North Central College - Naperville, IL

Wesley Ellis earns Clarence Juhnke Outstanding Music Major Award

Wesley Ellis ’17
Wesley Ellis received the Clarence Juhnke Outstanding Music Major Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Wesley Ellis ’17, son of Gary and Kamie Ellis of Normal, was awarded the Clarence Juhnke Outstanding Music Major Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Wesley, who plans to graduate from North Central College in 2017, is majoring in jazz studies. He is a graduate of Normal Community West High School. He has consistently earned honors on the College’s Dean’s List.

Russell Tanzillo earns Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award

Russell Tanzillo ’15
Russell Tanzillo was awarded the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Russell Tanzillo ’15, son of Paul and Heidi Tanzillo of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Broadcast Communication Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Russell, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in broadcast communication. He is a graduate of Naperville Central 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.

Students sharpen marketing skills during internships with Chicago Fire

North Central College students gain valuable business experience through internships with the Chicago Fire professional soccer team.

North Central College students are sharpening their skills in marketing and other business fields through internships with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.

The CHAMPS Ambassador program, launched earlier this year, is the latest development in a long-term relationship between North Central College and Chicago’s professional soccer team. The Fire played its home games in the College’s stadium in 2002-2003 while Soldier Field was renovated.

North Central College welcomes near record number of tenure-track faculty

Abiodun Goke-Pariola, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty
North Central’s hire of 14 tenure-track faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year is the highest in 27 years and rivals the largest class ever.

Fourteen new tenure-track faculty members—representing all academic divisions, including arts and letters, business and economics, human thought and behavior, and science—started the 2015-2016 academic year at North Central College.

Student residents describe New Hall as “super spacious, fancy”

New Hall suite-mates Jacob Perry ’17 and Anthony Ashner ’17
New North Central College residence hall offers a dynamic new housing option—fully furnished, suite-style living for upperclass students.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s Naperville campus offers a dynamic, modern housing option for students.

As students moved into their digs on Sept. 11, they described New Hall as “grown up and mature … really roomy … spacious everywhere you look” with “fancy furnishings and fancy materials … beautiful views.” Located at 451 S. Brainard St., between Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium and the Ward Residence Hall, the five-story hall for 229 students offers suite-style housing for upperclass students.

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.

Experience North Central College’s 2015 Cardinal Camps on Instagram

Follow the College on Instagram Sept. 4-7 to experience Cardinal Camps with first-year students as they connect with new friends, faculty and staff.

Update: North Central's Cardinal Camps may be over, but you can still view the images captured on Instagram @NorthCentralCollege. Simply search #cardinalcamps and enjoy! For background, read the story below.
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WONC station managers rapidly advance in broadcast careers

Kevin Jackman ’14, Russell Tanzillo ’15
Two former WONC radio station managers land positions at popular Chicago outlets, and current station manager earns reputable broadcast award.

Former and current station managers of North Central College’s student-led radio station WONC-FM 89.1 are quickly rising to the top. Kevin Jackman ’14 and Russell Tanzillo ’15 have landed coveted broadcast positions at leading Chicago radio stations, and Samuel Reiman ’16 was awarded a prestigious broadcast award.

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