Choosing to go to college after serving in the military is a big commitment, and North Central College is committed to giving you the tools you need to find your way. No one knows that better than veterans who have completed their degrees at the College.

Here are some stories of success that our veteran alumni have shared:

Ryan Brazel ’15

"North Central College chose me, challenged me and gave me the tools to overcome those challenges. One of the greatest sources of pride in my life is knowing that I graduated a Cardinal."

Ryan Brazel

Katherine "Kitty" Cobean ’17

“My favorite North Central experiences were definitely the guidance I received from my psychology department professors and the incredible support and dedication to veterans from Julie Carballo.”  

Air Force veteran and North Central College alumna Kitty Cobean.

Jorge Hernandez ’17

"I am glad I chose to attend North Central College because the College creates a culture of community and understanding. Students, faculty and staff facilitated my transition back to society through camaraderie, support and inclusion. North Central does a great job allowing student veterans to integrate by providing the necessary resources and support to succeed academically. The Military Service Office goes above and beyond with their diligent communication to ensure veterans receive their college funding and find peace of mind throughout their enrollment at North Central College."

Jorge Hernandez

Christopher Howard ’17

"I am glad I chose to attend North Central College because the Veteran & Military Services administrative team was amazingly attentive. They created a smooth process that helped with my transition from the military to the completion of my degree."

Christopher Howard

Maria Kornfeind ’16

"I really enjoyed my time at North Central. Class sizes were small and the professors took the time to make sure you understood the material. I felt like I was part of a team and I liked how the school provided opportunities to get involved in the community."

Maria Kornfeind

Bill Moers ’16

"North Central was great. The courses were varied and interesting, and the veteran support was on point. The career development team was also extremely helpful with writing résumés and finding jobs."

Bill Moers

John Stolz M ’90

“I have visited the North Central campus over the past four years as a way to give back to two communities which I highly regard: student veterans and the College. The Office of Veteran and Military Services has allowed me the opportunity to assist both. Each year I have worked with the veterans attending North Central and I have been increasingly impressed with the dedication and drive of these individuals. I applaud my alma mater for its dedication to this group of students.”

John Stolz