North Central College - Naperville, IL

Local restaurant will donate portion of Friday sales to scholarship fund

A local restaurant will donate 15 percent of its sales Friday to a scholarship fund created in honor of North Central College alumnus Shaun Wild.

A local restaurant will donate 15 percent of its sales Friday to a scholarship fund created in honor of North Central College alumnus Shaun Wild.

Buffalo Wings & Rings, located at 1279 Rickert Drive, near 75th Street in Naperville, will donate 15 percent of the entire day's sales to the Shaun Wild Memorial Scholarship fund.

Wild taught second grade at Spring Brook Elementary School in Naperville. He graduated from the College in December and died Feb. 4 during a violent incident at a Naperville establishment.

Alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg named to high school hall of fame

North Central College alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg has been inducted into the Orion High School Hall of Fame in her hometown.

North Central College alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg has been inducted into the Orion High School Hall of Fame in her hometown.

May 20 Switchfoot concert will be first in North Central College Res/Rec Center

Alternative rock band Switchfoot performs May 20 at North Central College.

A May 20 performance by the alternative rock band Switchfoot will be the first concert in North Central College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center. The band Bottle of Justus will open.

The Switchfoot performance will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., Naperville. Tickets are $30; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Wynard presents at conference for health, physical education teachers

Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, talks on skills-based health ed.

Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, talks on skills-based health ed.

Alumni fare well at annual Naperville Turkey Trot race

North Central College alumni outpaced the field of 7,500 runners Thursday at the annual Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by the Naperville Noon Lions Club.

North Central College alumni outpaced the field of 7,500 runners Thursday at the annual Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by the Naperville Noon Lions Club.

Kyle Brady '10, who won a national championship as a Cardinal, repeated as first-place finisher among all men by completing the course in a time of 14:52. He's won three of the six Thanksgiving Day races in which he's run, he told the Daily Herald.

ABC7 Chicago report features North Central College

ABC7 Chicago reports on how the North Central College football team is rallying behind head coach John Thorne, whose wife Kathie is battling cancer.

ABC7 Chicago reports on how the North Central College football team is rallying behind head coach John Thorne, whose wife Kathie is battling cancer.

As the Cardinals advance in the NCAA Division III football playoffs, players are showing their support for the Thornes by playing with shaved heads in a show of solidarity with their coach. Kathie Thorne, who has attended games this season in Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable form of blood cancer.

Steve Albanese ’07 earns Coach of the Year Award for cross country success

Steve Albanese, a 2007 alumnus of North Central College, has been named Coach of the Year for the San Diego region by the California Interscholastic Federation.

Steve Albanese, a 2007 alumnus of North Central College, has been named Coach of the Year for the San Diego region by the California Interscholastic Federation, which governs interscholastic athletics in the State of California, reports the Sentinel newspaper in Ramona, Calif.

Albanese is boys’ cross country coach at Ramona High School, a position he’s held since 2009. The team won this year’s CIF San Diego Section Division II cross country championship.

Athletic training students among best in state in contest, one wins scholarship

One of many athletic training spaces at Athletic Complex
North Central College’s team of athletic training seniors takes second place at Illinois Athletic Trainers Association College Bowl.

Each year, students and staff members in North Central College’s athletic training education program attend the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium for education and to compete in the College Bowl.  

This year’s event was held Nov. 5-6 in Bloomington and the College Bowl competition, involving 11 participating teams, took place Nov. 6. The College Bowl is held annually at the state meeting and utilizes a “Jeopardy” format, with three rounds and a final question.

Selsky gives talk at NSCA personal trainer clinic

Kendall Selsky, visiting assistant professor of health and physical education
Kendall Selsky, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education, spoke at clinic about injury prevention techniques.

Kendall Selsky ’93, North Central College visiting assistant professor of health and physical education and exercise science program director, spoke at a continuing education session at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Illinois State Personal Trainer Clinic held in Chicago Nov. 5. The topic she presented was titled “ACL Injury Prevention Techniques/Programs for Strength & Conditioning Professionals.”

Alumnus Pat Rizzo takes eighth at Pan American Games marathon

North Central College men’s cross country and track & field alumnus Patrick Rizzo ’05 finished eighth Sunday at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

North Central College men’s cross country and track & field alumnus Patrick Rizzo ’05 finished eighth Sunday at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Rizzo told the Chicago Tribune he didn’t have any problem with the mile-high altitude as he clocked 2 hours, 21 minutes, 58 seconds in what was a tuneup for January’s Olympic trials.

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