North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jeff Schaetzke '92

Jeff Schaetzke was the music director of a musical “Dames at Sea” at Skylight Opera Theatre in the Cabot Theatre in Wisconsin, which ran September 17 to October 3. Called “the most ingenious show on or off Broadway” by Time Magazine, “Dames at Sea” is a musical parody of the grand and glorious Busby Berkeley movie musicals of the 1930s. He lives in Grafton, WI, with his wife Sheila.

Michelle Porcellino '05

Michelle Porcellino is a grant writer at North Central College. She joined the advancement team after working two years at the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health Initiative division of biological sciences at the University of Chicago. Previously she was a health communications fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Rockland, MD. She received her master’s degree in technical and scientific communication at Miami University in Ohio. She lives in Orland Park, IL, and may be reached at meporcellino@noctrl.edu.

Mike Koon '93

Mike Koon served as lead clinician on behalf of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers at Bloomington High School. The clinic addresses the P.A. announcer’s role, the Do’s and Don’ts of announcing football, how to handle emergency situations, scriptwriting and working with a spotter. Koon is assistant sports information director and the voice of University of Illinois football.

Helen Goren Shafton M ’05

Helen Goren Shafton M ’05 wrote a book titled “Making Art Special: A Curriculum for Special Education Art.” She was inspired by her students in the special education program to create the book for art teachers who find themselves responsible for delivering art instruction to students with disabilities. The book is available at www.makingartspecial.com.

Andrea Soriano M '95 Moll

Andrea Soriano Moll is a writer and head of business development for gardneredge.com, an online newspaper for the Gardner, KS, community. She served as marketing director and marketing and administration manager for the Gardner Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys making contacts and is an excellent connection for local businesses seeking to increase their exposure to the community through the Gardner EDGE. She holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in business administration from North Central College.

Raj Cherian '06

Raj Cherian is a credit analyst at JPMorgan Chase. He has also been commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army-National Guard and is assigned to the 1175th Military Police Co. as a platoon leader.

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