North Central College - Naperville, IL

Derek Sanderson earns Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award

Derek Sanderson received the Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Derek Sanderson, son of Randy and Toni Sanderson of Richmond Heights, Mo., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A junior, Derek is majoring in management and sport management at North Central College. He is a graduate of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School.

A 'Super' experience

Fifteen members of North Central's Sport Management Association journeyed to New Orleans to work with the Super Bowl host committee.

North Central College students help New Orleans host the Super Bowl

Sport Management Association members gain experience and build memories volunteering at the Super Bowl.

While the Super Bowl may already be a distant memory for many, 15 members of North Central’s Sport Management Association (SMA) are still pinching themselves as they recall rubbing elbows with sports celebrities and gaining admission to the country’s most popular sporting event, held this year in New Orleans.

“I had goosebumps the entire time I was in the Superdome,” says Matt Meindl  ’14, a management and sport management double major. “And experiencing New Orleans’ culture was also a thrill of a lifetime.”

North Central College, Chicago Blackhawks, LifeSource cosponsor blood drive March 23

North Central College, the Chicago Blackhawks and LifeSource are teaming up to cosponsor a blood drive March 23 at the College.

North Central College, the Chicago Blackhawks and LifeSource are teaming up to cosponsor a blood drive March 23 at the College.

Chicago Blackhawks players to be announced later and Tommy Hawk, the Blackhawks’ mascot, are scheduled to be on hand when the College’s Pre-Health Organization (PHO) hosts the event as part of the LifeSource Spring Blood Drive and Marrow Registry from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

A 'Super' experience

Fifteen members of North Central's Sport Management Association journeyed to New Orleans to work with the Super Bowl host committee.

Verandah courses

Verandah experiences are intellectually and personally stimulating for students and faculty.

Anna Wirtz '11

Anna Wirtz is secretary for North Central’s academic support services and Office of Academic Opportunities.

Andrew Sauer '11

Andrew Sauer was named the assistant sports information director at North Central College. He has been in charge of maintaining North Central’s baseball complex for summer tournaments and camps and interned in the College’s athletic department for two years. Most recently he was a graduate assistant in the Office of Sports Information.

Mallory Carr '12

Mallory Carr is an assistant golf pro at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville and recently won the Inwood Golf Course Long Drive Competition in Joliet, IL. She also competed in the Illinois Women’s Open at the Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, IL. She was among 429 nominees for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. “I am really proud of this nomination,” she says. “North Central College really helped shape me into the woman I am today. I wouldn’t have accomplished anything without my North Central family.”

Brianna Tolliver

“North Central’s sport management program is unlike anyone else’s. I met people who are in the jobs I want to be in and I chose internships where I’m doing what I want to do.”

Brianna’s studies in sport management exposed her to what goes on behind the scenes of athletic competition. An internship with the athletic department taught her how to run a meet, recruit, set up equipment, and work with men’s and women’s programs. Her classes covered topics from economics to human resource management. Her role as a sportscaster with the student-run WONC-FM reinforced her desire to work at ESPN someday.

That desire was fueled when she attended the NCAA Sports and Entertainment Summit. “I networked with people from all over the country. It was a great experience that every sport management major should do.”

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