North Central College - Naperville, IL

Thomas Kauffman '71

Thomas Kauffman is a doctor of dental surgery in Atlanta. He has been involved in dental health care for 38 years. After graduating from North Central, he received his D.D.S. from Loyola University in Chicago. Kauffman completed his general practice residency in the U.S. Army Dental Corps and opened his own private dental practice in 1977.

Reid Barringer '10

Reid Barringer was promoted to financial center manager of the Fifth Third Bank in Geneva, IL.

Timm Bellazzini '07

Timm Bellazzini is an audit supervisor at Sikich LLP in Naperville. After graduating from North Central, he went on to earn a master’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University, then worked as a staff accountant at Grant Thornton in Chicago. Bellazzini played football throughout his four years at North Central and earned All-American honors during his senior year. He and his wife Kyle are expecting their first child in May.

Vincent Macciocchi M ’94

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.

Richard Schmack '77

Richard Schmack was elected DeKalb County state’s attorney. He has been a practicing attorney for 31 years; 27 years were spent in Sycamore, IL, at his law office. Prior to opening his own law office, Schmack served as an assistant state’s attorney under DeKalb County state’s attorney Philip L. DiMarzio. After graduating from North Central, he received a juris doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Law School. He resides in Sycamore with his wife Jackie.

Anna Wirtz '11

Anna Wirtz is secretary for North Central’s academic support services and Office of Academic Opportunities.

Ruth Kesselring Royal '61

Ruth Kesselring Royal published a compilation of letters she and fellow alumna Beryl A. Brinkman ’62, who passed away in 2007, exchanged while involved in the Peace Corps. Royal’s book, titled “Never Gonna Cease My Wanderin’: Letters Between Friends,” (Peace Corps Writers, 2012) gives insight into the Peace Corps when it first began, the Philippines in the 1960s and the developing friendship between the two women. The two met while attending North Central. They began exchanging letters while Royal was in the Philippines, continuing this tradition throughout the 1960s.

Lisa Shulman M ’07

Lisa Shulman M ’07 was named chair of the special education department for Oswego High School in 2011.

Eric Friedle '04

Eric Friedle was named president of Publisher’s Diversified Mail Service, a family-owned marketing solutions company. He is a third-generation officer and has worked full time with the company since 2010. Friedle oversees all operations, including supervising staff, managing finances, developing marketing campaigns and working directly with customers. Prior to joining Publisher’s, he worked at ODW Logistics in Waukesha, WI, handling a wide variety of shipping and ordering duties.

Curtis Hudson '88

Curtis Hudson was named principal of Charles Reed Elementary School in Plainfield, IL. This is his sixth year in Plainfield School District 202. He resides in Aurora, IL, with his wife and daughter, age 4.