North Central College - Naperville, IL

President's message

The poet Robert Frost wrote: “Don’t join too many gangs. Join few if any. Join the United States and join the family. But not much in between unless a college.” I’ve always hated cliques and stereotypes. I am wary of people who substitute their gang affiliation—their fraternity, their country club membership, the cars they own, their economic status, the exclusive community in which they live—for their character and responsibility as individual, moral human beings.

Elizabeth “Jan” Edgar '70

Elizabeth “Jan” Edgar, certified fund-raising executive (CFRE), is the executive director of the Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center Foundation in Joliet, IL. Edgar previously served as the director of development at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in Schaumburg, IL, where she created and led initiatives for annual major and planned gifts, corporate relations, cause and marketing, and awards and recognition programs. Before her work with the AAD, Edgar served as the first executive director of the Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, IL.

Anne Adamson '10

Anne Adamson was a guest speaker for North Central’s student-run Pre-Health Organization, which provides opportunities for its members to learn from and network with successful North Central alumni from a variety of health professions. Adamson shared her experiences as a second-year dental student at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. She is a recipient of the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, which provides tuition assistance and a stipend for up to four years. She also is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy.

Jen Berosek '08

Jen Berosek is the box office manager at North Central College. Berosek previously served as the assistant to the department directors and office manager for The School of Performing Arts in Naperville.

David Thompson '99

David Thompson is the head men’s and women’s track and field coach at State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, a Division II school. Thompson specializes in sprints and jumps and has had success nationally both as a coach and athlete. At North Central, Thompson was an 11-time All-American and three-time national champion in the long jump, 400-meter relay and 200-meter dash. North Central won the men’s National Championship in 1998, when Thompson ran on the 400-meter relay and won the 200-meter dash.

Michael D. Oldenettel '88

Michael D. Oldenettel, a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) professional, was installed as the 2013 president of the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR). He will serve as the chair of the IAR Leadership and Executive Committees, National Association of Realtors Political Advisory Working Group and will lead the state association’s board of directors. As the managing broker-owner of RE/MAX Results Plus, Inc. in Jacksonville, IL, he has been active in real estate for 23 years.

Mallory Carr '12

Mallory Carr is an assistant golf pro at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville and recently won the Inwood Golf Course Long Drive Competition in Joliet, IL. She also competed in the Illinois Women’s Open at the Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, IL. She was among 429 nominees for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. “I am really proud of this nomination,” she says. “North Central College really helped shape me into the woman I am today. I wouldn’t have accomplished anything without my North Central family.”

Michelle LeDonne '09

Michelle LeDonne is the communications officer for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation in Montreal where she works in media and donor relations and is involved in fundraising and grant writing. LeDonne graduated from McGill University in February 2011 with a master of arts degree in English.

North Central College President Harold Wilde featured on NCTV's "Naperville Notables"

North Central College President Dr. Harold R. Wilde is the subject of the inaugural episode of the new NCTV17 program "Naperville Notables."

North Central College President Dr. Harold R. Wilde is the subject of the inaugural episode of the new Naperville Community Television program "Naperville Notables."

The 30-minute interview with Wilde premiered at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 on NCTV channel 17 in Naperville. Visit nctv17.com to lean more.

This episode is available below or viewers may also see the program on NCTV at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28; and at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29.

North Central College, City of Naperville partner to turn eyesore into park

Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel and President Hal Wilde "break ground."
North Central College and the City of Naperville are partnering to convert a downtown eyesore into a public park.

North Central College and the City of Naperville are partnering to convert a downtown eyesore into a public park.

The College is purchasing the property at 420 S. Washington Street, a vacant one-story commercial building adjacent to the Naperville Riverwalk. The city will demolish the building, and the College intends to develop the property as a park and additional entryway to campus.