PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin. “The students who choose PNC know they will receive a quality Purdue education and that they will enter the job market with an esteemed Purdue degree. We look forward to May 2016, when our students will graduate on campus in our Student Services and Activities Complex.”

Purdue North Central opened its spring semester with 5,498 students, who are enrolled in 48,433 credit hours.

The PNC spring enrollment includes 2,950 core undergraduate students, 37 graduate students and 2,511 students in the Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit program. This spring’s overall enrollment is down about 5 percent from the record spring enrollment of spring 2014 and credit hours have dipped about seven percent from the record total of spring 2014.

This spring saw positive trends with a 16.4 percent increase in applications, a 22 percent increase in admissions and a 15.7 percent increase in applicants enrolling as compared to last spring.

The Concurrent Enrollment program, which allows high-achieving high school students the opportunity to earn PNC credits while in high school, continues to be an extremely popular option for students. This spring enrollment grew about one percent to 2,511 students who are enrolled in 13,021 credit hours.

The program is offered in more than 40 high schools in Porter, LaPorte, Lake, Starke and other Northwest Indiana counties. These students enter college with the credit hours that they earned in high school and have a head start on their college education. Generally, these students will be able to graduate sooner and accumulate less debt.

There are 37 graduate students pursuing their Master’s of Business Administration degrees at PNC – Porter County.

More information about becoming a student at PNC can be obtained by visiting the campus Web site at www.pnc.edu or by calling 785-5200, ext. 5505.

PNC Offers Healthy Living Seminar – “Smoothies”

The Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning and the Department of Nursing and Health Studies will offer a healthy eating seminar, “Healthy Delicious Smoothies” on Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. in Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144.

Amelia Wilson, PNC continuing lecturer of Health Studies, will explain the health benefits of increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables with delicious smoothies. Participants will learn about the Western Diet and its relationship to heart disease and cancer. She will share a variety of smoothie recipes that include a wide range of fresh and healthy foods. Participants will sample several smoothies that can be easily, quickly and affordably replicated at home.

Seminar tickets cost $15 per person and can be purchased online at www.pnc.edu/gel or at the door.

To register or obtain further information about this program, visit www.pnc.edu/gel or contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5200, ext. 5343, or cboehlke@pnc.edu.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact (219) 785-5748.