North Central College - Naperville, IL

Curtis Hudson '88

Curtis Hudson was named principal of Charles Reed Elementary School in Plainfield, IL. This is his sixth year in Plainfield School District 202. He resides in Aurora, IL, with his wife and daughter, age 4.

Peter Sipla '07

Peter Sipla played a lead role in “Company” with BrightSide Theatre. The play was staged November 29 through December 9, 2012, in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. Since graduating, Sipla has worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theater-Biograph, Porchlight Music Theatre and First Folio Theatre. In his spare time, he is drummer for the local rock band Hyrax and coaches high school speech.

Dennis K. Wentz '57

Dennis K. Wentz, M.D., was elected president of the Montana Chamber Music Society and also joined the board of directors for Intermountain Opera Bozeman. He and his wife Anne recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. Wentz may be reached at dkwentz95@gmail.com.

Robert Miller '90

Robert Miller is a history teacher at Plainfield South High School. After graduating from North Central, Miller attended Benedictine University to earn his master’s in education to become a teacher. Miller has taught AP U.S. history, AP European history, street law, world history and government at Plainfield South.

Stephen Fleagle M ’12

Stephen Fleagle M ’12 is assistant coach for the University of Chicago track and field team. He helps with jumps, pole vault, sprints and hurdles and serves as associate recruiting coordinator.

Ruth Kesselring Royal '61

Ruth Kesselring Royal published a compilation of letters she and fellow alumna Beryl A. Brinkman ’62, who passed away in 2007, exchanged while involved in the Peace Corps. Royal’s book, titled “Never Gonna Cease My Wanderin’: Letters Between Friends,” (Peace Corps Writers, 2012) gives insight into the Peace Corps when it first began, the Philippines in the 1960s and the developing friendship between the two women. The two met while attending North Central. They began exchanging letters while Royal was in the Philippines, continuing this tradition throughout the 1960s.

Rhea Reed '90

Rhea Reed is general manager of the Foot Locker flagship location on State Street in Chicago, where she oversees Foot Locker, House of Hoops, Kids Foot Locker and Lady Foot Locker.

Eric Knox '09

Eric Knox is a program director through AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA) for Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation in Alaska where he assists with Fairbanks First Think Local. The buy local program is designed to advocate for a 10 percent shift in consumer expenditure from outside the Fairbanks North Star Borough to within the borough. He has worked to increase community knowledge of the importance of buying local by creating member booklets, community directories, newsletters, website development, special events and social media campaigns.

Mae Seely Sylvester '62

Mae Seely Sylvester is education coordinator for the University of Minnesota’s Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Earlier in her career she served as a secondary teacher, drama coach and counselor for seven years.

Carol Miller ‘62 Weston

Carol Miller ‘62 Weston continues to develop a music career that has spanned three decades. During the past year, she became part of a three-member cabaret performance group called The Song Sisters, which draws sellout crowds to the Chicago club Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret. “There seems to be a real thirst for that type of music and people support it,” she says.

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