North Central College - Naperville, IL

Gems named international fellow at sport institute

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central professor of health and physical education, gives talks at Bangladesh Institute of Sport Sciences, named international fellow.

 Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, delivered two presentations in December 2011 at the Bangladesh Institute of Sport Sciences in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He also was inducted as an international fellow of the institute, along with another American and international scholars from Turkey, Denmark, Malaysia, Great Britain and Spain. The events were attended by a host of sports dignitaries and the Bangladesh minister of commerce.

Tammy Wynard

Adding a health education minor to programs in physical education, secondary and elementary education makes North Central students more marketable, says Tammy Wynard, faculty coordinator for health education.

“Being qualified and diverse in today’s society is critical. You have to bring more to the table than just a physical education degree. At North Central you gain important credentials and skills and fill a need in the schools.”

Students learn how to teach, develop curriculum, adapt lessons to fit any classroom situation, and gain access to real classrooms to practice their skills early and often. “It’s important for aspiring teachers to teach in dynamic, growing school districts and North Central is ideally located for that. Our students teach in these schools, giving them an edge in the job market.”

Wynard brings a practical, hands-on approach to her many years of teaching in schools and the community, plus connections to health experts, and notes that health education is not limited to school environments. “Being qualified and certified to teach health opens doors to working in various community venues, too.”

Wynard presents at conference for health, physical education teachers

Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, talks on skills-based health ed.

Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, talks on skills-based health ed.

Selsky gives talk at NSCA personal trainer clinic

Kendall Selsky, visiting assistant professor of health and physical education
Kendall Selsky, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education, spoke at clinic about injury prevention techniques.

Kendall Selsky ’93, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education and exercise science program director, spoke at a continuing education session at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Illinois State Personal Trainer Clinic held in Chicago Nov. 5. The topic she presented was titled “ACL Injury Prevention Techniques/Programs for Strength & Conditioning Professionals.”

Alum earns state's highest education honor

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 wins Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 gets to go to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. He’ll also get to meet President Obama and the first lady at a White House dinner in the spring. He may even be invited to throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game.

Those are some of the perks that come with being named the Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. The Illinois State Board of Education announced the award Oct. 22 during the Those Who Excel banquet in Normal.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst named Illinois Teacher of the Year

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
The Illinois State Board of Education has named North Central alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst recipient of the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

Oct. 24, 2011—North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Stumpenhorst earned his undergraduate degree in social science and secondary education at North Central College. He teaches language arts and social science to sixth-graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

North Central College students prepare for careers in health sciences and medicine

Rebecca Kirk
North Central pre-health students receive preparation in academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Oct. 19, 2011—At North Central College, pre-health students get a full dose of preparation: academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Rebecca Kirk, a junior with majors in biochemistry and psychology, has had her heart set on becoming a doctor for as long as she can remember. “I’ve wanted to become a pediatrician since the day I was born,” she says.

Gems gives talk, coauthors chapter and essays in books

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, gives talk in Copenhagen and publishes three pieces in new books about sports.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave a presentation titled “Migration, Assimilation, and Sport: Historical Developments and Current Events” at the University of Copenhagen Summer School for graduate students on Aug. 27. In addition, he served as an advisor to several American and international students relative to the development of their doctoral dissertations.

North Central College alumnus named finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Award

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year finalist
North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

“I’m very humbled and grateful,” Stumpenhorst said of his nomination. “We don’t go into this profession to receive recognition.”

Stumpenhorst, a 2003 graduate of North Central College, teaches language arts and social science to sixth graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

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