February 2013 Issue

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Upcoming Alumni Events!

Pre-game Gathering for Basketball Playoffs
Saturday, March 2

United Methodist Lenten Event
Sunday, March 3

NCAA Indoor Track & Field Nationals

Friday and Saturday, March 8-9

First Chance Meet 
Friday, March 29 

Softball Alumnae Game
Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m.
Greetings !

A lot has happened in the past month since our last newsletter! The Chicagoland-leg of Dr. Hammond's Inaugural Tour has wrapped up and been a great success, meeting upwards of 1,000 alumni - a special congratulations to Bhavini Shah '98 who was the lucky alumna to be number 1,000 (We knew the Alumni Family could do it! You can view photos of the tour events here). Be sure to check the Alumni Calendar for up-to-date events and information. We've also held the College's first Presidential Webcast and connected with alumni all across the nation - and all across the world! Being able to connect to our alumni in this way allows us to connect and engage with members of our alumni family who can't make it home more often, but of course, we always want you to come back to campus! Be sure to make plans to join us for Cornerstone Week for all of our annual events, as we celebrate Dr. Hammond's Inauguration as the College's 10th President. As always, it sure is an exciting time to be a Cardinal! 


With Cardinal Pride,

Adrian Aldrich
Adrian Aldrich '02
Director of Alumni Relations 
Alumni Admission Ambassador Network Scholarship Deadline

Time's running out! Have you recommend a future Cardinal yet? More than 300 of our dedicated alumni are helping shape the College's future by recommending potential students to join the North Central Family.


To recommend an undergraduate student, please complete the online form. You must include all student and alumni contact information in order to successfully submit the recommendation. With your recommendation, students who choose to attend North Central College will receive a $1,000 scholarship valid for up to four years of full-time undergraduate tuition. The deadline to recommend a student for this scholarship is tomorrow, March 1, 2013. Please note individual alumnus/alumna of the undergraduate program may present only ONE scholarship per academic year to a prospective student applying for undergraduate admission to North Central College.
Recommend an Undergraduate Student

Questions or trouble submitting the form? Contact Kristin Arredia '10 Guido, Admisison Counselor, at 630-637-5833 or kaguido@noctrl.edu or Nicole Kossakowski, Alumni Relations Officer, at 630-637-5216 or nlkossakowski@noctrl.edu.


NCAA Championship Competition on Campus!

Join us this Saturday, March 2 as we cheer the Cardinals on to victory!  

The Office of Alumni Relations will be hosting an alumni event a Pre-game Gathering on Saturday, March 2 prior to tip-off at 5 p.m. at Bar Louie in Downtown Naperville. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for senior citizens, students and children, with children under two years of age admitted free. Click the button to the right for more information about the game or the gathering!!





NCAA DIII Indoor Nationals are March 8-9... will you be helping make history on campus? Many alumni have already registered to help volunteer at the big meet! Click here for more information about nationals.


College Purchases Home at 409 E. Chicago Avenue
At its February meeting the North Central College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to purchase a house adjacent to campus at 409 E. Chicago Ave. The house will replace the Edward Everett Rall House as home to the College's president. Read more.

Can you spot the Cardinal?
Some alumni were having trouble accessing the unidentified pictures on the Flickr account! Click here to be taken to the Alumni page to identify more Cardinals and help out the College's Archivist, Kim Butler! Notice any familar faces?? Be sure to email Alumni Relations Officer Nickie Kossakowski at nlkossakowski@noctrl.edu. and provide any relevant information.
1 - Model UN, Carter Inauguration 1977 
Athletic News 

As the winter athletic season winds down, we have exciting news to report!    


North Central College Athletics Men's basketball moves up to 3rd in Top 25 poll and Derek Raridon '13 has been voted the CCIW's Fred Young Most Outstanding Player for this season and is a unanimous selection for the All-CCIW First Team. Click here to read more about the playoffs!

North Central College Athletics

Women's basketball had a strong finish with their first CCIW Tournament berth since 2008-2009 season.  Click here to read more about the Women's Basketball team!     


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Wrestling finishes 4th in CCIW and earns a pair of individual titles.
Click here to read more about the season!    


Spring athletics are starting up and many are preparing for their Spring Break training trips. One thing is for certain, we're excited about preseason polls placing Men's Track & Field fourth in NCAA Division III, Softball tied for third in the CCIW and Baseball ranked fourth... just to name a few! Click below to view rosters and schedules for each team - we hope to see you at an athletic event this spring!  

Men's Track & Field          Women's Track & Field
Baseball                                      Softball
 Men's Golf                               Men's Tennis 


Don't forget! You can sign up for live, up-to-the-minute updates, text alerts and weekly reports so you can keep cheering the Cardinals on to victory. And don't forget to like Cardinal Athletics on Facebook and follow them on Twitter

North Central College Points of Pride 
Be Connected. Be Informed. Be Proud.
The North Central College Points of Pride section is reserved for listing impressive highlights and useful facts and accolades about students, faculty, staff and alumni.
13 Student Broadcasters earn 26 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System award nominations



34 North Central Students will present at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in April   


Members of the Sports Management Association traveled to New Orleans for the Super Bowl


Contact the Alumni Relations Team 
Adrian Aldrich   Mary Reynolds      Meredith Schauer

Adrian, Mary, Nicole and Meredith
The Alumni Relations Team
Adrian Aldrich '02, Director of Alumni Relations
Mary Reynolds, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Nicole Kossakowski, Alumni Relations Officer 
Meredith Schauer, Secretary