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Kristi Lishman earns Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award

Kristi Lishman received the Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Kristi Lishman, daughter of Rodney Lishman and Rhonda Ulm, of Henry, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Kristi is majoring in athletic training at North Central College. She is a graduate of Henry-Senachwine High School.

Students present team-building sessions to local educators

Andrea Kovalsky and Kristen Brandenburg facilitate lessons with educators
North Central College students studying physical and health education present to K-12 educators at DuPage Regional Office of Education County Institute Day.

Six North Central College students studying physical and health education were invited to present at the DuPage Regional Office of Education County Institute Day held at Naperville North High School on March 1. The students presented to K-12 educators as part of the Physical Education, Health Education and Driver Education DuPage County Institute sessions.

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.

Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

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Catherine Hill '04

Catherine Hill is an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Southern California (USC). She started at USC in 2007 after earning her master’s degree in kinesiology and health promotion at the University of Kentucky. While at Kentucky, Hill handled the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. After graduating from North Central she worked as an intern at Northwestern University with the men’s soccer and women’s lacrosse programs. She resides in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Seniors DePue, Hussey and Lishman in final round with Illinois universities

Athletic training seniors Matthew Hussey, Kristi Lishman, Jason DePue
North Central College’s senior athletic training students compete in final round, take fourth place at IATA College Bowl.

North Central College’s athletic training students returned from competition at the 2012 Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) College Bowl, an annual event held during the two-day IATA State Meeting and Clinical Symposium. This year’s contest of knowledge and skill was held Nov. 4 at the Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel.

North Central’s competitors—seniors Matthew Hussey, Kristi Lishman and Jason DePue—represented the College’s athletic training education program, with Trevor Magnotti standing ready to serve as alternate.

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

Matthew Hussey

A transfer student, Matt had no problem completing all he wanted to do and more as an athletic training major. “I wanted to pitch in college, but most schools won’t let athletic training majors play a sport. At North Central, you can.”

Also unique to North Central, says Matt, is working directly with athletes and logging hours of hands-on experience. “The faculty knows its stuff and helps you through the real-world experiences of taping and rehab so you’re more prepared than students at other schools.”

Matt landed the required 150-hour internship with Chicago Sky of the WBNA and ATI Physical Therapy. “I got this opportunity because faculty members know a ton of people. They can hook you up in whatever direction you want.”

Matt plans to attend graduate school and end up in a college or professional setting.

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