North Central College - Naperville, IL

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

North Central College is ranked No. 14 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. This is the 21st consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Central College among America’s Best Colleges.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Psychology professor Karl Kelley featured in article about excellence in teaching

North Central College psychology professor Karl Kelley is featured in an article about excellence in teaching.

North Central College psychology professor Karl Kelley is featured in an article about excellence in teaching.

The article, “Class Acts: How Top Teachers Help Students Achieve Their Goals Both In and Out of the Classroom,” appears in the new issue of West Suburban Living Magazine.

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave finalist for CIO of the year award

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave has been named a finalist for a 2014 Georgia CIO of the Year Award.

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave has been named a finalist for a 2014 Georgia CIO of the Year Award.

Chief information officers and those in equivalent positions are selected based on their contributions in innovation, leadership, business value and community involvement. Winners will be announced Oct. 31 at the 16th Annual Georgia CIO of the Year Awards breakfast at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

Troy D. Hammond to be inaugurated May 17 as 10th president of North Central College

The May 17 inauguration of Troy D. Hammond as 10th president of North Central College is part of a week that includes concerts and a fireworks display.

The May 17 inauguration of Troy D. Hammond as the 10th president of North Central College is part of a week that includes honors ceremonies, concerts and a fireworks display.

The inauguration occurs during Cornerstone Week, May 13-19, an annual celebration that commemorates the College’s 1870 move to Naperville from Plainfield and the laying of the cornerstone for Old Main. Some events will be webcast live. The week includes the following events:

Bruce Janacek

2012 Outstanding Scholarship Award

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history, received the $1,000 Dissinger Prize for Faculty Scholarship for his professional development in the past year.  A faculty member since 1999, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.


Carin Silkaitis

2012 Outstanding Junior Faculty

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre, received the $2,500 Clarence F. Dissinger Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching by Junior Faculty. Silkaitis has taught theatre at North Central College since 2002 and her connections with Chicago-area theaters have led to numerous opportunities for theatre students and alumni to gain experience auditioning for and being cast in professional roles.

Sholds a M.F.A. from The Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University.


Norval Bard

2012 Outstanding Senior Faculty

Norval Bard, professor of French, was awarded the $2,500 Clarence F. Dissinger Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching by Senior Faculty. He is the chair of modern and classical languages and the director of the Roberta I. Myers Language Resource Center.

A faculty member since 1997, Bard holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.


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