North Central College - Naperville, IL

Brad Hite '98

Brad Hite was named president of Stainless Sales Corporation. He was hired in 2009 as the national sales manager and his most recent role was general manager of the Chicago stainless steel strip service center. As president, Hite plans on continuing the company’s growth initiatives and its 66-year tradition of exceptional service.

Michael D. Oldenettel '88

Michael D. Oldenettel was installed as the 2012 president-elect of the Illinois Association of Realtors. He’ll serve as chair of the strategic planning committee and as vice chair of the leadership and executive committees and National Association of Realtors political advisory working group. He’s managing broker-owner of RE/MAX Results Plus, Inc. in Jacksonville, IL.

Steve Lacey '64

Steve Lacey published a book titled “The Poems of S.E. Lacey.” It began as a personal book shared only with family and friends but is now available at He lives with his wife Gloria Parsons in Three Rivers, MI, and Fort Myers, FL, and continues his love of music in both states, being active in numerous choral groups.

Adam Carlson '02

Adam Carlson joined Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc., as a field engineer, assisting the director of site services. He’ll provide RF (radio frequency) compliance services like AM detuning and RF safety studies. During the last decade he has provided technical services for broadcast stations in Illinois, Iowa and Texas. He will be based in Minneapolis.

Johnel Muczynski '95

Johnel Muczynski was honored with the Joliet Area Great Teachers Award from the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry on March 15. She has taught physical education at Joliet West High School for 15 years.

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

Helen Baker '48

Helen Baker is the office manager/administrative assistant of a mental health counseling agency. She accepted a second three-year term as ruling elder at the Oswego Presbyterian Church in January where she serves as the parish nurse. Baker says “serving on several senior-related boards and committees keeps me busy and off the streets.” She lives in Montgomery, IL, and may be reached at