Alumni Recognition Award Winner 2006
Scott Wehrli '91 is a recognized leader in Naperville as a business manager, community volunteer, Boy Scout leader and member of the North Central College Board of Trustees.
For his many roles in the community and service to the College, Wehrli received the Alumni Recognition Award, which honors a "young alum" for accomplishments in the 15 years (or less) since graduating from North Central.
"I'm blessed to have North Central as part of my life and to have so many alumni serve as role models in my life," Wehrli said in accepting the award.
Wehrli is corporate secretary-treasurer and partner of DuKane Precast, Inc., a premier producer of pre-cast concrete building components based in Naperville. In this role, he is a visible business leader in the community, serving as vice chairman of the Naperville Development Partnership and vice chairman and founding member of the Plainfield Economic Development Partnership.
While at North Central, Wehrli majored in speech communication and was head of the news department at WONC-FM 89.1. Since his graduation 15 years ago, he has continued a family tradition of service to the College. He became president of the North Central College Board of Trustee Associates, a group of young Naperville-area professionals who are committed to advancing the College. In 2005, he was elected to the Board of Trustees.
In the community, he has received awards for his dedicated volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America as an area exploring advisor and past co-chair of the Illinois Law Enforcement Explorer Conference. He also received a meritorious service award from the Naperville Park District, where he served as a police lieutenant in the district's police department.
Wehrli said that while the alumni of the College represent so many different generations, backgrounds and cultures, they share a common goal: "They're passionate about what they do and they live every day with a purpose," he said.
"Students come here to prepare for life and leave here still hungry to learn."
He and his wife, Lynda, and their children, Sam and Hope, live in Naperville.