North Central College - Naperville, IL

Visit North Central College in October

North Central College hosts visit programs for new and transferring students interested in learning more about undergraduate degree programs.

North Central College will host visit programs for prospective new and transferring students interested in learning more about the College’s undergraduate degree programs.

High School Visit Programs: October 12
High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend one of two convenient North Central College Visit Programs on Monday, Oct. 12.

All are invited to come home for North Central’s Homecoming celebration

North Central College’s 2015 Homecoming Celebration is just around the corner, Oct. 22-25! The tradition continues with reunion festivities and more.

North Central College’s 2015 Homecoming Celebration is just around the corner! Reconnect with classmates and faculty, meet new alumni and friends and celebrate North Central College with your Cardinal family Oct. 22-25.

Homecoming festivities feature mainstage music and theatre performances, reunion gatherings, 50-Year Club banquet, Athletic Hall of Fame and outstanding alumni presentations, a parade through campus, pep rally, football game vs. Wheaton, Reunion Celebration and much more!

John DePasquale earns Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award

John DePasquale ’15
John DePasquale received the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

John DePasquale ’15, son of August and Linda DePasquale of Geneva, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

John, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in exercise science. He is a graduate of Geneva Community High School.

Broadcast communication major Eduardo Sanchez takes on the “Big Apple”

Eduardo Sanchez '16
Working in New York City, senior Eduardo Sanchez completed a summer internship with NBC News Network as the assignment desk intern.

One of the best ways for students to get a jump start on their careers is by interning in their field of interest.

Senior Eduardo Sanchez spent his summer in New York City interning at NBC News Network on its assignment desk. A broadcast communication major, he took to the “Big Apple” to develop his skills as a journalist, working on breaking news, gathering user-generated content and staying up-to-date on what was happening around the country and worldwide.

Wesley Ellis earns Clarence Juhnke Outstanding Music Major Award

Wesley Ellis ’17
Wesley Ellis received the Clarence Juhnke Outstanding Music Major Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Wesley Ellis ’17, son of Gary and Kamie Ellis of Normal, was awarded the Clarence Juhnke Outstanding Music Major Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Wesley, who plans to graduate from North Central College in 2017, is majoring in jazz studies. He is a graduate of Normal Community West High School. He has consistently earned honors on the College’s Dean’s List.

Russell Tanzillo earns Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award

Russell Tanzillo ’15
Russell Tanzillo was awarded the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Russell Tanzillo ’15, son of Paul and Heidi Tanzillo of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Russell, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in broadcast communication. He is a graduate of Naperville Central 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.

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