North Central College - Naperville, IL

Callie Byers Celichowski '02

Callie Byers Celichowski was promoted to account executive for Covance Pharmaceutical in Madison, WI, a comprehensive drug development service company that conducts in vivo services, product discovery and translation services.

Jessica Goerke '10

Jessica Goerke is an academic coordinator for the Georgia Institute of Technology football program. She is responsible for overseeing the eligibility requirements and degree completion of student-athletes by coordinating tutoring sessions, creating learning objectives, conducting study sessions and providing student-athletes with academic advising. She completed her master’s degree at the University of Akron in 2012.

Beth E. Hothan-Zielinski '77

Beth E. Hothan-Zielinski, M.D., is a general surgeon and owner and president of Surgical Services of Mount Pleasant. She graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in 1981 and from St. Francis Medical Center in general surgery in 1986. She resides in Mount Pleasant, IA, with her husband James and two children, Patrick and Riley.

Tracie Morris '02

Tracie Morris, vice president of human resources for ComEd, was named a 2012 Company and Executive Woman Worth Watching by Diversity Journal. Morris was nominated by colleagues, peers and mentors for her initiative and achievements as a woman of diversity within her sphere of influence.

Keith Matune M ’10

Keith Matune M ’10 was named the State of Illinois Law and Government Teacher of the Year by the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago (CRFC). This is one of the most prestigious awards given to social studies teachers statewide. Matune has been a teacher at Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL, for the past nine years. He was proud to share this recognition with his father Walter, a retired social studies teacher from Downers Grove North High School, who won the award in 1997.

Phillip Burke III ’85

While no one in the early 1980s could’ve predicted advanced technologies like Ethernet systems in engineering projects, Phillip Burke III ’85 has adapted to the pace of change in aerospace engineering. A physics major and 3-2 engineering graduate from Washington University, Burke over the past 26 years has helped design testing systems used by military aircraft and other planes for McDonnell Douglas and The Boeing Company (which bought McDonnell Douglas in 2000). Today he is an engineer in F-15 support systems focusing on automatic test systems for avionics.

Eric Friedle '04

Eric Friedle was named president of Publisher’s Diversified Mail Service, a family-owned marketing solutions company. He is a third-generation officer and has worked full time with the company since 2010. Friedle oversees all operations, including supervising staff, managing finances, developing marketing campaigns and working directly with customers. Prior to joining Publisher’s, he worked at ODW Logistics in Waukesha, WI, handling a wide variety of shipping and ordering duties.

Chris Vavra '10

Chris Vavra published “Sideswipe,” the third book in his Oak Villa series. The book is set in a fictional Chicago suburb and centered on the Mafia. The series is published under the pen name C.R. Jakes and is available at Amazon.com in the Kindle edition. He has published three novels and three novellas in the Oak Villa series and a fourth novel is in process. He also works full time as a content specialist editor for a manufacturing magazine and freelances in Oswego, IL.

Richard Schmack '77

Richard Schmack was elected DeKalb County state’s attorney. He has been a practicing attorney for 31 years; 27 years were spent in Sycamore, IL, at his law office. Prior to opening his own law office, Schmack served as an assistant state’s attorney under DeKalb County state’s attorney Philip L. DiMarzio. After graduating from North Central, he received a juris doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Law School. He resides in Sycamore with his wife Jackie.

Chris Hodge M ’10

Chris Hodge M ’10 is an art teacher at Naperville Central High School. His artwork was displayed in Marmion Academy’s Dr. Scholl’s Exhibit Mezzanine, November 4-18. He holds a bachelor’s degree in art education, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from North Central. With his pursuit of higher education behind him, Hodge looks forward to creating artwork in his new studio at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL. To view his artwork or purchase prints visit chodgeart.carbonmade.com.

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