North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

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.

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.

Patrick Gaskin M ’02

Patrick Gaskin M ’02 was appointed principal of Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville. He previously served seven years as principal of Elmwood Elementary School. When he first began teaching in Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Gaskin taught physical education at Mill Street Elementary School and was a football coach for Naperville North High School. He later became assistant principal at Scott Elementary School until his appointment as Elmwood’s principal in 2006.

Kirk Larson '97

Kirk Larson recently served as a guest columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He published an article, titled “The Data Is Coming, the Data Is Coming! Are You Ready for It?” Larson may be reached at kirklarson@gmail.com or linkedin.com/in/kirkblarson.