North Central College - Naperville, IL

Danielle Fiala '13

Danielle Fiala was named the inaugural head lacrosse coach at Wartburg College, which begins competition in women’s lacrosse in the spring 2015 season. “I immediately became interested due to the Division III atmosphere,” she said. “Being a student first and an athlete second is something I enjoyed and am very comfortable with due to my time at North Central.” Fiala led North Central in scoring during her last three lacrosse seasons and is the program’s all-time career leader in goals, assists, shot attempts and ground controls.

Quinton Hoffert '13

Quinton Hoffert was awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Languages Scholarship, which funded a special intensive language program at Suzhou University in Jiangsu, China. He will continue a two-year study of Chinese at Beijing Foreign Studies University this fall and return to the United States to complete a master’s degree in a Chinese translation program.

Three education faculty selected to help with new teacher assessment process

North Central College education faculty Julie Carballo, Kelli Diaz, Mary Beth Ressler are named scorers for new state-mandated teacher performance assessment.

Three members of North Central College’s education faculty have been selected by Pearson Education, Inc. to be trained as scorers for the edTPA, the new state-mandated, pre-service Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).

Commencement 2013: Traditions continue for largest graduating class ever

President Troy D. Hammond in June presided over his first Commencement ceremony, the academic finale for the Class of 2013. The Residence Hall/Recreation Center accommodated an enthusiastic audience to witness the ceremony for the largest class of undergraduates ever: 628 students who completed requirements for bachelor’s degrees, in addition to the 104 receiving advanced degrees.

Alumni return to send off Martinez

The 2013 Concert Choir Graduation Concert on May 31 evolved into an alumni reunion event when dozens of choir and music alumni joined parents, faculty and staff for a final performance with conductor Jeordano “Pete” Martinez, now professor of music emeritus.

New locker decor builds on football traditions

As the sixth-ranked Cardinals football team prepares to pursue its eighth consecutive College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Championship, it will have some new assets to help in the quest.

Six faculty receive tenure, promotions

The Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2013-2014 academic year in September.

2013 Dissinger honorees

Five outstanding North Central College faculty and staff for the 2012-2013 academic year were recognized with Dissinger Awards.

Faculty award recipients:

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2014

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among institutions profiled by The Princeton Review, which publishes “The Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition.”

The Princeton Review’s distinctions are based on surveys of 126,000 college students nationwide. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Margaret Gill joins North Central’s science faculty in fall 2013

Margaret Gill, assistant professor of neuroscience
North Central College welcomes Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Margaret Gill as new tenure-track faculty member for 2013-2014 academic year.

North Central College has appointed five new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year, which begins Sept. 16. Among those new faculty are Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Margaret "Maggie" Gill.