North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jamie Solus '13

Jamie Solus is an account coordinator for O’Reilly DePalma, a public relations firm in Frankfort, IL, which focuses on brands in the design and construction industry.

Kelli LaValle '13

Kelli LaValle earned the leading role in a national commercial for Perkins Restaurants. She also was asked to perform at a private gala for The Music Theatre Company in Highland Park, IL, after organizers saw her perform at the senior showcase.

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.

Michelle Arb '13

Michelle Arb is an English and honors English teacher and assistant cheerleading coach at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL. She may be contacted at michelle.arb1@fsd145.org.

Jonny Kaufmann '12

Jonny Kaufmann is producer of the “Morning Rush,” a morning show on Cities 92.9 WRPW-FM in Bloomington and Normal, IL. He also is news director, which includes providing news updates, covering local press conferences and helping update the website with current news stories.

Jill Gross '12

Jill Gross is technology educator for Trinity Lutheran School in Roselle, IL.

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.

Courtney Blake '12

Courtney Blake is a language arts interventionist at Rollins Elementary School in Aurora, IL.

Grant Swanson '11

Grant Swanson teaches sixth grade at St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Lakota Reservation in South Dakota. After his first year of teaching under contract with Teach For America, he worked as a teacher-ranger at Yellowstone National Park. As a result, he was able to take his students on a weeklong field trip to Yellowstone through the program Expedition: Yellowstone! a curriculum-based educational program about the importance of the park.

Patrick Nebl '11

Patrick Nebl won the Bowling Green State University Schipper Award for Statistics, which is awarded to one graduate student in the university’s psychology department after the first year. The student who wins must perform highly in the graduate level statistics courses, help and teach others and create a good environment in these classes.

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