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Justine Walker earns Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award

Justine Walker
Justine Walker was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Justine Walker was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Walker is a graduating senior majoring in physical education at North Central College. She is a graduate of Bartlett High School.

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.”

Wolf works on projects that range from testing to language education to baseball

Gregory Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
Gregory Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities & professor of German, publishes essay, edits book, serves on committee.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities and professor of German, recently served as a language and test consultant for Educational Testing Service (ETS), published a peer-reviewed essay, and edited the book, “A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins.”

Annual Report 2015

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

Gems presents, publishes, travels worldwide to share expertise on sport

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has presented worldwide, published articles and more in recent months.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has served as guest speaker at various conferences, given interviews, published articles and more in recent months.

Michael Riggio

With the hope of someday teaching and coaching at his high school alma mater, Michael has dedicated himself to physical education.

He stays involved through organizations like the Physical Education Council of Students. This group promotes physical education and advocates for community health and wellness. Michael has also volunteered in the community by participating in Naperville North High School’s health and physical education institute day.

“It was a great experience and I hope the physical education teachers will use the cross-curricular games we developed for high school students at all fitness levels.”

Michael will carry the guidance of his professors with him even after college. The workshops, practicums and practice sessions they conduct are extremely beneficial for developing as a professional, he says.

“The professors do everything in their power to prepare you for your future as a physical educator.”

Michael is driven by a similar desire to help struggling students succeed and achieve greatness in high school.

“I want my students to know that they all have potential.” 

Michael Riggio earns Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award

Michael Riggio ’15
Michael Riggio ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Michael Riggio ’15, son of Daniel and Cyndi Riggio of Elgin, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Physical Education Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Michael majored in physical education at North Central College. He is a graduate of Elgin High School.

At North Central, Michael was the vice president of the Physical Education Council of Students and a member of Teaching PE, a student-based group that designs and participates in presentations at the DuPage County PE and Health Institute Day.

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.

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