North Central College - Naperville, IL

Nick DeFalco ‘09

The Cardinals’ men’s tennis program has a new and old face at the helm. This summer, the North Central College athletic department announced the hiring of Nick DeFalco ‘09 as the new head coach of the men's tennis program.

“I am thrilled and humbled by (athletic director) Jim Miller ‘86 offering me the position,” says DeFalco. “It was a position I was hoping for in the future and I couldn't be more excited to accept it.”

Robert Phillips '85

Robert Phillips was named dean of the Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) College of Arts and Sciences. Phillips joined WJU as an instructor of political science in 1998. He has served as curriculum coordinator for the master of science in organizational leadership since 2005 and as chair of the department of social science since 2008.

Robert Lentz '82

Robert Lentz contributed an essay to a new edition of Zane Grey’s “Riders of the Purple Sage.” The centennial edition is published by Zane Grey’s West Society, which reproduced the 1912 first edition text and includes essays regarding the novel’s history, geography and Grey’s mark on American literature. Lentz’s essay describes the five movie adaptations made from Grey’s novel. For more information visit zgws.org.

Steve Kirin '82

Steve Kirin is chief executive officer of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). He brings more than 25 years work experience covering a variety of industries with high levels of experience in management, sales and marketing and operations. He is responsible for the overall operational performance of the company and has played an integral role in turning around the infrastructure and direction of NCBTMB in the past year.

Bruce Baum '81

Bruce Baum is executive director of the Medinah Park District in Medinah, IL. Baum has spent the past 30 years in the field of parks and recreation administration, serving in management roles for various park districts in the suburban Chicago area.  He is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, has spoken at numerous state and national parks conferences and is a board member of the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association. He and his wife Diana reside in Aurora, IL.

Tom Johnson '68

Tom Johnson is retired after 40 years as a news editor at The Beacon-News in Aurora, IL. He was responsible for preparing copies and pages for publication and Internet postings. His wife Sally Strosahl ’73 works in private practice in individual, couples and family therapy as a licensed professional counselor. Tom and Sally are the parents of Andy, Kyle and Katharine and have one grandson. They live in Aurora and may be reached at strojon@sbcglobal.net.

Leong Tan '54

Leong Tan was honored by the San Francisco Medical Society as a 50-year member at the annual dinner in January 2013. He was recognized for his commitment to provide high-quality health care for the underserved and has worked to improve health care delivery within the Chinese-American community. A retired urologist, Tan has mentored University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) urology residents, volunteered as a consultant to the North East Medical Services (NEMS) and cofounded a foundation to support impoverished students in China.

Richard S. Harley '73

Richard S. Harley, Ph.D., began serving as the president of the Illinois School Psychologist Association (ISPA) in June 2012. He has been employed as a school psychologist by the City of Chicago School District 299 for the past 27 years. Since 1989, Harley has served on the ISPA Governing Board in the capacities of president-elect, secretary and governmental affairs chair and on the African-American affairs committee. He has also participated with other ISPA colleagues to draft the position paper that led to the development of the Children’s Mental Health Bill in Illinois.

Jenny Kintzele Orsburn '01

Jenny Kintzele Orsburn is the superintendent of the City of Portage Parks and Recreation Department in Indiana. She was previously the program specialist for Indiana’s Lake Michigan Coastal Program at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) where she administered grant programs for environmental improvement along Indiana’s coastline. She invites anyone interested in Lake Michigan environmental concerns to contact her at jennyren77@hotmail.com. She resides in Burns Harbor, IN, with her husband Nate.

Josh Bailey '11

Josh Bailey is now North Central College’s periodicals and electronic resources assistant. He spent three years serving as a library services student assistant and is an assistant Mock Trial coach at North Central. In his free time he is involved in World Relief DuPage, which helps refugees and immigrants living in DuPage and Kane counties, and the DuPage PADS, assisting those who are homeless in DuPage county. Bailey recently married his high school sweetheart Ali Ledbetter ’12 and resides in Oak Park, IL.

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