North Central College - Naperville, IL

Blake Coffin '05

Blake Coffin earned an M.B.A. from the University of California-Riverside in June 2012. He is a financial analyst for Ross Stores, Inc. in Pleasanton, CA, and may be reached at bcoff001@ucr.edu.

Tommy Rivera-Vega '11

Tommy Rivera-Vega debuted in the Steppenwolf Theatre production “Three Sisters,” a Russian comedy-drama. He was honored to receive the opportunity to learn from Steppenwolf’s Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro and seasoned Chicago actors Ora Jones and Alana Areas. “Three Sisters” ran through August 26.

Steve Joslyn '86

Steve Joslyn was named head baseball coach at Chicago State University after spending the last 10 years as an assistant at Northern Illinois University under Ed Mathey ‘86. As NIU’s main assistant, Joslyn earned the title of associate head coach in 2008. His efforts at NIU helped the Huskies bring in three nationally ranked recruiting classes to DeKalb. Overall, Joslyn helped the Huskies to 255 victories and five Mid-American Conference Tournament appearances. Nearly every graduating outfielder tutored by Joslyn at Northern Illinois has signed a professional baseball contract.

Zach DeWitz '05

Zach DeWitz was promoted from middays to mornings at WSSR-FM/Star 96.7 in Crest Hill, IL, where he broadcasts under the pseudonym Josh Cooper. His new morning program, titled “Cooper in the Morning Show,” continues to be a music-based morning program but is more interactive and locally focused. He has been with WSSR-FM since April 2006 working the midday shift and doing morning news and traffic reports. Joining Cooper is a new addition to the radio station, Bolingbrook native Anna Kopsky ’14. She is heard weekdays delivering news and traffic reports.

Andrew Sauer '11

Andrew Sauer was named the assistant sports information director at North Central College. He has been in charge of maintaining North Central’s baseball complex for summer tournaments and camps and interned in the College’s athletic department for two years. Most recently he was a graduate assistant in the Office of Sports Information.

Kimberly Lisanby-Barber '77

Kimberly Lisanby-Barber was named the 2012-2013 Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association. She is the principal of Lincoln Elementary School in the Spring Valley Clark County School District 99. The award recognizes elementary school principals who have demonstrated a positive impact on their students and learning community. As the award winner, she will compete for the National Distinguished Principal of the Year award sponsored by VALIC and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Doris Replogle Porter '82

Doris Replogle Porter founded Mayhaven Publishing in 1990 and publishes books, audio books and e-books for adults and children. In 2011 she produced eight books and two audio books. Mayhaven’s best-selling nonfiction book, “Ten Sisters: A True Story,” was based on Doris’ own life and made into two Public Broadcast System documentaries. She is the youngest of 10 sisters who were separated in 1942 and reunited many years later. She serves on the advisory board for the Lincoln Museum in Harrogate, TN, and is a member of the Urbana Rotary.

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.

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