Mark Kolkman M ’02 was named principal of Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL, for the 2014-2015 school year. He previously served as assistant principal at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.
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.
Susan Lloyd is executive director of the Zilber Family Foundation in Milwaukee, WI. Her foundation leads the 10-year, $50 million Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, aimed at revitalizing some of the city's poorest neighborhoods scarred by poverty, crime, foreclosures, joblessness and low educational attainment.
Alex Knobloch was matched for a family medicine residency at Eglin Air Force Base, located near Fort Walton Beach, FL. This comes after completing the first two years of preclinical coursework in Bethesda, MD, followed by a year and a half of traveling to various military treatment facilities and VA hospitals (ranging from Honolulu to Las Vegas to Tacoma to Portsmouth) for core and elective clerkships.
Tom Nelson was selected as the Small College Sports Information Director of the Year for 2013-2014 by the National Wrestling Media Association. This includes all NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA wrestling programs throughout the United States. Nelson has worked at St. Cloud State University since 1996 and has been one of the top media relations professionals for the Husky wrestling program.
Keith Matune M ’10 was a Republican primary candidate for Illinois House District 81. Matune also has a master’s degree in education from Purdue University. He is currently a social studies teacher at Waubonsee Valley High School in Aurora, IL.
John Giannini was inducted into the Philadelphia area Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his contributions as the head men’s basketball coach at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Giannini compiled a record of 168-38 for a winning percentage of .816 over his seven seasons as head coach and led the Rowan University Profs to five trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Brian Craig M ’06 taught a 400 level computer science class at North Central the fall term of 2013. He is also part of a research team that is tasked with building a logistical model for nuclear energy waste transportation and storage for the U.S. Government.