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North Central honors Matthew Brill ’97 with Alumni Recognition Award

Matthew Brill ’97, Alumni Recognition Award
North Central College to honor businessman Matthew Brill with its 2012 Alumni Recognition Award during Homecoming Convocation Oct. 26.

North Central College is honoring Matthew Brill of Pottstown, Penn., with its 2012 Alumni Recognition Award.

Brill and five others will be recognized during North Central’s Homecoming Convocation at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

The Alumni Recognition Award is given to a recent graduate of North Central College who has excelled in his or her field in a leadership capacity.

Rafeal "Ray" Williams '95 honored with African-American Image Award

North Central College alumnus Rafeal “Ray” Williams '95 has been honored with the African-American Male Image Award from the Knights of Peter Claver.

Feb. 28, 2012—North Central College alumnus Rafeal “Ray” Williams, class of 1995, has been honored with the African-American Male Image Award from the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary in Chicago.

“This is such an honor for me and our family, and I am humbled that the board of directors finds my contributions to society deserving of this honor,” Williams says. “This honor is a direct reflection of those around me in my development.”

Steve Albanese ’07 earns Coach of the Year Award for cross country success

Steve Albanese, a 2007 alumnus of North Central College, has been named Coach of the Year for the San Diego region by the California Interscholastic Federation.

Steve Albanese, a 2007 alumnus of North Central College, has been named Coach of the Year for the San Diego region by the California Interscholastic Federation, which governs interscholastic athletics in the State of California, reports the Sentinel newspaper in Ramona, Calif.

Albanese is boys’ cross country coach at Ramona High School, a position he’s held since 2009. The team won this year’s CIF San Diego Section Division II cross country championship.

North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Media sources report recent news about family's participation and alumni legacy in Last Fling Labor Day Parade, including season previews for football, women's tennis, cross country and men's soccer.

Daily Herald:
Naperville family shares legacy of tractors, learning” features Carolyn Kuhn, 2006 alumna and great-granddaughter of Al Lisson Sr., 1901 alumnus. Kuhn will drive they 1951 family tractor in the Last Fling Labor Day Parade Sept. 5.



Carius cross country teams among best in Illinois history

Carius cross country teams among best in Illinois history

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In the ESPN Rise story, titled “50 Years of College Cross Country in the State of Illinois: The 25 Best Men’s College/University Teams (1960-2010),” Head Men’s Cross Country Coach Al Carius and his teams rank five times among the top 25.



Men’s cross country finishes in top 2

The men completed their cross country season at No. 2 among 32 teams at the NCAA Division III National Championships—the team’s third straight top two finish.

The men completed their 2010 cross country season at No. 2 among 32 competitors at the NCAA Division III National Championships Nov. 20. Haverford College (Pa.) captured the team National Title.

“Basically we had two guys from our top 15 returning and how this team developed over the course of the year was a coach’s dream. I couldn’t be prouder how these guys stepped up and filled the gaps in such a short time,” said head coach Al Carius.

Kyle Brady '10

Kyle Brady ’10 enjoyed a senior year that other student-athletes can only dream about.

Kyle Brady ’10 enjoyed a senior year that other student-athletes can only dream about. Brady achieved a rare triple crown in national collegiate distance running events, becoming the first Division III athlete and just the 12th in collegiate history to achieve All-America status on national championship teams in all three sports in the same academic year. He first contributed to a team championship with a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Division III National Championships in cross country.

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