North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jim Sporleder '73

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.

Kristy Dallas '96

Kristy Dallas, soprano, gave her junior recital in Cisel Recital Hall, Montana State University Billings. While in Chicago, Dallas was a regular guest soloist for Robert Frazen’s One on One Television Show. She made her professional opera debut with Rimrock Opera (RO) in 2010, as Sylvaine in The Merry Widow and also had principal roles in RO's tours of American Opera Idol and The Night Harry Stopped Smoking, while serving as Education Coordinator for RO. Other roles include Lula in Venture Theatre’s Violet and as an actor in the 2010 Wet Ink Festival at Venture Theatre.

Brandon Cervantes ’09

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.

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.

Josh Shames '98

Josh Shames is managing partner at Hall & Partners in Chicago. Shames will be responsible for the overall business, management and day-to-day operations in the Chicago office. He has been with Hall & Partners for over seven years, most recently serving as partner. Previously, he was account group director for Millward Brown.

Kyle Brady ’10

Kyle Brady won the fifth annual F^3 Lake Half Marathon, Chicago's original winter half marathon.

Megan O’Neil Story ’07

Megan O’Neil Story appeared in a sketch comedy show on Showtime, called Chocolate Sundae.

John Daniels '69

John Daniels received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Central City Business Awards from The Milwaukee Business Journal. He is Quarles & Brady’s chairman emeritus, located in Milwaukee, WI. Honorees were Milwaukee-area businesses and individuals who were committed to supporting growth and prosperity in a central city area. The program is designed to recognize the important contributions businesses and individuals make to generate positive momentum in driving new innovations for much-needed jobs and commercial expansion in central city areas in Southeast Wisconsin.

Tony LiFonti M ’01

Tony LiFonti M ’01 authored “The Story of Snowy Bear and the Lost Scarf” and “Pirate Bear and the Treasure Hunt.” The books are co-authored with Charles "Peanut" Tillman of the Chicago Bears and  Paul Faris ’69 is the art director.  Sixty-percent of all profits will directly benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

Grant Gustafson and Jonathan Rainville ’10

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.

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