North Central College - Naperville, IL

Brooke Simon 1994

Brooke Simon joined Rezin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine as a certified nurse practitioner for orthopedic surgeon Dr. Eric Ortinau. She assists in surgery and provides services, including diagnosis and treatment of patients. As a registered nurse in Loyola University Medical Center’s operating room, she worked as a research study nurse on National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute breast cancer research. Simon also worked as a family nurse practitioner for Take Care Health Systems, a division of Walgreens Pharmacy.

Mary Perhay 1996

Mary Perhay of Financial Network was named to the list of FIVE STAR Wealth Managers for 2010 in the November 2010 issue of Chicago magazine. She is among the less than 2 percent of wealth managers in the Chicagoland area selected for the honor and has more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Robert Tallitsch 1971

Robert Tallitsch collaborated on the seventh edition of the textbook “Human Anatomy” with co-authors Ric Martini and Mike Timmons. The book is published by Pearson Publishing and is the best-selling undergraduate anatomy textbook in the country.

Michael Reedy 1996

Michael Reedy showed a collection of his artwork, titled “Recent Works,” at The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery in Malta, IL. Recognized with numerous awards, his work has been widely exhibited across the country in a variety of local, regional and international exhibitions and can be viewed in many notable private and institutional collections.

Mimi Cowan 1997

Mimi Cowan was selected to receive a 2011 OAH and the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS) John Higham Travel Grant by the Organization of American Historians (OAH). The annual grant is given to graduate students toward costs of attending the OAH/IEHS Annual Meeting. Cowan’s area of scholarly research involves German and Irish immigrants versus nativists in 19th century Chicago. She’s published articles on Irish nationalists as well as book reviews and 10 papers on the Irish and Chicago.

Charlie Bartsch 1973

Charlie Bartsch was named senior program advisor for economic development for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He’s responsible for promoting inter-agency and public-private partnerships to spur site cleanup and land revitalization. He’ll also work on the EPA’s green infrastructure and area-wide planning initiatives and provide support to the White House “cities in transition” effort. He may be reached at bartsch.charlie@epa.gov.

Michelle Phillip Junkin 1997

Michelle Phillip Junkin is a co-op member of the “In Your Eye Gallery” in the Paseo Arts District and is a member of the Oklahoma Artist Guild and the Paseo Arts Association. She works in a variety of media, including acrylic, mixed media, clay monoprinting and ceramics, and her artwork has been accepted into juried national shows and displayed locally and in regional competitions.

Susan Storcel 1977

Susan Storcel is director of the Cook County Child Protection Mediation and Facilitation Program in Chicago. Before being appointed, she worked for the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian for more than 13 years in the disabled adult and juvenile divisions. As a staff attorney in the juvenile division, she represented abused, neglected and dependent children. She serves on a variety of committees focused on child welfare and child protection issues, including the Illinois Child Death Review Team and the Court Culture Implementation Team.

Kathy Johnsen Schrenk 1997

Kathy Johnsen Schrenk is secretary for the board of directors of Restore Hetch Hetchy, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that’s working to drain the reservoir from Yosemite National Park and restore the valley to its natural wilderness. The glacial valley was initially protected by the establishment of Yosemite National Park, but the city of San Francisco won congressional approval in 1913 to build O’Shaughnessy Dam on the Tuolumne River, which flooded the valley under 300 feet of water. She lives in Menlo Park, CA, and may be reached at kathys@gmail.com.

Bryant Cobarriubias 1999

Bryant Cobarrubias owns Atomic Games, a place for kids to hang out and play board games and card games—a resource to the community. The store has a large library of open board games for people to enjoy at no cost and he hosts events for popular card games every week. He’s working with local schools, churches and organizations to set up more game nights. The store also supports The Edge Youth Center, located across the street. In his other career, he’s a software developer specializing in document imaging solutions.

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