North Central College - Naperville, IL

Carolyn Wroblewski Turner '89

Carolyn Wroblewski Turner was awarded the Carl Vacketta Administrative Excellence Award for her professional contributions as assistant dean for strategic initiatives to the University of Illinois College of Law in 2011. She works with senior administrators on issues and projects related to strategic communications, external engagement, long-range planning, alumni relations, donor stewardship, gift strategy and the college’s periodic reaccreditation process. She oversees the communications and special events staff and serves on various committees and working groups.

Deanne Reedquist Sramek '93

Deanne Reedquist Sramek has been a clinical nurse researcher at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY, for seven years. She helps provide staff with the knowledge and resources to access and utilize evidence in their nursing practice. She educates new graduates and nurses on research and evidence-based practice, assists with research projects and practice changes, and mentors undergraduate and graduate students with their projects.

Matt Boresi ‘97

Matt Boresi ‘97 in April enjoyed the Washington, D.C., premier of his chamber opera titled “The Filthy Habit,” which opened in the black box theatre at Artisphere in Arlington, VA, and was produced by the opera company Urban Arias. He co-wrote the opera with composer Peter Hilliard. The principal soprano was Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Aylmer. The production featured a newly commissioned 15-piece orchestration and players from the National Symphony and Washington Opera orchestras. Maestro Robert Wood conducted. The show originally premiered at Manhattan Opera Theatre in 2004.

Jacob Hubert '98

Jacob Hubert was named principal of North Boone High School in Poplar Grove, IL. He’s served as assistant principal at the school for the past five years and will begin as principal at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. He holds bachelor’s degrees in sports medicine and athletic training from North Central and in mathematics from Illinois State University. He earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Eastern Illinois University.

David Thompson '99

David Thompson began his first season as the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs at Oswego State University of New York in January. He joins Oswego from the University of Dubuque. During his three years as head coach, he coached 18 NCAA indoor and outdoor national qualifiers, including the 2011 NCAA Division III men’s indoor national champion in the 55-meter dash. At North Central, he received NCAA Division III All-America recognition 11 times and was a three-time National Champion (long jump, member of a 4x100 meter relay, and 200-meter dash).

Helen MacGregor Baker '48

Helen MacGregor Baker holds an administrative assistant position at Neighborhood Counseling Associates in Montgomery, IL. She recently wrote she was printing “a gazillion” envelopes, mailing statements, answering the phone and scheduling appointments and meetings. Baker also continues to volunteer as a parish nurse at Oswego Presbyterian Church.

Kristine Lipowski '08

Kristine Lipowski is project coordinator at Northwestern University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where she has worked for three years with patients and research subjects who have Alzheimer’s or related dementias or disorders. She helps patients and their families become involved in clinical trials for new interventional and therapeutic drugs or devices to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementias. She is enrolled in a master’s program in liberal studies and anticipates graduating in June 2012 and applying for a Ph.D. program in sociology.

Allen Panek '61

Allen Panek co-authored a book titled “Plain Talk About Drinking Water” through the American Water Works Association. The book contains 231 questions and answers on aspects of water, including health, taste and odor, home use, sources, conservation, distribution and treatment. Published in 2010 as the fifth edition, the book has been one of the association’s top selling publications.

Andrew Phillips '09

Andrew Phillips is director of marketing and public relations for the Akron Racers, a professional women’s softball team in Akron, OH. While a student at North Central, he interned for the Chicago Bandits for two years and was hired by the team in 2009. In addition to his duties as director of public relations, social media and ticket sales, Phillips eventually assumed responsibility for the Bandits’ popular internship program.

Mary Lou Puttkowa Lipscomb '66

Mary Lou Puttkowa Lipscomb is a science curriculum and professional development specialist for IMSA FUSION, an outreach program of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She writes curriculum and provides professional development to teachers who are part of this after-school math and science program for talented, motivated middle-school students.

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