North Central College - Naperville, IL

“Going pro” means coaching, mentoring, teaching, scouting

 

Former Cardinal basketball player Tony Thompson ’90 of Nashville, TN, knows a thing or two about college basketball and he’s using his experiences to influence the lives of hundreds of young players.

Board names Life Trustee and new Trustee

The College’s Board of Trustees in May voted to recognize, John D. Bramsen ’60, as a Life Trustee after 19 years of service to the board. Bramsen majored in mathematics at North Central and then pursued his master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Illinois. During his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, he studied the application of math to sociological theory, which inspired his research as an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Colorado. He later returned to Chicago to work at Spraying Systems Company, a business founded by his father.

A Family Tree of Cardinals

Editor’s note: Jessica Lagodney ’10, a fourth-generation graduate of North Central and English: print journalism major, wrote a longer version of this essay for her Magazine Writing class.

Alum Lands Fulbright

 

Parker Gadbois ’09 has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Yilan, Taiwan, about an hour south of Taipei. He begins his assignment on August 1.

Alumnus is at leading edge of design technology

Robert “Buzz” Kross ’87 helps lead a company with an understated name—Autodesk—but the $1.7 billion software firm is a major player and worldwide leader in 2D and 3D design, which supports everything from the design of BMWs and Apple iPads to digital movie effects.

Reverend Dr. Tallulah Fisher '74 Williams Added to Wall of Witness

The late Reverend Dr. Tallulah Fisher ’74 Williams became the third name added to the Wall of Witness in Kiekhofer Hall, which honors graduates of North Central College and/or Evangelical Theological Seminary for their lives of witness to their faith and service to humanity.

“Thank you, sister, for being such a dynamic role model,” said Renetta M. Butler ’84, (right), who accepted the award at Homecoming on behalf of her sister Tallulah. “Thank you for not holding your light under a bushel. You continue to influence me and women of all colors.”

Beth Thomas '63 Zimmermann Recognized with Outstanding Alumni Award

Beth Thomas ’63 Zimmermann was honored with an Outstanding Alumni Award for her distinguished nursing career and service to North Central College as a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees and alumni board.

“As a student, I grew to love NCC and appreciate this family,” said Zimmermann, mentioning the impact of people like the Reverend George St. Angelo ’43. “The professors and staff were dedicated to the profession of teaching and learning.”

Dale Grantman '50 Honored with Outstanding Alumni Award

 

Dale Grantman ’50 has distinguished himself by his successful business career, dedication to service and his loyal support of his alma mater.

A Day to Remember

 

October 18, 2008, was a day of historical significance for North Central College, as faculty, trustees, donors, alumni, student performers and community guests witnessed the official dedication of the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center. The formal procession was accompanied by “Joyful Noise,” original music for the occasion composed by Stephen Sturk ’72.

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