North Central College 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
  • Eric Young ’09 Chair - Rev. Dr. Howard Mueller ’58 Alumni Board Student Involvement Scholarship Committee
  • Kaitlyn Rossi ’13 Chair - Awards & Recognition Committee

Alumni Board Members

First Last First Last
Linda Eddy Allison '65 Diana Raimond ’99
Kim Cramer ’08 Sara Reid ’15
Lauren Dvorak ’20 Nathan Ronchetti ’08
Alyssa Figueroa '13 Emily Salomone ’18
Estela Hammond ’98 Josh Seago ’09
Connor McGury ’18 Valerie Smith '13
Rick Ochenkowski ’05 Eric Wilson ’16
Scott Palmer ’08 Stephen Wright M'03
Karin Mueggenborg ’82 Peraino Nick Zec '81
Lynn Pries '67 Steve Zolno S'71

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 and be sure to designate your gift to the "Alumni Board Scholarship." If you would like to discuss making a major gift (>$25,000) to help endow the scholarship, please contact director of alumni engagement, Jared Bogan M’10 at jbogan@noctrl.edu or 630-637-5267. 

Past recipients include:

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

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? Email the name of your nominee and your contact information to Maria Caselli ’01/M’08, staff liaison to the awards and recognition committee, at macaselli@noctrl.edu. 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!