North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sean Harrington '10

Sean Harrington, a Ph.D. student at San Diego State University/University of California Riverside, published his thesis transcript, titled “Ossification Sequence Heterochrony Among Amphibians,” in the September/October 2013 edition of Evolution and Development. Heterochrony is an important mechanism in the evolution of amphibians. Harrington earned a master of science degree in biology from John Carroll University, University Heights, OH, where he worked closely with Carl D. Anthony ’87, associate professor of biology.

Sandra Pieta M ’11

Sandra Pieta M ’11 is director of institutional research at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. She earned an M.B.A from North Central and an M.A. in economics from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 2013.

Shannon Juenger '09

Shannon Juenger is a fourth-grade teacher at West Lane Elementary in Jackson, MO. Juenger earned her English as a second language certification from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. She may be reached at shannonjuenger@hotmail.com.

Lindsay Jubeck '09

Lindsay Jubeck went to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to complete TEFL (Teaching English as a First Language) certification before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she is teaching English for the year. Previously, she embarked on a 13-month trip through Latin America––starting in Peru and traveling through Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. For more details on Jubeck’s adventures visit her blog lindsayleaps.com.

Joseph Gaza M ’12

Joseph Gaza M ’12 is director of baseball operations at The Warner Companies baseball agency. Previous to this position, he started his own baseball agency called AllStarInc Baseball. Gaza grew the firm and it merged with The Warner Companies baseball agency. He is certified by the Major League Baseball Players Association as a player agent. Gaza’s duties as a baseball agent include draft advisement, contract negotiations, arbitration representation, marketing and public relations services, sponsorship and endorsement negotiation.

Jeff Crosby M ’09

Jeff Crosby M ’09 spoke at North Central’s Koten Chapel for the Writing-Editing-Publishing series. He is associate publisher and vice president of marketing at Intervarsity Press.

Michael Swengel '08

Michael Swengel was appointed director of vocal music and show choir for Mt. Zion High School in Mt. Zion, IL. He will lead Swingsations, Les Femmes, Sound System and Vocal Trax show choirs. Swengel is a Harvard, IL, native and previously worked in Milton, WI, where he spent three years teaching vocal music and show choir to grades 7 through 12. In 2007, he completed his student teaching experience at Bednarcik Junior High in Oswego, IL and Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, IL. He brings to Mt.

Jeremy Ceja '08

Jeremy Ceja is a psychology teacher at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, IL.

Rena Schergen '07

Rena Schergen is an archivist at the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She earned her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

David Danielson '07

David Danielson was appointed principal at Madison Elementary School in Lombard, IL. He started his career at the same school as a fourth-grade teacher before being named principal of Hammerschmidt Elementary School in Lombard in 2007.

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