North Central College - Naperville, IL

Steve Heye '96

Steve Heye is manager of technology at The Cara Program in Chicago. He is responsible for managing the strategy and ongoing operations related to technology for the program. His previous role was at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the YMCA’s online presence, including websites, intranet and social networking. Previously, he was with the Technology Resource Group at YMCA of the USA for some 10 years where he provided resources, conferences and training to allow YMCAs nationwide to better leverage business systems and technology.

Keith Carlson '95

Keith Carlson is a journalism teacher at Naperville Central High School. The Journalism Education Association (JEA) awarded him its Rising Star Award, given annually to five high school journalism advisers from around the United States. The award came only a few months after the publication he advises, Central Times, won a record 11th Pacemaker Award. This was the third Pacemaker Award won by his students since he took over as adviser. He may be contacted at kcarlson@naperville203.org or via Facebook. His wife, Robyn Bendeich ’95 Carlson, is senior accountant for Edward Hospital.

Patrick Oehlschlager '93

Patrick Oehlschlager is general manager/chief executive officer of Ozark Electric Cooperative in Ozark, MO. Ozark Electric is a rural electric provider to more than 30,000 customers in nine counties throughout southwestern Missouri. Oehlschlager’s 19-year career at Ozark began in dispatch in 1994.

Shawn Campbell '93

Shawn Campbell is founder and manager of CHIRP Radio in Chicago. CHIRP is a volunteer-driven, online community radio station that focuses on music, arts and culture. Campbell may be reached at shawnc718@yahoo.com.

Tony Thompson '90

Tony Thompson is interim head coach of the women’s basketball program at Fisk University in Nashville, TN.

Sarah Shillington '87

Sarah Shillington is executive vice president of solutions at Leidos Health in Chicago, a new company that aims to solve some of the world’s most daunting challenges in national security, health and engineering. Shillington leads the commercial health management consulting division on the executive board. She lives with her two daughters and partner in Oak Park, IL. She may be reached at sshilli@yahoo.com.

Designing Woman

In just six years, Summer Daily ’04 Thornton has gone from opening her own interior design business to being featured as one of the “10 New Trad Designers to Watch in 2013” by Traditional Home magazine.

Jack Arnston '83

Jack Arnston co-owns The Priton Group in Madison, WI. The company specializes in data storage and facilitating paper-to-digital file transitions for companies and organizations.

Jeffrey Huebsch '80

Jeffrey Huebsch was appointed as an arbitrator to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) by Gov. Pat Quinn. Arbitrators enforce the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act and are responsible for ruling on claims filed by employees who suffer an injury at work. Huebsch holds a juris doctor from Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law.

College accolades

North Central College has received national recognition from multiple college guides. U.S. News & World Report placed North Central among “America’s Best Colleges” for 2014, ranking it No. 13 among 110 schools in the Midwest. The Princeton Review named North Central a Best Midwestern College, and Forbes ranked North Central among the top 20 percent of colleges in the nation. G.I. Jobs magazine rated North Central College a 2014 Military Friendly School, and North Central was named a “High ROI College” by Affordable Colleges Online.

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