North Central College - Naperville, IL

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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