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Alumni Admission Ambassador Network Scholarship

Become a part of shaping North Central's future! As the College celebrates its Sesquicentennial year, we invite alumni of North Central College to encourage a family member or friend to join our North Central College family.

The Alumni Admission Ambassador Network (AAAN) helps you share the North Central experience with future alumni. As an ambassador in this network, you have opportunities to:

Community invited to celebrate Homecoming Oct. 21-24

North Central College invites community members to celebrate Homecoming 2010 Oct. 21-24.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307,

Sept. 2, 2010—North Central College invites community members to celebrate Homecoming 2010 Oct. 21-24 with public events that include performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, family-friendly theatrical productions, a parade and, of course, a football game.

The public is welcome to participate in the following Homecoming weekend festivities:

Oct. 21-24

Noted alumni featured during Opening Convocation

Noted alumni featured during Opening Convocation

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North Central’s annual new student Convocation took place Sept. 8. In addition to hearing remarks from President Harold Wilde, the College’s new students, parents and faculty were introduced to noted alumni in a slideshow by Vice President for Institutional Advancement Rick Spencer and Director of Alumni Relations Adrian Aldrich ’02.

“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.”

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