North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

Macek authors essays and a book review, presents at conference

Steve Macek, professor of communication
Steve Macek, North Central College professor of communication, has published two essays and a book review and given two presentations at a national conference.

Steve Macek, North Central College professor of communication, chair of communication and media studies, published essays in two new books, gave presentations at the National Communication Association Conference, and wrote a book review.

Keating is expert historian in Chicago public radio segment about suburbs

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is interviewed in WBEZ’s “Curious City” story about Chicago suburbs.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is the expert historian in a WBEZ-FM 91.5 “Curious City” segment titled “Don't believe the height! Why Chicago suburb names flat out lie about their elevation.” Click here to hear the audio (she begins at the 3:48 minute-mark) and read the story.

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.

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.

North Central College history professor discusses English kings on Milt Rosenberg radio show

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history, discussed the kings of England with Milt Rosenberg and a Northwestern University professor on WCGO-AM 1590.

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, appeared on Milt Rosenberg’s radio show Sept. 18 on WCGO-AM 1590.

Janacek participated in a discussion about the kings of England. Also participating in the conversation was Scott Sowerby, associate professor of history at Northwestern University. A free podcast of the show is available at hark.io/podcast/the-kings-of-england/.

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.

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