North Central College - Naperville, IL

Bailey Hinz '09

Bailey Hinz graduated with a master’s degree in music therapy from Colorado State University, specializing in neurologic music therapy. Her graduate research addressed the use of therapeutic music in improving self-perception among young women. While at Colorado State, she raced for the university triathlon team and finished seventh at her final national championship in April. Hinz will be a music therapy intern at Cedar Community in West Bend, WI. She may be reached at bihinz@gmail.com.

Kitt Vanderwater '12

Kitt Vanderwater was selected to join British Airways’ UnGrounded “Hack at 30,000 feet” in June by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) through its Aspirations in Computing talent development initiative.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Rachael Hancz '12

Rachael Hancz played the role of Tuesday in Black Fox Theatre’s production of “Brothers Beckett” at The Athenaeum in Chicago.

RJ McNichols '11

RJ McNichols filmed a documentary series titled “1621 and Beyond: The Fall and Rise of North Central Men's Cross Country Team.” This eight-part web series incorporates video from the 2007 season and what it took to win a 13th team national title. The series began streaming August 22 at nccharrier.com.

Weston Henry '10

Weston Henry is a junior high/high school chorus teacher at the Paxton-Buckley Loda School District in Paxton, IL. He resides in Paxton and may be contacted at whenry@pbl.k12.il.us.

Hilary Cebulko-Lakes '09

Hilary Cebulko-Lakes was promoted to head coach for men’s and women’s track and field at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY. She has been with the program since 2009 and was named the interim head coach in January. During her interim season, she was named the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Coach of the Year for women’s outdoor track and field after helping lead the program to its first-ever MSC team championship. “I am thrilled to be in this position and am excited to see where the program will go.

Giuseppe Pellicano '12

Giuseppe Pellicano will publish his boot project titled “Left, Left, Left, Right, Left” (funded with a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant while a student) in volume III of The Journal of Military Experience in September. The journal is a collection of short stories, poems and artwork created entirely by student veterans from across the armed services. Stories are from wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Gulf and Bosnia and from other military events.

Chelsea Armstrong '12

Chelsea Armstrong is administrative assistant to the vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs at North Central.

Kelly Ator '11

Kelly Ator is an events coordinator at Clemson University Campus Recreation, where she schedules and organizes all facility reservations and events to enhance the recreational experience of all Clemson students, faculty/staff and community members. Before earning this position, Ator earned a master’s degree in recreation administration from Illinois State University. She may be reached at lator@clemson.edu.