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Kevin A. Brown '86

Kevin A. Brown received a Pacesetter Award as the lead of a project with five other co-workers at Argonne National Laboratory. He has been a coordinating writer and editor and has served the laboratory since 1989. He resides in Plainfield, IL, with his wife Michele T. Murray ’86/M ’95 and their two daughters.

Tommy Rivera-Vega '11

Tommy Rivera-Vega debuted in the Steppenwolf Theatre production “Three Sisters,” a Russian comedy-drama. He was honored to receive the opportunity to learn from Steppenwolf’s Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro and seasoned Chicago actors Ora Jones and Alana Areas. “Three Sisters” ran through August 26.

Carly Kizorek '09

Carly Kizorek is the author of the new iBook, “Perils and Rewards of International Filmmaking.”  She also directed videos for nonprofit organizations under Two Parrot Productions in Ethiopia, Liberia, Thailand and Tanzania. Two Parrot is a three-member team including Kizorek, her father Bill and her older sister Jessica. When she is not traveling, she tutors math in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Jenny Kintzele Orsburn '01

Jenny Kintzele Orsburn is the superintendent of the City of Portage Parks and Recreation Department in Indiana. She was previously the program specialist for Indiana’s Lake Michigan Coastal Program at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) where she administered grant programs for environmental improvement along Indiana’s coastline. She invites anyone interested in Lake Michigan environmental concerns to contact her at jennyren77@hotmail.com. She resides in Burns Harbor, IN, with her husband Nate.

Scott Iverson '92

Scott Iverson is director of housing and residential education at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, IN. He is married to Sarah Schroeder ’96. He resides in Munster, IN, and may be reached at Iverson_scott@yahoo.com.

The comeback kids: Cardinal student athletes battle the odds

Maggie Youel

Maggie Youel ’14 and Dylan Crawshaw ’14 have a story similar to many North Central couples. They met two years ago during First-Year Experience and studied chemistry  and calculus together. But their story took a drastic turn on April 16, 2012, when Dylan noticed that Maggie was acting strangely. He called 911. Maggie was rushed to Edward Hospital. As Maggie now says six months later, “Then the stroke happened.”

Anna Zahn '09

Anna Zahn is a full-time mathematics teacher at Geneva High School. She accepted the full-time position in August 2012 after serving one year as a long-term substitute.

Helen Goren Shafton M ’05

Helen Goren Shafton M ’05 released the Second Edition of “A Curriculum for Special Education Art,” a guide to teaching art to children with disabilities in the classroom and other settings. It includes illustrated lessons with step-by-step instructions, written for teachers and parents. Shafton has been working with students with a variety of cognitive and motor disabilities in her art room for more than 13 years.

Bhavini Shah '98

Bhavini Shah was promoted to senior director of project management for Siemens Diagnostics in Deerfield, IL. She is responsible for managing the portfolio of strategic projects for the executive office and key communications to Siemens executive teams. She may be reached at s_bhavini@hotmail.com.

Steve Joslyn '86

Steve Joslyn was named head baseball coach at Chicago State University after spending the last 10 years as an assistant at Northern Illinois University under Ed Mathey ‘86. As NIU’s main assistant, Joslyn earned the title of associate head coach in 2008. His efforts at NIU helped the Huskies bring in three nationally ranked recruiting classes to DeKalb. Overall, Joslyn helped the Huskies to 255 victories and five Mid-American Conference Tournament appearances. Nearly every graduating outfielder tutored by Joslyn at Northern Illinois has signed a professional baseball contract.