North Central College - Naperville, IL

Karl Kuppler

Class Year: 
1978

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1989

Karl Kuppler received a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1981. Today, he continues in private practice and frequently speaks and writes about tax and estate planning topics. He is currently president of the Rotary Club of Peoria and the Community Foundation of Central Illinois Depository. He has received numerous professional awards and is the author of a chapter on state taxation in the 1988 Annual Survey of Illinois Law, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.


Cheryl Long Kuppler

Class Year: 
1980

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1989

Cheryl Long Kuppler received a J.D. degree from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1983 and is a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Peoria County Bar Association. She continues her tax practice as Kuppler & Associates and has four other accountants in the firm during tax season. Most recently, she served as chair of Peoria’s Police & Fire Commission for three years and is on several community boards, including the Red Cross and ICC Foundation.


Steven E. Johnson

Class Year: 
1981

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1992

Steven Johnson currently works at Altschuler, Melvoin, and Glasser in Chicago and is a member of the College’s Board of Trustee Associates. He received his CPA certificate in May 1983.  Johnson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, immediate past president and a member of the board of directors of Naperville Community Outreach, a member of the Naperville Exchange Club and a graduate of the Leadership Program sponsored by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and North Central College. 


Holly Humphrey

Class Year: 
1979

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1987

Holly Humphrey is the dean for medical education at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she oversees the education of 400 medical students and all graduate programs. Certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Humphrey has served on the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2001 and presently serves as chair. Named dean for medical education in 2003, Humphrey continues to teach at Pritzker, where she has been honored 12 times by the medical students as their favorite faculty member since her first appointment in 1987.  She has published many articles in working with challenging personalities.  In 1993, Humphrey also published a book, APDIM Chief Resident’s Manual. Most recently, Humphrey was elected to North Central’s Board of Trustees.


Robert Holmes

Class Year: 
1966

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1982

Bob Holmes received a degree in political science from North Central College in 1965.  His professional career began as a stockbroker with Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, and then progressed rapidly through a series of promotions with the firm Blyth, Eastman, Dillon & Company.  He then became president of his own firm, Gilford Securities, Inc., which has offices nationwide. He currently serves on the board of trustees for the Crested Butte Academy in Crested Butte, Colo., and Marywood Country Day School in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Holmes served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 1979-93, and was a member of the Board’s Public Affairs and Development Committee.


Mark E. Henze

Class Year: 
1978

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1993

Mark Henze was accepted into medical school, but elected to go to law school instead and he completed his J.D. in 1981.  Henze wrote the preeminent law treatise in the field “The Law and Business of Time Share Resorts” and co-authored “The Law and Business of Resort Development” with Federal Trade Commission attorney Alan Schlaifer. In 2000, after nearly 20 years of practice, Henze moved to California to study at Talbot Seminary and Biola University toward combined master’s degrees in philosophy and Christian education and a doctorate in Christian education. Henze works part-time with the children’s ministry at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., is the director of a grant program at Talbot Seminary and teaches non-traditional degree students at Biola University.


Nancy Henninger

Class Year: 
1965

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1986

Nancy Henninger graduated from North Central College with a music degree. Further studies continued at the American Conservatory of Music where she earned a master’s of music degree in vocal performance in 1969. Her vocal studies took place in Munich, Essen, Giessen and Bonn, Germany. Professional organizations include the American Opera Society of Chicago, Musicians Club of Women and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Henninger is the music director at Grace United Methodist Church of LOGAN Square in Chicago. She also works at Intimate Opera of Chicago—an opera company with staged and costumed productions of grand opera. She most recently founded and directed the Kid’s Chorus of Logan Square Chicago—a children’s choir for ages 5-12.


Sally Fleming Hartmann

Class Year: 
1977

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1990

Sally Fleming Hartmann has worked as manager of associate selection and human resource research for the National Personnel Department of Sears, Roebuck & Company. A summa cum laude graduate of North Central College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Hartmann received master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She frequently lectured for professional organizations on selection-related topics, served on the M.B.A. advisory committee at North Central, and presented a round table discussion on “Challenges for Women in Business” on campus. She has been a member of the American Psychological Association, the Greater Chicago Association of Industrial Organizational Psychologists and the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology.


Donna Jucius Hartl

Class Year: 
1980

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1992

Donna Hartl received a J.D. degree from Loyola University in 1983 and is currently a member of the American Bar, Illinois State Bar, Chicago Bar, Bohemian Lawyers Association and the Illinois CPA Society.  Hartl is also a member of the board of education of South Berwyn School District 100, legislative chairperson for the LaGrange Chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Society, co-founder of the local democratic organization We Do, Inc., and has served on the advisory committee to the Berwyn Youth Commission. Hartl also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Federal Tax Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. 


Camille Conforti

Class Year: 
1966

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1984

Camille Conforti received her certified advertising specialist (C.A.S.) designation from the University of Houston in 1982. She served on the board of directors of the Specialty Advertising Association of Chicago and is a past president or vice president of many organizations including the Naperville-North Central College Performing Arts Association,  Naperville Junior Women’s Club and the North Central College Alumni Association. She was recognized as one of the “Outstanding Young Women of America” in 1977, and in that same year, Sigma Alpha Iota presented her the “Sword of Honor” award for her cultural leadership in her home community.  In 1981, she was included among those listed in “Who’s Who of American Women.”


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