North Central College - Naperville, IL

Lindsey Howard '07

Lindsey Howard is operations manager for WorldFinds, a wholesale fair-trade women’s accessories company based in Westmont, IL. She manages the preparation and shipping of orders, quality and inventory control, tradeshow participation, website management and photography of the products for Web and catalog sales. She was involved with Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) as a student and continues to be active as a business advisory board member.

Robyn Gautschy '08

Robyn Gautschy is assistant editor of special publications at the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau, MO. She has been recognized as a Who’s Who in Southeast Missouri Business and with a Go-Getter Award for Outstanding Service with the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau. She recently traveled with the Zonta Club to Haiti for a service trip to assist women and children.

Helen MacGregor Baker '48

Helen MacGregor Baker holds an administrative assistant position at Neighborhood Counseling Associates in Montgomery, IL. She recently wrote she was printing “a gazillion” envelopes, mailing statements, answering the phone and scheduling appointments and meetings. Baker also continues to volunteer as a parish nurse at Oswego Presbyterian Church.

Kristine Lipowski '08

Kristine Lipowski is project coordinator at Northwestern University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where she has worked for three years with patients and research subjects who have Alzheimer’s or related dementias or disorders. She helps patients and their families become involved in clinical trials for new interventional and therapeutic drugs or devices to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementias. She is enrolled in a master’s program in liberal studies and anticipates graduating in June 2012 and applying for a Ph.D. program in sociology.

Allen Panek '61

Allen Panek co-authored a book titled “Plain Talk About Drinking Water” through the American Water Works Association. The book contains 231 questions and answers on aspects of water, including health, taste and odor, home use, sources, conservation, distribution and treatment. Published in 2010 as the fifth edition, the book has been one of the association’s top selling publications.

Andrew Phillips '09

Andrew Phillips is director of marketing and public relations for the Akron Racers, a professional women’s softball team in Akron, OH. While a student at North Central, he interned for the Chicago Bandits for two years and was hired by the team in 2009. In addition to his duties as director of public relations, social media and ticket sales, Phillips eventually assumed responsibility for the Bandits’ popular internship program.

Tracy Smith Malone 1990

The Reverend Tracy Smith Malone was appointed Chicago southern district superintendent to the Northern Illinois Cabinet of the United Methodist Church. She became a probationary member of the conference in 1993 and has served in associate, pastor and senior pastor positions. She is serving her second term on the General Board of Church and Society. She lives in Aurora, IL, with her husband Derrick Malone ’93 and two daughters.

Jane Anderson Clark 1992

Jane Anderson Clark was named vice president, member services, for NationaLease, one of the largest full-service truck leasing organizations in North America. In her new position, she’ll manage the entire member services operation, as well as work to strengthen member relationships, reduce member costs and improve collaboration within the NationaLease supporting groups. Before joining NationaLease, she served as area vice president for Randstad, one of the nation’s largest recruitment agencies.

Robert Ropars 1992

Robert Ropars published an e-book titled “Dark Bites,” a four-part horror series with new twists on classic horror stories. He also published “Carriage Returns” and “Romantic Confessions.” Ropars may be reached at robropars@gmail.com.

Ryan Gatenby 1993

Ryan Gatenby and Andy Miles released their debut album “Unimpressive” as members of Chicago’s The Band Split. Gatenby, vocalist and guitarist, produced the album at home and mastered it on his MacBook in order to release this melodic rock gem on Transistor Sound, a label started by drummer Miles. The group also created a YouTube video for its song “Cheater.”

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