North Central College - Naperville, IL

Christina Tammen '94

Christina Tammen visited Africa to coach volleyball and share C.H.U.M.P., a series of books she wrote designed to help people develop effective strategies to defend the mind against doubt and fear. A high school world cultures and world history teacher since 2000, Tammen has been coaching volleyball since 1995. In addition to history facts, the self-described “natural counselor” teaches that faith, patience, forgiveness, believing and hoping are all skills to be mastered. She uses the power of storytelling as a coach, teacher and sports counselor to go beyond the academics and skill development of her students and athletes. She also shared the message of C.H.U.M.P. in Israel. She lives in Naperville; for more information about C.H.U.M.P. or Tammen visit or

North Central Now Annual Report 2011