North Central College - Naperville, IL

André Buchenot '02

André Buchenot earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His dissertation explored applications of literacy theory in an online writing course. This fall, he accepted a position as assistant professor of English with an emphasis on digital literacy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is presenting again at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta in April 2011 and at other conferences in the coming months. He may be reached at buchenot@iupui.edu.

William Muck: Sharing His Enthusiasm

It took just two years for William Muck, assistant professor of political science, to endear himself as a favorite teacher among North Central College students. He was named the winner of the 2010 Dissinger Award for Junior Faculty with enthusiasm and endorsements.

J. Charles Eldridge, Ph.D. '65

J. Charles Eldridge, Ph.D. co-authored a 480-page book titled “Endocrine Toxicology,” 3rd Edition, published in 2010 by Informa Healthcare. The book emphasizes toxic mechanisms and regulatory issues of environmental pollutants known as endocrine disruptors. He is a professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest University and regularly consults with chemical manufacturers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on matters of endocrine toxicology.

Nathan August Emery '02

Nathan August Emery is the national program manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Border Enforcement Security Task Force in Washington, D.C., where he also lives. He may be reached at nathanaemery@aol.com.

Keith Feiler '66

Keith Feiler is adjunct instructor of economics and finance at North Central College. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.

Scott Stratton '02

Scott Stratton played a lead role, Lucky, in the musical “Dames at Sea” at Skylight Opera Theatre in the Cabot Theatre in Wisconsin, which ran September 17 to October 3. A comedy, “Dames at Sea” includes moving love songs and rollicking tap numbers. He lives in Lake Geneva, WI.

Heather Coon: Finding Her Destiny

As a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Associate Professor of Psychology Heather Coon thought she was headed for a research career in social and cultural psychology. Then she realized that classroom teaching at a small college was her destiny and ultimately landed at North Central College. She obviously found her true calling, winning the 2010 Dissinger Award for Senior Faculty thanks to student nominations.

Stuart Allen '68

Stuart Allen retired as pastor of Prairie du Chien United Methodist in Wisconsin in June. In retirement he’ll serve as minister to seniors at Cargill United Methodist Church in Janesville, WI.

Janelle Layland '02 Zenner

Janelle Layland Zenner and her husband Joshua opened J Rae Boutique in The Promenade in Bolingbrook, IL. The boutique features natural stone and Swarovski crystal jewelry, unique sterling silver pieces, evening bags, leather and vegan leather bags and wearable art. The couple aims to offer customers fashionable jewelry, bridging the gap between costume and high-end jewelry. They also own Charlotte Then and Now, a wholesale jewelry business that specializes in women’s fundraising events. Visit J Rae Boutique on Facebook.

Alex Pirela '13: Ready, Willing, and Able

It's easy for Alex Pirela '13 to articulate why he was motivated to become an RA. "I want to guide first-year students in their transition from high school," he says. "There are so many challenges that you can help them with: living conditions, class schedules and time management."

Pirela wants them to know that "college sets us up for the rest of our lives. How we treat another person, achieve a goal in class and form habits will make us or break us in real life."

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