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Michelle Jacobs earns Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award

Michelle Jacobs
Michelle Jacobs was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Michelle Jacobs was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Jacobs is a graduating senior majoring in athletic training. While a student at North Central, she competed with the women’s track and field team in high jump and middle distance events.

As a student at North Central, Jacobs was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, a national college athlete honor society. She is a graduate of Glenbard North High School. She plans to pursue graduate studies at Old Dominion University.

North Central College students engage in research, presentations, writing contests

With topics spanning politics, business, shoulder injuries, coffee and rock stars, students take advantage of academic opportunities outside the classroom.

Several North Central College students have engaged in a variety of research, presentation and writing opportunities during the past few months. The topics have spanned business, politics, finance, trade, athletic training, rock stars and more. Here are reports about the accomplished North Central students.

Political conference

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

Taeopae Wetterman

When Taeopae discovered the major that combines health care and athletics, she knew athletic training was the right path for her.

North Central’s athletic training faculty only reinforced her decision. Their kindness and support have been critical to her success.

“Regardless of the opportunities you want to pursue, the faculty likely knows someone who can help you. They will do everything in their power to get you where you want to be.”

Taeopae’s professors helped her find an internship—a requirement of senior athletic training majors—at Northwestern Medicine. She also formed important connections in the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association Student Congress. Her public relations position in this program introduced her to leadership roles in her profession.

Taeopae hopes to work in an orthopedic office, but she believes that she can find success in many different job positions.

“North Central has given me the confidence to believe in myself and to trust that I’ll end up where I’m supposed to be.”

Taeopae Wetterman earns Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award

Taeopae Wetterman ’15
Taeopae Wetterman ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Taeopae Wetterman ’15, daughter of Steven and Cindy Wetterman of Bartlett, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Taeopae graduated from North Central in June, majoring in athletic training with a minor in psychology. She is a graduate of Bartlett High School.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central among America’s Best Colleges for 22nd year

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to U.S. News & World Report.

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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