North Central College - Naperville, IL

Bruce Baum '81

Bruce Baum is executive director of the Medinah Park District in Medinah, IL. Baum has spent the past 30 years in the field of parks and recreation administration, serving in management roles for various park districts in the suburban Chicago area.  He is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, has spoken at numerous state and national parks conferences and is a board member of the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association. He and his wife Diana reside in Aurora, IL.

Jim Godo '93

Jim Godo has been promoted to assistant vice president for external affairs at North Central College and will oversee marketing and communications, sports information, community development and fine arts outreach. In addition, he served as the English-speaking public address announcer for the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer final at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 28.

Michael Korinek '87

Michael Korinek is a Northwestern Mutual financial representative and received the company’s Top Producer award based on an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security.  He lives in Naperville with his wife Laurie.

Nancy Kruschke '89

Nancy Kruschke is founder and owner of Successful Organizing Solutions (S.O.S.), which helps both individuals and entire businesses increase their effectiveness and efficiency through organizing skills and practices. She began her organizing career with 10 years professional experience at American Express Financial Advisors, where she earned her Certified Financial Planner designation.

Steve Kirin '82

Steve Kirin is chief executive officer of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). He brings more than 25 years work experience covering a variety of industries with high levels of experience in management, sales and marketing and operations. He is responsible for the overall operational performance of the company and has played an integral role in turning around the infrastructure and direction of NCBTMB in the past year.

Nancy Shannon Bandusky '93

Nancy Shannon Bandusky and her daughter Dorothy Bandusky released the children’s story titled, “Anniina Tatter - Not Just Cloth and Stuffing.” This novella tells the story of a little rag doll competing for a family in a toy store.

Joe Pinder '87

Joe Pinder opened Pinder Pottery & Gallery at 236 North Main Street in Galena, IL. The gallery features his original stoneware pottery and the artwork of other local artists. To view his work and to learn more about the gallery visit pinderpottery.com.

Dawn Pleas-Bailey '90

Dawn Pleas-Bailey was awarded the Ethel and Allen “Buddy” Carruth Sustained Leadership in Education Award at the University of Pennsylvania. The award recognizes individuals who serve as an inspiration to others, transcend expectations and provide significant service to the education community. Pleas-Bailey is vice president of student life and special assistant to the president for community engagement at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. She has built the school’s reputation as a high-quality institution that provides academic and social opportunities to low-income families.

Robert Lentz '82

Robert Lentz contributed an essay to a new edition of Zane Grey’s “Riders of the Purple Sage.” The centennial edition is published by Zane Grey’s West Society, which reproduced the 1912 first edition text and includes essays regarding the novel’s history, geography and Grey’s mark on American literature. Lentz’s essay describes the five movie adaptations made from Grey’s novel. For more information visit zgws.org.

Washington Street resurfacing project begins Sept. 9

Washington Street resurfacing project begins Sept. 9

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Starting Monday, Sept. 9, the City of Naperville will begin resurfacing work on Washington Street, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances. Work is expected to be complete in mid-October.

Construction along Washington Street—between Osler Drive (near Edward Hospital) and School Street (north end of campus)—may cause delays to motorists traveling to and from campus during this time. Students, faculty and staff who typically use Washington Street are encouraged to find alternate routes.