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Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Amy Frazzini earns College's 2012 Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award

Amy Frazzini of Orland Park was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 16, 2012—Amy Frazzini of Orland Park was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Frazzini is a senior majoring in exercise science. She is the daughter of Lawrence and Virginia Frazzini and a graduate of Carl Sandburg High School.

Selsky presents at symposium on athletic training

Kendall Selsky, visiting assistant professor of health and physical education and exercise science program director, recently presented at a symposium.

Kendall Selsky ’93, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education and exercise science program director, presented at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association 44th Annual Meeting and Symposium.

Selsky presented the session, "Functional Movement Screening in Rehabilitation," which discussed various strategies used by athletic trainers to assess functional movement abilities in their patients. Her presentation was part of the athletic training student program at the symposium, held March 15-17 in Wheeling.

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Nicholas Hicks

“The possibilities are endless with a degree in exercise science,” says Nick. “There are jobs in the field of human sport specialist, strength trainer, injury specialist, speed trainer and sports performance trainer.”

A star wide receiver/running back on North Central’s football team, Nick completed internships at professional training facilities, a summer job as a sports performance trainer and working one-on-one with professional athletes. “North Central’s faculty opened doors and made connections for me,” he says. “I trained football players near my hometown in Florida. One guy was with an NFL team and hired me to work with him.”

His dream job? “To open up my own facilities for strength and training or higher-level athletics and injury prevention. But I also want to work with high school kids, helping any way I can.”

His next step is certification. “North Central’s program helps you identify which certifications are important. I’m preparing for the best, the nationally accredited Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.”

Selsky gives talk at NSCA personal trainer clinic

Kendall Selsky, visiting assistant professor of health and physical education
Kendall Selsky, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education, spoke at clinic about injury prevention techniques.

Kendall Selsky ’93, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education and exercise science program director, spoke at a continuing education session at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Illinois State Personal Trainer Clinic held in Chicago Nov. 5. The topic she presented was titled “ACL Injury Prevention Techniques/Programs for Strength & Conditioning Professionals.”

North Central College students prepare for careers in health sciences and medicine

Rebecca Kirk
North Central pre-health students receive preparation in academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Oct. 19, 2011—At North Central College, pre-health students get a full dose of preparation: academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Rebecca Kirk, a junior with majors in biochemistry and psychology, has had her heart set on becoming a doctor for as long as she can remember. “I’ve wanted to become a pediatrician since the day I was born,” she says.

NCTV to air live broadcasts of three North Central College football games

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) will air live broadcasts of three upcoming regular-season North Central College football games.

Viewers can catch the Cardinals in action on NCTV17 when North Central hosts Augustana College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; Wheaton College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; and North Park University for its Sesquicentennial Homecoming game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

The live broadcasts of the games will be hosted by Alex Symonds and 2011 North Central College graduate Marc Dahlquist. Five cameras will be used in the broadcasts.

Athletic Training's New Home

Athletic training's new facilities.
The athletic training program is making the most of its recent move into a space it can truly call its own.

The North Central College athletic training program is making the most of its recent move into a space it can truly call its own, having relocated to a 3,000-square foot facility in the Res/Rec Center.

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