Emily Katsaros Swayka is enrolled in the pharmacy program at Roosevelt University. This year, she won a prestigious Leonard J. DeMino Pharmacy Student Scholarship based on her essay, “The Future of Pharmacy: Patient Care.”
Leslie Oca Esquerra is technician lead at Honeywell Universal Oil Products. In this position, she conducts inorganic and structural analysis on catalyst products manufactured. She has been with the company for two years and was promoted to a full-time employee. She may be reached at email@example.com.
Caroline Gully, a former North Central lacrosse player, was an assistant coach for women’s lacrosse coach Jenni Kapanen and the Finnish National team during the 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. For more information visit 2013worldlacrosse.com.
Shanna Loos is a special education teacher at Challand Middle School in Sterling, IL. She previously worked as a one-on-one aide for a child with severe nonverbal autism at Franklin Elementary School in Sterling. She walked with the child’s family this year at the Walk Now for Autism in Chicago.
Ryan Freed is vice president at Suburban Real Estate. He works for Bryan Barus ’90, CEO of Suburban Real Estate and a member of North Central’s Board of Trustee Associates. Freed and his wife Molly Link ’10 Freed reside in Batavia, IL.
Maura Davy Prekwas is an elementary teacher at El Sierra School in Downers Grove Grade School District 58. She serves as a co-op and attests that having Danielle Norman ’16 as a preclinical student has been a great experience. Prekwas says that she and her school staff are always impressed with the ability of North Central students to get their pupils involved in the curriculum.
Sam Sweeney is a professional tennis player. In mixed doubles, he and his partner, Tarakaa Bertrand, won the United States Tennis Association Eastern tournament. If they continue to win, the duo will be entered directly into the U.S. Open mixed doubles tournament to compete for a major title.