Contact: Nancy Dunker, Associate Director of Public Relations, 630-637-5306
June 9, 2010--The North Central College Board of Trustees recently granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2010-2011 academic year in September. These faculty are:
• Martha Bohrer, Ph.D., of Chicago was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of English.
• Stephen Maynard Caliendo, Ph.D., of Chicago was promoted to professor of political science.
• Perry Hamalis, Ph.D., of Naperville was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of religious studies.
• Lisa Long, Ph.D., of Naperville was promoted to professor of English.
• Heidi Matthews of Naperville was promoted to professor of health and physical education.
• Wioleta Polinska, Ph.D., of Naperville was promoted to professor of religious studies.
• Lawrence Van Oyen, Ph.D., of Oswego was promoted to professor of music.
Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in Naperville, Ill., North Central is recognized as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, which cites it as one of the top six schools in the Midwest for "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching"; as "a college for high-achieving students" by Peterson's Competitive Colleges; and as one of "America's Best Colleges" by Forbes.