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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Bryan Shell was recognized by his peers for the second year in a row as a Rising Star attorney by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. He is an associate with Block, Klukas & Manzella in Joliet, IL, and focuses on workers compensation and personal injury cases in Cook, DuPage, Grundy, LaSalle and Will counties. Shell is a certified mediation specialist who has been published in several mediation journals and has earned his mediation certification at Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN.
Josh Shames is managing partner at Hall & Partners in Chicago. Shames will be responsible for the overall business, management and day-to-day operations in the Chicago office. He has been with Hall & Partners for over seven years, most recently serving as partner. Previously, he was account group director for Millward Brown.
John Giannini was inducted into the Philadelphia area Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his contributions as the head men’s basketball coach at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Giannini compiled a record of 168-38 for a winning percentage of .816 over his seven seasons as head coach and led the Rowan University Profs to five trips to the NCAA Tournament.