North Central College - Naperville, IL

Rachel Louise Snyder '92

Rachel Louise Snyder published an article titled “A Raised Hand: Can a New Approach Curb Domestic Homicide?” in The New Yorker, vol. 89, issue 21. The article addresses domestic homicide and the methods being implemented to further reduce incidents. Snyder is an assistant professor in the department of literature at American University in Washington, D.C., an author and an investigative journalist.

Nick DeFalco ‘09

The Cardinals’ men’s tennis program has a new and old face at the helm. This summer, the North Central College athletic department announced the hiring of Nick DeFalco ‘09 as the new head coach of the men's tennis program.

“I am thrilled and humbled by (athletic director) Jim Miller ‘86 offering me the position,” says DeFalco. “It was a position I was hoping for in the future and I couldn't be more excited to accept it.”

Victoria Huffman-Sladek '89

Victoria Huffman-Sladek is a self-employed massage therapist. She recently completed Reiki I training. She lives in Mount Pleasant, MI.

Bruce Baum '81

Bruce Baum is executive director of the Medinah Park District in Medinah, IL. Baum has spent the past 30 years in the field of parks and recreation administration, serving in management roles for various park districts in the suburban Chicago area.  He is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, has spoken at numerous state and national parks conferences and is a board member of the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association. He and his wife Diana reside in Aurora, IL.

Jim Godo '93

Jim Godo has been promoted to assistant vice president for external affairs at North Central College and will oversee marketing and communications, sports information, community development and fine arts outreach. In addition, he served as the English-speaking public address announcer for the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer final at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 28.

Michael Korinek '87

Michael Korinek is a Northwestern Mutual financial representative and received the company’s Top Producer award based on an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security.  He lives in Naperville with his wife Laurie.

Nancy Kruschke '89

Nancy Kruschke is founder and owner of Successful Organizing Solutions (S.O.S.), which helps both individuals and entire businesses increase their effectiveness and efficiency through organizing skills and practices. She began her organizing career with 10 years professional experience at American Express Financial Advisors, where she earned her Certified Financial Planner designation.

Steve Kirin '82

Steve Kirin is chief executive officer of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). He brings more than 25 years work experience covering a variety of industries with high levels of experience in management, sales and marketing and operations. He is responsible for the overall operational performance of the company and has played an integral role in turning around the infrastructure and direction of NCBTMB in the past year.

Nancy Shannon Bandusky '93

Nancy Shannon Bandusky and her daughter Dorothy Bandusky released the children’s story titled, “Anniina Tatter - Not Just Cloth and Stuffing.” This novella tells the story of a little rag doll competing for a family in a toy store.

Joe Pinder '87

Joe Pinder opened Pinder Pottery & Gallery at 236 North Main Street in Galena, IL. The gallery features his original stoneware pottery and the artwork of other local artists. To view his work and to learn more about the gallery visit pinderpottery.com.