North Central College - Naperville, IL

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

John DePasquale

Karate classes, football games and weightlifting sessions; John loves athletics and fitness of all kinds. With the skills he picked up at North Central College, his passion will become a career.

“North Central College has taught me the importance of professionalism. In exercise science, networking is the key to finding an internship and moving up in the field,” he says.

Networking is a major focus of his college career. John regularly meets with professors to map his future and plans to work as an intern at a cardiovascular rehabilitation clinic his senior year.

After graduation, John will pursue a master’s degree in clinical exercise physiology. His goal is to rehabilitate children and adolescents with heart disease and other health problems.

“My advisors are always willing to answer additional questions and talk about anything related to exercise science and my future career choices,” he adds.

Jamie Driemeier earns Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award

Jamie Driemeier
Jamie Driemeier was awarded the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Jamie Driemeier, daughter of Chad and Lisa Remley of Dardenne, Mo., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Jamie is majoring in exercise science at North Central College. She is a graduate of Fort Zumwalt West High School.

North Central students build mentoring relationships and friendships with area seniors

North Central College students are forming mentoring relationships with senior residents of Monarch Landing.

A group of North Central College students recently engaged in a round of “speed dating” conversations. They talked about their interests and majors while making new friends—not with potential suitors but with senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community. Upwards of 20 students have been establishing relationships for sharing advice, gaining historical perspectives and building friendships.

Head athletic trainer Sara Koski brings expertise, experience to North Central College

Head athletic trainer Sara Koski teaches students through experience, initiates unique injury-treatment protocol.

Sara Koski, North Central’s head athletic trainer, has only been on the job for about six months but her experience teaching and mentoring students and expertise in concussion treatment has brought fresh knowledge to the College’s athletic department.

Alumnus makes dream a reality by opening tennis club

Tennis pro Robin Henders ’03 opens new tennis facility in Plainfield for Five Star Tennis.

Robin Henders ’03, co-owner of Five Star Tennis, is pursuing his long-held dream of opening a tennis facility for his rapidly expanding business. Five Star Tennis has expanded with a new 40,000-square-foot indoor tennis facility in Plainfield near 119th Street and Normantown Road.

Derek Sulo '10

Derek Sulo is strength and conditioning coach for the College of DuPage Chaparrals. Sulo was an intern at Northwestern University while earning his master’s degree in sports administration there.

Brant Roth '04

Brant Roth is director of business development at The Sullivan Group in Oak Brook, IL. He meets with doctors, chief financial officers and risk managers of hospitals to offer improvement solutions to healthcare professionals.

Exercise science graduate Steve Hlavac uses his business to help others

Steve Hlavac ’12, owner of Beyond Measure Training, with Kate Crawford ’12
Steve Hlavac ’12, founder of Beyond Measure Training in Naperville, combines his passion for fitness and training to launch business, help others.

“Helping people is my goal,” says Steve Hlavac ’12, founder and owner of Beyond Measure Training in Naperville. His business was founded on that principle and his life reflects it.

Steve Hlavac ’12 has always loved fitness and training. An exercise science graduate, he’s the all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards in Cardinal football and was an outfielder in baseball. That passion led to helping college friends with personal training and evolved into a career and the launch of Beyond Measure Training.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

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