For six years now, North Central College has participated in a nationwide tradition where professors and administrators offer students final words of wisdom before the school year ends.
Nearly 100 people gathered in Wentz Concert Hall to hear head Men’s Cross Country Coach, Al Carius deliver the 6th Annual “Last Lecture.”
Under Carius’ tenure, he’s led the college’s cross country team to 15 national titles and 39 consecutive conference titles.
The evening was the start of this year’s Annual Cornerstone Week, which is the celebration of the college’s move to Naperville from Plainfield in 1870 and the laying of the cornerstone for Old Main.
Carius spoke to the audience about what it means to be successful and described his coaching philosophy: “Run for fun and personal bests.”
“The real success story is making the most of your God-given talent, when you’ve given your best effort with your best attitude you are successful,” Carius said.
The Last Lecture kicked off a series of Cornerstone Week events including the inauguration of the college’s 10th president, Dr. Troy Hammond.
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