North Central College - Naperville, IL

Lowell "Bud" Berger

Class Year: 
1948

Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1988

Lowell "Bud" Berger has spent a lifetime working with youth. He was a teacher and coach at Naperville Central High School for 34 years, where his track teams won a record 15 consecutive cross country conference championship titles after he introduced the sport to the school. In 1984, he was inducted into the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame and in 1985, was a recipient of the Illinois Interscholastic Association Award for “Outstanding Service to Youth.” Berger served as president of the Naperville Teachers Association and trustee of Grace United Methodist Church. Currently he volunteers for Holy Cross Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., installing and maintaining lifeline systems for the elderly and shut-ins.