North Central College - Naperville, IL

Mathematics major Jack Ryan ’16, 2015 Lincoln Laureate, will speak on national panel

Jack Ryan ’16
Jack Ryan ’16, North Central College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, was selected to speak on a national panel about integrated learning

Jack Ryan ’16, a College Scholar and Goldwater Honorable Mention, has been selected for two additional honors that recognize his multi-disciplinary academic work and service to the North Central College campus. In November, he was honored as the College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, which recognizes outstanding college seniors at four-year degree granting institutions in Illinois.

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

Biology major, top doctoral student Nate Montgomery ’00 is outstanding alumnus

Nathan Montgomery '00, M.D., Ph.D.
Nathan Montgomery '00, M.D., Ph.D., receives North Central College’s 2015 Alumni Recognition Award at Homecoming celebration.

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 2000 alumnus Nathan Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D., with an Alumni Recognition Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes potential for success in a career, community service or support of North Central College by younger alumni.

North Central College honors outstanding alumni at 2015 Homecoming celebration

Rachel Louise Snyder ’92, Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A., and Nathan Montgomery ’00, M.D., Ph.D., are honored for excelling in their careers and their service.

This year’s three outstanding North Central College alumni may have seemed unlikely award winners when they first came to campus as freshmen. One was a high school dropout and two came to run and be part of championship cross country and track and field teams.

Not so many years later, each one has achieved great success in their professional careers. Each is a testament to the lifelong value of a liberal arts education.

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!

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 celebrates Hispanic and Latino cultural heritage on campus

North Central College invites multicultural involvement on campus with a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Central College’s multicultural life on campus is expanding this fall to incorporate a larger celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Though the College promotes many other Hispanic and Latino involvement opportunities throughout the academic year, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is devoted to a campus-wide celebration of various Hispanic cultures.

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

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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