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Kelly Ator earns Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award

Kelly Ator
Kelly Ator was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Kelly Ator was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Ator is a graduating senior majoring in sport management with minors in wellness and coaching. She has been accepted to a graduate program in recreation administration at Illinois State University and will serve as special events and competitive programs graduate assistant.

Honors Day 2016 celebrates student excellence

North Central College recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence throughout their college careers on Honors Day.

Honors Day is an annual highlight at North Central College. The day publicly celebrates students and their excellence in the academic and cocurricular life of the College. Honors Day 2016 opened on May 17 with a keynote address by Dr. Julio J. Ramirez as part of North Central’s 19th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

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.”

Gems publishes works about global sports, sporting events, physical education

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has published article in new book, coedited a book and special issues, and more.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has a published piece in a new book, written in Italian and English. An interview Gems conducted with Umberto Mucci, a journalist for the Italian newspaper L'Opinione delle Liberta, that was published last fall has been included in the 2016 book by Mucci, titled “We the Italians.

Annual Report 2015

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

Students share unique summer internship experiences in Chicago and Naperville area

Seniors Troy Kelleher at MACLYN advertising and Steven Karnoscak at Calamos Inve
From Ravinia to the Chicago Cubs, North Central students applied their classroom knowledge to exciting internship opportunities this summer.

When students join the North Central College community, they also connect with endless internship opportunities in Chicago and the Naperville area. These students found summer experiences at prestigious organizations like the Chicago Cubs, Ravinia and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to build their résumés and prepare for their careers. Their internships rank among the highlights of their college careers.

Kevin Prchal ’16, organizational communication major
Ravinia

Lacey Kwiatek

Lacey chose to major in sport management for an important reason: She knew she would truly enjoy it.

During her time at North Central, Lacey strove to get the most out of her major. On campus, she was involved in the Sport Management Association and was a member of the leadership honor society. Off campus, Lacey’s sport management experience soared.

She completed an internship at the Bulls/Sox Academy in nearby Lisle, IL, and volunteered for the Naperville Marathon. Lacey also had a unique opportunity to gain experience at Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, AZ, with other North Central sport management students.

Currently, Lacey works for the Premier Services department of the Chicago Cubs and will work for the Chicago Bears during the upcoming football season. She credits much of her achievements in the field of sport management to the help of North Central faculty.

“The interactions I’ve had with faculty are a big reason for my accomplishments. North Central has not only helped me prepare for my specific field, but also taught me how to be a well-rounded professional.”

Lacey Kwiatek earns Outstanding Major in Sports Management Award

Lacey Kwiatek ’15
Lacey Kwiatek ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Sports Management Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Lacey Kwiatek ’15, daughter of Michael and Tammy Kwiatek of Spring Valley, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sport Management during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Lacey, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in sport management. She is a graduate of Hall 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.

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