North Central College - Naperville, IL

Kris Singh '14

Kris Singh signed a professional contract with the Schaumburg Boomers of the independent baseball Frontier League. A First Team All-College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) selection as a senior, Singh also earned American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Second Team All-Central Region this past season.

John Harrington ’91, Ryan Shreve '14

Ryan Shreve received a contract to manage the new website for the Village of Minooka. Shreve partnered with John Harrington ’91, finance director and treasurer for the village.

Aaron Langer ’14

Aaron Langer is a particle characterization chemist at Particle Technology Labs. He analyzes microscopic particles for pharmaceutical companies.

Brian Failing '14

Brian Failing is pursuing his M.A. in historical administration at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. He recently received the Promising Leadership Award during the 2014 conference of the Association of Midwest Museums.  

Jim VanHootegem ’90, John Crain '14

John Crain is coaching as a graduate assistant for the cross country team at the University of Oklahoma. He joins Jim VanHootegem ’90, head coach of the program since 2013.

Joshua Winder ’13, Michelle Branigan ’13 Winder

Joshua Winder is a physical education teacher at Prairie Elementary School in Buffalo Grove, IL. He and Michelle Branigan ’13 Winder were married in Koten Chapel in August 2014. They may be reached at and

Sara Ruzicka ’13

Sara Ruzicka is pursuing her master’s of nursing at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago.

Amber Readel ’13

Amber Readel is pursuing her master’s in occupational therapy at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ.

Haley Kirk ’13

Haley Kirk is a development fellow for a nonprofit called Semilla Nueva in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Semilla Nueva works with rural farmers in the coastal region of Guatemala to address the issues of malnutrition and soil degradation. The organization also promotes sustainable agriculture practices that help rebuild soils, improve family nutrition and generate income. Kirk may be reached at

Becky Kirk ’13

Becky Kirk was accepted to the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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