North Central College - Naperville, IL

Tim Gossett '89

Tim Gossett is director of discipleship at Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames, IA. He coordinates many aspects of the church’s ministry and focuses on volunteer recruitment/training. In addition, he cares for the technology needs of the church and assists with marketing projects. He is a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH, and has numerous published books and articles about Christian education and youth ministry. He may be reached at timgossett@mac.com.

Tom Johnson '68

Tom Johnson is retired after 40 years as a news editor at The Beacon-News in Aurora, IL. He was responsible for preparing copies and pages for publication and Internet postings. His wife Sally Strosahl ’73 works in private practice in individual, couples and family therapy as a licensed professional counselor. Tom and Sally are the parents of Andy, Kyle and Katharine and have one grandson. They live in Aurora and may be reached at strojon@sbcglobal.net.

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.

Washington Street resurfacing project begins Sept. 9

Washington Street resurfacing project begins Sept. 9

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Starting Monday, Sept. 9, the City of Naperville will begin resurfacing work on Washington Street, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances. Work is expected to be complete in mid-October.

Construction along Washington Street—between Osler Drive (near Edward Hospital) and School Street (north end of campus)—may cause delays to motorists traveling to and from campus during this time. Students, faculty and staff who typically use Washington Street are encouraged to find alternate routes.