North Central College - Naperville, IL

Zach Smith '11

Zach Smith is a physical therapy student at Governors State University in University Park, IL.

Nick Pingel '10

Nick Pingel is teaching physics and chemistry at Addison Trail High School. He is also coaching golf, wrestling and baseball.

Dusty Gilbreth '09

Dusty Gilbreth is program manager and youth baseball instructor at The Infield in South Elgin. He makes it his priority to set young pitchers on a path to long-lasting arm health. With a background in baseball and a certification as a personal trainer, he has built a program designed to help young baseball players maximize their potential. “After studying personal training, I started to understand what it takes to keep a young, healthy arm,” he said.

Katherine Sparks '12

Katherine Sparks is pursuing a master’s degree in statistics at Loyola University in Chicago.

Maggie Drewno '12

Maggie Drewno is pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois.

Thomas Hollingsworth '11

Thomas Hollingsworth, Air Force Airman 1st Class, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, TX. Hollingsworth completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Jonathon Eby '10

Jonathon Eby is a research technician in the laboratory of Caroline LePoole at Loyola University Medical Center, studying immune recognition of cancer cells and autoimmunity.

Wendy Laman-Nadeau '05

Wendy Laman-Nadeau is the Lisle Park District event coordinator and the driving force behind a public art project that features decorated wooden wheelbarrows. Her plan was to encourage area businesses and civic groups to purchase 21 decorative wooden wheelbarrows, find volunteer artists to decorate them, put them on display throughout the community and then auction them off to the community. All proceeds from the auction will go to Partners for Parks in Lisle, IL.

Elsa Yee-Hall '99

Elsa Yee-Hall is the division coordinator for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She assists in the coordination, planning and logistics of program-related activities. She lives in Harvard, IL, and may be reached at elsancc99@gmail.com.

Lauren Visher '07

Lauren Visher joined North Central College as advancement services assistant/matching gifts coordinator. She may be reached at lovisher@gmail.com.