North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jim Sporleder '73

Jim Sporleder retired from Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, IL, after 34 years of employment in the law and regulation department. As vice president and assistant general counsel, he supervised the company's legal issues. In retirement, Sporleder will become an active participant in reinsurance industry arbitrations as a certified ARIAS arbitrator. He and his wife Cathy reside in North Barrington, IL.

Brandon Cervantes ’09

Brandon Cervantes received the National Director of Law Enforcement and Investigations Award for 2012 Hero of the Year. While on duty in South Carolina Cervantes decisive heroic action resulted in a woman’s live being saved. He is a federal law enforcement officer for the U.S. Forest Service in Asheville, NC, and is a Coast Guard veteran.

Bryan Shell '03

Bryan Shell was recognized by his peers for the second year in a row as a Rising Star attorney by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. He is an associate with Block, Klukas & Manzella in Joliet, IL, and focuses on workers compensation and personal injury cases in Cook, DuPage, Grundy, LaSalle and Will counties. Shell is a certified mediation specialist who has been published in several mediation journals and has earned his mediation certification at Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Josh Shames '98

Josh Shames is managing partner at Hall & Partners in Chicago. Shames will be responsible for the overall business, management and day-to-day operations in the Chicago office. He has been with Hall & Partners for over seven years, most recently serving as partner. Previously, he was account group director for Millward Brown.

John Giannini '84

John Giannini was inducted into the Philadelphia area Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his contributions as the head men’s basketball coach at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Giannini compiled a record of 168-38 for a winning percentage of .816 over his seven seasons as head coach and led the Rowan University Profs to five trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Tim Janecek M ’13

Tim Janecek M ’13 is defensive line coach at Aurora University. As a student-athlete at North Central, he was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter at defensive end for North Central from 2006-2009. He also was a part of four CCIW championship teams and three teams which qualified for NCAA Division III Championship competition.

Sandy Marchetti ’07

Sandy Marchetti read selections from her original works for an audience of students, alumni and community members at Keikhofer Hall. She graduated from George Mason University in 2010 with an M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry). Her debut full-length collection of poems – titled “Confluence” – will be published in 2014 by Gold Wake Press. An illustrated press edition of her essays and poetry titled “A Detail in the Landscape” is also forthcoming from Eating Dog Press.

Brandon Hoeft M ’06

Brandon Hoeft M ’06 is associate director of development at North Central College.

Katy Crossley Frolick '92

Katy Crossley Frolick was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of political science at Denison University in Granville, OH.

Hannah Toriumi ’12

Hannah Toriumi played Amber Morris in the television series Chicago P.D. Previously, she starred as Lydia in the short Robot vs Verses in 2013.