North Central College - Naperville, IL

Tyler Bixby

For Tyler, the actuarial science program is a formula to success.

“North Central tailors actuarial education to the actuarial exams, which are key to entering the professional field,” he says. “It’s hard work, but very rewarding.”

Tyler is involved in Math Club and Actuarial Science Club, where students prepare for exams in groups and listen to professionals from the field. His hard work is paying off: Tyler already passed his first actuarial exam and will be taking his second exam prior to his senior year.

He plans to pursue a career as an actuarial scientist at an insurance company after graduation and is confident North Central has given him the tools he needs for the competitive field.

“Being an actuary is an attractive career; it’s one of the top jobs in the country. My professors have helped me succeed in college and are preparing me for success in my career.”

North Central College computer science students excel at competition

Chase Smith '15, Ian Braun '16 and Brett Bush '15
Three teams of computer science students win first, second, third-place trophies at Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area computer programming contest.

Three teams of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2015 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 21 at Benedictine University in Lisle.

Taking first place in the advanced division were team members Chase Smith, a senior computer science major from Aurora; Ian Braun, a junior biochemistry major from Naperville; and Brett Bush, a senior computer science major from Clarendon Hills.

Paul Simon Award recognizes North Central’s comprehensive international programs

National award brings prestigious recognition to North Central’s internationalization of campus over 20 years.

North Central College is one of five institutions nationwide to receive a 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

North Central College expands investment in energy-saving LED lighting

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

North Central College has expanded its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $200,000 to replace old fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting.

The most recent upgrades to lighting in the College’s geothermal-controlled, LEED-certified Residence Hall/Recreation Center and in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center are estimated to save the College an additional $35,000 annually in electricity costs. The projects are supported by a $67,989 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's Energy Efficiency Lighting Upgrade Program.

Top high school math students compete in WYSE challenge

Dr. Richard Wilders, professor of mathematics
North Central College hosts Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge sectional competition for high school students March 19.

Each spring, North Central College hosts the sectional competition in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge. Designed to present a challenge to the brightest high school students, this year’s contest will be held Thursday, March 19.

North Central College named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

Junior/Senior Scholars
North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Presenters to share ideas about social impact Feb. 13 at TEDxNorthCentralCollege

Presenters will share ideas about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 at the first TEDxNorthCentralCollege Conference.

Experts will engage audience members with presentations about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 when North Central College hosts its first TEDx Conference.

Academics without borders

Heidi Brick
North Central's commitment to interdisciplinary studies has served alumni and students, who combine their interests for professional, personal fulfillment.

Unique combinations of majors, minors, research and travel are among the hallmarks of a North Central College education. A commitment to the philosophy of interdisciplinary studies that began in the 1970s continues to serve our alumni and students, who’ve combined their unique interests and studies for professional and personal fulfillment.

State honors North Central College for its commitment to sustainable practices

North Central College is the first suburban Chicago school to achieve gold status through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices has earned gold-level recognition through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

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