North Central College - Naperville, IL

Doretha Zehnder Seder

Class Year: 
1926

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1970

Doretha Zehnder Seder graduated from North Central College in 1926. She also studied at the University of Minnesota, William and Mary College, the University of Munich and the American University of Washington. Seder was a member of the College and Seminary Board of Trustees, serving as vice chairman and a member and secretary of the executive committee. She served on the Alumni Board and was an alumni representative to the North Central Board of Trustees. She was also a member of the General Centennial Committee.

Deceased.


Paul Schwab

Class Year: 
1953

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1983

Paul Schwab began his private practice in 1965, during which time he was also on the faculty at the University of Chicago. Currently, Dr. Schwab lectures third-year medical students on psychopharmacology at the University. In 1991 and 2003, he was named the department’s outstanding teacher. Schwab is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has served as a North Central College Trustee since 1980 and chaired the Board committees of academic and student affairs, admission, financial aid, and student development. Schwab served as president of North Central’s Alumni Association from 1979-80 and was a recipient of the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service in 2001. In early 2004, North Central’s psychology research lab in Goldspohn Hall was officially named the Dr. Paul J. Schwab Psychology Research Center in his honor. Schwab was recently named Life Trustee of North Central College.

Deceased.


Milford D. Schulz

Class Year: 
1931

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1977

Dr. Milford Schulz was chief radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, specializing in radiation therapy. He served as a radiologist at Huntington Memorial Hospital at Harvard University and an associate clinical professor of radiology at the Harvard University Medical School. Dr. Schulz was also a consultant to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Clinic in Radio Therapy. A pioneer researcher who set up radiology situations in Europe, he was one of the first to use the 1,000,000-volt treatment machine for cancer. He was the first professor of radiation therapy at Harvard University Medical School.

Deceased.


Lucille Erffmeyer Schroeder

Class Year: 
1936

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1978

Lucille Erffmeyer Schroeder served in many leadership positions for a variety of women’s groups. She was also listed in the following Who’s Who publications: Two Thousand Women of Achievement, 1972; Who’s Who of American Women, 1972-83; The World’s Who’s Who of Women, 1973; Who’s Who in the Midwest, 1972-73; and the Dictionary of International Biography, 1974.

Her husband Clair Schroeder, also an Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient, held a variety of leadership positions at numerous colleges, churches and community organizations across the United States. He also served his alma mater as a member of the Alumni Board and class representative.


Clair Schroeder

Class Year: 
1937

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1978

Clair Schroeder held a variety of leadership positions at numerous colleges, churches and community organizations across the United States. He also served his alma mater as a member of the Alumni Board and class representative.

His wife Lucille Erffmeyer Schroeder, also an Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient, served in many leadership positions for a variety of women’s groups. She was also listed in the following Who’s Who publications: Two Thousand Women of Achievement, 1972; Who’s Who of American Women, 1972-83; The World’s Who’s Who of Women, 1973; Who’s Who in the Midwest, 1972-73; and the Dictionary of International Biography, 1974.

Deceased.


Lester Schloerb

Class Year: 
1919

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1967

Lester Schloerb served as trustee at North Central College and worked on the Development Council Foundations Committee. Schloerb stepped down as the Associate Superintendent of Schools in charge of administration in 1963 for the Chicago Public School System and retired after 41 years of service with the Chicago Public Schools. After his retirement, Schloerb taught part-time at North Central, and then moved on to Northwestern University where he supervised graduate students on a part-time basis. He was also active in community affairs serving as member and president of the Board of Education in Naperville and as a trustee of the First EUB Church.

Deceased.


Daniel Ruge

Class Year: 
1939

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1978

A North Central College Life-Trustee since 1981, Daniel Ruge established himself as an outstanding neurosurgeon in the Midwest. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Harvey Cushing Society and is certified by the American Board of Neurosurgery. He was a professor of surgery at Northwestern University and was deputy director for Spinal Cord Injury Service at the Veterans Administration Central Office in Washington, D.C. Prior to assuming his position in Washington in 1976, Ruge maintained a private practice in Chicago and was senior attending surgeon at Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital and attending neurosurgeon at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Ruge has demonstrated a special interest in North Central College for many years. Since 1961, he has served on the Board of Trustees and was director of the Alumni Association. He has had several medical papers published and is the author of “Spinal Cord Injuries” and “Spinal Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment.” Ruge was also the White House physician during the Reagan Administration.

Deceased.


Walter E. Rilling

Class Year: 
1922

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1962

Walter Rilling was a charter member and the first president of the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials, served as a North Central College trustee, as well as steward and trustee of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church of Milwaukee, and president of the Lake Keesus Advancement Association. In 1959, Rilling was presented with the annual Milwaukee Junior Chamber of Commerce Good Government Award. In 1961, he was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

Deceased.


Harold M. Riebel

Class Year: 
1938

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1971

A Life Trustee since 1980, Harold Riebel has served the College faithfully since 1964 when he was elected director on the Alumni Board. In 1967, he became a trustee director to represent the Alumni Board on the North Central College Board of Trustees. Riebel was vice-president of Globe Building Materials Company in Aurora, Ill. Before joining Globe, he was associated with Western Electric. Following his graduation from North Central with majors in mathematics and physics, he completed his graduate work at the University of Minnesota and University of Chicago in air corps meteorology and received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University in 1962. Riebel served on the board of trustees of the Evangelical Theological Seminary as a member of the executive, business concerns, and investment committees. He was a trustee of the former First E.U.B. Church in Naperville, now Community United Methodist Church.

Deceased.


Mildred Rebstock

Class Year: 
1942

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1959

Mildred Rebstock worked at Parke Davis Research Labs-chemistry department from 1945-77. In 1945, she was a junior research chemist and then a senior research chemist. Until her retirement from Parke Davis in 1977, she was a research leader, research scientist and a research associate. During her retirement, she spent more time with her mother and pursued an interest in art. She also managed to find time to audit graduate courses in biochemistry and pharmacology. Today, Rebstock is involved with researching the genealogy of her father’s family, gardening and playing golf in two different leagues for seniors.

Deceased.


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