Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1996
A North Central College trustee since 1991, John Bramsen graduated from the College in 1960 with a degree in mathematics. He subsequently earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. He taught at the University of Colorado for many years before leaving to pursue post-doctoral studies in mathematics and statistics. By 1982, he was working for Spraying Systems Company in Wheaton, Ill., a company founded by his father, that manufacturers spray nozzles and accessories. Bramsen retired in the late eighties but continues to serve on the board of directors. He also continues to be engaged in research and writing in mathematics and sociology. Most recently he published a paper titled “Further Algebraic Results in the Theory of Balance,” in Journal of Mathematical Sociology, October-December 2002.