Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1976
William J. Abe, trustee of North Central College since 1966, continues to lend his wisdom to Board deliberations as a Life Trustee. Abe has been a stockbroker for over 50 years and is currently senior vice president for investments with Ryan Beck and Associates. A student or trustee under five presidents, he has been an active force at the College, including offering his strong leadership not only to the Board but also to the Alumni Board. In 1997, he received the school’s Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service, one of the highest accolades bestowed by North Central. A member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Union League Club of Chicago, and the Kiwanis Club of Naperville, Abe has served as treasurer of the board of directors of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education and is active in Grace United Methodist Church. In 2002, Abe was named Life Trustee of North Central College in 2002.