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.

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.

Tom Nelson '83

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.

Robert Ropars '92

Robert Ropars self-published “The Pleasure of Fiends: Five Tales of the Vampire” via Amazon's eBook and paperback services. It features five stand-alone vampire stories for fans of more classic horror.

Scott Drucker and RJ McNichols ’05

Scott Drucker and RJ McNichols presented “Breaking Into the Film Biz,” in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center on campus. Their talk and Q&A was directed toward young filmmakers, students of interactive media and fans of contemporary documentary film with a community and social conscience.

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