Northwestern College was pleased to announce that this week its Director of Government Relations, Laura Pollastrini, met with US Congressman Peter Roskam [IL-06] to discuss various issues concerning higher education, particularly those issues affecting proprietary and family owned colleges here in Illinois. Traditional verses the “new traditional” college student, burgeoning student loans, and the continual flow of new regulations being promulgated by the US Department of Education were some of the topics raised.
Northwestern College President Lawrence Schumacher and his wife Gail, the College’s Executive Vice President of Operations, recently had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to meet with numerous Congressional leaders, most importantly, those heading up the US House Education and Workforce Committee. The purpose of the trip was to discuss higher education, the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and most importantly, the impact that the federal regulatory agenda was having on family-owned institutions like Northwestern College, a 113 year old college located in the Chicagoland area.
This week Northwestern College was pleased to welcome Illinois State Representative Mary Flowers of the 30th District to its Bridgeview Campus for a tour and to meet some of its faculty and administrators. It was Representative Flowers’ first visit to the College, which provided an opportunity for her to meet numerous instructors and to view the various student labs, many of which featured healthcare technology. Known for her strong and passionate voice for children, women, seniors, and those in need of critical health care, the College especially appreciated the opportunity to show Rep. Flowers its own growth in the health care arena through the addition of its Radiologic Technology, Nursing, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs over the past five years.
Northwestern College, a career-focused two-year college in Illinois, announced today that the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has awarded the college its Complaint Free Award for 2014. This honor is awarded exclusively to BBB Accredited Businesses. Northwestern College, which has been educating Chicagoland students for over a century, maintains two campuses in the Chicagoland area including Bridgeview and Chicago (Jefferson Park), as well as NC Online. With approximately 1,200 students and 250 employees, the school has been a fixture in higher education in Illinois for both the twentieth and twenty first centuries, and has been a consistent recipient of this BBB Complaint Free Award.
Northwestern College partners with Akademos, an online bookstore provider focused on student success and affordable textbook options, to deliver low-cost materials to students.
Norwalk, CT—February 10, 2015—Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced today that Northwestern College has joined its list of partner schools. Northwestern College is a private, regionally accredited degree-granting institution with two campuses and an online program serving the greater Chicago area.
Numerous staff and faculty members of Northwestern College once again participated in the Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 2014 Pen Pal Program with Bridgeview School’s fourth grade classes. Multiple businesses and Chamber members of the Bridgeview community participated, providing pen pals for approximately eighty five (85) fourth graders during the fall quarter of the school year.
The Business Inc. Club of Northwestern College’s Chicago Campus is conducting a “food and supplies” drive to benefit Chicago Canine Rescue, a non-profit local animal shelter in the community. Students, staff and faculty have been encouraged to donate bleach, paper towels, dog food and dog toys, which will be brought to the Chicago Canine Shelter at 5272 N. Elston in Chicago. Members of the public are also invited to participate in this effort, which is being overseen by Nancy Bower, the Business Inc. Club director as well as the Program Coordinator for the School of Commerce and Technology. Donation boxes for Chicago Canine Rescue have been placed in the front foyer of the College’s Main Building located at 4829 N. Lipps, as well as in the Student Services Department reception area in the same building. The drive will conclude on Wednesday, December 10.
On Tuesday, November 4, Northwestern College will host a Fall Blood Drive at its Chicago-Jefferson Park Campus located in the Academic Building at 4811 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Room 007 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event will be open to the public, in addition to the College’s students, staff and faculty, with a photo ID required in order to donate.
[Chicago-Jefferson Park, IL] In connection with Medical Assisting Week, Northwestern College will be hosting a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive at its Chicago-Jefferson Park Campus in the Academic Building at 4811 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Room 007 on Wednesday, October 29 from 9:45am to 10:30am, and then again later that day from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the public are invited to participate in this community service event. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 44.
On Tuesday, October 28, Northwestern College will host a Fall Blood Drive at its Bridgeview Campus located at 7725 S. Harlem Avenue from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event will be open to the public, in addition to the College’s students, staff and faculty, with a photo ID required in order to donate.