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Amy Frazzini earns Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award

Amy Frazzini
Amy Frazzini was honored with the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Amy Frazzini was honored with the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Frazzini earned the award during her junior year. After completing her degree at North Central in 2012 she plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist.
    

John DePasquale

For John, what began as a passion for fitness expanded into a career. When he learned about the great opportunities available for exercise science majors, John knew this was the major for him.

John has already taken advantage of many opportunities as an undergraduate, such as serving on the executive board for the student-run Pre-Health Organization, contributing to the Health and Exercise Association and completing an internship in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Unit at Edward Hospital in Naperville.

He appreciates how the Office of Career Development and North Central’s professors take an active interest in students’ careers. Career Development sends weekly updates on available internships in the area and professors are always willing to discuss career paths.

“I couldn’t have completed my degree without the help of North Central’s faculty. I’m so grateful for the quality of the professors in the health and physical education department.”

John expresses excitement as he begins his master of science in clinical exercise physiology at Benedictine University. He hopes to work in the cardiac rehab department, bariatric surgery unit or eating disorder unit of a hospital.

“I feel like I’m never going to ‘work’ a day in my life with this degree, because I enjoy what I do too much to call it work.”

 “There’s no greater satisfaction than having your favorite hobby be your career.” 

John DePasquale earns Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award

John DePasquale ’15
John DePasquale received the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

John DePasquale ’15, son of August and Linda DePasquale of Geneva, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

John, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in exercise science. He is a graduate of Geneva Community 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.

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.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2015 Great College To Work For

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

For the fourth time in five years, The Chronicle of Higher Education  has named North Central College a “Great College To Work For.”

North Central College is among just 86 institutions nationwide recognized in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace. The recognition is based on results of surveys of more than 44,000 employees at 281 colleges and universities.

Work is underway on transformative North Central College Science Center

Construction work has begun for a new Science Center that will right-size campus facilities and transform the academic experience for students.

Construction work has begun for a new Science Center that will right-size campus facilities and transform the academic experience for students.

The 125,000-square-foot Science Center is being built on the west side of the 100 block of South Loomis Street, along the Sesquicentennial Walkway and south of Van Buren Avenue. The new facility was designed with additional classroom space to serve students of all academic disciplines.

Registration begins July 6 for noncredit programs at North Central College

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs covering health and wellness, professional development and more.

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs. The programs are offered from September to November and cover a range of topics, including health and wellness, professional development, computer training, language education and general interest.

Whether students are age 7 or 70, every community member can find courses to enjoy.

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian honored at Commencement for 30 years of leadership in academics

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian receives honorary degree and emeritus status prior to his leaving North Central College

The hundreds of faculty candidates who’ve visited campus the past 20 years typically ended their interviews in the office of R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. In his fifth floor office of Old Main, they all learned about his passion for teaching—and the No. 1 qualification for working at North Central College.

“You have to teach to every student in the class and in a class of 30 or 35 students, that’s not a small thing,” says Pandian, describing the qualities of a great teacher.

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