North Central College - Naperville, IL

Kimberly Lisanby-Barber '77

Kimberly Lisanby-Barber was named the 2012-2013 Elementary School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association. She is the principal of Lincoln Elementary School in the Spring Valley Clark County School District 99. The award recognizes elementary school principals who have demonstrated a positive impact on their students and learning community. As the award winner, she will compete for the National Distinguished Principal of the Year award sponsored by VALIC and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Doris Replogle Porter '82

Doris Replogle Porter founded Mayhaven Publishing in 1990 and publishes books, audio books and e-books for adults and children. In 2011 she produced eight books and two audio books. Mayhaven’s best-selling nonfiction book, “Ten Sisters: A True Story,” was based on Doris’ own life and made into two Public Broadcast System documentaries. She is the youngest of 10 sisters who were separated in 1942 and reunited many years later. She serves on the advisory board for the Lincoln Museum in Harrogate, TN, and is a member of the Urbana Rotary.

Carolyn Wroblewski Turner '89

Carolyn Wroblewski Turner was awarded the Carl Vacketta Administrative Excellence Award for her professional contributions as assistant dean for strategic initiatives to the University of Illinois College of Law in 2011. She works with senior administrators on issues and projects related to strategic communications, external engagement, long-range planning, alumni relations, donor stewardship, gift strategy and the college’s periodic reaccreditation process. She oversees the communications and special events staff and serves on various committees and working groups.

Deanne Reedquist Sramek '93

Deanne Reedquist Sramek has been a clinical nurse researcher at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY, for seven years. She helps provide staff with the knowledge and resources to access and utilize evidence in their nursing practice. She educates new graduates and nurses on research and evidence-based practice, assists with research projects and practice changes, and mentors undergraduate and graduate students with their projects.

Matt Boresi ‘97

Matt Boresi ‘97 in April enjoyed the Washington, D.C., premier of his chamber opera titled “The Filthy Habit,” which opened in the black box theatre at Artisphere in Arlington, VA, and was produced by the opera company Urban Arias. He co-wrote the opera with composer Peter Hilliard. The principal soprano was Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Aylmer. The production featured a newly commissioned 15-piece orchestration and players from the National Symphony and Washington Opera orchestras. Maestro Robert Wood conducted. The show originally premiered at Manhattan Opera Theatre in 2004.

Jacob Hubert '98

Jacob Hubert was named principal of North Boone High School in Poplar Grove, IL. He’s served as assistant principal at the school for the past five years and will begin as principal at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. He holds bachelor’s degrees in sports medicine and athletic training from North Central and in mathematics from Illinois State University. He earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Eastern Illinois University.

David Thompson '99

David Thompson began his first season as the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs at Oswego State University of New York in January. He joins Oswego from the University of Dubuque. During his three years as head coach, he coached 18 NCAA indoor and outdoor national qualifiers, including the 2011 NCAA Division III men’s indoor national champion in the 55-meter dash. At North Central, he received NCAA Division III All-America recognition 11 times and was a three-time National Champion (long jump, member of a 4x100 meter relay, and 200-meter dash).

Tracie Morris '02

Tracie Morris was named vice president, human resources at ComEd. She returns to the company after holding the position of vice president of human resources for DeVry Inc. for the past year. Before joining DeVry, she served as director of human resources operations for ComEd and earlier served as director of human resources for Exelon Generation, a unit of Exelon Corp. Morris started with Exelon in 2002 as a manager of human resources at LaSalle Nuclear Power Station. She began her career at the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Justice.

Jim Owczarski ’02

Jim Owczarski ’02 captured third place in the national Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) awards for feature writing. He’s a sports journalist at OnMilwaukee.com, a daily online magazine. He joined the staff in March after nearly nine years with the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network West Division and will cover the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks, Green Bay Packers and other sports teams in the Milwaukee area. His wife Michelle Rutkowski ’03 is music director and midday host at WLUM-FM 102.1 Milwaukee. He may be reached at jim834@gmail.com.

North Central NOW Spring 2012

Scott R. Daly '06

Scott R. Daly accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the department of chemistry at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and will begin in July. He was awarded a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2010 and received the Department of Chemistry’s Theron Standish Piper Award for outstanding thesis research. After graduating, he became a Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM, and performed research to develop new methods to improve the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel.

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