North Central College - Naperville, IL

Joe Swithin '77

Joe Swithin is a safety and compliance coordinator for Prairie Central Cooperative, Inc. After 37 years in the building material business, he took advantage of the opportunity for a second career. He received his master’s certification from Kansas State University through a program with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). Swithin is also a lay speaker in the United Methodist Church in Morris, IL, where he resides with his wife Vicki.

Marcella Marquez Dulka '00

Marcella Marquez Dulka is supervisor of Ecolab’s Global Knowledge Sharing (GKS) for the Naperville site. She is responsible for the supervision of support staff, business, industry and competitive intelligence, operations, collection journal subscriptions, vendor negotiations and literature research. She has been with Ecolab, formerly Nalco Company, for 28 years.

Callie Byers Celichowski '02

Callie Byers Celichowski was promoted to account executive for Covance Pharmaceutical in Madison, WI, a comprehensive drug development service company that conducts in vivo services, product discovery and translation services.

Eric Friedle '04

Eric Friedle was named president of Publisher’s Diversified Mail Service, a family-owned marketing solutions company. He is a third-generation officer and has worked full time with the company since 2010. Friedle oversees all operations, including supervising staff, managing finances, developing marketing campaigns and working directly with customers. Prior to joining Publisher’s, he worked at ODW Logistics in Waukesha, WI, handling a wide variety of shipping and ordering duties.

Jeff Davis '92

Jeff Davis is vice president of sales administration and marketing with Phoenix Closures, Inc., a Naperville-based manufacturer of plastic caps and closures. His career in sales and marketing has taken him from Green Bay, WI, to Pittsburgh to Atlanta. Subsequently, he was transferred back to Illinois, moved to Naperville in 1989 and earned an M.B.A. from DePaul University. He has been a coach, Cub Scout den leader and has served on three different referendum committees for Indian Prairie School District 204. Additionally, he was appointed to the school board in 2000 and served until 2003.

North Central College students make big presentation to corporate executives

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives.

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives from all over the world.

Katherine Hoekstra

After taking a management course, Katherine began to see the business world as a blank canvas, waiting for her to make her mark.

An internship in retail management at American Eagle, a popular clothing store, gave her firsthand insight into the dedication and preparation it takes to effectively run and manage a business. “It’s one thing to learn in the classroom and ace all your tests, but the best kind of learning comes from firsthand experiences.”

In addition, Katherine and two other students worked with a local small business to develop a strategy for selling its products in a new international market.

“North Central doesn’t limit me to one area of study. I’ve been involved in an assortment of projects … an independence that’s encouraged by our professors. They give me the tools in my quest, helping me become a more knowledgeable individual in the process.”

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 Payscale.com. 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.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

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