North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sean Lockwood

Sean chose North Central for its exercise science department and football program. “I wanted to pursue the science of exercise to help others experience the benefits I had. And playing football for a winning program was great.”

Internships were key for Sean. “I was surprised at how well I was prepared for my internships. North Central gives you a good foundation of knowledge and the professors open your eyes to the possibilities.”

One internship involved training middle- and high-school athletes in their specific sports. A second internship at Division I Northwestern University confirmed his future: Sean wants to work with college-level sports teams as a strength and conditioning coach.

“I observed off-season and in-season athletes in the university’s weight room. I saw how every coach trains, the specific demands of each sport and how to train individual athletes for their sport.”

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 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

North Central College's exercise science program earns national recognition

North Central College’s exercise science program receives recognition by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

North Central College’s exercise science program was recently recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and received acceptance to the association’s Education Recognition Program (ERP). The ERP recognizes colleges and universities that offer at least a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in strength and conditioning or related field.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

North Central College nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

Colleges of Distinction is a college guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admissions professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.

Community invited to North Central College faculty scholarship conference Sept. 4

Community members are invited to "A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship," a Sept. 4 academic conference at North Central College.

Community members are invited to hear faculty members discuss recent books they’ve authored, present findings of their scholarly research and talk about partnerships with local organizations during an academic conference Sept. 4 at North Central College.

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Amy Frazzini earns College's 2012 Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award

Amy Frazzini of Orland Park was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 16, 2012—Amy Frazzini of Orland Park was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Exercise Science Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Frazzini is a senior majoring in exercise science. She is the daughter of Lawrence and Virginia Frazzini and a graduate of Carl Sandburg High School.

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