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Douglas Engelman of Naperville earns academic honor at North Central College

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Douglas Engelman of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Sociology and Anthropology Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Engelman is a senior majoring in sociology with minors in English and social change/public advocacy at North Central College. He has been accepted into the graduate degree sociology program at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, where he has been awarded a full scholarship and a teaching assistantship. He intends to pursue a doctorate in sociology after earning a master’s degree, with the goal of teaching, researching and lecturing.

A nontraditional student, he presented research in March at the Midwest Sociological Society in Minneapolis. The research was titled “How Familiarity with SMI and Other Social Forces on Campus Influence Student Cohort Attitudes and Attribution.”

Founded in 1861 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2011-2012, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit to learn more.

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