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Abel Sanchez

“Before transferring to North Central, Abel Sanchez pursued a degree in aviation. He discovered a passion for education and found that North Central had the right stuff. ‘I decided to become an educator because it’s the most rewarding and important profession of all....

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Adam Ciccone '13 Scholarship

Adam Ciccone ’13, is a senior associate with RSM, formerly McGladrey, located in Chicago. While a student at North Central, Adam was a member of the Men’s Tennis team and was first in singles and doubles. In 2014, he received a master’s degree in Accounting from...

African American Alumni Association of North Central College

African American Alumni Association of North Central College

The African American Alumni Association of North Central College is, as the name implies, an association of African-American alumni. It grew out of the desire of several black alumni that there should be some financial assistance to black students that comes...

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Anne T. Sherren Scholarship

Throughout her 35-year career at North Central College, Anne T. Sherren, Ph.D., directed dozens of student theses, supervised scores of off-campus internships and published scholarly work in various scientific journals. On campus, she’s been known for her...

Bill Shatzer and Suzanne Shatzer Doerge Scholarship

Bill Shatzer and Suzanne Shatzer Doerge Scholarship

Bill Shatzer ’42 was a four-sport athlete, receiving varsity letters in football (three), baseball (three), basketball (three) and track (two). A “triple-threat” in football, the quarterback/running back/punter could do it all and was honored as a three-time...

Bockholdt Scholarship

Bockholdt Scholarship

Mr. Robert L. Bockholdt graduated in 1962 from North Central College with a B.A. in speech. He spent much of his time in speech forensics and was guided by former faculty member, Dr. Glen Reddick, and acquainted himself with all aspects of speech related...

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Brad and Judy Brehm

Long-time Naperville residents, Brad and Judy Brehm created the Abby and Julia Kempf Scholarship in honor of their two granddaughters. Brad and Judy are active members within the Naperville community. In addition to their scholarship for education majors, the Brehms...

Bryan J. Taylor

Bryan J. Taylor

Bryan J. Taylor is a chemistry teacher at East Aurora High School and a proud member of the North Central College Class of 2013. Before attending North Central he grew up in a single parent household in the northern suburbs where he graduated from Prairie Ridge High...

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Burton and Marjorie Heinmiller Bauernfeind Memorial Scholarship

In 1934, a promising high school honor student by the name of Burton Bauernfeind received a letter from North Central College’s President Rall informing him that he received a scholarship. This scholarship was in the amount of $100 and would be given in $25 dollar...

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Chick-fil-A Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship

Mark Cabrera has been the owner and operator of the Chick-Fil-A restaurant located at the Fox Valley Center in Aurora, Illinois since 2014. Mark received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach back in 2010. He is also a...

Class of 1951 Endowed Scholarship – In Memory of Phyllis J. Ebinger

Class of 1951 Endowed Scholarship – In Memory of Phyllis J. Ebinger

This scholarship fund has been established by the Class of 1951, in memory of Phyllis J. Ebinger, who died suddenly of leukemia during her senior year. This scholarship is a lasting memorial to Phyllis as she related to not only the senior class but also to the...

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Class of 1965 Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Class of 1965 Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by members of the Class of 1965 Homecoming and Gift Committee to honor their 50th Reunion. Class Reunion Scholarships are a North Central College tradition among alumni celebrating a milestone reunion.

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Dane T. Scag

Dane Scag ’41 received his B.A. in physics and mathematics from North Central College and completed a M.A. in physics from the University of Illinois in 1942. He accepted a job teaching physics and math to military personnel. After completing his master’s degree in...

Darrell and Gracie Berlin Scholarship

Darrell and Gracie Berlin Scholarship

Dr. K. Darrell Berlin ’55, a distinguished scientist, inventor and author, is the first Regents Professor named at Oklahoma State University and a special consultant to the National Institutes of Health. After graduating from North Central College, Darrell attended...

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Dr. Lara Ellison ‘97 and Mr. Shane Ellison ’95

The Max Lacewell and Brianna Sharp Memorial Scholarship was established by alumni couple, Dr. Lara Ellison ‘97 and Mr. Shane Ellison ’95 to honor the memories of Max Lacewell and Brianna Sharp, who both died much too young of a rare brain tumor – diffuse intrinsic...

Dunham Fund Scholarship

Dunham Fund Scholarship

The objectives that guide the Dunham Fund are forever linked with Fund Founder John C. Dunham and his family. It was Mr. Dunham, after all, who determined that the Fund he created in 1996 should “be dedicated through wise gifting to making the world a more...

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Dwight Lewis Legacy Scholarship

The Dwight Lewis Legacy Scholarship is in honor and memory of Dwight Lewis. Dwight Lewis is an alumnus of North Central College class of 1965. His success in life is rooted in his motto “I am a product of education. I believe in education.” Dwight Lewis was a student...

Etheldred L. Schafer Pre-Med Scholarship

Etheldred L. Schafer Pre-Med Scholarship

After graduating from North Central College in 1928, Dr. Etheldred Schafer began her career in medicine at the Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago as a medical technologist. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine in...

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Gary and Sharon Kovener

After receiving a Ph.D. in Physics, Gary Kovener began his career at Amoco Chemicals in 1974. That career encompassed modeling plastic fabrication processes, exploratory chemicals research, venture manager for integrated circuits polymers, and a business assignment...

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General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM)

As the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s mission is preparing global leaders for a global church and the world. Every elder, deacon and licensed local pastor benefits from our training...

Hank Skoglund Scholarship for Humanities

Hank Skoglund Scholarship for Humanities

The Hank Skoglund Scholarship Fund was established by members of the North Central College community to honor the memory of Hank Skoglund, Professor of Philosophy at North Central from 1966-1982. The scholarship fund supports the study of Humanities – Philosophy,...

Harold Henning Scholarship

Harold Henning Scholarship

Dr. Harold (Hal) Henning was a dentist in Naperville for 39 years, however swimming was his passion. Born in Lockport, New York in 1919, he came to Naperville in 1937, and was an All-American swimmer in the freestyle and the backstroke at North Central College. From...

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Harold Temple Endowed Scholarship

The Temple Endowed Scholarship was established by North Central College alumnus, Harold Temple ’65 to recognize the dignity, equality and worth, among all students and of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or ally students in particular.

Jacquelyn Lewis Wentz

Jacquelyn Lewis Wentz

In 2003, Jacquelyn Lewis ’63 Wentz established the Norman and Rose Lewis Endowed Scholarship to honor her parents. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide room and board to students wishing to live on campus in order to have a true college experience. Good...

Jeanene Yule Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education

Jeanene Yule Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education

Jeanene Yule was an associate professor of education and chair of the department at North Central College. She is remembered at the College and in area schools as a dynamic leader and educator who was committed to making North Central’s education department the best...

Jeffrey Swallow

Jeffrey Swallow

Jeffrey “Jeff” Swallow is a 1994 graduate of North Central College. He is a visionary corporate leader, North Central College Trustee and generous philanthropist. After completing an associate’s degree at Lincoln College in downstate Lincoln, Jeff Swallow received...

John W. Bean

John W. Bean

John W. Bean was a student at North Central College in 1922 and in 1923. When John W. Bean passed away in the late 1980’s, his estate designated funds to establish the John W. Bean Scholarship in memory of his attendance at North Central. Since the inception of the...

Judy G. Stevenson

Judy G. Stevenson

Judy Stevenson, North Central College Life Trustee, will be remembered for being a caring mother, a successful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central College and many other causes. Judy Stevenson, of Oak...

Lenert Family Scholarship for Business Majors

Lenert Family Scholarship for Business Majors

Richard and Mary Jo Lenert were the owners of Lenert Plumbing. A family owned business that was started by Richard’s father in the 1930’s. The Lenert’s sold the business to two long-time employees in 1992. Richard and Mary Jo had four children – Pamela Lenert,...

Lincoln V. & Hazel M. Stauffacher Domm Scholarship

Lincoln V. & Hazel M. Stauffacher Domm Scholarship

The late Lincoln Domm was professor emeritus of anatomy at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine. A 1921 graduate of Northwestern College (now North Central College), he conducted extensive research on endocrines in the physiology of reproduction and he was...