North Central College - Naperville, IL

Clyde "Peck" Erwin

Class Year: 
1950

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1990

Clyde “Peck” Erwin served North Central as a member of the Alumni Association and as a Trustee in 1969. Since 2002, he has continued to serve the College as a Life Trustee. Professionally, Erwin was a member of the law firm of Beale & Jones in Washington, D.C., and served as a patent attorney with Meriam, Marshall, Shapiro & Klose in Chicago, Illinois. He was also a litigation specialist for Union Carbide Corporation in New York City. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Chicago Patent Law Association. Erwin has been a member of professional organizations such as the Chicago Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Board Association in Washington, DC, and the American Chemical Society for over 50 years. He continues to be active in the County Preservations Society; promotes and officiates at area junior sailing events; and serves on the board of managers for the Federal Circuit Bar Association.

Deceased.


Clarence Erffmeyer

Class Year: 
1918

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1961

Clarence Erffmeyer served as professor of education and dean at North Central College for 41 years. He established the Office of Teacher Placement on campus in 1926. A well-respected faculty member, students dedicated the 1930 edition of the Spectrum in his honor. He was appointed Dean of the College in 1944 and served in that capacity until retirement in 1963. In 1979, he was awarded an honorary degree, doctor of education, by North Central College.

Deceased.


C. Wesley Eisele

Class Year: 
1928

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1985

Dr. Eisele was president emeritus of Estes Park Institute, a non-profit education organization in Englewood, Colo., whose primary mission was the definition of emerging issues affecting high quality healthcare. Dr. Eisele founded the institute in 1964 and directed conferences there for more than 19,000 physicians, trustees and hospital executives from 1,200 community hospitals. He retired in 1972 as associate dean for postgraduate medical education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He was also a founding member and president of the Board of Trustees of the Commission of Professional and Hospital Activities.

Deceased.


Isaac H. Einsel

Class Year: 
1919

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1976

Isaac Einsel had a distinguished medical career as a gastrointestinal specialist with a practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He also served as an instructor at Case Western Reserve Medical School. Einsel dedicated much of his career to serving the United Methodist Church. For many years he was examining physician for all United Methodist missionaries going to foreign fields. He gave professional help to ministers and their families free of charge. Einsel also served North Central College as president of the Alumni Association and supported a program of cancer research at North Central under the direction of Dr. Koten.

Deceased.


Ella Schroeder Dute

Class Year: 
1927

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1981

Ella Dute began teaching in country schools after only one year of training beyond grammar school. She came to Naperville in 1921 to finish her secondary education at North Central with scholarship assistance and she graduated cum laude and valedictorian. Dute returned to her alma mater in 1942 as an instructor of freshman English and matron of Kaufman Hall. She served with the YWCA, the Religious Life Council and worked as advisor to the Spectrum and college publication board. She retired in 1978.

Deceased.


Lincoln V. Domm

Class Year: 
1921

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1971

Lincoln Domm was appointed chairman of the anatomy department at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1952 and held that position until 1967, when he became professor emeritus. Domm authored and co-authored 160 research articles, principally on endocrines and the physiology of reproduction. He was concerned with the effects of the sex hormones estrogen and androgen, particularly on chickens. Domm was a pioneer in the study of steroids. He received his Ph.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Chicago in 1926. In 1979, North Central granted him an honorary doctorate.

Deceased.


Herdis L. Deabler

Class Year: 
1931

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1981

Herdis Deabler served North Central College in two different capacities. From 1936 to 1945, he was the personnel director. From 1946 to 1949, he was professor and chair of psychology at North Central. Over the years, Deabler was chief psychologist at various hospitals and mental health clinics across the United States. He belonged to many professional organizations and wrote numerous articles that were published in a variety of clinical psychology journals.

Deceased.


Charles Dailey

Class Year: 
1943

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1978

Chuck Dailey is the former chairman of the department of physical education for men at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., and has been known as the “ambassador with a basketball.” Over the years, Dailey has received many awards and was decorated with the Royal Thai Crown by the king of Thailand for outstanding service to the people of that country. He also received an honorary doctoral degree from the National College of Physical Education in Thailand. Dailey worked through the U.S. Department of State as an American sports specialist during five different tours of duty. He taught basketball in Singapore, Sarawak, Brunei and North Borneo in addition to his work in Thailand.

Deceased.


Charles D. Bueche

Class Year: 
1952

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1997

Charles Bueche is a lifetime community volunteer. Since retiring as vice president of employee benefits of Fannie May Candy Shops, he has been an active member of the Junior Chamber Commerce (Jaycees), working with the organization on a city, state and national level, serving as director of the National Jaycees. He received a distinguished Service Award from the Jaycees and was named Outstanding State Chair. He has also volunteered for various leadership positions with church committees, YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, VFW Post 3873 and the Y’s Men’s and Women’s Club International.

Deceased.


Margaret Stevenson Briles

Class Year: 
1946

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1975

Corporation counsel for the City of Davenport, Iowa, Margaret Stevenson Briles served the same law firm both as an associate and partner from 1948 to 1975. She was admitted to the bar in 1948, a time when very few women practiced law. Many regarded her as a lawyer of unusual talents. Known professionally as Margaret Stevenson, she held the Martindale-Hubbel rating of valorem, the highest possible rank in legal listings. She is listed in the first and second editions of Who’s Who in American Women, and at one time was voted Woman of the Year for the tri-cities of Moline and Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa.

Deceased.


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