North Central College - Naperville, IL

Lynn Getz Schopler '84

Lynn Getz Schopler launched Golden Elders Inc., an in-house adult care facility that provides an extended family setting for patients with Alzheimer’s. For four years, she took care of her parents, feeling the need to honor them and help other caregivers. In 2008, she opened an adult day care in her Naperville home to create a safe and warm environment for her guests and respite for their caregivers. Schopler also teaches psychology at the College of DuPage.

Timm Bellazzini '07

Timm Bellazzini is an audit supervisor at Sikich LLP in Naperville. After graduating from North Central, he went on to earn a master’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University, then worked as a staff accountant at Grant Thornton in Chicago. Bellazzini played football throughout his four years at North Central and earned All-American honors during his senior year. He and his wife Kyle are expecting their first child in May.

Kimberly Anderle-Abma '87

Kimberly Anderle-Abma is a sole practitioner of law, certified mediator and Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). After receiving her juris doctorate from the John Marshall Law School in 1991, she began her practice, which focuses on domestic relations. She has practiced law for 21 years and recently relocated to new offices in Joliet, IL.

Lisa Shulman M ’07

Lisa Shulman M ’07 was named chair of the special education department for Oswego High School in 2011.

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.

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