North Central College - Naperville, IL

Endowed Scholarship Recipient


Monica Draghi


Lifetime Naperville resident, Monica Draghi, is a senior with a major in marketing and is also one of the recipients of the Nadeane and Roger Hruby Scholarship.

Monica is the oldest of four children and extremely close with her parents. After already enrolling at a different college, three weeks before the move-in date, Monica realized she was not ready to leave Naperville or her family. She applied to North Central College just before the fall term was about to begin and an Admission counselor called her right away and assisted in making the enrollment process quick and simple.

This small interaction convinced Monica that North Central was exactly where she needed to be. In her thank-you letter to Mr. and Mrs. Hruby, Monica shared how she feels about North Central: “The sense of community and family that is associated with NCC brings a sense of comfort and ease to every situation...I feel grateful to attend an institution that cares about the well-being of their students from the moment they register for classes, until the day they are applying for graduation.

In addition to being a full-time student, Monica is also a sales associate at Nordstrom. In her free time she enjoys yoga and running. Her passions include writing short stories  and educating herself on the ‘green movement’. Her plan after graduation is to find a career in the marketing industry either in advertising or brand development.