North Central College - Naperville, IL

Bryan Shell '03

Bryan Shell was recognized by his peers for the second year in a row as a Rising Star attorney by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. He is an associate with Block, Klukas & Manzella in Joliet, IL, and focuses on workers compensation and personal injury cases in Cook, DuPage, Grundy, LaSalle and Will counties. Shell is a certified mediation specialist who has been published in several mediation journals and has earned his mediation certification at Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Ann Grenevitch M ’12

Ann Grenevitch M ’12 opened her own business, Ruth Ann’s Sweets, in Huntley, IL. “I knew I wanted to have my own business,” she said. “It was just something I could be very passionate about. Everybody has a passion, and they have to figure out what it is.” Grenevitch was a professor of marketing at Kendall College in Chicago and also taught various baking classes around the suburbs.

Robert Ropars '92

Robert Ropars self-published “The Pleasure of Fiends: Five Tales of the Vampire” via Amazon's eBook and paperback services. It features five stand-alone vampire stories for fans of more classic horror.

Brian Waterman M ’04

Brian Waterman M ’04 was named principal of Lyons Township High School in La Grange, IL, for the 2014-2015 school year. He began his education career in 1999 as a business education teacher at Westmont High School in Westmont, IL, before becoming assistant principal there in 2003. Waterman held the same position at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, IL, before taking over as principal at Hinsdale South in Darien, IL.

Marty Rossman M ’12

Marty Rossman M ’12 is now dean of financial aid at North Central. He will provide leadership and further develop structures and programs for the Office of Financial Aid. Rossman will also collaborate on the development of financial aid policy decisions, student aid expenditures and the strategic use of all aid sources.

Jamie Solus '13

Jamie Solus is an account coordinator for O’Reilly DePalma, a public relations firm in Frankfort, IL, which focuses on brands in the design and construction industry.

Kelli LaValle '13

Kelli LaValle earned the leading role in a national commercial for Perkins Restaurants. She also was asked to perform at a private gala for The Music Theatre Company in Highland Park, IL, after organizers saw her perform at the senior showcase.

Shaun Ballard '13

Shaun Ballard is an admission counselor for Albion College in Albion, MI. Ballard works with incoming, first-year students from the Upper Peninsula and west side of the state.

Michelle Arb '13

Michelle Arb is an English and honors English teacher and assistant cheerleading coach at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL. She may be contacted at michelle.arb1@fsd145.org.

Jonny Kaufmann '12

Jonny Kaufmann is producer of the “Morning Rush,” a morning show on Cities 92.9 WRPW-FM in Bloomington and Normal, IL. He also is news director, which includes providing news updates, covering local press conferences and helping update the website with current news stories.

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