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Sarah Scanlin earns Outstanding Student in Secondary Education Award

Sarah Scanlin
Sarah Scanlin was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Student in Secondary Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Sarah Scanlin was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Student in Secondary Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Scanlin is a graduating senior majoring in biology with a minor in secondary education. While at North Central she was inducted into the Illinois Mu Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, a national honor society that recognizes student-athletes with high academic and high athletic achievement. She competed with North Central's women's cross country team.

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.

North Central hosts third annual Technologies in Education Conference for education majors

Alumni teachers, administrators present sessions on using technology in the classroom to equip North Central College education majors for careers as teachers.

Education students at North Central College participated in the Technologies in Education Conference (TIEC) Jan. 23 to learn how to use the latest technologies in the classroom.
 

Robert Wegley earns Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award

Robert Wegley ’15
Robert Wegley ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Robert Wegley, son of Brian and Kathy Wegley of Glenview, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Robert graduated from North Central in June and majored in English literature and secondary education at North Central College. He is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School.

Michele Dobbs earns Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award

Michele Dobbs ’16
Michele Dobbs ’16 received the Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Michele Dobbs, daughter of Mike and Lori Smith of Sandwich, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Social Science/History during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Michele will graduate in June 2016 and is majoring in social science/history and secondary education. She is a graduate of Sandwich Community 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.

Rachael Johnson

“North Central was the perfect fit!” says Rachael, when reflecting on her last four years. Not only was the College’s location within a comfortable proximity of her hometown, but North Central also offered the excellent education programs she sought.

Because she brought passions for fitness, teaching and coaching with her to North Central, Rachael knew that a physical education major with a health endorsement was the right path for her.

She soon enjoyed the benefits of her decision. Rachael observed teachers in the field and gained experience as a student teacher—both requirements of her major.

“Every moment I spent writing a lesson plan was worth it if it meant seeing my students learn and succeed.”

Rachael hopes to channel this joy of teaching into her own middle school classroom. By combining her physical education major with a minor in secondary education and endorsement in middle school health, Rachael feels well prepared to pursue the career she loves.

“I wouldn’t be the well-prepared teacher I am today without the help of my professors.” 

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.

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