North Central College - Naperville, IL

Message from the President

We’re finally welcoming spring at North Central College. The flowers have bloomed and the campus has come to life with students pedaling their Cardinal red bikes. It was a rough winter in terms of cold and snow, but our faculty and staff, particularly our maintenance department, kept the campus productive and functioning.

New facility enables the sciences to collaborate, teach & research

Schematic designs are nearly complete for a premier science facility that will combine all the departments of the Science Division and transform the entire campus. The floor plans reflect the thoughtful input—and long-held dreams—of faculty who envision how they will teach in the future and address the need for graduates with STEM educations. 

Campus ministry: A celebration of the past, present and future

Twenty years ago an experienced and compassionate pastor with a special energy for social justice and evangelism came to North Central College to become campus chaplain.

Mary Davolt '90

Mary Davolt is chief financial officer at Englewood Construction in Lemont, IL. Last year, she received the Construction Financial Management Association’s Associate Member of the Year Award. She has also been recognized in the Influential Women in Business program by the National Association of Women in Business and The Suburban Business Ledger. Davolt is president of the board of directors for Naperville CARES, which is dedicated to helping local families in financial crisis with emergency financial support and resources.

Russell Webster '03

Russell Webster is a visiting assistant professor of psychology at North Central. He has co-published a study titled “Angels and Demons Are Among Us: Assessing Individual Differences in Belief in Pure Evil and Belief in Pure Good” in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Webster received his master of psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS.

Giuseppe Pellicano ’12

Giuseppe Pellicano’s current work, The Grenade Series, won first place at the Local Hines, VA, Hospital Veterans Creative Art Festival. It was then selected for a national competition by the Veterans Administration and won first place and best in show in Reno, NV.

Randy Anderson '91

Randy Anderson is Americas Head of Research for CBRE Group, Inc. Dr. Anderson has served as principal of Bluerock Real Estate LLC, as a professor at the University of Central Florida and as chief economist at CNL Financial Group and Marcus & Millichap. He has earned a Counselors of Real Estate designation and been named a Distinguished Fellow at the NAIOP Research Foundation and a Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute.

Bryan Shell '03

Bryan Shell was recognized by his peers for the second year in a row as a Rising Star attorney by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. He is an associate with Block, Klukas & Manzella in Joliet, IL, and focuses on workers compensation and personal injury cases in Cook, DuPage, Grundy, LaSalle and Will counties. Shell is a certified mediation specialist who has been published in several mediation journals and has earned his mediation certification at Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Ann Grenevitch M ’12

Ann Grenevitch M ’12 opened her own business, Ruth Ann’s Sweets, in Huntley, IL. “I knew I wanted to have my own business,” she said. “It was just something I could be very passionate about. Everybody has a passion, and they have to figure out what it is.” Grenevitch was a professor of marketing at Kendall College in Chicago and also taught various baking classes around the suburbs.

Robert Ropars '92

Robert Ropars self-published “The Pleasure of Fiends: Five Tales of the Vampire” via Amazon's eBook and paperback services. It features five stand-alone vampire stories for fans of more classic horror.

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