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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.

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.

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.

Students sharpen marketing skills during internships with Chicago Fire

North Central College students gain valuable business experience through internships with the Chicago Fire professional soccer team.

North Central College students are sharpening their skills in marketing and other business fields through internships with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.

The CHAMPS Ambassador program, launched earlier this year, is the latest development in a long-term relationship between North Central College and Chicago’s professional soccer team. The Fire played its home games in the College’s stadium in 2002-2003 while Soldier Field was renovated.

North Central College welcomes near record number of tenure-track faculty

Abiodun Goke-Pariola, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty
North Central’s hire of 14 tenure-track faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year is the highest in 27 years and rivals the largest class ever.

Fourteen new tenure-track faculty members—representing all academic divisions, including arts and letters, business and economics, human thought and behavior, and science—started the 2015-2016 academic year at North Central College.

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.

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