North Central College - Naperville, IL

Young theatre alumni land major roles, earn national and local success

Savanna Richardson '14, Garrett Lutz '12, Daryn Harrell '12, David Musselman '12
North Central College theatre alumni give “mesmerizing … winning performance(s)” on professional stages as singers, actors, playwright and stunt performer.

North Central students have continually proven that the opportunities they’ve had in college have prepared them for success. This fall, some of North Central’s youngest theatre alumni have earned prestige on the professional stage.

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 hosts Intersection day of service Oct. 3

Members of the campus and local community are invited to join North Central College students in serving various people and neighborhood organizations Oct. 3.

North Central College students will help families in need, spend time with children and the elderly and perform other acts of service on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Intersection, the College’s annual day of service in the community, is among many reasons North Central has earned recognition from the White House on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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.

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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North Central partners with Flowers for Dreams to supply backpacks to needy students

Purchases of Commencement day flowers at North Central College help fund backpacks for 118 Chicago Public School students in need.

With North Central College’s help, 118 backpacks and more than 600 individual school supplies will be given to low-income students in Chicago before the start of the school year.

Princeton Review survey says: Our students love us!

Dr. Mara Berkland, professor of communication and Ruge Fellow
Based on student surveys, The Princeton Review has again named North Central College as a Best Midwestern College and top Green College for 2016.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College and Green College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges, 2016 Edition.” The guide surveys some 136,000 college students at 380 top colleges to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences.

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