North Central College - Naperville, IL

Campus welcomes new faculty

North Central College appointed five new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year:

Proud to be a member of the Class of 1963

Time flies when you’re having fun. That might be the motto of the Class of 1963, the latest North Central College graduating class to be inducted into the 50-Year Club at Homecoming.

Alumnus building new facility to court success

Robin Henders ’03, co-owner of Five Star Tennis, is pursuing his long-held dream of opening a tennis facility for his rapidly expanding business. Five Star Tennis is building a 40,000-square-foot indoor tennis facility in Plainfield near 119th Street and Normantown Road. A grand opening is scheduled for January 1, 2014.

Scott Drucker '06

Scott Drucker visited North Central College for a screening of his documentary “Between the Harvest,” which was also nominated in the Naperville Film Festival. The documentary is about the controversy surrounding the Costa Rican government’s decision to legalize the harvest of endangered sea turtle eggs.

Maureen Szweda Mann '02

Maureen Szweda Mann started her own business with Rodan and Fields, a direct sales company that specializes in skincare and anti-aging products. To learn more visit momann.myrandf.com.

Michelle Arb '13

Michelle Arb is an English and honors English teacher and assistant cheerleading coach at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL. She may be contacted at michelle.arb1@fsd145.org.

Joe Norton '10

Joe Norton is full-time head coach for the Knox College wrestling program, located in Galesburg, IL. He served as a graduate assistant for the wrestling program at North Central College. As a student-athlete at North Central, he had 94 career victories on the mat and was a four-time NCAA regional place winner. He was ranked as high as ninth as an individual and was recipient of the Hammer Award in recognition of outstanding commitment and work ethic in NCAA Division III.

Michael Swengel '08

Michael Swengel was appointed director of vocal music and show choir for Mt. Zion High School in Mt. Zion, IL. He will lead Swingsations, Les Femmes, Sound System and Vocal Trax show choirs. Swengel is a Harvard, IL, native and previously worked in Milton, WI, where he spent three years teaching vocal music and show choir to grades 7 through 12. In 2007, he completed his student teaching experience at Bednarcik Junior High in Oswego, IL and Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, IL. He brings to Mt.

Colin Daly '05

Colin Daly is assistant director of first-year student success at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also had a featured role in a television commercial for Potowatomi Casino and a role in the upcoming independent film “Zombie Frat House,” produced by Dirty Job Films. He may be contacted at daly@uwm.edu.   

Courtney Blake '12

Courtney Blake is a language arts interventionist at Rollins Elementary School in Aurora, IL.