Alumni Board Executive Committee

Carli Franks '05

Director of Marketing, PAIRIN

Carla Kolavo '06 Muir

Underwriter, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 

Kaitlyn Rossi '13 Piecuch

Senior Consultant, Henry Crown & Company

Alumni Board

The Alumni Board of North Central College strives to create programs and host events to cultivate meaningful relationships among the alumni, students, faculty and staff; upholds the traditions and history of the College by participating in hallmark festivities and recognizing alumni as exemplary models for North Central College; promotes the continued growth and success of the College. 

Executive Committee

  • Carli Franks ’05  President
  • Carla Kolavo ’06 Muir  Chair - Communication & Membership Committee
  • Kaitlyn Rossi ’13 Piecuch Chair - Awards & Recognition Committee

Alumni Board Members

First Name Last Name First Name Last Name
Robin Ashton S’71 Connor McGury ’18
Jane Clark ’92 Rick Ochenkowski ’05
Kim Cramer ’08 Malinowski Lynn Pries '67
Laura Cummins M’19 Christina Richardson ’14 Rounds
Bridget Drury ’19 David Rivait '82
Linda Eddy '65 Allison Stefany Sigler ’17
Alyssa Figueroa ’13 Danielle Smith ’95 Weddington
Sam Fitch ’17 Bryan Taylor ’13
Michael Gross ’10 Eric Young ’09

Rev. Dr. Howard Mueller ’58 Alumni Board Student Involvement Scholarship

This annual scholarship is named in honor of Rev. Dr. Howard Mueller ’58 who embodies the spirit of the scholarship. The one-time $3,000 award provides financial assistance to a student who exhibits leadership abilities through involvement with the North Central College campus community and demonstrates an understanding of the importance of involvement with the alumni association. The recipient serves as a voting member of the Alumni Board.

If you would like to donate to the scholarship, click here. If you would like to discuss making a major gift (>$25,000) to help endow the scholarship, please contact director of alumni and parent engagement, Mary Reynolds at or 630-637-5202. 

Past recipients include:

First Last Years Received First Last Year Received
Emily MacGruder '06 2004 Christina Richardson '14 Rounds 2013
Scott Drucker '06 2005 Robert Wegley '15 2014
Marybeth Cieplak '08 2006 Sarah Kott ’17 2015
Courtney Ziegler '08 2007 Connor McGury ’18 2016
Eric Young '09 2008 Emily Salamone ’18 2017
Sunny Gill '10 2009 Lauren Dvorak ’20 2018
Melissa Guido '13 2010 Giuliano Catalano ’21 2019
William Miller '12 2011 Jordan Nowlin ’21 2020
Shaun Ballard ’13 2012 Cassie Miller ’23 2021

Interested in Joining the Alumni Board?

Check out the guidelines for joining and submit an application! A member of the Alumni Engagement Office will be in touch!

Outstanding Alumni Awards

Want to nominate a fellow Cardinal to be considered for an Outstanding Alumni Award? Submit your nomination online here. Check out past Outstanding Award recipients here.

Join fellow Cardinals at Alumni Engagement Events

Check out all our events here!

Scholarship Information

Know a student interested in the Rev. Dr. Howard Mueller ’58 Alumni Board Student Involvement Scholarship, CLICK HERE and send the student this information!