North Central College - Naperville, IL

Mark Bailey M ’98

Mark Bailey M ’98 began a four-year term as a trustee on the Board of the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System. Bailey is director of bands at Scott and River Woods elementary schools in Naperville and has had a long career as a professional musician, music teacher and band director at private and public schools throughout the Chicago area. He is president of the Naperville Unit Education Association and treasurer of Region 39 of the Illinois Education Association.

Designing Woman

In just six years, Summer Daily ’04 Thornton has gone from opening her own interior design business to being featured as one of the “10 New Trad Designers to Watch in 2013” by Traditional Home magazine.

Keith Carlson '95

Keith Carlson is a journalism teacher at Naperville Central High School. The Journalism Education Association (JEA) awarded him its Rising Star Award, given annually to five high school journalism advisers from around the United States. The award came only a few months after the publication he advises, Central Times, won a record 11th Pacemaker Award. This was the third Pacemaker Award won by his students since he took over as adviser. He may be contacted at kcarlson@naperville203.org or via Facebook. His wife, Robyn Bendeich ’95 Carlson, is senior accountant for Edward Hospital.

Stephanie Walsh '98

Stephanie Walsh is development manager for Banner Health in Phoenix, a nonprofit that provides health care services to 23 communities. She may be reached at sawalsh75@yahoo.com.

Sarah Shillington '87

Sarah Shillington is executive vice president of solutions at Leidos Health in Chicago, a new company that aims to solve some of the world’s most daunting challenges in national security, health and engineering. Shillington leads the commercial health management consulting division on the executive board. She lives with her two daughters and partner in Oak Park, IL. She may be reached at sshilli@yahoo.com.

Steve Heye '96

Steve Heye is manager of technology at The Cara Program in Chicago. He is responsible for managing the strategy and ongoing operations related to technology for the program. His previous role was at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the YMCA’s online presence, including websites, intranet and social networking. Previously, he was with the Technology Resource Group at YMCA of the USA for some 10 years where he provided resources, conferences and training to allow YMCAs nationwide to better leverage business systems and technology.

Mike Eder '01

Mike Eder has published his book, “Elvis Music FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the King’s Recorded Works,” by Backbeat Books in Milwaukee. For more information visit elvismusicfaq.halleonardbooks.com.

Dan Thomas '73

Dan Thomas is president and owner of Dan Thomas Construction in Clarendon Hills, IL, specializing in new construction, additions and remodels along with insurance renovation work. Thomas may be contacted at daniel.p.thomas@comcast.net.

Judith Giese '75

Judith Giese, an ordained elder in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church, is now serving Red Oak and Wyanet United Methodist Churches in the DeKalb District. She is in her 25th year as an ordained United Methodist pastor. She holds a master of divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Joyce Miller Beghtol '73

Joyce Miller Beghtol is a teacher at East Aurora High School in Aurora, IL. She earned her master of curriculum and instruction from Benedictine University. She may be contacted at missjoyce726@yahoo.com.