North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jeff Schaetzke '92

Jeff Schaetzke served as music director and conductor in Skylight Music Theatre’s production of “In The Heights” in Milwaukee, WI. Shaetzke is company manager at the theatre, where he acts, directs and teaches at its theatre academy. He has also worked at American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and First Stage Children’s Theatre, where he now serves as the company manager. Tommy Rivera-Vega ’11 was the lead role in the production.

Eric Stuedemann M ’07

Eric Stuedemann M ’07 is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Aurora University. He also has some Division I coaching experience with stints at the University of Tennessee Martin and Mississippi State University. As a student-athlete at North Central, Stuedemann was an All-American wide receiver, a two-time offensive MVP, a two-time team MVP, a team captain, a two-time all-conference selection, a two-time All-North Region selection and a Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American.

Carly Johnston ’13

Carly Johnston is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Indonesia where she teaches English.  She left in March 2014 and will serve for at least 27 months.

Jason Gerwig '96

Jason Gerwig is vice president of public affairs at FleishmanHillard in Chicago.

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.

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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