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.

Bill Wylie-Kellermann '71

Bill Wylie-Kellermann, pastor of St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit, has edited “William Stringfellow: Essential Writings,” which references the first hearing of Stringfellow in the chapel at North Central in 1968. He also contributed a chapter of “Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Discipleship and Resistance.”  

Tony LiFonti M ’01

Tony LiFonti M ’01 authored “The Story of Snowy Bear and the Lost Scarf” and “Pirate Bear and the Treasure Hunt.” The books are co-authored with Charles "Peanut" Tillman of the Chicago Bears and  Paul Faris ’69 is the art director.  Sixty-percent of all profits will directly benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

Tracy Dvorchak M ’08

Tracy Dvorchak was appointed principal of Prairie Elementary School in Naperville. Dvorchak was the assistant principal at both Kingsley and Meadow Glens, both in Naperville. She was also a second grade teacher for eight years.

Jim Sporleder '73

Jim Sporleder retired from Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, IL, after 34 years of employment in the law and regulation department. As vice president and assistant general counsel, he supervised the company's legal issues. In retirement, Sporleder will become an active participant in reinsurance industry arbitrations as a certified ARIAS arbitrator. He and his wife Cathy reside in North Barrington, IL.

Adam Chin ’99

Adam Chin accepted a promotion to vice president at Wells Fargo & Co. in the consumer credit solutions' model governance and validation group. He is responsible for oversight and validation of credit risk scores for the bank’s entire unsecured consumer lending. Chin lives in Minneapolis.

Brandon Cervantes ’09

Brandon Cervantes received the National Director of Law Enforcement and Investigations Award for 2012 Hero of the Year. While on duty in South Carolina Cervantes decisive heroic action resulted in a woman’s live being saved. He is a federal law enforcement officer for the U.S. Forest Service in Asheville, NC, and is a Coast Guard veteran.

Bill Naumann '74

Bill Naumann was featured on the front cover of Attorney Journal. The article discussed his philosophies and the success of his business, The Naumann Law Firm in San Diego, CA.

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