North Central College - Naperville, IL

Thomas Kauffman '71

Thomas Kauffman is a doctor of dental surgery in Atlanta. He has been involved in dental health care for 38 years. After graduating from North Central, he received his D.D.S. from Loyola University in Chicago. Kauffman completed his general practice residency in the U.S. Army Dental Corps and opened his own private dental practice in 1977.

Curtis Herink '72

Curtis Herink is a professor of mathematics at Mercer University in Macon, GA. He has been teaching college mathematics full time since completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977.

Kevin A. Brown '86

Kevin A. Brown received a Pacesetter Award as the lead of a project with five other co-workers at Argonne National Laboratory. He has been a coordinating writer and editor and has served the laboratory since 1989. He resides in Plainfield, IL, with his wife Michele T. Murray ’86/M ’95 and their two daughters.

Jenny Kintzele Orsburn '01

Jenny Kintzele Orsburn is the superintendent of the City of Portage Parks and Recreation Department in Indiana. She was previously the program specialist for Indiana’s Lake Michigan Coastal Program at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) where she administered grant programs for environmental improvement along Indiana’s coastline. She invites anyone interested in Lake Michigan environmental concerns to contact her at She resides in Burns Harbor, IN, with her husband Nate.

Britni Miller '08

Britni Miller graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with her doctor of veterinary medicine. She resides in Sycamore, IL.

Jessica Kozelsky '09

Jessica Kozelsky is a registered nurse at Rush University Medical Center. She also graduated from Rush and its Generalist Entry Master’s (GEM) program. She may be reached at

North Central College shares science instruments with high school chemistry students

North Central College hosted chemistry students from Naperville North High School on a field trip to use the College’s spectroscopy equipment.

Chemistry students from Naperville North High School learned what it’s like to use sophisticated scientific instrumentation during a recent field trip to North Central College.

Sixteen Naperville North students worked with Jeff Bjorklund, North Central College professor of chemistry, during the Nov. 12 field trip. They learned how to use the College’s spectroscopy instruments to determine the chemical properties of samples they were provided.

North Central honors Fred Janzen ’85 with Outstanding Alumni Award

Fred Janzen ’85, Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor professor and scientist Fred Janzen with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Convocation Oct. 26.

North Central College is honoring Fred Janzen, Ph.D., of Ames, Iowa, with a 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Janzen and five others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Convocation at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

Madison Henry

“I fell in love with the sciences here … the one-on-one research and all the opportunities. Other colleges just can’t compare.”

A future physician assistant, Madison studied abroad at the University of Glasgow, where she worked with a professor on his research and dissected human cadavers as part of an anatomy class. To fund her research, she secured a Richter grant from North Central and presented her findings at a national conference.

Madison regularly participates in a Saturday science program, sharing her love of science with grade-school girls at a nearby school. “It’s been very rewarding, and I could never have done it without direction and connections from my professors.”

Madison is a College Scholar and also enjoys campus life. An orientation leader and choir vocalist, she encourages new students “to get involved early. You learn so much and meet so many different people when you do.”

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