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North Central College honors distinguished alumni at Homecoming Convocation


North Central College will honor six distinguished alumni for their service and leadership during its Homecoming Convocation beginning at 4:15PM on Friday, Oct. 26. The event will take place  in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

Four of the six alumni will receive the College’s Outstanding Alumni Award, which honors alumni who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated service to the community and to North Central College. Recipients are Maria Wynne, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and resident of Palatine; Eric McLaren, vice president for academic programs at the Illinois Math and Science Academy and resident of Sugar Grove; Fred Janzen, professor and researcher at Iowa State University and resident of Ames, Iowa; and Priscilla Gallagher, litigator with Chicago firm McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd. and resident of Chicago.

The Wall of Witness award recognizes alumni whose lives have embodied the values of the College’s mission and heritage. This year’s honoree is Wayne Duehn of Arlington, Texas, professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work who has advocated for the health of families and prevention of child abuse.

The Alumni Recognition Award is given to a recent graduate of North Central College who has excelled in his or her field in a leadership capacity. This year’s recipient is Matthew Brill, an equities and derivatives broker for Tourmaline Partners, based in New York City, and resident of Pottstown, Penn.

All graduates of North Central College, Wynne earned a degree in Spanish and art in 1977, McLaren received a degree in psychology in 1986, Janzen earned a degree in biology in 1985, Gallagher received a degree in chemistry and biology in 1980, Duehn earned a degree in psychology and sociology in 1961, and Brill earned a degree in international business in 1997.

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North Central College provides students with the confidence, instruction and direction they need to exceed their personal best inside and outside of the classroom and throughout their careers. Founded in 1861 and located just 28 miles west of Chicago in the Historic District of Naperville, Ill. — named among the nation’s “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine — North Central is home to more than 2,800 students and offers 82 undergraduate majors, 67 additional undergraduate minors and concentrations, and 22 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to discover why U.S. News & World Report has named North Central a “Best in the Midwest” school for 29 years in a row, and to learn more about the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business.