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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.

North Central College education alumni named principals of high-achieving high schools

Brian Waterman, left, and Mark Kolkman
Alumni of North Central College’s master of arts in education program are named principals of suburban high schools with reputations for academic excellence.

Two alumni of North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program are assuming leadership positions at suburban Chicago high schools with reputations for academic excellence.

Brian Waterman is the new principal of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange while Mark Kolkman is becoming principal of Hinsdale Central High School. Both earned their master’s degrees in educational leadership at North Central College, Waterman in 2004 and Kolkman in 2002. Both positions are effective with the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

North Central alumna kicks off MLK Week as Prayer Breakfast speaker

NeAngela Marshall ’04, J.D., keynotes MLK Prayer Breakfast
NeAngela Marshall, an assistant state’s attorney with Cook County and 2004 alumna, is featured speaker at North Central College’s MLK Prayer Breakfast Jan. 20.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall ’04, J.D., will be the College’s featured speaker at the Jan. 20 Prayer Breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his birthday. The title of her message is “Use Your Words!” and is based on the College’s theme this year for MLK Week, “The Power of Words.”

Annual Snow Bowl fundraiser for Tyson Center is Feb. 7

Students, alumni, community members are invited to the Snow Bowl, a night of bowling and networking to benefit the Tyson Resource Center for future educators.

Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of bowling, fun and fundraising with North Central College education students and alumni to support a valuable resource for future educators.

Teach First program at North Central College is focus of video

Ruth Ramos ’04
The Dunham Fund showcases its partnership with the Teach First program in a video featuring North Central College educators and students.

The Dunham Fund has showcased its partnership with the Teach First program at North Central College in a video titled “The Dunham Fund: Proud Partner of Teach First.” It features interviews with various North Central educators, including Julie Carballo, director of the Teach First program, students who are Dunham Scholars, and two graduates who are teaching in the East Aurora District 131.

Visit or YouTube to view the video.

Supporters cheer on North Central College’s historic run in NCAA D3 football playoffs

Students, alumni and others are showing support for North Central this week as the football team celebrates a historic run in the NCAA Division III playoffs.

Students, alumni and other Cardinal fans are showing support for North Central College in Naperville this week as its football team celebrates a historic run in the NCAA Division III playoffs.

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.

Cardinals compete in third-round playoff action Dec. 7 at Bethel University

North Central College’s football team travels to Minnesota for National Quarterfinals at noon Saturday, Dec. 7. Follow live video, radio, stats and more.

The 12-0 Cardinals face the 12-0 Bethel University Royals at noon Saturday, Dec. 7, in Minnesota. Of the original 32 teams to make the playoffs, only eight teams remain in pursuit of the NCAA Division III National Championship. Here’s information about Saturday’s playoff contest:

Revived Naperville Marathon attracts top alumni

Yonatan Mascote ’13 claims first place in the men's marathon
North Central College alumni—three men and three women—were among the top 5 finishers in the Nov. 10 Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon.

North Central College alumni were among the top finishers in the Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, which started and finished at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center on Nov. 10. The first male runner across the finish line in the marathon was Yonatan Mascote ’13, and first among the women in the half marathon was Amber Druien ’07.  

These North Central College alumni placed in the top 5:
Marathon (1,079 finishers)
1.  Yonatan Mascote ’13, 2:34:25 time
2.  Brian Scott ’00, 2:40:43 time

North Central College announces site selection for new science center

The North Central College Board of Trustees has selected a location for a new science center.

During its annual fall meeting the North Central College Board of Trustees selected a location for a new science center that will create exciting new educational opportunities for students and transform the campus.

After careful consideration the Board has determined that the new science center will be located south of Van Buren Avenue between Loomis and Brainard streets, within the boundaries of the College and University District designated by the City of Naperville.

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