North Central College - Naperville, IL

Patrick Gaskin M ’02

Patrick Gaskin M ’02 was appointed principal of Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville. Previously he served as principal at Elmwood Elementary School for seven years.

Keith Matune M ’10

Keith Matune M ’10 was a Republican primary candidate for Illinois House District 81. Matune also has a master’s degree in education from Purdue University. He is currently a social studies teacher at Waubonsee Valley High School in Aurora, IL.

John Giannini '84

John Giannini was inducted into the Philadelphia area Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his contributions as the head men’s basketball coach at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Giannini compiled a record of 168-38 for a winning percentage of .816 over his seven seasons as head coach and led the Rowan University Profs to five trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Brian Craig M ’06

Brian Craig M ’06 taught a 400 level computer science class at North Central the fall term of 2013. He is also part of a research team that is tasked with building a logistical model for nuclear energy waste transportation and storage for the U.S. Government.

Tim Janecek M ’13

Tim Janecek M ’13 is defensive line coach at Aurora University. As a student-athlete at North Central, he was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter at defensive end for North Central from 2006-2009. He also was a part of four CCIW championship teams and three teams which qualified for NCAA Division III Championship competition.

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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