North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

Maura Davy Prekwas '08

Maura Davy Prekwas is an elementary teacher at El Sierra School in Downers Grove Grade School District 58. She serves as a co-op and attests that having Danielle Norman ’16 as a preclinical student has been a great experience. Prekwas says that she and her school staff are always impressed with the ability of North Central students to get their pupils involved in the curriculum.

Tracy Rogers Dvorchak M ’08

Tracy Rogers Dvorchak M ’08 was appointed principal of Prairie Elementary School in Naperville. She has served as assistant principal at Kingsley and at Meadow Glens elementary schools since 2010. Dvorchak was a second-grade teacher for eight years and Project IDEA teacher for five years at Ranch View Elementary School in Naperville. She also served as a learning resource director at Naper Elementary School for seven years. Dvorchak holds a master of educational leadership and administration degree from North Central.

Alumni work and woo on "The Bachelorette"

It wasn’t the first television appearance for Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson (pictured far left), director of the celebrity and entertainment outreach program for the Red Cross, who appeared on “The Bachelorette” as a guide and spokesperson for the organization. She took bachelorette Desiree Hartsock and her date James Case on a helicopter tour of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy on the Atlantic coast. They concluded their date by talking to storm victims Jan and Manny, a Seaside Heights, NJ, couple who lost their home on their 38th wedding anniversary to Hurricane Sandy.

Sarah Brady '08

Sarah Brady completed her doctorate at the University of Oregon and specialized in inorganic chemistry. Specifically, she studied the synthesis of inorganic polymers, which are used to study the degradation of plastics. She has received a science policy fellowship that is supported by the California Council on Science and Technology. Her role will be to provide unbiased scientific advice and answers on policy issues regarding science and technology to politicians, staff members and constituents.

William Grahame Wilkin III '07

William Grahame Wilkin III is an art teacher at Aurora Christian High School. He is also recognized nationwide as an artist. Most notably, he created the original design for the POW/MIA flag, which is an American flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about U.S. military personnel who are either prisoners of war or missing in action.

Lauren Visher '07

Lauren Visher joined North Central College as advancement services assistant/matching gifts coordinator. She may be reached at lovisher@gmail.com.

Matthew Lupo '07

Matthew Lupo was appointed as a staff associate at the Mathieson, Moyski, Celer & Co., LLP, Accountants and Advisors, a full-service accounting and financial services firm based in Wheaton, IL. He has experience in personal, partnership and corporate taxation and has worked with trust taxation, audits for small businesses, 401(K) audits and audits for manufacturing and warehouses. Lupo holds a master’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University.

Nick Hird '07

Nick Hird won the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 26, beating more than 1,800 other participants. Running through the streets of Champaign and Urbana in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 56 seconds, he averaged 5 minutes and 30 seconds per mile. Hird was a former NCAA Division III All-American at North Central, where he now coaches as a volunteer.

Ana Campos Sill '05

Ana Campos Sill is a credentialing specialist at Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation in Madison, WI. She is responsible for verifying that all credentialing applicants have the legal authority and relevant training and experience to provide quality care to members. She resides in Stoughton, WI.

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