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Community invited to North Central College faculty scholarship conference Sept. 4

Community members are invited to "A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship," a Sept. 4 academic conference at North Central College.

Community members are invited to hear faculty members discuss recent books they’ve authored, present findings of their scholarly research and talk about partnerships with local organizations during an academic conference Sept. 4 at North Central College.

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.

Golf pro, sport management alumna Mallory Carr '12 continues success

Mallory Carr, a 2012 graduate who majored in sport management, was profiled by The Herald News about her career as an assistant golf pro.

Mallory Carr, a 2012 North Central College graduate who majored in sport management, was profiled by The Herald News about her career as an assistant golf pro at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville/Aurora.

From try-out to All-America honors in four years

Since stepping onto campus four years ago, Brianna Tolliver ’12 has made her mark as a student leader, radio broadcaster and as an All-America honoree in the javelin throw.

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.

Tim Brandes earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award

Tim Brandes
Tim Brandes of Gresham, Ore., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Day May 15.

May 21, 2012—Tim Brandes of Gresham, Ore., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Brandes is a senior majoring in sport management and entrepreneurship/small business management. He is the son of Maureen Jones and a graduate of Portland Adventist Academy.

2011 alumna co-authors paper in journal

Ashley Popp '11
Ashley Popp, North Central College 2011 alumna, publishes paper based on her college research in “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research” journal.

North Central College alumna Ashley Popp, class of 2011, co-authored a paper, titled “The Global Transformation of Belly Dancing: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Counter Hegemonic Responses,” which was accepted for publication in the 2012 No LIV issue of the journal “Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research.”

SIFE named regional champion, qualifies for nationals

SIFE faculty advisors Clifton, Nicholson, Krystal, Thalmann (not pictured)
North Central College’s SIFE team is named regional champion and qualifies to compete at nationals after presenting projects to business leaders.

After participating in the SIFE Regional Competition in Chicago on April 16, North Central College’s SIFE team was named a regional champion and qualified to compete in the SIFE USA National Exposition May 22-24 in Kansas City. Some 65 teams competed at the Chicago regional event.

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Lauren Brightmore

“If you have a passion for sports, I recommend majoring in sport management. There are so many opportunities to build your resume at a school of North Central’s size. You take a variety of classes and learn many ways to build a career in sports.”

For Lauren, two of those opportunities were internships. One of the internships helped define her career interest. It involved interviewing student-athletes and writing their stories for publication on the College’s athletics website and distribution to media. “I discovered I like writing in sports journalism and want to work in this field.”

Her second internship connected her with coaches and team administration. “I interned with North Central’s track and field coaches and learned how to set up a meet and was involved in the labor that goes into running a program.”

Lauren says, “Everybody at North Central wants to help you get better and secure internships where you’re challenged to practice what you’ve learned.”

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