North Central College - Naperville, IL

Rachael Hancz '12

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

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.

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.

Ryan Dowd '00

Ryan Dowd was named the 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Year during the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Alumni Association Awards program on April 19 for his commitment to public service. He previously served as executive director of Hesed House, the second-largest homeless shelter in Illinois.

Sarah Brady '08

Sarah Brady completed her doctorate at the University of Oregon and specialized in inorganic chemistry. Specifically, she studied the synthesis of inorganic polymers, which are used to study the degradation of plastics. She has received a science policy fellowship that is supported by the California Council on Science and Technology. Her role will be to provide unbiased scientific advice and answers on policy issues regarding science and technology to politicians, staff members and constituents.

Jenny Decker-Pratt '04

Jenny Decker-Pratt and her husband Zach Pratt ’05 moved to Howard, WI. She has accepted the position of elementary cross categorical special education teacher at Menasha Joint School District in Menasha, WI. She will be supporting students with disabilities in the regular education classroom. Zach is an assistant professor of biology at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. Jenny may be contacted at jennypratt1@yahoo.com, and Zach may be reached at zach.pratt4@gmail.com.