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German major Louis Waldmeir ’13 parlayed study abroad and research experiences into microbrewery career

Louis Waldmeir ’13
Studying abroad and conducting research in Germany inspired Louis Waldmeir ’13 to pursue a microbrewery career at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

Meet Louis Waldmeir ’13, a brewer at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

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.

Madormo is chosen to serve on Intercollegiate Broadcasting System board

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and WONC-FM 89.1 general manager, is named to IBS board of directors.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was named a new member of the board of directors of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), headquartered in New York City.

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.

Kristin Rose ’15 earns three honors for academic excellence

Kristin Rose ’15
Kristin Rose was awarded three academic awards during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Kristin Rose ’15, daughter of Greg and Cindy Rose, of Joliet, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in English and the Megan Sweeney Award for high academic achievement during Honors Day in May 2015 at North Central College.

She also was recognized for earning a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in the Slovak Republic. Kristin, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in English literature. She is a graduate of Plainfield Central High School.

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.

Heidi Nelson ’15 earns four honors at College's awards convocation

Heidi Nelson ’15
Heidi Nelson was awarded four academic awards during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Heidi Nelson ’15, daughter of David and Sandra Nelson, of Carol Stream, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Elementary Education, Outstanding Major in Spanish and Outstanding Student in the Arts and Letters Division awards during Honors Day 2015 in May at North Central College. She also was named the 2015 Outstanding Senior Woman.

Hannah Kramer earns Outstanding Major in German Award in 2014 and 2015

Hannah Kramer '15
Hannah Kramer was awarded the Outstanding Major in German Award in both 2014 and 2015 during North Central College’s Honors Convocation ceremonies.

Hannah Kramer, daughter of David and Cathy Kramer of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in German Award for two consecutive years, in 2014 and 2015, during Honors Day ceremonies at North Central College in Naperville.

A graduating senior, Hannah majored in German at North Central College. She is a graduate of Rosary High School.

New program encourages minority students pursuing mathematics careers

Marco V. Martinez, assistant professor of mathematics
North Central College minority students in math get a boost from a new program that invites professional mathematicians to discuss their research.

North Central College minority students pursuing careers in mathematics are getting a boost from a new program that invites professional mathematicians to discuss their research with students.

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