North Central College - Naperville, IL

Dan Palmer '81

Dan Palmer led the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team to a second University Athletic Association (UAA) title. In his eighth season as head men's soccer coach, he coached the UAA most valuable player for the second consecutive year and coached the co-rookie of the year for the first time in program history. Palmer has also coached four All-Americans. He and his staff were also honored as the UAA Co-Coaching Staff of the Year. He lives in Medina, Ohio, and may be reached at

Rogene A. Buchholz '59

Rogene A. Buchholz wrote a book titled “Reforming Capitalism: The Scientific Worldview and Business.” It examines the role that the traditional understanding of science plays in how we understand the capitalistic system and how it informs business and business school education. It’s a companion to “Rethinking Capitalism: Community and Responsibility in Business,” published in 2009. Both books are published by Routledge. Buchholz lives in Denver and may be reached at

Carol Cain Hughes '98

Carol Cain Hughes is coeditor and contributor of “Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012,” an Arizona centennial anthology. She’s a science writer and media relations officer at Arizona State University where she earned a master’s degree in liberal studies in 2010. She lives in Phoenix and may be reached at

Judith Treece Childress '89

Judith Treece Childress was named controller at Shamrock Specialty Packaging in Elgin, IL, in November 2011. She’ll continue to handle both accounting and human resource responsibilities for the packaging solutions provider. She may be reached at

Len Haug '65

Len Haug is a member of ARTSWorcester, the Falmouth Artists Guild, Princeton Arts Society, Leominster Art Association, Gardner Area League of Artists, Concord Art Association and Petersham Craft Center. He continues to take art courses and has exhibited his work in the Midwest and eastern United States. His work has been sold to both private and corporate clients and won numerous recognitions and awards in art shows at the national, regional and local levels.

Jamie Weitzel Scripps '02

Jamie Weitzel M ’02 Scripps is a senior consultant with 5 Lakes Energy. Prior to joining 5 Lakes Energy, she served as assistant deputy director for the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, she has practiced with Sondee, Racine & Doren PLC in Traverse City, MI, and Venable LLP in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in environmental law.

Adam J. Schafer '96

Adam J. Schafer was named Montana’s deputy commissioner of securities and insurance and chief of staff for Monica Lindeen, who heads the state’s oversight of the insurance and securities industries. Schafer served as executive director for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators in Washington, D.C., before returning to Montana. Schafer brings extensive experience with the Montana Legislature, having served as chief of staff and secretary for Democratic leaders in the state senate during the 2001 and 1999 legislatures.

Pablo Araya '83

Pablo Araya spoke at the Aurora Navy League Council 247 March dinner meeting in Montgomery, IL. Araya has been a member of the FBI’s Violent Crimes/Fugitives Task Force for 17 years. He spoke about “Apprehending Fugitives Guilty of Violent Crimes by the FBI.”

Frank Jen '59

Frank Jen was credited with creating a “seminar culture” at the University of Buffalo in New York 40 years ago. He teamed up with Andrew Chen to teach using research workshops, debate and dialogue. Jen was more idea-oriented, while Chen was more technically oriented. “At that time, I was eager to establish the reputation of our School of Management to turn out good M.B.A.s and Ph.D.s,” Jen says. “I organized a seminar for Ph.D.

Robert Taylor M ’00

Robert Taylor M ’00 is one of 10 Chicago-area educators honored as recipients of a prestigious 2012 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Taylor is a second-grade teacher at Central Road School in Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine, IL, where he has taught since 1997. He was selected from a pool of 560 nominees teaching kindergarten through third grade in the Chicago area and was one of 32 finalists. Recipients of the 2012 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching will be honored at a black-tie event October 12 at WTTW/Channel 11 studios in Chicago.