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

  • Connor McGury ’18/M’20 - President
  • Carli Franks ’05  Past President
  • Carla Kolavo ’06 Muir  Chair - Membership Committee
  • Bryan Taylor ’13 -  Liaison Lead 
  • Sam Fitch ’17 - Chair - Scholarship Committee
  • Jane Anderson ’92 Clark - Communications Lead

Connor McGury ’18/M’20

Senior Associate - CX Strategy & Innovation Consulting

Carli Franks '05

Director of Marketing, PAIRIN

Carla Kolavo '06 Muir

Underwriter, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 

Bryan Taylor ’13

Chemistry Teacher/Girls Cross Country/Track and Field Coach at East Aurora High School, District 131

Sam Fitch ’17

Sales Development Representative at Wisq

Jane Anderson ’92 Clark

Vice President, Member Services - NationalLease

Alumni Board Members

First Name Maiden Name Last Name Class Year
Linda Eddy Allison 1965
Robin Ashton S 1971
Taylor Bartels 2024
Laura Cummins M 2019
Bridget Drury M 2019
Kim Cramer Malinowski 2008
Mary Naset 2012
Rick Ochenkowski 2005
Kaitlyn Rossi Piecuch 2013
Lynn Pries 1967
Nick Radtke 2017
Joey Ricely 2005
Christina Richardson Rounds 2014
Jordan Scherpe-Lencioni 2015
Stefany Sigler M 2017
Danielle Smith Weddington 1995
Eric Young 2009

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. 

2023 Winner: Erica  L. Johnson ’24

2022 Winner: Taylor Bartels ’24

2021 Winner: Cassie Miller ’22

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!