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.

Lindsay Hill-Batorski '05

Lindsay Hill-Batorski is a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is studying Ebola virus pathogenesis and is currently working with a biologically contained virus developed in their lab. She is not able to elaborate because, she says, “We are in the process of submitting several new manuscripts that will hopefully be published in the next few months!” She earned her Ph.D. from UW-Madison in 2010 in the laboratory of the late Dr. Paul Bertics.

Kristine Book '06

Kristine Book is teaching elementary schoolchildren in South Korea. Students in grades one through three learn grammar, speaking and drama, while older students are formulating their own conversations and arguments with a debate class. After earning her bachelor’s degree in organizational communication, she pursued a master’s degree in teaching from National-Louis University. In her free time, she has traveled throughout South Korea, to the 38th parallel that separates North and South Korea, and to Jeju, an island known as the Hawaii of Korea.

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.

Mary Lou Puttkowa Lipscomb '66

Mary Lou Puttkowa Lipscomb is a science curriculum and professional development specialist for IMSA FUSION, an outreach program of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She writes curriculum and provides professional development to teachers who are part of this after-school math and science program for talented, motivated middle-school students.

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