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.

Kimberly Lisanby Barber '77

Kimberly Lisanby Barber is president of the Illinois Principals Association located in Springfield, IL.  Barber is elementary principal at John F. Kennedy and Lincoln schools in Spring Valley, IL.  She will serve a three-year term with the Association. She and her husband Gary live in Mendota, IL.

Mark Kolkman M ’02

Mark Kolkman M ’02 was named principal of Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL, for the 2014-2015 school year. He previously served as assistant principal at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.

Grant Gustafson and Jonathan Rainville ’10

Grant Gustafson and Jonathan Rainville will be performing at the Bonnaroo Music Festival with their band, Blank Range.  Bonnaroo is one of the most prestigious music events in the nation, attracting over 100,000 people each year. It was named one of the 50 events that changed music by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Susan Lloyd '78

Susan Lloyd is executive director of the Zilber Family Foundation in Milwaukee, WI. Her foundation leads the 10-year, $50 million Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, aimed at revitalizing some of the city's poorest neighborhoods scarred by poverty, crime, foreclosures, joblessness and low educational attainment.

Brandon Hoeft M ’06

Brandon Hoeft M ’06 is associate director of development at North Central College.

Alex Knobloch ’10

Alex Knobloch was matched for a family medicine residency at Eglin Air Force Base, located near Fort Walton Beach, FL. This comes after completing the first two years of preclinical coursework in Bethesda, MD, followed by a year and a half of traveling to various military treatment facilities and VA hospitals (ranging from Honolulu to Las Vegas to Tacoma to Portsmouth) for core and elective clerkships.

Tom Nelson '83

Tom Nelson was selected as the Small College Sports Information Director of the Year for 2013-2014 by the National Wrestling Media Association. This includes all NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA wrestling programs throughout the United States. Nelson has worked at St. Cloud State University since 1996 and has been one of the top media relations professionals for the Husky wrestling program.

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