North Central College - Naperville, IL

Matt Brolley '04

Matt Brolley was elected village president of Montgomery, IL, and was sworn into office on May 13. Brolley works for V3 Companies, an engineering firm that provides transportation and municipal consulting, environmental, water and natural resources, and site development services.

Michael Sundblad '03

Michael Sundblad was recognized as outstanding professor of the year at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, VA, where he has worked since 2007. He is chair of the department of performing arts and director of musical theatre. Sundblad is also conductor of the Peninsula Youth Orchestra in Newport News, VA.

Patrick Gaskin M ’02

Patrick Gaskin M ’02 was appointed principal of Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville. He previously served seven years as principal of Elmwood Elementary School. When he first began teaching in Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Gaskin taught physical education at Mill Street Elementary School and was a football coach for Naperville North High School. He later became assistant principal at Scott Elementary School until his appointment as Elmwood’s principal in 2006.

Adrian Aldrich '02

Adrian Aldrich has been promoted to executive director of development and alumni affairs and will oversee the offices of development and alumni relations at North Central College. He may be reached at 630-637-5201 or amaldrich@noctrl.edu.

Ryan Dowd '00

Ryan Dowd was named the 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Year during the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Alumni Association Awards program on April 19 for his commitment to public service. He previously served as executive director of Hesed House, the second-largest homeless shelter in Illinois.

Mike Deger '00

Mike Deger retired from a 46-year career at Block Electric in Niles, IL. He began that career at age 12 by sweeping floors and cleaning the outside grounds, and when he left he was chief executive officer/executive vice president. Deger attended North Central, 1991-2000, earning his degree to help fulfill that role. The Science and Math Excellence Network has been one of his passions and he’s served as a board member since 1998. The organization helps underprivileged children in Chicago so they have the same opportunities in math and science education as suburban children.

Elsa Yee-Hall '99

Elsa Yee-Hall is the division coordinator for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She assists in the coordination, planning and logistics of program-related activities. She lives in Harvard, IL, and may be reached at elsancc99@gmail.com.

David Thompson '99

David Thompson is head coach of men’s track and field at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. He was head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field programs at State University of New York at Oswego; University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA; and Ashford University in Clinton, IA; and was assistant coach at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.

Amy Gray M ’98 / M ’11

Amy Gray is assistant principal at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale, IL. She received her master’s degrees in liberal studies and in education leadership and administration leading to a type 75 certificate from North Central College.

Lucia Spina '97

Lucia Spina is a swing for the Broadway play “Kinky Boots,” which won two Tony Awards (Best Musical and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre) and four individual Tony Awards. Her job as a swing is to be able to step into specific roles at any given time during the show. As part of the cast, she performed during the television broadcast of the Tony Awards on June 9. She has been in three other major Broadway plays, including “Legally Blonde,” “Les Miserables” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Her roles are listed on her website, luciaspina.com.

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