North Central College - Naperville, IL

Mike Deger '00

Mike Deger retired from a 46-year career at Block Electric in Niles, IL. He began that career at age 12 by sweeping floors and cleaning the outside grounds, and when he left he was chief executive officer/executive vice president. Deger attended North Central, 1991-2000, earning his degree to help fulfill that role. The Science and Math Excellence Network has been one of his passions and he’s served as a board member since 1998. The organization helps underprivileged children in Chicago so they have the same opportunities in math and science education as suburban children.

Elsa Yee-Hall '99

Elsa Yee-Hall is the division coordinator for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She assists in the coordination, planning and logistics of program-related activities. She lives in Harvard, IL, and may be reached at elsancc99@gmail.com.

David Thompson '99

David Thompson is head coach of men’s track and field at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. He was head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field programs at State University of New York at Oswego; University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA; and Ashford University in Clinton, IA; and was assistant coach at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.

Amy Gray M ’98 / M ’11

Amy Gray is assistant principal at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale, IL. She received her master’s degrees in liberal studies and in education leadership and administration leading to a type 75 certificate from North Central College.

Lucia Spina '97

Lucia Spina is a swing for the Broadway play “Kinky Boots,” which won two Tony Awards (Best Musical and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre) and four individual Tony Awards. Her job as a swing is to be able to step into specific roles at any given time during the show. As part of the cast, she performed during the television broadcast of the Tony Awards on June 9. She has been in three other major Broadway plays, including “Legally Blonde,” “Les Miserables” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Her roles are listed on her website, luciaspina.com.

Bernard Mulvaney '97

Bernard Mulvaney was named director of athletics for Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District in Baytown, TX. He will oversee three high schools and five junior high schools. Prior to this appointment, he served for five years as head football coach and athletic coordinator at MacArthur High School in Houston. Mulvaney holds a master's degree in educational administration from Lamar University and is pursuing his doctorate at Lamar. He resides in Kingwood, TX, with his wife Stefanie and two children, Madison and Kaitlyn. He may be reached at Bernard.Mulvaney@gccisd.net.

Kirk Larson '97

Kirk Larson recently served as a guest columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He published an article, titled “The Data Is Coming, the Data Is Coming! Are You Ready for It?” Larson may be reached at kirklarson@gmail.com or linkedin.com/in/kirkblarson.

Sarah Rader Hughes '96

Sarah Rader Hughes was promoted from senior manager to executive director at Ernst & Young, LLP. She has more than 12 years experience serving various industries. As an executive director, she will focus on continued quality client service. She and her husband Jason live in the Atlanta area with their son. She may be contacted at selizabeth7@gmail.com.

Daniel Meza-Cuadra '94

Daniel Meza-Cuadra joined IceTech America as vice president of sales to expand the South and Latin American markets. He will be responsible for the strategic direction of IceTech’s presence in these markets by setting up and further developing distributor channels. IceTech is a worldwide leading manufacturer of high performance and reliable dry ice blasting machines and dry ice production equipment.

Nancy Shannon Bandusky '93

Nancy Shannon Bandusky and her daughter Dorothy Bandusky released the children’s story titled, “Anniina Tatter - Not Just Cloth and Stuffing.” This novella tells the story of a little rag doll competing for a family in a toy store.

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