1970 - 1966 Recipients

Paul Hunsinger

Class Year: 1941
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1970

Paul “Hunsie” Hunsinger received his B.D. from the Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1944. He earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1951. Hunsinger served as pastor of Salem Evangelical Church in Chicago followed by two years at Chicago’s Diversey Parkway Church. Later he moved to Sioux City, Iowa, to become director of forensics at Morningside College. In 1960, he went to Occidental College in Los Angeles as associate director of forensics. He was a consultant for an International Conference of Industrial Editors and also seved as president of the Colorado Speech Association in 1963.


Doretha Zehnder Seder

Class Year: 1926
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1970

Doretha Zehnder Seder graduated from North Central College in 1926. She also studied at the University of Minnesota, William and Mary College, the University of Munich and the American University of Washington. Seder was a member of the College and Seminary Board of Trustees, serving as vice chairman and a member and secretary of the executive committee. She served on the Alumni Board and was an alumni representative to the North Central Board of Trustees. She was also a member of the General Centennial Committee.


Herbert Heilman

Class Year: 1938
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1969

Herb Heilman’s career as assistant director of athletics, head football coach and head baseball coach at North Central College, although brief, is a proud chapter in the College’s history. During two seasons, he led his 1946 and 1947 football teams to College Conference of Illinois championships. The 1947 squad is still the only North Central football team ever to appear in a post-season competition playing in the Corn Bowl. Both football teams included experienced veterans from World War II and young men fresh out of high school. It was Coach Heilman who molded the diverse crew together into championship teams.


Wilmert H. Wolf

Class Year: 1926
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1969

Wilmert Wolf received his S.T.B. in 1932 and S.T.M. in 1933, both from Boston University School of Theology. He served as pastor in Middleton, Mass., Winona, Minn., and New York City before he and his family returned to Naperville in 1939. He was on the North Central faculty, teaching political science and history. In 1943, he became pastor of the former Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church. He served as a College trustee. Wolf was former president of the Board of Trustees of the College and Seminary Library and a member of the original committee which planned the library for the two Methodist institutions.


Paul V. Grambsch

Class Year: 1941
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1968

Paul Grambsch was dean of the University of Minnesota School of Business Administration. A native of Milwaukee, Grambsch was a 1941 North Central graduate. He went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi in 1947 and received his Ph.D.  in 1955 from Indiana University. He served on North Central’s Board of Trustees from 1971-77. He also served as dean of the business school at Tulane University in New Orleans. Gambsch’s special fields of interest were management, industrial relations, economics and educational administration.


Anton Senty

Class Year: 1929
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1968

Anton “Red” Senty was a general supervisor at Western Electric Company where he worked for 30 years. He was involved in North Central College’s Board of Trustees in 1964 and was named Life Trustee in 1973. During the last 20 years at Western Electric, he worked in supervisory positions and had various responsibilities. A chief steward in charge of finances for the first E.U.B. Church of Naperville, he was active in civic and community affairs with Y.M.C.A., Edward Hospital and the Naperville Country Club.


Harvey E. Mehlhouse

Class Year: 1928
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1967

Harvey Melhouse was the 13th President of Western Electric Company. He was a director of Bell Telephone Laboratories, Sandia Corporation, Teletype Corporation, The MFB Mutual Insurance Company, Uniroyal, Inc., and the National Association of Manufacturers. He was a trustee of North Central College from 1972-76 and a former director of Bellcomm, Inc. Mehlhouse was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from North Central College in 1967. In 1970, he received the New York Urban League’s Frederick Douglass Award for distinguished leadership toward equal opportunity. After retirement, Mehlhouse moved to North Carolina and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Hendersonville, the Oasis Temple of Charlotte, the Telephone Pioneers, and the Rotary Club of Hendersonville where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.


Lester Schloerb

Class Year: 1919
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1967

Lester Schloerb served as trustee at North Central College and worked on the Development Council Foundations Committee. Schloerb stepped down as the Associate Superintendent of Schools in charge of administration in 1963 for the Chicago Public School System and retired after 41 years of service with the Chicago Public Schools. After his retirement, Schloerb taught part-time at North Central, and then moved on to Northwestern University where he supervised graduate students on a part-time basis. He was also active in community affairs serving as member and president of the Board of Education in Naperville and as a trustee of the First EUB Church.


Joseph E. Rall

Class Year: 1940
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1966

Retired as deputy director of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Joseph Rall has contributed outstanding leadership and made personal research accomplishments in the field of thyroid biochemistry, physiology and disease. He has been described as America’s foremost authority on the thyroid. Rall is an author of more than 95 scientific papers and recipient of numerous awards and honors from the medical and scientific communities. His distinguished career also includes service as the chief of the clinical endocrinology branch at NIH and director of intramural research at NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney diseases. He is also a member of the National Academy of Science. In 1996, he took a leadership role in the North Central College’s campaign to complete the Kresge Science Challenge that brought $2 million in new support to North Central’s science program. Rall also founded the College’s Annual Rall Symposium on Undergraduate Research.