North Central College - Naperville, IL

Rachel Mortell '12

Rachel Mortell earned her certified nurse assistant certification and is working in the medical field in order to accumulate enough hours of experience to apply for physician assistant programs.

Sam Sweeney '11

Sam Sweeney is a professional tennis player. In mixed doubles, he and his partner, Tarakaa Bertrand, won the United States Tennis Association Eastern tournament. If they continue to win, the duo will be entered directly into the U.S. Open mixed doubles tournament to compete for a major title.

Abigail Stark '10

Abigail Stark is a loan administrator at Chase Mortgage. She is also pursuing a master of leadership studies degree at North Central. Stark lives in Bolingbrook, IL, and may be reached at  abbystark@hotmail.com

Bailey Hinz '09

Bailey Hinz graduated with a master’s degree in music therapy from Colorado State University, specializing in neurologic music therapy. Her graduate research addressed the use of therapeutic music in improving self-perception among young women. While at Colorado State, she raced for the university triathlon team and finished seventh at her final national championship in April. Hinz will be a music therapy intern at Cedar Community in West Bend, WI. She may be reached at bihinz@gmail.com.

Kitt Vanderwater '12

Kitt Vanderwater was selected to join British Airways’ UnGrounded “Hack at 30,000 feet” in June by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) through its Aspirations in Computing talent development initiative.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Rachael Hancz '12

Rachael Hancz played the role of Tuesday in Black Fox Theatre’s production of “Brothers Beckett” at The Athenaeum in Chicago.

RJ McNichols '11

RJ McNichols filmed a documentary series titled “1621 and Beyond: The Fall and Rise of North Central Men's Cross Country Team.” This eight-part web series incorporates video from the 2007 season and what it took to win a 13th team national title. The series began streaming August 22 at nccharrier.com.

Weston Henry '10

Weston Henry is a junior high/high school chorus teacher at the Paxton-Buckley Loda School District in Paxton, IL. He resides in Paxton and may be contacted at whenry@pbl.k12.il.us.

Hilary Cebulko-Lakes '09

Hilary Cebulko-Lakes was promoted to head coach for men’s and women’s track and field at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY. She has been with the program since 2009 and was named the interim head coach in January. During her interim season, she was named the Mid-South Conference (MSC) Coach of the Year for women’s outdoor track and field after helping lead the program to its first-ever MSC team championship. “I am thrilled to be in this position and am excited to see where the program will go.