Verne E. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship
Verne Dietrich accomplished much through teaching, research and inspiration of those around him. Before World War II, Verne earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Purdue University. He had the equivalent of five majors – mathematics, chemistry, physics, history, and religion. He also played in the Purdue marching band and was a charter member of one of the earliest student co-ops.
In 1953 Verne relocated his family to Naperville, where he served as head of the Physics Department at North Central College and later as a consultant in science and engineering at Spraying Systems Company. Verne also formed WONC Radio Station.