North Central College - Naperville, IL

Doug Pawlik '09

Doug Pawlik accepted his Actors’ Equity card last spring while a part of the production “I Love Lucy Live on Stage” at the Broadway Playhouse in Water Tower Place in Chicago. He spent May in Cambridge, MA, at the American Repertory Theater with The Hypocrites’ original adaptation of “The Pirates of Penzance.” The show moves on to Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY, in January. He performed at the Arranmore Arts Center in the outdoor concert series titled “Cabernet Cabaret” on the Arranmore Polo Grounds in Oswego, IL.

Bailey Hinz '09

Bailey Hinz graduated with a master’s degree in music therapy from Colorado State University, specializing in neurologic music therapy. Her graduate research addressed the use of therapeutic music in improving self-perception among young women. While at Colorado State, she raced for the university triathlon team and finished seventh at her final national championship in April. Hinz will be a music therapy intern at Cedar Community in West Bend, WI. She may be reached at bihinz@gmail.com.

Leslie Oca Esquerra '09

Leslie Oca Esquerra is technician lead at Honeywell Universal Oil Products. In this position, she conducts inorganic and structural analysis on catalyst products manufactured. She has been with the company for two years and was promoted to a full-time employee. She may be reached at lesliesguerra@gmail.com.

Dusty Gilbreth '09

Dusty Gilbreth is program manager and youth baseball instructor at The Infield in South Elgin. He makes it his priority to set young pitchers on a path to long-lasting arm health. With a background in baseball and a certification as a personal trainer, he has built a program designed to help young baseball players maximize their potential. “After studying personal training, I started to understand what it takes to keep a young, healthy arm,” he said.

Sandra Coughlin '09

Sandra Coughlin was appointed principal of Glenbard South High School and assumed the position on July 1. Coughlin has been Glenbard East High School’s assistant principal for instruction since 2011 and had worked in the Glenbard District for 17 years. “South has an excellent academic reputation with dedicated students and staff, and I look forward to building upon that standard of excellence through leadership and communication,” she said. Prior to becoming Glenbard East’s assistant principal, she was Glenbard District 87’s literacy and Title I coordinator from 2007 to 2011.

Hilary Cebulko-Lakes '09

Hilary Cebulko-Lakes was promoted to head coach for men’s and women’s track and field at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY. She has been with the program since 2009 and was named the interim head coach in January. During her interim season, she was named the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Coach of the Year for women’s outdoor track and field after helping lead the program to its first-ever MSC team championship. “I am thrilled to be in this position and am excited to see where the program will go.

Maura Davy Prekwas '08

Maura Davy Prekwas is an elementary teacher at El Sierra School in Downers Grove Grade School District 58. She serves as a co-op and attests that having Danielle Norman ’16 as a preclinical student has been a great experience. Prekwas says that she and her school staff are always impressed with the ability of North Central students to get their pupils involved in the curriculum.

Tracy Rogers Dvorchak M ’08

Tracy Rogers Dvorchak M ’08 was appointed principal of Prairie Elementary School in Naperville. She has served as assistant principal at Kingsley and at Meadow Glens elementary schools since 2010. Dvorchak was a second-grade teacher for eight years and Project IDEA teacher for five years at Ranch View Elementary School in Naperville. She also served as a learning resource director at Naper Elementary School for seven years. Dvorchak holds a master of educational leadership and administration degree from North Central.

Alumni work and woo on "The Bachelorette"

It wasn’t the first television appearance for Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson (pictured far left), director of the celebrity and entertainment outreach program for the Red Cross, who appeared on “The Bachelorette” as a guide and spokesperson for the organization. She took bachelorette Desiree Hartsock and her date James Case on a helicopter tour of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy on the Atlantic coast. They concluded their date by talking to storm victims Jan and Manny, a Seaside Heights, NJ, couple who lost their home on their 38th wedding anniversary to Hurricane Sandy.

Sarah Brady '08

Sarah Brady completed her doctorate at the University of Oregon and specialized in inorganic chemistry. Specifically, she studied the synthesis of inorganic polymers, which are used to study the degradation of plastics. She has received a science policy fellowship that is supported by the California Council on Science and Technology. Her role will be to provide unbiased scientific advice and answers on policy issues regarding science and technology to politicians, staff members and constituents.

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