North Central College
North Central College is a private liberal arts college located in historic downtown Naperville, Illinois, United States.
North Central College was founded in 1861 as Plainfield College in Plainfield, Illinois. Classes were first held on November 11 of that year. On February 15, 1864, the Board of Trustees changed the name of the school to North-Western College. The college moved to Naperville in 1870. The name was again changed in 1926 to North Central College. The endowment of the college was $79 million as of June 30, 2010
F. L. Maytag, appliance company founder Joe Birkett, DuPage County State's Attorney 1996-2010, Illinois Appellate Court judge James Henry Breasted, Egyptologist Alvin C. Eurich, First President of the State University of New York Dick Blick, 1960 Olympic gold medalist in swimming Orrin Tucker, American Bandleader Anthony Gomez, American professional mixed martial artist and kickboxer, also NCAA Division III wrestler with North Central College in 2003. Harris W. Fawell, Former U.S. Representative, Illinois' 13th congressional district John Giannini, Head Basketball Coach, La Salle University Dennis Hastert, Former U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House (attended, but later graduated from Wheaton College). Hastert spoke at the College's graduation in 2004. John S. Stamm, was an American bishop of the Evangelical Church Myron W. Wentz, Founder and Chairman of the Board USANA Health Sciences Gordon St. Angelo, former State Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. Sherrill Milnes, American Opera Baritone. Attended North Central College before transferring to Drake University and Northwestern University. Milnes was awarded an honorary doctorate from North Central College in 2006. Corwin C. Guell, Wisconsin State Assemblyman Kevin Manno, host of former MTV show The Seven, former on-air personality at WKQX Chicago (Q101)