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Rosemary Forg earns Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award

Rosemary Forg was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Rosemary Forg was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Forg is a graduating senior majoring in biochemistry. She has conducted summer research at North Central College presented her research at the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. She also has made the dean's list for maintaining a high grade-point average.

She is a 2007 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora.

Biochemistry, computer science major Grace Muganda earns Science Division award

Grace Muganda
Grace Muganda was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Student in the Division of Science Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Grace Muganda was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Student in the Division of Science Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Muganda is double-majoring in biochemistry and computer science. She was recently recognized for receiving an honorable mention in the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship program.

Biochemistry, computer science student earns Goldwater honorable mention

Grace Muganda '12, majoring in biochemistry and computer science, has earned an honorable mention in the Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship program.

April 7, 2011—Grace Muganda says she has spent a lot of time in North Central College’s Science Center over the past four years, conducting independent research, working as a lab assistant and serving as a preceptor for various classes.

All those hours of hard work are paying dividends for Muganda, a senior double-majoring in biochemistry and computer science. She’s earned an honorable mention in the prestigious  Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship program.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

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.

Jane McCullough earns Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award

Jane McCullough ’15
Jane McCullough ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Jane McCullough ’15, daughter of Joseph and Sheila McCullough of Bloomington, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Jane graduated in June from North Central College with a major in biochemistry and minor in Spanish. She is a graduate of University 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.

Jane McCullough

Wanting to prepare as much as possible for graduate school, Jane jumped right into pharmacy preparation at North Central College.

Though the science curriculum provided the prerequisite coursework necessary for applying to pharmacy school, Jane decided to take her experience to the next level. She was a preceptor and lab assistant for different science courses. In these roles, she supplemented the professor’s teaching by helping students with course material and assisting in lab work.

North Central’s pre-professional health care coordinator helped Jane every step of the way in pursuing her pre-pharmacy degree.

“I always left her office knowing the next step toward pursuing my career goals, so every meeting was beneficial.”

Over the summer, Jane conducted research alongside North Central professors, volunteered at a local hospital and shadowed a clinical pharmacist, all beneficial to prepare for pursuing her doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

“With hard work and determination, any student can be successful in the science department and be prepared for graduate school.”

“I’m confident that all the experiences and opportunities I’ve had at North Central have prepared me for pharmacy school and will help me achieve my career goals.” 

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.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central among America’s Best Colleges for 22nd year

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to U.S. News & World Report.

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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