Tracy Dvorchak was appointed principal of Prairie Elementary School in Naperville. Dvorchak was the assistant principal at both Kingsley and Meadow Glens, both in Naperville. She was also a second grade teacher for eight years.
Jim Sporleder retired from Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, IL, after 34 years of employment in the law and regulation department. As vice president and assistant general counsel, he supervised the company's legal issues. In retirement, Sporleder will become an active participant in reinsurance industry arbitrations as a certified ARIAS arbitrator. He and his wife Cathy reside in North Barrington, IL.
Adam Chin accepted a promotion to vice president at Wells Fargo & Co. in the consumer credit solutions' model governance and validation group. He is responsible for oversight and validation of credit risk scores for the bank’s entire unsecured consumer lending. Chin lives in Minneapolis.
Brandon Cervantes received the National Director of Law Enforcement and Investigations Award for 2012 Hero of the Year. While on duty in South Carolina Cervantes decisive heroic action resulted in a woman’s live being saved. He is a federal law enforcement officer for the U.S. Forest Service in Asheville, NC, and is a Coast Guard veteran.
Kimberly Sluis has been promoted to vice president of student affairs and dean of students at North Central. In addition to her current responsibilities, she will lead the College’s persistence program with advisement from the student persistence committee, which she will co-chair with Peter Barger, associate academic dean and director of institutional effectiveness and professor of economics and finance. Before coming back to North Central, Sluis was residence hall director at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Ghana.
Kimberly Lisanby Barber is president of the Illinois Principals Association located in Springfield, IL. Barber is elementary principal at John F. Kennedy and Lincoln schools in Spring Valley, IL. She will serve a three-year term with the Association. She and her husband Gary live in Mendota, IL.
Mark Kolkman M ’02 was named principal of Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL, for the 2014-2015 school year. He previously served as assistant principal at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.
Grant Gustafson and Jonathan Rainville will be performing at the Bonnaroo Music Festival with their band, Blank Range. Bonnaroo is one of the most prestigious music events in the nation, attracting over 100,000 people each year. It was named one of the 50 events that changed music by Rolling Stone Magazine.