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.
Tim Janecek M ’13 is defensive line coach at Aurora University. As a student-athlete at North Central, he was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter at defensive end for North Central from 2006-2009. He also was a part of four CCIW championship teams and three teams which qualified for NCAA Division III Championship competition.
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.
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.
Giuseppe Pellicano’s current work, The Grenade Series, won first place at the Local Hines, VA, Hospital Veterans Creative Art Festival. It was then selected for a national competition by the Veterans Administration and won first place and best in show in Reno, NV.
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 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.
Ann Grenevitch M ’12 opened her own business, Ruth Ann’s Sweets, in Huntley, IL. “I knew I wanted to have my own business,” she said. “It was just something I could be very passionate about. Everybody has a passion, and they have to figure out what it is.” Grenevitch was a professor of marketing at Kendall College in Chicago and also taught various baking classes around the suburbs.