North Central College - Naperville, IL

Message from the President

We’re finally welcoming spring at North Central College. The flowers have bloomed and the campus has come to life with students pedaling their Cardinal red bikes. It was a rough winter in terms of cold and snow, but our faculty and staff, particularly our maintenance department, kept the campus productive and functioning.

New facility enables the sciences to collaborate, teach & research

Schematic designs are nearly complete for a premier science facility that will combine all the departments of the Science Division and transform the entire campus. The floor plans reflect the thoughtful input—and long-held dreams—of faculty who envision how they will teach in the future and address the need for graduates with STEM educations. 

Campus ministry: A celebration of the past, present and future

Twenty years ago an experienced and compassionate pastor with a special energy for social justice and evangelism came to North Central College to become campus chaplain.

John Daniels '69

John Daniels received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Central City Business Awards from The Milwaukee Business Journal. He is Quarles & Brady’s chairman emeritus, located in Milwaukee, WI. Honorees were Milwaukee-area businesses and individuals who were committed to supporting growth and prosperity in a central city area. The program is designed to recognize the important contributions businesses and individuals make to generate positive momentum in driving new innovations for much-needed jobs and commercial expansion in central city areas in Southeast Wisconsin.

Josh Shames '98

Josh Shames is managing partner at Hall & Partners in Chicago. Shames will be responsible for the overall business, management and day-to-day operations in the Chicago office. He has been with Hall & Partners for over seven years, most recently serving as partner. Previously, he was account group director for Millward Brown.

Tim Brodeur ’07

Tim Brodeur is an art teacher and honor society advisor at Naperville North High School in Naperville. He and his students contributed a gingerbread man sculpture to the Downtown Naperville Alliance holiday lights celebration; Brodeur and his students’ sculpture was located in Naper Settlement and is a tribute to Cock Robin ice cream shop, which was a favorite in downtown Naperville for almost 70 years.

Bill Wylie-Kellermann '71

Bill Wylie-Kellermann, pastor of St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit, has edited “William Stringfellow: Essential Writings,” which references the first hearing of Stringfellow in the chapel at North Central in 1968. He also contributed a chapter of “Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Discipleship and Resistance.”  

Tony LiFonti M ’01

Tony LiFonti M ’01 authored “The Story of Snowy Bear and the Lost Scarf” and “Pirate Bear and the Treasure Hunt.” The books are co-authored with Charles "Peanut" Tillman of the Chicago Bears and  Paul Faris ’69 is the art director.  Sixty-percent of all profits will directly benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

Tracy Dvorchak M ’08

Tracy Dvorchak was appointed principal of Prairie Elementary School in Naperville. Dvorchak was the assistant principal at both Kingsley and Meadow Glens, both in Naperville. She was also a second grade teacher for eight years.

Jim Sporleder '73

Jim Sporleder retired from Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, IL, after 34 years of employment in the law and regulation department. As vice president and assistant general counsel, he supervised the company's legal issues. In retirement, Sporleder will become an active participant in reinsurance industry arbitrations as a certified ARIAS arbitrator. He and his wife Cathy reside in North Barrington, IL.

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