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Justine Walker earns Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award

Justine Walker
Justine Walker was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Justine Walker was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Walker is a graduating senior majoring in physical education at North Central College. She is a graduate of Bartlett High School.

Gems presents, publishes, travels worldwide to share expertise on sport

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has presented worldwide, published articles and more in recent months.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has served as guest speaker at various conferences, given interviews, published articles and more in recent months.

Michael Riggio

With the hope of someday teaching and coaching at his high school alma mater, Michael has dedicated himself to physical education.

He stays involved through organizations like the Physical Education Council of Students. This group promotes physical education and advocates for community health and wellness. Michael has also volunteered in the community by participating in Naperville North High School’s health and physical education institute day.

“It was a great experience and I hope the physical education teachers will use the cross-curricular games we developed for high school students at all fitness levels.”

Michael will carry the guidance of his professors with him even after college. The workshops, practicums and practice sessions they conduct are extremely beneficial for developing as a professional, he says.

“The professors do everything in their power to prepare you for your future as a physical educator.”

Michael is driven by a similar desire to help struggling students succeed and achieve greatness in high school.

“I want my students to know that they all have potential.” 

Michael Riggio earns Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award

Michael Riggio ’15
Michael Riggio ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Michael Riggio ’15, son of Daniel and Cyndi Riggio of Elgin, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Michael majored in physical education at North Central College. He is a graduate of Elgin High School.

At North Central, Michael was the vice president of the Physical Education Council of Students and a member of Teaching PE, a student-based group that designs and participates in presentations at the DuPage County PE and Health Institute Day.

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.

Work is underway on transformative North Central College Science Center

Construction work has begun for a new Science Center that will right-size campus facilities and transform the academic experience for students.

Construction work has begun for a new Science Center that will right-size campus facilities and transform the academic experience for students.

The 125,000-square-foot Science Center is being built on the west side of the 100 block of South Loomis Street, along the Sesquicentennial Walkway and south of Van Buren Avenue. The new facility was designed with additional classroom space to serve students of all academic disciplines.

Registration begins July 6 for noncredit programs at North Central College

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs covering health and wellness, professional development and more.

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs. The programs are offered from September to November and cover a range of topics, including health and wellness, professional development, computer training, language education and general interest.

Whether students are age 7 or 70, every community member can find courses to enjoy.

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