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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.
    

Honors Day 2016 celebrates student excellence

North Central College recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence throughout their college careers on Honors Day.

Honors Day is an annual highlight at North Central College. The day publicly celebrates students and their excellence in the academic and cocurricular life of the College. Honors Day 2016 opened on May 17 with a keynote address by Dr. Julio J. Ramirez as part of North Central’s 19th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

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.

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