North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central’s electric vehicle charging station is ready to use

North Central College introduces new sustainability effort, installs first electric vehicle charging station at Old Main parking lot for campus community use.

As part of an ongoing effort to support sustainability values and actions into all aspects of campus life, North Central College has installed its first electric vehicle charging station, making it easier for members of the campus community to own and use electric cars.

The electric vehicle charging station is ready to use and situated on the sidewalk in the Old Main parking lot off Loomis Street. The station can charge two vehicles simultaneously in two adjacent parking spaces and may be used free of charge by any North Central College student, faculty, staff or campus visitor.

Ruth Kesselring Royal '61

Ruth Kesselring Royal published a compilation of letters she and fellow alumna Beryl A. Brinkman ’62, who passed away in 2007, exchanged while involved in the Peace Corps. Royal’s book, titled “Never Gonna Cease My Wanderin’: Letters Between Friends,” (Peace Corps Writers, 2012) gives insight into the Peace Corps when it first began, the Philippines in the 1960s and the developing friendship between the two women. The two met while attending North Central. They began exchanging letters while Royal was in the Philippines, continuing this tradition throughout the 1960s.

Rhea Reed '90

Rhea Reed is general manager of the Foot Locker flagship location on State Street in Chicago, where she oversees Foot Locker, House of Hoops, Kids Foot Locker and Lady Foot Locker.

Eric Knox '09

Eric Knox is a program director through AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA) for Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation in Alaska where he assists with Fairbanks First Think Local. The buy local program is designed to advocate for a 10 percent shift in consumer expenditure from outside the Fairbanks North Star Borough to within the borough. He has worked to increase community knowledge of the importance of buying local by creating member booklets, community directories, newsletters, website development, special events and social media campaigns.

Mae Seely Sylvester '62

Mae Seely Sylvester is education coordinator for the University of Minnesota’s Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Earlier in her career she served as a secondary teacher, drama coach and counselor for seven years.

Carol Miller ‘62 Weston

Carol Miller ‘62 Weston continues to develop a music career that has spanned three decades. During the past year, she became part of a three-member cabaret performance group called The Song Sisters, which draws sellout crowds to the Chicago club Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret. “There seems to be a real thirst for that type of music and people support it,” she says.

Lisa Shulman M ’07

Lisa Shulman M ’07 was named chair of the special education department for Oswego High School in 2011.

J. Charles Eldridge '65

J. Charles Eldridge was inducted into the Ottawa Township High School Hall of Fame, which recognizes excellence in achievement while a high school student, after leaving the high school or a combination of both. Eldridge is professor of physiology and pharmacology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. At Wake Forest he has served as the principal instructor of endocrine physiology and pharmacology for classes of medical and physician assistant students.

Vincent Macciocchi M ’94

Vincent Macciocchi M ’94 was recently appointed chief operating officer of Wild Flavors, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Eastern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from North Central.

Esther McCarty '09

Esther McCarty was selected to become a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State and relocated to Washington, D.C., for training.

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