Eric Knox is a program director through AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA) for Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation in Alaska where he assists with Fairbanks First Think Local. The buy local program is designed to advocate for a 10 percent shift in consumer expenditure from outside the Fairbanks North Star Borough to within the borough. He has worked to increase community knowledge of the importance of buying local by creating member booklets, community directories, newsletters, website development, special events and social media campaigns.
Mae Seely Sylvester is education coordinator for the University of Minnesota’s Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Earlier in her career she served as a secondary teacher, drama coach and counselor for seven years.
Carol Miller ‘62 Weston continues to develop a music career that has spanned three decades. During the past year, she became part of a three-member cabaret performance group called The Song Sisters, which draws sellout crowds to the Chicago club Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret. “There seems to be a real thirst for that type of music and people support it,” she says.
J. Charles Eldridge was inducted into the Ottawa Township High School Hall of Fame, which recognizes excellence in achievement while a high school student, after leaving the high school or a combination of both. Eldridge is professor of physiology and pharmacology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. At Wake Forest he has served as the principal instructor of endocrine physiology and pharmacology for classes of medical and physician assistant students.
Vincent Macciocchi M ’94 was recently appointed chief operating officer of Wild Flavors, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Eastern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from North Central.
John Daniels served as a panelist at the opening plenary session of Chicago United’s ninth annual Changing Color Leadership Conference. The conference is the preeminent forum for business leaders, diversity professionals and minority business owners throughout the Chicago region. Daniels and other C-suite leaders offered their insights on the topic “Paths to Professional Empowerment and Leadership,” one of several discussions of strategies promoting racial equality and organizational change. He has been chairman of Quarles & Brady since 2007.
Marcella Marquez Dulka is supervisor of Ecolab’s Global Knowledge Sharing (GKS) for the Naperville site. She is responsible for the supervision of support staff, business, industry and competitive intelligence, operations, collection journal subscriptions, vendor negotiations and literature research. She has been with Ecolab, formerly Nalco Company, for 28 years.