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Alum visit recalls North Central history

Alum visit recalls North Central history

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[caption id="attachment_1230" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Bill Wolf '56, left, tours Fine Arts Center with Brian Lynch, fine arts director"][/caption] A North Central alumnus with strong family ties to a local Methodist church returned to campus from out of state for a visit on Dec. 30. The Rev. Wilmert (Bill) Wolf Jr., a 1956 graduate of North Central, was particularly interested in seeing Meiley-Swallow Hall—the former Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church at 31 S. Ellsworth St. Bill’s father, the Rev.


Trustee directs Global Operations for Peace Corps

 North Central College alumna and Board of Trustee member, Esther Benjamin ’90, has been named associate director for Global Operations for the U.S. Peace Corps. She is responsible for managing all Peace Corps programs worldwide, which are located in more than 70 countries. All Peace Corps offices in those countries report to five regional directors, all of whom report to her. She reports to the U.S. Peace Corps director, Aaron Williams, who reports directly to President Barack Obama.

Greg Stolze M '03 wins first place in Tribune contest

Greg Stolze M '03 wins first place in Tribune contest

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Greg Stolze M ’03 won first place in the Chicago Tribune’s Great Chicago Ghost Story Contest. His entry “2122 North Clark” beat some 800 entries. Cultural critic Julia Keller said Stolze’s story is “beautifully written, and the story is told primarily through dialogue. Moreover, it's truly a Chicago ghost story. It simply couldn't be set anywhere else.


Alumnus is part of award-winning theatre production

Alumnus is part of award-winning theatre production

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At the 41st Annual Jeff Equity Awards ceremony, held Oct.


A Worship Leader Becomes a Political Leader

Leading up to the College’s 150th celebration in 2011-2012, the Archives is collecting oral histories of trustees, faculty and alumni, like the Reverend Nicholas Hood ’46. This story reflects the memories he recently shared.

A Legacy of Science-Mildred Rebstock

From the science labs of Goldspohn Hall in the early 1940s came a scientist who was featured in Time magazine and honored in Washington D.C. Dr. Mildred Rebstock was given much of the credit for finding a synthetic form of chloromycetin. At the time, antibiotics had to be grown slowly from molds and the rarity of chloromycetin (discovered in 1947) limited its widespread use in combating diseases like typhoid fever and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. That changed with Rebstock’s discovery in 1949.

Richard M. Eastman, Alumni and friends share four decades of memories, North Central NOW Fall 2009

North Central College lost legendary teacher and academic visionary Richard Morse Eastman (H) ’93, professor of English emeritus, on June 17, 2009. He died at his longtime Naperville home at age 92.

After his 36-year career as a professor and dean and vice president of academic affairs, Eastman’s influence continues to be acknowledged by countless alumni who, under his dedicated tutelage, became better writers, readers, speakers and thespians. Many give him direct credit for their successful careers.

Peace corps volunteer finds familiar issues in new culture

Unemployment makes the news nearly every day, but Emily MacGruder ’06 is tackling the issue in a country that doesn’t make the evening news: Tonga. Assigned to the island nation in 2007 through the Peace Corps, MacGruder works with the Ministry of Training, Employment, Youth and Sports to help unemployed Tongans.

Marathon winner also “runs” Chicago Marathon

Jeremy Borling ’02 likes to run marathons, but come October 11, he’ll be too busy helping run the Chicago Marathon to run in it. As communications manager for Chicago Event Management—which organizes the Chicago Marathon for sponsor Bank of America—Borling oversees print publications for several audiences and the marathon’s website. And for the first time, he will coordinate the participation of elite runners from around the globe.

Schafer influences policy through “green” legislators

From a one-man office in Washington, D.C., Adam Schafer ’96 has the potential to affect water quality of the Great Lakes, greenhouse gas emissions in New England and climate change in the West.

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