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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.

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.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian honored at Commencement for 30 years of leadership in academics

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian receives honorary degree and emeritus status prior to his leaving North Central College

The hundreds of faculty candidates who’ve visited campus the past 20 years typically ended their interviews in the office of R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. In his fifth floor office of Old Main, they all learned about his passion for teaching—and the No. 1 qualification for working at North Central College.

“You have to teach to every student in the class and in a class of 30 or 35 students, that’s not a small thing,” says Pandian, describing the qualities of a great teacher.

North Central College announces largest fundraising campaign in school’s 154-year history

Students demonstrate chemistry experiments at the kickoff celebration
North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million fundraising effort, the largest in the College’s history.

North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million drive that is the largest fundraising effort in the College’s 154-year history.

Nearly 1,000 students, alumni, trustees, faculty and staff gathered with local and regional elected officials, business leaders and other dignitaries May 15 at a kickoff celebration in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

North Central College breaks ground on “transformative” new Science Center

North Central College held a groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s history.

North Central College on Friday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s 154-year history.

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