North Central College - Naperville, IL

Grant Swanson '11

Grant Swanson teaches sixth grade at St. Francis Indian School on the Rosebud Lakota Reservation in South Dakota. After his first year of teaching under contract with Teach For America, he worked as a teacher-ranger at Yellowstone National Park. As a result, he was able to take his students on a weeklong field trip to Yellowstone through the program Expedition: Yellowstone! a curriculum-based educational program about the importance of the park.

Shannon Juenger '09

Shannon Juenger is a fourth-grade teacher at West Lane Elementary in Jackson, MO. Juenger earned her English as a second language certification from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. She may be reached at shannonjuenger@hotmail.com.

Scott Drucker '06

Scott Drucker visited North Central College for a screening of his documentary “Between the Harvest,” which was also nominated in the Naperville Film Festival. The documentary is about the controversy surrounding the Costa Rican government’s decision to legalize the harvest of endangered sea turtle eggs.

Maureen Szweda Mann '02

Maureen Szweda Mann started her own business with Rodan and Fields, a direct sales company that specializes in skincare and anti-aging products. To learn more visit momann.myrandf.com.

Michelle Arb '13

Michelle Arb is an English and honors English teacher and assistant cheerleading coach at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL. She may be contacted at michelle.arb1@fsd145.org.

Joe Norton '10

Joe Norton is full-time head coach for the Knox College wrestling program, located in Galesburg, IL. He served as a graduate assistant for the wrestling program at North Central College. As a student-athlete at North Central, he had 94 career victories on the mat and was a four-time NCAA regional place winner. He was ranked as high as ninth as an individual and was recipient of the Hammer Award in recognition of outstanding commitment and work ethic in NCAA Division III.

Michael Swengel '08

Michael Swengel was appointed director of vocal music and show choir for Mt. Zion High School in Mt. Zion, IL. He will lead Swingsations, Les Femmes, Sound System and Vocal Trax show choirs. Swengel is a Harvard, IL, native and previously worked in Milton, WI, where he spent three years teaching vocal music and show choir to grades 7 through 12. In 2007, he completed his student teaching experience at Bednarcik Junior High in Oswego, IL and Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, IL. He brings to Mt.

Colin Daly '05

Colin Daly is assistant director of first-year student success at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also had a featured role in a television commercial for Potowatomi Casino and a role in the upcoming independent film “Zombie Frat House,” produced by Dirty Job Films. He may be contacted at daly@uwm.edu.   

Courtney Blake '12

Courtney Blake is a language arts interventionist at Rollins Elementary School in Aurora, IL.

Sandra Pieta M ’11

Sandra Pieta M ’11 is director of institutional research at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. She earned an M.B.A from North Central and an M.A. in economics from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 2013.