North Central College - Naperville, IL

Brandon Cervantes ’09

Brandon Cervantes received the National Director of Law Enforcement and Investigations Award for 2012 Hero of the Year. While on duty in South Carolina Cervantes decisive heroic action resulted in a woman’s live being saved. He is a federal law enforcement officer for the U.S. Forest Service in Asheville, NC, and is a Coast Guard veteran.

Sandy Marchetti ’07

Sandy Marchetti read selections from her original works for an audience of students, alumni and community members at Keikhofer Hall. She graduated from George Mason University in 2010 with an M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry). Her debut full-length collection of poems – titled “Confluence” – will be published in 2014 by Gold Wake Press. An illustrated press edition of her essays and poetry titled “A Detail in the Landscape” is also forthcoming from Eating Dog Press.

Josh Shames '98

Josh Shames is managing partner at Hall & Partners in Chicago. Shames will be responsible for the overall business, management and day-to-day operations in the Chicago office. He has been with Hall & Partners for over seven years, most recently serving as partner. Previously, he was account group director for Millward Brown.

Kyle Brady ’10

Kyle Brady won the fifth annual F^3 Lake Half Marathon, Chicago's original winter half marathon.

Megan O’Neil Story ’07

Megan O’Neil Story appeared in a sketch comedy show on Showtime, called Chocolate Sundae.

John Daniels '69

John Daniels received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Central City Business Awards from The Milwaukee Business Journal. He is Quarles & Brady’s chairman emeritus, located in Milwaukee, WI. Honorees were Milwaukee-area businesses and individuals who were committed to supporting growth and prosperity in a central city area. The program is designed to recognize the important contributions businesses and individuals make to generate positive momentum in driving new innovations for much-needed jobs and commercial expansion in central city areas in Southeast Wisconsin.

Tony LiFonti M ’01

Tony LiFonti M ’01 authored “The Story of Snowy Bear and the Lost Scarf” and “Pirate Bear and the Treasure Hunt.” The books are co-authored with Charles "Peanut" Tillman of the Chicago Bears and  Paul Faris ’69 is the art director.  Sixty-percent of all profits will directly benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

Grant Gustafson and Jonathan Rainville ’10

Grant Gustafson and Jonathan Rainville will be performing at the Bonnaroo Music Festival with their band, Blank Range.  Bonnaroo is one of the most prestigious music events in the nation, attracting over 100,000 people each year. It was named one of the 50 events that changed music by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Tim Brodeur ’07

Tim Brodeur is an art teacher and honor society advisor at Naperville North High School in Naperville. He and his students contributed a gingerbread man sculpture to the Downtown Naperville Alliance holiday lights celebration; Brodeur and his students’ sculpture was located in Naper Settlement and is a tribute to Cock Robin ice cream shop, which was a favorite in downtown Naperville for almost 70 years.

Bill Wylie-Kellermann '71

Bill Wylie-Kellermann, pastor of St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit, has edited “William Stringfellow: Essential Writings,” which references the first hearing of Stringfellow in the chapel at North Central in 1968. He also contributed a chapter of “Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Discipleship and Resistance.”  

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