North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jen Hannon ’07

Jen Hannon is community engagement director at NCTV. She previously served as anchor and producer of Naperville News 17.

Kimberly Sluis ’99

Kimberly Sluis has been promoted to vice president of student affairs and dean of students at North Central. In addition to her current responsibilities, she will lead the College’s persistence program with advisement from the student persistence committee, which she will co-chair with Peter Barger, associate academic dean and director of institutional effectiveness and professor of economics and finance. Before coming back to North Central, Sluis was residence hall director at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Ghana.

Robert Ropars '92

Robert Ropars self-published “The Pleasure of Fiends: Five Tales of the Vampire” via Amazon's eBook and paperback services. It features five stand-alone vampire stories for fans of more classic horror.

Marty Rossman M ’12

Marty Rossman M ’12 is now dean of financial aid at North Central. He will provide leadership and further develop structures and programs for the Office of Financial Aid. Rossman will also collaborate on the development of financial aid policy decisions, student aid expenditures and the strategic use of all aid sources.

Bill Wylie-Kellermann '71

Bill Wylie-Kellermann, pastor of St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit, has edited “William Stringfellow: Essential Writings,” which references the first hearing of Stringfellow in the chapel at North Central in 1968. He also contributed a chapter of “Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Discipleship and Resistance.”  

Tracy Dvorchak M ’08

Tracy Dvorchak was appointed principal of Prairie Elementary School in Naperville. Dvorchak was the assistant principal at both Kingsley and Meadow Glens, both in Naperville. She was also a second grade teacher for eight years.

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.