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Kristen Robledo earns Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award

Kristen Robledo was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Kristen Robledo was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Robledo is a graduating senior majoring in elementary education at North Central College with a focus on teaching under-achieving students in high-need schools. She is a graduate of Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox.

North Central hosts third annual Technologies in Education Conference for education majors

Alumni teachers, administrators present sessions on using technology in the classroom to equip North Central College education majors for careers as teachers.

Education students at North Central College participated in the Technologies in Education Conference (TIEC) Jan. 23 to learn how to use the latest technologies in the classroom.
 

Sara Reid

Not only did Sara immediately feel welcomed into the North Central community, but she also felt right at home in the French department.

“It was so nice to feel that your thoughts were always appreciated and your efforts were always valued. This safe environment for learning a second language helps a student grow and evolve.”

Sara loved viewing the world through a different language and took every opportunity to do so. She became a language tutor on campus, traveled to France as part of a D-Term study abroad course and became involved in the College’s French club, Cercle Français.

“From crêpe making and Mardi Gras celebrations to language immersion weekends and service projects in high school French classes, Cercle Français builds a close-knit community of peers and professors.”

Sara felt supported by her professors to find the right career path. She wants to continue her love of tutoring by someday living in France and teaching English.

“Majoring in French allowed me to reflect on the joy it brought me as a student and  to pursue the language and culture for the rest of my life.” 

Heidi Nelson

Heidi cultivated a perfect marriage between her two majors—Elementary Education and Spanish—that she will carry into her career.

A recipient of the prestigious student Fulbright Fellowship, Heidi will travel to Argentina to teach English language learning methods to local teachers for 10 months after graduation. Heidi’s experiences while at North Central as a teacher and traveler complemented this opportunity.

Heidi completed two summer internships that allowed her to run her own classroom to gain real-world teaching experience. She also acquired global awareness and refined her Spanish by studying abroad in Costa Rica and Peru.

“Through study abroad experiences, internships and diverse practicum experiences, I was able to solidify my passion for and commitment to bilingual education.”

What began as interests in teaching, Spanish and Latino culture grew into a lifelong career and a second language for Heidi.

“North Central truly does prepare you to be an informed educator in the world.”  

 

“Through study abroad experiences, internships and diverse practicum experiences, I was able to solidify my passion for and commitment to bilingual education.”

Sara Reid earns Outstanding Major in French Award

Sara Reid ’15
Sara Reid received the Outstanding Major in French Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Sara Reid ’15, daughter of Donald and Colleen Reid of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Major in French Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Sara, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in elementary education and French. She is a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School. She previously earned the Outstanding Major in French Award in 2014, and she consistently earned honors on the College’s Dean’s List.

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.

An immersion in Greece crisis enlightens student travelers

A summer study abroad course called Financial Crisis landed North Central students in Greece during the June 2015 “mega crisis” that drew attention.

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.

Heidi Nelson ’15 earns four honors at College's awards convocation

Heidi Nelson ’15
Heidi Nelson was awarded four academic awards during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Heidi Nelson ’15, daughter of David and Sandra Nelson, of Carol Stream, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Elementary Education, Outstanding Major in Spanish and Outstanding Student in the Arts and Letters Division awards during Honors Day 2015 in May at North Central College. She also was named the 2015 Outstanding Senior Woman.

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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