Alex Russell, son of Warner and Catherine Russell of Island Lake, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.
A junior, Alex is a double major in sport management and accounting at North Central College. He is a graduate of Wauconda High School.
Alex completed an internship with the Chicago Bears as a fan services representative and coordinated an exclusive tour of Soldier Field for students in the Sport Management Association. He served as president of North Central’s Sport Management Association. He also coordinated the College’s Entrepreneurship in Sport Panel and volunteered with the New Orleans Host Committee at the 2013 Super Bowl.
On campus, Alex planned and managed the College’s Madden Tournament fundraiser and planned and coordinated the Sport Management Association’s Draft Party. He regularly volunteered with North Central College Athletics, Feed My Starving Children and ProCamps Worldwide.
Alex hopes to work as a scout for the NFL and dreams of one day becoming a NFL team general manager.
His name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.