North Central College - Naperville, IL

Meredith McDermott '09

Meredith McDermott is a Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) in the Orion Community Unit School District 223 and Black Hawk Area Special Education District. Her thesis was accepted for presentation at the National Association for School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention in Seattle, where she presented her paper, “The Relationship Between Cyberbullying and Depression.”

Thomas Kauffman '71

Thomas Kauffman is a doctor of dental surgery in Atlanta. He has been involved in dental health care for 38 years. After graduating from North Central, he received his D.D.S. from Loyola University in Chicago. Kauffman completed his general practice residency in the U.S. Army Dental Corps and opened his own private dental practice in 1977.

Daniel Newman M ’09

Daniel Newman M’09 recently published a book titled “Millennial CEO,” (Marie Street Press) which chronicles his rise to a CEO position as a former college athlete and part-time DJ, facing an uncertain future. Newman’s stories and perceptions provide insight into the true potential of Generation Y. He is co-founder and CEO of EOS and EC3, two quickly growing hosted IT service providers. He is also executive vice president of TMD, EOS’ parent organization and a national distributor for Cisco Systems and is responsible for the company’s strategy and business development activities.

Curtis Herink '72

Curtis Herink is a professor of mathematics at Mercer University in Macon, GA. He has been teaching college mathematics full time since completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977.

Dan Taylor '01

Dan Taylor is an attorney and head coach of the North Central College Mock Trial team. He’s assisted by fellow Mock Trial alumnus Josh Bailey ’11. The team took first place at Quincy University’s annual Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament on October 20, the first of seven contests during fall and winter terms. Taylor teaches political science at North Central as an adjunct faculty member and is also owner and partner at Hubel & Taylor Ltd.

Reid Barringer '10

Reid Barringer was promoted to financial center manager of the Fifth Third Bank in Geneva, IL.

Emily Jane Kiekhofer Lockrem '72

Emily Jane Kiekhofer Lockrem has served as a librarian at the Milpitas Christian School in San Jose, CA, for the past 12 years. Previously, she held a position as an assistant rare books librarian at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She received her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in comparative literature and library sciences in 1976. She and her husband Peter reside in San Jose.

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.

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