North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sandra Pieta M ’11

Sandra Pieta M ’11 is director of institutional research at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. She earned an M.B.A from North Central and an M.A. in economics from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 2013.

Kai Ruggeri '06

Kai Ruggeri is leading the Global Health Access Policy project, which was developed in response to reports on the rising cost of health care globally by the 2010 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Observer. Kristen Soforic ’14 was a 2013 summer intern for the project and assisted with research leadership, helping coordinate more than 50 people who collaborated on global health research. She was also involved in the development of the 2014 phase of the project and the 2013 activities, which included a mix of research, lectures and a conference.

Amanda Czernecki '03

Amanda Czernecki joined the weekend morning team to report traffic on NBC5 TV in Chicago.

Shaun Ballard '13

Shaun Ballard is an admission counselor for Albion College in Albion, MI. Ballard works with incoming, first-year students from the Upper Peninsula and west side of the state.

Brit Quinn '10

Brit Quinn is director of media outreach for Maria Kaupas Center in Chicago, a faith-based organization that focuses on spirituality, education, leadership and community building. Quinn may be contacted at bmvquinn@gmail.com.

Jeff Crosby M ’09

Jeff Crosby M ’09 spoke at North Central’s Koten Chapel for the Writing-Editing-Publishing series. He is associate publisher and vice president of marketing at Intervarsity Press.

Michael Kelsey '05

Michael Kelsey is a certified public accountant for Scanlan & Leo, Ltd. in Oak Brook, IL, a full-service accounting firm.

Salvador Garza '12

Salvador Garza is a rehearsal assistant at Lyric Opera of Chicago after previously serving in similar positions with the Santa Fe Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Sean Harrington '10

Sean Harrington, a Ph.D. student at San Diego State University/University of California Riverside, published his thesis transcript, titled “Ossification Sequence Heterochrony Among Amphibians,” in the September/October 2013 edition of Evolution and Development. Heterochrony is an important mechanism in the evolution of amphibians. Harrington earned a master of science degree in biology from John Carroll University, University Heights, OH, where he worked closely with Carl D. Anthony ’87, associate professor of biology.

David Danielson '07

David Danielson was appointed principal at Madison Elementary School in Lombard, IL. He started his career at the same school as a fourth-grade teacher before being named principal of Hammerschmidt Elementary School in Lombard in 2007.