North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

North Central College named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

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North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Presenters to share ideas about social impact Feb. 13 at TEDxNorthCentralCollege

Presenters will share ideas about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 at the first TEDxNorthCentralCollege Conference.

Experts will engage audience members with presentations about sustainable social impact Feb. 13 when North Central College hosts its first TEDx Conference.

Student affairs and health care staff copresent at NASPA Mental Health Conference

Tatiana Sifri, Kevin McCarthy
North Central College’s Tatiana Sifri, director of Dyson Wellness Center, and Kevin McCarthy M ’10, assistant dean of students, present at NASPA conference.

North Central College staff members Tatiana Sifri, director of the Dyson Wellness Center, and Kevin McCarthy M ’10, assistant dean of students, presented a joint general interest session at the 2015 NASPA Mental Health Conference, held Jan. 11-13 in National Harbor, Md.

Academics without borders

Heidi Brick
North Central's commitment to interdisciplinary studies has served alumni and students, who combine their interests for professional, personal fulfillment.

Unique combinations of majors, minors, research and travel are among the hallmarks of a North Central College education. A commitment to the philosophy of interdisciplinary studies that began in the 1970s continues to serve our alumni and students, who’ve combined their unique interests and studies for professional and personal fulfillment.

State honors North Central College for its commitment to sustainable practices

North Central College is the first suburban Chicago school to achieve gold status through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices has earned gold-level recognition through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Jane McCullough

Jane found her passion while working as a pharmacy technician during her sophomore year.

“It allowed me to understand the role of a pharmacist. I enjoy helping the public and this is the professional health career I could really see myself doing.”

Jane began preparing for her career by working as a lab assistant and serving as president of the Pre-Health Organization and vice president of the biology honor society Beta Beta Beta. She gained additional experience by volunteering at a local hospital over the summer.

Jane is excited to step into the pharmaceutical field with a strong résumé. She plans to pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree and eventually become a clinical pharmacy specialist, but she recognizes that her options are wide open.

“It’s nice to know that there are a variety of roles in many different settings available to those with pharmacy degrees.”

Orusa Kalota

As a child, Orusa loved going to the orthodontist for her braces. With North Central’s pre-dentistry program, she’ll be the one making smiles.

“It’s a career that requires compassion and great interpersonal skills,” she says.

Orusa gathered vital knowledge through a summer internship at Access Dental Center in Naperville, where she shadowed professionals and gained hands-on experience. She enjoys the challenge of dentistry.

“I gained immense knowledge in just three months,” she says. “With a career like dentistry, I’ll be learning something new every day.”

One lesson Orusa learned through her internship is that networking is critical to success. So, she became secretary of the student-run Pre-Health Organization and built strong relationships with professors from various departments. With good communication habits, Orusa will be able to keep up with the nuances of the dental industry.

“Dentistry is a rapidly changing field. To be a successful dentist or orthodontist, I need to collaborate with other dentists on a daily basis to stay updated.”

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