North Central College - Naperville, IL

Thomas Hollingsworth '11

Thomas Hollingsworth, Air Force Airman 1st Class, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, TX. Hollingsworth completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

Jamie Driemeier

Jamie has always been passionate about fitness. The exercise science major chose North Central because she felt it gave her the best chance to establish and run her own studio in the future.

“The fitness industry is exceptionally competitive. There is no college that can better prepare you to take on the challenge,” she says. “When you go to class, there’s so much more interaction that takes place beyond a typical lecture. We’re able to go into detail about subjects and collaborate with one another because the class size—usually around 14 to 22 students—allows us to.”

Jamie is a board member for North Central’s Health and Exercise Association (HEXA). She’s helped organize several fitness-related events, including an NFL-style combine that raised awareness and money to fight childhood obesity.

Like all exercise science majors at North Central, she’s required to complete an internship.

“In addition to the impressive experience it can add to your resume, the internship gives you a chance to make professional contacts. Job opportunities often stem from these relationships,” Jamie says.

Graduating student-veterans are standout students, leaders

North Central College’s graduating student-veterans James Davidson, Adam Doden and Wesley Sorrill are standout scholars, future leaders.

Three student-veterans—James Davidson, Adam Doden and Wesley Sorrill—are among some 730 students who will graduate from North Central College in 2013 and attend Commencement June 8.

Each veteran is a standout student. They are inductees to North Central’s SALUTE national honor society and were named the outstanding student in each of their academic majors at the College’s 2013 Honors Convocation.

Adam Doden earns Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award

Adam Doden received the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Adam Doden, son of Gary and Lorraine Doden of Cortland, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Adam is majoring in exercise science with minors in psychology and wellness at North Central College. He is a graduate of DeKalb High School.

A student veteran and former U.S. Marine, Adam transferred to North Central to prepare for a career in strength and conditioning. He has accepted a full-time position as facility manager at Players Indoor Sports in Naperville.

Amy Pietras Newman '00

Amy Pietras Newman received the 2013 Utah Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award from the Utah Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (UAHPERD). She teaches elementary physical education and middle school adventure physical education at Weilenmann School of Discovery in Park City, UT. Newman recently completed her first 50-mile trail race and plans on more races in the future. She and her husband Aaron reside in Park City with their dogs.

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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