North Central College - Naperville, IL

Thomas P. Moore '52

Thomas P. Moore was inducted into the Crawford County Veterans Hall of Fame in November 2010. He was honored for his service as a U.S. Navy fireman first class aboard the USS Sea Devil (SS-400) and USS Sea Dog (SS-401) during World War II. As a result of his service, he was named a life member of United States Submarine Veterans of World War II. During his career, Moore was president and chief executive officer of the Brokensword Broadcasting Company, 1962-1995.

Tim Shoemaker '03

Tim Shoemaker, a senior account manager at Millward Brown, volunteered his time with a team of North Central students who prepared for an American Marketing Association (AMA) competition and finished in the top 25. Shoemaker offered advice on topics ranging from gathering and analyzing market research data to using graphic design and communication skills in presentations. Students visited Millward Brown’s office in Lisle, IL, to work on their project, tour the facility and learn about the latest trends and technology used in market research.

John Daniels '69

John Daniels was named a top attorney for 2010 in “Wisconsin Super Lawyers” for the sixth year in a row. He’s one of 38 attorneys from the national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP and one of only 5 percent of lawyers in the state who are selected.

Michael “Mik” Dempsey '04

Michael “Mik” Dempsey started a band called The Hyrax with Mike Musselman ’08. The band plays original music written by Mik and Mike with lyrics by Mik. Members of the five-piece band include Maxwell Damske ’12, Alex Damske ’14 and Tommy Murray. In February, The Hyrax released a full-length album and launched a website, thehyrax.com. They’ll open for Rachel Barton Pine with Earthen Grave at North Central College on April 29.

Lynda Buric Elliott '70

Lynda Buric Elliott published “Children’s Songs of the Southwest” in 2010. Her 25 original compositions were written for preschool-aged children at Pinnacle Presbyterian Day School in Scottsdale, AZ, where she is a musician-educator. “The songs are intended to be fun and educational, giving information in a musical way about the Southwest and the people and animals that live there. The songs also allow children to explore the range of their voices and teach a variety of music concepts,” she says. Lynda may be reached at desert.home@cox.net.

Sarah Levine '05

Sarah Levine is a clinical research associate at ICON Clinical Research in Chicago. She works in pharmaceutical drug development and travels to sites involved in clinical research. She ensures the collection of quality data in clinical trials as well as the safety of patients enrolled in the trials. She may be reached at sjlevine@yahoo.com.

Rae Ann Steinhebel '70 Hoehn

Rae Ann Steinhebel Hoehn has been teaching art in the Fox Valley area of suburban Chicago since 1970 and is now using the Web to expand her classroom. She has developed a series of lessons and a blog for aspiring artists who want to learn from home. Among her students are home-schooled children and their parents. “This is a great thing because I can have a homeschool class from Maine to Texas or Iowa,” she says. “Or I can teach those who cannot get to my classes because of work schedules even if we each live in the Fox Valley area.

Brandon Townsend '05

Brandon Townsend is the full-time assistant baseball coach at Concordia University Chicago in Forest Park, IL. He’ll work with the pitching staff and help with recruiting. His coaching career began in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) with one-year stints as pitching coach at North Park University, and varsity pitching coach, head JV coach and recruiting coordinator at North Central College. He was then with Central College in Pella, IA, for three seasons where he served as the team’s pitching coach.

Don Engelsman '73

Don Engelsman is executive director of the Life Care senior living community in Elmhurst, IL. With more than a decade of senior living experience, he’s responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at the facility, scheduled to open in 2011. Prior to joining the center, Engelsman spent more than 13 years with Providence Life Services where he held multiple positions, including vice president of marketing for new developments, vice president of risk management and general manager of the Victorian Village campus.

Lindsey Theis '07

Lindsey Theis joined WPDE NewsChannel 15 in Myrtle Beach, SC, as a reporter. She comes from CNN in Atlanta, where she was a video journalist for CNN, HLN and CNN International Networks. She’s also worked as a media producer at CNN Radio in Atlanta, a producer at WGN Radio in Chicago, and a reporter/producer at Naperville Community Television.

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