North Central College - Naperville, IL

English major and successful writer Rachel Louis Snyder ’92 is outstanding alumna

Rachel Louis Snyder ’92
Rachel Louis Snyder ’92—writer, professor and radio commentator—receives North Central College’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award at Homecoming celebration.

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 1992 alumna Rachel Louis Snyder with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes one or more alumni who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated service to the community and to North Central College.

President Emeritus Harold Wilde in the news as online author, radio guest

Harold Wilde, North Central College’s president emeritus, has op-ed about procuring commencement speakers picked up by NPR,,

Harold R. Wilde, North Central College’s president emeritus, has been in the news as an online author and radio guest.

His April 7 op-ed story about the unique challenges college presidents face in securing Commencement speakers was first published on It was subsequently published by and NPR, resulting in wide online distribution and an on-air interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” weekend program Saturday, April 12, with guest host Tess Vigeland.

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