Welcome to the Office of Alumni Engagement!
The Office of Alumni Engagement is here to serve you. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please give us a call at 800-611-1861 or 630-637-5200, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or better yet, stop by our office on the 4th floor of Old Main.
Get to know the Alumni Relations team:
Began working at North Central: 2005
Adrian is responsible for the overall strategic vision of the Office of Alumni Engagement. He oversees a variety of fundraising and friendraising initiatives, including academic, fine arts and athletic affinity groups, that advance the institution through alumni participation. He is the primary staff liaison to the Alumni Board and a member of the Alumni Board Executive Committee.
Adrian is married to Jacqueline Milbratz '03 Aldrich and has two children, Caden and Addison. He enjoys time with his family and friends as well as meeting alumni from all over the country to learn more about them and their North Central experience. Adrian earned his Master of Education degree in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University and is a die-hard Cubs and Cardinals fan (that's North Central College Cardinals).
Jared Bogan M'10
Began working at North Central: 2007
Jared is responsible for the overall strategic vision of the Office of Alumni Engagement---engaging alumni, current students, parents and friends in the College’s vision. He works alongside the alumni relations team in efforts to coordinate alumni events, support Alumni Board operations, and maintain alumni records. He serves as a member of the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Engagement leadership team.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Jared graduated from Wabash College (IN) in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in history and an area of concentration in secondary education. He earned his master's degree in leadership studies from North Central College in 2010. Professionally, Jared has taught history at North Montgomery High School in Crawfordsville, IN, and served in the Athletics, Residence Life, and Campus Safety departments here on campus. When not here at NC, Jared enjoys attending baseball games and country music concerts, running half marathons and traveling.
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Coordinator of Major Campus Events and Co-Coordinator of the Sesquicentennial Celebration
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Began working at North Central: 1995
Mary is responsible for coordinating alumni events, both locally and nationally. She works with regional clubs and assists with their event planning, and is the staff liaison to the Activities Committee of the Alumni Board. On campus she manages major institutional events such as Commencement, Honors Day and Homecoming.
When Mary is not at North Central events, she enjoys spending time with her family and attending her daughter Jillian's softball games and daughter Madelyn's gymnastic and cheerleading events. Mary earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Higher Education from University Wisconsin - Whitewater.
Stephanie Ryding '10 Zobac
Began working at North Central: 2015
Stephanie is responsible for assisting the Office of Alumni Engagement reach its goals for alumni engagement. She manages the communication plan for the office, including the social media correspondence and information regarding events and alumni news. Stephanie also assists the Development Office in reaching its fund raising goals and serves as the staff liaison for affinity giving to the Athletics Department. She also serves as the advisor to two student groups: the Legacy Ambassadors Program and the Senior Class Gift Committee.
Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Stephanie graduated from North Central College with a bachelor’s degree in management, international business and Spanish in 2010. She received her Master's in Education from Marquette University in 2012. Professionally, Stephanie has served in Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Athletics. When not at work, she enjoys coaching and playing volleyball, cheering on NC athletic teams, and residing in Seager Residence Hall with her husband, Area Hall Director, Andrew Zobac '12.
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Began working at North Central: 2004
Meredith prepares the classnotes for the North Central Now quarterly magazine, assists in maintaining the College's alumni database and website, manages attendance lists and materials for Alumni events, coordinates academic, fine arts and athletic affinity group mailings.
She enjoys spending time with her family and attending North Central events with her children.