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.
In connection with Medical Assisting Week, Northwestern College will be hosting a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive at its Bridgeview Campus (7725 S. Harlem Avenue) on Tuesday, October 21 from 9:45am to 10:30am, and then again later that day from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Student Lounge. 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.
As part of the donor drive, participants will complete bone marrow donor consent form providing pertinent information about themselves, and will then have a quick swab taken of the inside of their cheek. The time needed to do both of these tasks is a matter of minutes. The swabs will immediately be sent in for testing and possible matches with recipients in need of bone marrow transplants.
[Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College’s Juvenile Justice Classes were given a second visit from the Bridgeview Police Department as part of a partnership developed to engage the Criminal Justice students with current, hands-on knowledge from juvenile officers working in the field. Three visits were scheduled as part of the Summer Quarter’s Juvenile Justice Class, with each visit calibrated to intensify as the students’ knowledge in the area of law widened. Last week the Bridgeview Police Department provided its second of three presentations for the course, this one by Juvenile Officer Patricia Prince who also currently serves as Bridgeview’s D.A.R.E officer. This partnership with the Bridgeview Police is the College’s first multi-presentation initiative on a single law enforcement topic, although law enforcement officers from numerous local, state and federal agencies frequently come out to speak to classes as special guest speakers throughout the year.
Northwestern College Criminal Justice Department Teams up With Sergeant at Bridgeview Police Department
[Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College’s Criminal Justice Department has partnered with Sergeant Carl Michalski of the Bridgeview Police Department who will speak to its Juvenile Justice classes on three separate visits as the classes move through their Summer Quarter curriculum. This is the first multi-presentation initiative on a single law enforcement topic for Northwestern College and the Bridgeview Police Department, although law enforcement officers from numerous local, state and federal agencies frequently come out to speak to classes as special guest speakers throughout the year.
In early July Sergeant Michalski addressed the Juvenile Justice classes during the second week of the Summer Quarter curriculum. He will return during weeks five and seven of the Quarter to speak to the same classes of students, with his presentations intensifying as the class explores and becomes more proficient with juvenile justice issues.