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Kara Hoover earns Outstanding Major in Japanese Award

Kara Hoover was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Japanese Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Kara Hoover was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Japanese Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Hoover is double-majoring in Japanese and Spanish at North Central College, where she participated in the College Scholars Honors Program. In fall 2011, she plans to study abroad at Kyoto Gakuen University in Kameoka, Japan. At North Central, she was among a group of students who studied abroad in China and Japan in fall 2009.

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.

Explore cultures from around the world at Feb. 14 International Festival

North Central College welcomes the local community to celebrate another year of cultural diversity at its 20th annual International Festival Feb. 14.

North Central College welcomes members of the community to attend its 20th annual International Festival on Feb. 14. Hosted by the College’s Office of International Programs, the festival celebrates Naperville’s cultural diversity and offers opportunities for community members to explore cultures from around the world.

Kamila Grzeskowiak earns Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award

Kamila Grzeskowiak ’16
Kamila Grzeskowiak ’16 received the Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Kamila Grzeskowiak ’16, daughter of Marta and Tomasz Grzeskowiak of Chicago, was awarded the Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Kamila, who plans to graduate from North Central College in 2016, is majoring in Japanese and East Asian Studies. She is a graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet 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 celebrates Hispanic and Latino cultural heritage on campus

North Central College invites multicultural involvement on campus with a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Central College’s multicultural life on campus is expanding this fall to incorporate a larger celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Though the College promotes many other Hispanic and Latino involvement opportunities throughout the academic year, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is devoted to a campus-wide celebration of various Hispanic cultures.

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.

Kamila Grzeskowiak ’16 earns Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies

Kamila Grzeskowiak ’16
Kamila Grzeskowiak was awarded Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Kamila “Kima” Grzeskowiak ’16, daughter of Tomasz and Marta Grzeskowiak of Chicago, was awarded the Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Kima, who plans to graduate from North Central College in June 2016, is majoring in Japanese and in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan. She is a graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. She is a member of the College’s Japan Club and has consistently earned honors on the College’s Dean’s List.

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