North Central College - Naperville, IL

Charles Dailey

Class Year: 
1943

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1978

Chuck Dailey is the former chairman of the department of physical education for men at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., and has been known as the “ambassador with a basketball.” Over the years, Dailey has received many awards and was decorated with the Royal Thai Crown by the king of Thailand for outstanding service to the people of that country. He also received an honorary doctoral degree from the National College of Physical Education in Thailand. Dailey worked through the U.S. Department of State as an American sports specialist during five different tours of duty. He taught basketball in Singapore, Sarawak, Brunei and North Borneo in addition to his work in Thailand.

Deceased.


Charles D. Bueche

Class Year: 
1952

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1997

Charles Bueche is a lifetime community volunteer. Since retiring as vice president of employee benefits of Fannie May Candy Shops, he has been an active member of the Junior Chamber Commerce (Jaycees), working with the organization on a city, state and national level, serving as director of the National Jaycees. He received a distinguished Service Award from the Jaycees and was named Outstanding State Chair. He has also volunteered for various leadership positions with church committees, YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, VFW Post 3873 and the Y’s Men’s and Women’s Club International.

Deceased.


Margaret Stevenson Briles

Class Year: 
1946

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1975

Corporation counsel for the City of Davenport, Iowa, Margaret Stevenson Briles served the same law firm both as an associate and partner from 1948 to 1975. She was admitted to the bar in 1948, a time when very few women practiced law. Many regarded her as a lawyer of unusual talents. Known professionally as Margaret Stevenson, she held the Martindale-Hubbel rating of valorem, the highest possible rank in legal listings. She is listed in the first and second editions of Who’s Who in American Women, and at one time was voted Woman of the Year for the tri-cities of Moline and Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa.

Deceased.


Walter C. Bornemeier

Class Year: 
1923

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1962

Dr. Walter Bornemeier was one of the last surgeons to be certified after going through a preceptorship program where a student learns surgery while working with a surgeon. During World War II, he served in the medical corps as a Major and Assistant Chief of Surgery of the 52nd Station Hospital in Naples, Italy.

He authored many publications and was a certified professional parliamentarian and director of the American Institute of Parliamentarians. He served on the Board of Education with Niles Township High School and the Board of Trustees of Skokie Valley YMCA.

Deceased.


Gertrude Bloede

Class Year: 
1932

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1980

Gertrude Bloede has helped deliver hundreds of newborns around the world. She served as a missionary in the Italian Mission in Kenosha, Wis., for five years. In 1949 Bloede was appointed to the Evangelical Brethren Mission in Sierra Leone, Africa, where she spent 11 years and delivered some 900 babies. She joined Red Bird Mission Hospital in Beverly, Ky., as a nurse-midwife in 1966, where she conducted prenatal, well child and family planning clinics.

Deceased.


John W. Bischoff

Class Year: 
1934

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1974

Rev. John Bischoff was a United Methodist missionary assigned through the National Division of the Board of Global Ministries to Red Bird Missionary Conference. He began his career at Red Bird in 1940 as pastor of Jack’s Creek Church. In 1946, Bischoff was appointed superintendent of Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY. Under his direction, Red Bird Mission grew from three to nine community centers. He received an honorary doctorate from North Central College in 1961 and from Union College in 1971.

Deceased.


Howard K. Bauernfeind

Class Year: 
1921

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1962

Howard Bauernfeind was chairman of the board of J.B. Lippincott Publishing Company and vice president and director of the A.J. Holman Company. He was also director of Medical Science, Inc., and director of Medical Market Research, Inc. He served as superintendent of schools in Monmouth, Ill., from 1927-30 and Polo, Ill., from 1921-27. He received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1929 and did additional graduate work in history. Bauernfeind also served as secretary, 1939-40, and president, 1942-44, for the Chicago Book Publishers Association.

Deceased.


Nathan N. Bartel

Class Year: 
1937

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1982

Rev. Nathan Bartel has given a lifetime of service to his church and his college. During 30 years as a pastor in the former Evangelical United Brethren Church, serving several different communities in Wisconsin, he also held leadership positions in the Wisconsin Council of Churches. From 1966-1975, he directed church relations alumni relations, and special admissions services at North Central. Following that, he turned his talents to help lead an interdenominational research and development organization in Naperville. During his retirement, he has been a part-time associate for development at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Deceased.


Ruth Dissinger Althaus

Class Year: 
1922

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1984

Ruth Dissinger '22 married Carl Althaus '21 in 1923. Ruth Althaus served as a class representative for North Central College, was an ardent worker in the church school and also served on several community committees in Lawrence, Kan. Carl taught at the University of Kansas for 24 years and conducted research work in the areas of state aid for schools and school district reorganization. In 1977, Dr. and Mrs. Althaus established the Clarence Dissinger Memorial Fund at North Central College. The awards are named for Mrs. Althaus' late brother, Clarence, a member of the North Central College Class of 1921.

Deceased.


Carl B. Althaus

Class Year: 
1921

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1984

Carl Althaus '21 married Ruth Dissinger '22 in 1923. He taught at the University of Kansas for 24 years and conducted research work in the areas of state aid for schools and school district reorganization. Ruth Althaus served as a class representative for North Central College, was an ardent worker in the church school and also served on several community committees in Lawrence, Kan. In 1977, Dr. and Mrs. Althaus established the Clarence Dissinger Memorial Fund at North Central College. The awards are named for Mrs. Althaus' late brother, Clarence, a member of the North Central College Class of 1921.

Deceased.


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