North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sandra Coughlin '09

Sandra Coughlin was appointed principal of Glenbard South High School and assumed the position on July 1. Coughlin has been Glenbard East High School’s assistant principal for instruction since 2011 and had worked in the Glenbard District for 17 years. “South has an excellent academic reputation with dedicated students and staff, and I look forward to building upon that standard of excellence through leadership and communication,” she said. Prior to becoming Glenbard East’s assistant principal, she was Glenbard District 87’s literacy and Title I coordinator from 2007 to 2011.

Alexis Smith '12

Alexis Smith was selected as one of 18 Distinguished Graduate Student Fellows at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She has been conducting research in Louisville, KY, as a Master’s Thesis Fellow at the Filson Historical Society. Smith intends to graduate in May 2014 and pursue a doctorate.

Martha Disclafani '12

Martha Disclafani is a third-grade teacher at Thomasboro Grade School in Thomasboro, IL.

Danielle Clark Glut '11

Danielle Clark Glut is a resident camp assistant for Pine Lake and Lake Lucerne United Methodist camps. She also designed and completed a mural while on a service trip to Surfside Beach, TX. She may be reached at danielleglut@gmail.com.

Kristen Dunlap-Berg '10

Kristen Dunlap-Berg completed the Belle H. Bennett House program at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, TN. The 10-month service program focused on the empowerment of young women. The four young women in the program lived in intentional community while practicing spiritual formation and vocation discernment and engaging in social justice efforts. Each woman also interned at a local nonprofit. Dunlap-Berg spent her time at Book’em, a Nashville childhood literacy organization, where she learned about a small nonprofit business.

Alumni work and woo on "The Bachelorette"

It wasn’t the first television appearance for Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson (pictured far left), director of the celebrity and entertainment outreach program for the Red Cross, who appeared on “The Bachelorette” as a guide and spokesperson for the organization. She took bachelorette Desiree Hartsock and her date James Case on a helicopter tour of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy on the Atlantic coast. They concluded their date by talking to storm victims Jan and Manny, a Seaside Heights, NJ, couple who lost their home on their 38th wedding anniversary to Hurricane Sandy.

Alexandria Kordelewski '12

Alexandria Kordelewski is a music teacher at Krejci Academy of Little Friends Inc. She assumed the role of music director for the summer play “Peter Pan” at North Central College.

Travis Hartke '05

Travis Hartke is an associate cross country coach at Boise State University in Boise, ID. Hartke started his career as a graduate assistant at Iowa State in 2006 after earning a degree in psychology and physical education at North Central. At Iowa State, he earned a master's degree in kinesiology. He was promoted to a full-time assistant coach in 2008, a position he held until 2010 when he was named associate head coach.

David Thompson '99

David Thompson is head coach of men’s track and field at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. He was head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field programs at State University of New York at Oswego; University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA; and Ashford University in Clinton, IA; and was assistant coach at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.

Matthew Lupo '07

Matthew Lupo was appointed as a staff associate at the Mathieson, Moyski, Celer & Co., LLP, Accountants and Advisors, a full-service accounting and financial services firm based in Wheaton, IL. He has experience in personal, partnership and corporate taxation and has worked with trust taxation, audits for small businesses, 401(K) audits and audits for manufacturing and warehouses. Lupo holds a master’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University.