North Central College - Naperville, IL

Russell Webster '03

Russell Webster is a visiting assistant professor of psychology at North Central. He has co-published a study titled “Angels and Demons Are Among Us: Assessing Individual Differences in Belief in Pure Evil and Belief in Pure Good” in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Webster received his master of psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS.

Kristy Dallas '96

Kristy Dallas, soprano, gave her junior recital in Cisel Recital Hall, Montana State University Billings. While in Chicago, Dallas was a regular guest soloist for Robert Frazen’s One on One Television Show. She made her professional opera debut with Rimrock Opera (RO) in 2010, as Sylvaine in The Merry Widow and also had principal roles in RO's tours of American Opera Idol and The Night Harry Stopped Smoking, while serving as Education Coordinator for RO. Other roles include Lula in Venture Theatre’s Violet and as an actor in the 2010 Wet Ink Festival at Venture Theatre.

Tom Nelson '83

Tom Nelson was selected as the Small College Sports Information Director of the Year for 2013-2014 by the National Wrestling Media Association. This includes all NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA wrestling programs throughout the United States. Nelson has worked at St. Cloud State University since 1996 and has been one of the top media relations professionals for the Husky wrestling program.

Keith Matune M ’10

Keith Matune M ’10 was a Republican primary candidate for Illinois House District 81. Matune also has a master’s degree in education from Purdue University. He is currently a social studies teacher at Waubonsee Valley High School in Aurora, IL.

Eric Stuedemann M ’07

Eric Stuedemann M ’07 is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Aurora University. He also has some Division I coaching experience with stints at the University of Tennessee Martin and Mississippi State University. As a student-athlete at North Central, Stuedemann was an All-American wide receiver, a two-time offensive MVP, a two-time team MVP, a team captain, a two-time all-conference selection, a two-time All-North Region selection and a Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American.

Mark Kolkman M ’02

Mark Kolkman M ’02 was named principal of Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL, for the 2014-2015 school year. He previously served as assistant principal at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.

Brad Troeger '92

Brad Troeger was featured in Lead IT Magazine for his implementation of the flipped classroom model in his health and physical education classes.  He has one of his lessons published on TED-Ed and he has also been interviewed and included in a digital book titled “101 Flippin’ Teachers.”  His lessons have been used across the globe and are helping to carve a new outlook on technology in the classroom. Troeger is a health and physical education teacher at Craig High School in Janesville, WI.  His wife Tami is a dental assistant at Behm Dental in Janesville.

Garrett Lutz ’12

Garrett Lutz was cast for the role of Dimas in Triumph of Love through The Music Theatre Company. He was last seen in The Wedding Singer at Haven Theatre and Collaboraction's 13th Annual Sketchbook Festival in Shuffle Off. Lutz was also a part of the American Theater Company's HAIR.

Brandon Cervantes ’09

Brandon Cervantes received the National Director of Law Enforcement and Investigations Award for 2012 Hero of the Year. While on duty in South Carolina Cervantes decisive heroic action resulted in a woman’s live being saved. He is a federal law enforcement officer for the U.S. Forest Service in Asheville, NC, and is a Coast Guard veteran.

Jim Sporleder '73

Jim Sporleder retired from Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, IL, after 34 years of employment in the law and regulation department. As vice president and assistant general counsel, he supervised the company's legal issues. In retirement, Sporleder will become an active participant in reinsurance industry arbitrations as a certified ARIAS arbitrator. He and his wife Cathy reside in North Barrington, IL.