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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.

Lindsay Jubeck '09

Lindsay Jubeck went to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to complete TEFL (Teaching English as a First Language) certification before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she is teaching English for the year. Previously, she embarked on a 13-month trip through Latin America––starting in Peru and traveling through Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. For more details on Jubeck’s adventures visit her blog lindsayleaps.com.

Scott Drucker '06

Scott Drucker visited North Central College for a screening of his documentary “Between the Harvest,” which was also nominated in the Naperville Film Festival. The documentary is about the controversy surrounding the Costa Rican government’s decision to legalize the harvest of endangered sea turtle eggs.

Kristi Prins '02

Kristi Prins is assistant editor for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy. Her responsibilities include preproduction checks, design and technical editing, copyediting and preparing author queries, as well as participating in a final proofreading of each issue. Prins is also writing her dissertation, “Materiality, Craft, Identity, and Embodiment: Reworking Digital Writing,” at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Glen Krisch '97

Glen Krisch is set to publish a trilogy called “The Brother’s Keeper” with book one, “Arkadium Rising,” to be published December 2014. The book is about a malicious cult that seeks to bring down modern civilization and turn back time. Though written word is banned, a pair of brothers seeks to record the history that unfolds in the book’s post-apocalyptic world. Krisch’s other work has appeared in publications on three different continents over the last decade.

Keith Carlson '95

Keith Carlson is a journalism teacher at Naperville Central High School. The Journalism Education Association (JEA) awarded him its Rising Star Award, given annually to five high school journalism advisers from around the United States. The award came only a few months after the publication he advises, Central Times, won a record 11th Pacemaker Award. This was the third Pacemaker Award won by his students since he took over as adviser. He may be contacted at kcarlson@naperville203.org or via Facebook. His wife, Robyn Bendeich ’95 Carlson, is senior accountant for Edward Hospital.

Michael Patierno '76

Michael Patierno is athletic director and transportation director for Colonel Beach Public Schools in Colonel Beach, VA. Patierno served for 20 years as a U.S. Army Military Police officer. He then worked as athletic director of Skyline High School in Front Royal, VA, and was assistant principal of Warren High School.

Brenda Miller Hungerford '73

Brenda Miller Hungerford is the special education consultant for Area Education Agency 267 in Cedar Falls, IA. She may be reached at bkmiller@myomnitel.com.

North Central College is among top colleges in shaping the next generation

Emily Padilla, a 2010 graduate in elementary education, minor in Spanish
North Central College is recognized as a top college for teacher education in Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college data.

North Central College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education in the state of Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data.

The Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Illinois Shaping the Next Generation,” honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals during the 2012 school year.

Study abroad, Verandah courses and service trips change lives during D-Term

D-Term study abroad course to Germany in 2012
Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad and engage in other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad, participate in service trips, enroll in Verandah courses and take advantage of other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

D-Term is a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas that offers students possibilities to engage in life-enriching experiences.

This year’s study abroad destinations include France, China, London, Argentina and Uruguay, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Italy and Greece, Germany and Costa Rica.

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