North Central College - Naperville, IL

Roger Hruby

Class Year: 
1958

Chemistry major

How many of the scientists who have shaped our world can you identify? Here’s a few — all Nobel laureates: Harold Varmus. John Mather. Peter Agre. And their schools? Small liberal arts colleges.

Roger Hruby graduated with a degree in chemistry from North Central College, a liberal arts college in Naperville, Illinois. The specialty chemical company that he founded utilizing his scientific background, CFC International Inc., touches the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world everyday. Among its innovative products, it is a key supplier to the credit card industry of the magnetic strips and holograms that protect consumers and businesses from counterfeiting and fraud.