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Elizabeth (Lichty) Mayes ’59 retired as an English professor emeritus from Schoolcraft College in Michigan; father, Elden Lichty, was faculty at ISU; resides in Northville, Michigan.

F. Leon “Lee” Rodgers ’59, M.S. ’63, is retired; his wife, Judith (Naeve) ’61, died in 2012; resides in Goreville.


Judith (Veech) Nelson ’61, M.S. ’62, worked as a high school guidance counselor and English teacher; student teacher coordinator at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale prior to retiring; past president of Belleville Sewing Center Inc.; resides with her husband, Robert, in Swansea.

Donna (Redman) Little ’65 is a spiritual counselor; resides in Sequim, Washington.

Lucille (Tomb) Luxenburg ’65 is retired; widowed with two adult children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; resides in Iowa City, Iowa.

Kenneth Jandes ’66 is vice president of academic excellence, American College of Education; 54 years in education as a science teacher, school principal, superintendent, and higher education administrator; jazz saxophonist with the Chicago Jazz Mass Ensemble; resides with his wife, Rosemary, in Downers Grove.

Robert Moore ’66, M.S. ’68, is an English professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas at Monticello; national poet writing under the pen name Red Hawk; recently authored The Law of the Land; resides in Monticello, Arkansas.

Ken Williams ’66 owns and operates KLW Enterprises; provides financial training to churches; organist, teacher, and board member at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville for 32 years; resides with his wife, Linda, in Swansea.

Dan Heagstedt ’67 is a self-employed theatre artist specializing in visual theatre; resides with his wife, Laurie, in Lincolnwood.

Daniel Hinds ’67 retired after career in El Paso School District 375; served as bus driver, teacher, athletics director, and principal; enjoys RV travel with his wife, Sara (Kontos) ’66, M.S. ’86; enjoys three adult children and seven grandchildren; couple resides in El Paso.

Fred Lutgens ’67, M.S. ’70, retired as a faculty member from Illinois Central College; continues to revise co-authored textbooks; resides with his wife, Nancy, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Mary Perona ’67, M.S. ’70, is retired from teaching; she and her husband, Dale, M.S. ’68, met at ISU; parents to six adult children and seven grandchildren; couple resides in Wheaton.

Homer Thomas ’67 twice retired; director of athletics and activities at Southland College Prep; head coach of the University of Chicago track club; resides in Harvey.

Don Phillips ’68 is retired from Sears, teaching, and working with the Illinois DCFS; resides in Dix.

Bob Rush ’68, M.S. ’79, retired as a senior vice president at COUNTRY Financial; serves on ISU’s Foundation Board of Directors; he and his wife, Annette, enjoy seven grandchildren; reside in Bloomington and Ft. Myers, Florida.

Marion Scherer, ’68, M.A. ’70, worked in television and on stage; authored several books and plays, including the novel The Cage: A Human Trafficking Thriller; resides in California.

Connie (Blauvelt) Sweeney ’68 is a retired music teacher; resides in Ames, Iowa.

Richard “Dick” Templeton ’69 was the first announcer for ISU’s marching band; authored the book Across the Creek: Black Powder Explosions on the Brandywine; works as tour guide at the Hagley Museum; resides with his wife, Lynn, in Wilmington, Delaware.


Michael Mooberry ’70 is a retired math teacher; resides with his wife, Kathleen, near Redmond, Oregon.

Steve Crump ’70 was named minister emeritus of the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge after completing 40 years in the parish ministry; resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Karen Erickson ’70, M.S. ’77, is the executive director of Creative Directions; a children’s book author, she works as a teaching artist, playwright, visual artist and poet; widowed and resides in Evanston.

Diane Hodges ’70, M.S. ’72, is serving a second term as president of the League of Women Voters in the Park Forest Area; resides with her husband, Judson, in Matteson.

M. Jo Morrison ’71, M.S. ’75, Ed.D. ’87, retired after 34 years teaching in Bloomington School District 87; visited 36 sport stadiums; owns and operates The Old Rugged Barn event venue; resides in Towanda.

David DeMarini ’72, M.S. ’72, Ph.D. ’80, retired after 35 years as a genetic toxicologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; taught as an adjunct professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; received ISU’s 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award; resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Roger Elmore ’72 retired as a professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska; resides with his wife, Ann, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Kevin McNulty Sr. ’72 earned a master’s degree in music education and an MBA; retired from teaching; speaks on performance assessment nationally; authored Assessing Music Performance; launched the first online music assessment scoring system for band, orchestra, and choir directors; resides with his wife, Jo, in Matteson.

Jeanne (Glidden) Prickett ’73, M.S. ’77, Ed.D. ’83, retired as president of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind; worked 47 years as educator of students who are blind/visually impaired, deaf/hard of hearing, and deaf/blind; resides with her husband, Hugh, in St. Augustine, Florida.

Daniel Rozak ’73 retired as a circuit judge from the 12th Judicial Circuit in the State of Illinois; resides with his wife, Deborah, in Custer Park.

Charles Wertz ’73 is retired from Mitsubishi Motors North America; resides in Eureka.

Nancy Hepner ’74, M.S. ’75, retired after 43 years teaching; spent 13 years in higher education and 30 years at the junior high level; resides in Streator.

Marlene (Jahnke) Hinthorn ’74 retired after teaching 25 years at the Cathedral of St. Raymond School; resides with her husband, Gary ’74, in Joliet.

Michael Eklund ’75 retired after 41 years in information technology; project manager for Fidelity Information Systems 21 years; his wife, Adele (Castillo) ’76, M.S. ’78, retired after 41 years as a pediatric speech language pathologist; 10 years at St. Francis Children’s Center; couple has three sons and a granddaughter; couple resides in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Catherine (McNeil) Haab ’75 is retired from the Bloomington City Board of Elections; her husband, David ’75, is retired from State Farm Insurance Companies; their daughters Anne (Haab) Ahrens ’02, and Laura (Haab) Loewen ’05, are graduates; the couple resides in Hudson.

John Mackowiak ’75 is the CEO of Bomack Capital; resides with his wife, Barb, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Jolinda Simes ’75 earned a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota; retired from teaching in public schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she resides.

Christine Vandre ’75 is the band director at St. Edwards Catholic Grade School; resides with her husband, Daniel, in East Peoria.

Rance Carpenter ’76 retired as chief of the Bureau of Community Operations with the Illinois Department of Aging in 2011; retired as director of the Office of Graduate Intern Programs at the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2017; adjunct at the university teaching graduate public service internship seminar; resides with his wife, Ellen, in Springfield.  

Rebecca (Funk) Cecil ’76 retired as an administrator for Lincoln Elementary District 27; worked in education 35 years; resides with her husband, Donald, in Lincoln.

Jerry Haley ’76 retired after 31years in pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church; serves part-time at New Athens United Methodist Church; resides with his wife, Shirley, in O’Fallon.

Suanne (Yednock) Perez ’76 is the principle and owner of Perez and Associates; resides with her husband, Cipriano, in Irvine, California.

Christ Mekus ’76 retired after 31 years as sales manager at McCarthy Bush Corporation; resides with his wife, Susan, in East Moline.

Henry Ziller ’76 is retired after 39 years as a property loss prevention consultant for Industrial Risk Insurers/XLGAPS; resides with his wife, Carol, in Elizabeth, Colorado.

Karen (Christensen) Gordon ’77 retired as an educator and district student services director; teaches as an adjunct university instructor; resides with her husband, Bob, in Orland Park.

Debra (Torode) Hixson ’77 is a recruiter with Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic; resides with her husband, Bruce, in Manville, New Jersey.

Robert Ritter ’77 is a retired financial advisor who worked at Edward D. Jones Investments; served in the U.S. Air Force; resides with his wife, Delores, in Brimfield.

Jan (Hallberg) Scocchera ’77 retired from Waukegan School District after 34 years in education; resides in Round Lake Heights.

Calvin Ward ’77 is a senior vice president and wealth business advisor with Trust Financial; resides with his wife, Louisa in Atlanta, Georgia.

Patsy (Schumacher) Wright ’77 retired after teaching 27 years in three states; widowed and resides in Juneau, Alaska.

Elaine Cragel ’78 retired from serving as a hospital chaplain; resides in Merrillville, Indiana.

Steven Engles ’78 is a clinical pharmacist retired from Rush University Medical Center; resides with his spouse, Richard, in Argyle, Wisconsin.

Russell Fitch ’78, ’79, M.A. ’80, is a project manager with Real Iron Works Inc.; resides in Villa Park.

Scott Buckley ’79 is a corporate controller with Aeries Enterprises LLC; resides in Issaquah, Washington.

Dana (Hand) Daniels ’79 is the Title IX administrator and chief equity officer at the University of Missouri; resides with her husband, Ted, in O’Fallon, Missouri.

Steve Endsley ’79, M.S. ’88, is executive director of the Illinois Elementary School Association; resides in Normal.

Kevin Pierard ’79 retired from the U.S. EPA after 36 years as program manager; started new career as chief of the hazardous waste bureau with the New Mexico Environment Department; resides with his wife, Wendy, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Kim (McDonough) Zinman ’79 is a field service specialist with the Illinois Principals Association; resides with her husband, Stephen, in Park Ridge.


Fred Bowers, Ph.D. ’80, is retired from Spelman College after serving 38 years as a mathematics professor; resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scott Kesler ’80 is a farmer; resides with his wife, Joyce, in Urbana.

Michael Krickmire, MFA ’80, has been teaching more than 30 years in the theatre department at State University of New York-Brockport; production manager there and coordinator of stage management; resides with his wife, Mary, in Fairport, New York.

Kevin Moehring ’80 is director of accounting and financial analysis for Graybar Electric Company; resides with his wife, Patrice, in O’Fallon, Missouri.

Harriet Thomas ’80 retired from teaching in the Chicago Public Schools; resides in Chicago. 

Cheryl Woods-Clendening ’80, M.S. ’85, retired from Joliet Public Schools District 86 as assistant superintendent for human resources and labor relations; worked in education 40 years; resides with her husband, Randy, in Plainfield.

Beth (Landes) Ehresman ’81, M.S. ’86, retired as a school counselor at El Paso Gridley High School; resides in Gridley. 

Carol (Huskey) Johnston ’81 retired after teaching 35 years; works on her art from home; her husband, Lyn ’82, is a field service architect for Allegion; couple resides in Princeton.

James Mercer, M.S. ’81, is commercial executive director of Envision Virgin Racing; resides in England.

Jim Paul ’81 is a staff firmware engineer in Sony Electronics’ image sensor design center; resides with his wife, Linda, in Webster, New York.

Dan Persico ’81 is an independent employment consultant and career coach; serves as talent management and talent acquisition leader for Weiss and Company, CPAs; resides in Chicago and Dublin, Ohio.

Denise (Maggiore) Vezza ’81 is an artist; owns and operates Studio Vezza Maggiore; resides with her husband, Francesco, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Lisa (Rinkenberger) Walsh ’81, M.S. ’84, is retired from teaching; resides with her husband, Matt, in Oak Lawn.

James Gresens ’82 is a technical editor with American Technical Publishers Inc.; resides with his wife, Carol, in Flossmoor.

Bruce Naffziger ’82 retired from State Farm Insurance Companies after 38 years; resides with his wife, Pamela, in Bloomington.

Dawn (Bunger) Angel ’83 retired from State Farm Insurance Companies; resides with her husband, Martin, in Forney, Texas.

Brian Kier ’83 is controller at the Peoria Journal Star; resides with his wife, Linda, in Peoria.

Tommie Roberts ’83 is a program quality manager with Collins Aerospace; resides with his wife, Kania, in Cortland.

Frank Bush ’84, M.S. ’88, M.S. ’07, is an art educator at Henry-Senachwine High School; he and his wife, Kathleen, have two adult children; couple resides in Bloomington. 

Lisa Danielson ’84 is a Presbyterian pastor; resides in Martin, South Dakota.

William Frank ’84 is a DNA research coordinator and technical leader with the Illinois State Police; resides with his wife, Karla, in Chatham.

Al Goodwyn ’84 is a syndicated editorial cartoonist with Creators Syndicate; resides with his wife, Marcia, in Locust Grove.

Chuck Killian ’84 is the chief financial officer of the Operating Engineers Pension Fund in Pasadena; he and his wife, Mina, have two sons; couple resides in Valencia, California. 

Timothy ONeil ’84 is employed by Northrop Grumman; he and his wife, Jeannene (Cooper) ’84, resides in Stuttgart, Germany.

Cathleen (Wilder) Weber ’84, M.S. ’05, Ph.D. ’14, retired after 32 years as a teacher, administrator, and child advocate in public education; worked as a school support manager for the Illinois State Board of Education; established education consulting firm, Education Lane LLC; resides in Cooksville.

Guy Chamberlin ’85 retired from teaching music and band; arranges music and plays saxophone; resides with his wife, Mary, in Ottawa.

Julie Houska ’85 is a compliance and privacy consultant for TEKSystems; resides in Naperville.

Julie (Yerem) Stroud ’85 is director of employment services at Corvilla Inc., a nonprofit helping individuals with disabilities; resides in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Dan Blake ’86 is the CTO with Aspire Software; resides with his wife, Jodi, in Ballwin, Missouri.

Terry Duncan ’86 is a dietary retail manager with Piedmont Hospital; resides in McDonough, Georgia.

Sheila (O’Connor) Liss ’86 retired after teaching special education for 33 years in Illinois, including Downers Grove South High School; she and her husband, Ron, have three adult children and reside in Lisle.

Ann (Corry) Peters ’86 is a reading teacher at Addison Trail High School; resides with her husband, Christopher, in Addison.

Elysa Robin ’86 is vice president of human resources at 1st Mid-America Credit Union; resides in Saint Charles, Missouri.

Susan (Heise) Valerio ’86 is a logistics project manager with Quantum Corporation; resides with her husband, Nelson, in Garden Grove, California.

Amy (Funk) Jorgenson ’87 is a broker associate with Kellstrom-Ray Agency Inc; resides with her husband, Michael, in Washington Island, Wisconsin.

Patrick McMillin ’87 is the director of Energy and Utilities Centric Consulting LLC; resides with his wife, Kelley, in Stilwell, Kansas.

Tammy Poole ’87 is the founder and owner of Palmer Tax Consulting LLC; resides with her wife, Karen, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Eric Sweetwood, ’87, M.S. ’97, is retiring after 34 years of teaching at Pontiac Township High School; resides with his wife, Jennifer, in Normal.

Greg Taylor ’87 is a risk analyst with BMO Harris Bank; resides with his wife, Jill, in Denton, Texas.

Steven Robb ’88 is president of the solutions groups at LaSalle Solutions; oversees product development, professional services, and group operations teams; resides with his wife, Violette, in Northbrook.

Elaine (Norem) Artman ’89, M.S. 92, is an education research analyst with the U.S. Department of Education; resides in Waleska, Georgia.

James Guinnee ’89 is vice president of customer experience and head of marketing with Anticimex Group; resides in White Plains, New York.

Rick Hartmann ’89, M.S. ’91, is clinic director for Doctors of Physical Therapy in Antioch; resides in Round Lake.

John Jaraczewski ’89 completed a master’s degree in fine arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; is executive director of the Greenville Literacy Association; served as assistant chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside; resides with his wife, Wanda, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Grace Jones, M.S. 89, retired from teaching; doing volunteer work in Europe; resides in Monrovia, California. Erik Nelson ’89 is a lead engineer in applications for Molina Healthcare; resides with his wife, Debbie, in Long Beach, California.


David Anderson ’90 is the director of tax at KPMG, one of the big four accounting firms; serving third term as elected city councilman; resides with his wife, Pamela, in Winfield, Indiana.

Melissa Garretson ’90, M.S. ’96, is self-employed as a dyslexia consultant and tutor; resides in Peoria.

Reginald Goings, M.S. ’90, retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a senior warden after 23 years; teaches criminal justice at Blinn College; resides with his wife, Katara, in Richmond, Texas.

James McCormick, Ed.D. ’90, retired as a school superintendent after 44 years in public education; resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Paula Swearingen ’90 is employed with Hansen Custom Farming; resides with her husband, John, in Elliott.

William Bell ’91 is the vice president for human resources at Purdue University; resides with his wife, Marcelle, in Fishers, Indiana.

Joan (Banwart) Franke ’91 is a registered nurse and case manager at Denver Health; resides with her husband, Francis, in Gypsum, Colorado.

Regina (Mee) Nottke ’91 has been in education 30 years; works as assistant superintendent of student services at Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163; resides with her husband, William, in Flossmoor.

Phillip Sell, Ed.D. ’91, is retired as a professor from Highland College; wife Sally died in 2018; resides in Federal Way, Washington.

Christine (Ellenberger) Strong ’91, M.S. ’07, is an academic advisor at Purdue University; resides with her husband, Todd, in Lafayette, Indiana.

James Summers ’91, M.S. ’93, is a physician practicing obstetrics and gynecology; chief of staff at North Colorado Medical Center; chair of Banner Health Care’s Women’s and Infant’s Services Clinical Consensus Group; resides with his wife, Traci, in Johnstown, Colorado.

Burton Amos ’92 is CEO of Bralda LLC; chairs Glenwood School alumni association; resides in Hazel Crest.

Craig Berry ’92 is an admissions counselor at Governors State University; resides in Frankfort.

Teresa Blanden ’92 is an assistant director of the Principal’s Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; resides in Champaign.

Kimberly (Doyle) Smith ’92 is the director of bands at Oak Glen Middle School; resides with her husband, Jay, and their two children in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Carla Barnes ’93 completed a juris doctorate at John Marshall Law School; has been appointed circuit judge in Illinois’ 11th Judicial Circuit; first Black female to serve as judge in the circuit; worked 19 years as a McLean County public defender; resides in Normal. 

DavyLynne Wills ’93 is a financial associate at THRIVENT; resides in Normal.

Jeffrey Benware ’94, M.S. ’96, is a clinical psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs; resides with his wife, Allison, in Troy.

Alicia Bettes ’94 completed a master’s degree in management and leadership at Western Governors University; completed an MBA in healthcare management at Western; is a broadcaster manager and on-air talent for AccuWeather; trained by Vice President Al Gore to be a climate reality leader; resides in State College, Pennsylvania.

John Bivona ’94 is senior biosafety officer and alternate responsible official at the University of Chicago-Howard T. Ricketts Laboratory in Lemont.

Jill (Parcher) Frase ’94 is president of East Main Capital LLC; resides in Stamford, Connecticut.

Matt Mollenhauer, M.S. ’94, is the chief clinical officer at Chestnut Health Systems; resides with his wife, Janeen, in Bloomington.

Sharon Sanders ’94 achieved Project Management Professional certification; resides in Wheaton.

Michael Simpson ’94 retired after 35 years with UPS; teaches a business course at Kennedy King City College in Chicago; resides in Bolingbrook.

John Desjarlais, M.A. ’95, retired as an assistant professor of journalism and English at Kishwaukee College; authored seven books, including a novel titled The Light of Tara; resides with his wife, Virginia, in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Jenn (Tiritilli) Kupres ’95 is the global head of human resources for Vistex; oversees 21 global offices and more than 1,600 employees for the software firm; resides in Barrington.

Tom Merrill, M.M. ’95, is a consultant with Bob Rogers Travel; resides with his wife, Jennifer, in Lake Villa.

Kip Baumann ’96 is a digital forensic examiner with the Illinois State Police; resides with his wife, Jena, in Rochester.

Fred Retter ’96 is a staff engineer with Underwriters Laboratories; resides in Grayslake.

Melissa Roberts ’96 is the assistant director of Southern Illinois University’s Research Core Laboratory; resides with her husband, Troy, in Sherman.

Kira Jostes ’97 works at Keller Williams Realty Partners; resides in Lincolnwood. 

Marselus Martin ’97 is an author of novels; his third book is titled My Brother’s Keeper; resides in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Kevin Prendergast ’97, ’00, is a physical education and art teacher with Manteno CUSD 5; resides with his wife, Margaret, in Manteno.

Laura (Borrenpohl) Schubert ’97 is a regulatory specialist with the U.S. Paint Corporation; resides with her husband, Jay, in Nashville.

David Bennett, M.M. ’98, is an educational administrator with Westerville City Schools; resides with his wife, Dione, in Pickerington, Ohio.

Megan Dixson ’98 is a music teacher with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee; resides with her husband, David, in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Michael Harris ’98 works for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; resides in Henderson, Nevada.

Robert Holland ’98 is a case manager with the Salvation Army; resides in Normal.

Dana (Cappelen) Knapp ’98 is a clinical liaison at The Center at Northridge; resides in Thornton, Colorado.

Carrie (Finn) Orth ’98 is a marketing executive and wellness educator; parent of twins with husband John; couple resides in Mokena.

Ginny (Gillotti) Beers ’99 was named 2020 Volunteer of the Year for the state of Virginia by the National Parent Teacher Association; resides with her husband, Brandon, in Aldie, Virginia.

Steve Brandstedt ’99 is an attorney for CNA Insurance in Chicago; specializes in major tort litigation; served as an adjunct at DePaul University’s College of Law for 11 years; resides with his wife, Nicole, and their two children in Western Springs.

John Hanson ’99 teaches business education at Neuqua Valley High School; he and his wife, Julie, are parents to three children; A.J. Hanson was born in August 2020; family resides in Naperville.

Ryan Lambert ’99 was a member of the football team; is fire chief of the North Aurora Fire Department; resides in North Aurora.

Ryan Lawless ’99 is an environmental scientist who has celebrated 20 years of service at Hanson Professional Services Inc.; resides in Springfield. Daniel Plante, M.S. ’99, is a supervisory audiologist for the VA Medical Center; resides in Andover, Massachusetts.


VaNatta Ford ’00 completed a master’s degree and doctorate at Howard University; is an assistant professor of Africana studies at Williams College; resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Allison (Posey) Gabroy ’00 completed an MBA at DePaul University; worked in public accounting as an internal auditor and fraud investigator more than 16 years; employed at Gabroy Law Offices; resides with her husband, Christian, in Henderson, Nevada.

Carmen Ganser ’00, M.S. ’02, founded; resides in La Mesa, California.

Keith Snyder, MBA ’00, is chief operating officer at Integrity Data; resides in Lincoln.

Monica Ybarra ’00 is an assistant principal at Holy Trinity Catholic School; resides with her husband, David in O’Fallon.

Michael Gleckler ’01 is a warehouse manager at Presidential Billiards; his wife, Veronica (Torres) ’03 is a lead business analyst at Willis Towers Watson; couple resides in Spring, Texas.

Corryn Hall ’01 is a finance officer with Pew Charitable Trust; working to strengthen public sector retirement; resides in Falls Church, Virginia.

Tony Kirkman ’01 is executive director of Piatt County Mental Health; resides with his wife, Crystal, in Monticello.

Kelly Boley ’02 is an applied technology teacher and athletic director in the Valley View School District; resides with her husband, Matt ’02, in Shorewood.

Nicole (Kulak) Flood ’02 is a human resources specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs; resides with her husband, Joe, in Downers Grove.

Emily (Eberhart) Bellows ’03 is a registered nurse working in the ICU at Steward Health; resides in West Melbourne, Florida.

Rebecca Brtva ’03, ’07, is the director of hospital laboratory operations with Quest Diagnostics; resides with her spouse, Daphne, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Wynter Jackson ’03 is vice president of labor relations for Transdev North America; resides in Joliet.

Jonathan “Rob” Plaskas ’03 authored the book My Fight for Recovery: A Story of Overcoming Life-Threatening Brain Surgery; book chronicles his medical journey; resides in Springfield.

Adam Ghrist ’04 is an attorney at Finegan Rinker and Ghrist; resides with his wife, Tracie, in Bloomington.

Kevin Wells ’04, M.S. ’14, is a professor at Illinois Central College; resides in East Peoria.

Patricia Eggebrecht, M.S. ’05, is a speech language pathologist with the Los Angeles Unified School District; resides in Los Angeles, California.

Courtney Kronforst ’05 is a registered nurse working at Advocate Aurora Lutheran General Hospital; resides with her husband, Jon, in Des Plaines.

Katie (Sup) Rezac, M.S. ’05, is an assistant director of advising for the undergraduate multidisciplinary studies program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where she resides.

William Schmidt ’05 is a digital marketing consultant with Sincro Digital; resides with his wife, Emily, in Palatine.

Lauren White ’05 is a housing programs director with the Willis Dady Homeless Services; resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Trisha (Linn) DeBoer ’06 is pastor of the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church; resides with her husband, Jacob, in Steele, North Dakota.

Ryan Dini ’06 is a physical education teacher at Addison Trail High School; head coach of the boys’ varsity soccer team, the junior varsity girls’ soccer team, and sophomore girls’ basketball team; resides with his wife, Vanessa, in Palatine.

Katherine Hicks ’06 is a manager with the Champaign Park District; resides in Champaign.

Andrea (Henson) Hodges ’06 is a senior graphic designer for Arizona State University-Tempe; resides with her husband, Cory, in Chandler, Arizona.

Katie (Johnson) Lippelt ’06 completed a master’s degree in educational leadership at Aurora University; teaches special education at Parkland Preparatory Academy; resides with her husband and son in St. Charles.

Jacob Steffes ’06 is a product engineering manager for Great Dane; resides with his wife, Julie, in Geneseo.

Kyle Bush ’07 is an education technology specialist with Community High School District 117; received Award of Meritorious Service from the Illinois State Board of Education; resides in Fox Lake.

Andrew Huntleigh, M.A. ’07, is an emergency management specialist with FEMA; resides with his wife, Amanda, and their child in Dubuque, Iowa.

Heather (Nelson) Stojcevski ’07 is a senior compensation analyst at Argonne National Laboratory; resides with her husband, Alex, in Shorewood.

Jessica Wozniak ’07, M.A. ’20, is a communications manager with JLL; resides in Wheaton.

Greg DiMenna ’08 is the manager of implementations and delivery for DialogTech; he and his wife, Danielle (Romanazzi) ’12, are parents of a son; couple resides in Park Ridge.

John Essington, M.S. ’08, is a professor of education at Blackburn College; resides with his wife, Christina (Bueno) ’09, and their three children in Mt. Olive.

Michael Haas Jr. ’08 is the charge registered nurse in the ICU at Presbyterian Health Services; resides with his wife, Crystal, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Britany (Owen) Hebert ’08 is cafe manager for Encounter Campus Ministry; resides with her husband, Thomas, in Springfield.

Sarah (Melton) Jiter, M.S. ’08, is the director of the center for recruitment and orientation at Community College of Aurora; resides with her husband, Brady, in Englewood, Colorado.

DeAnna (Cummings) Lynn ’08 is an early childhood educator at Preschool for All in Elgin; authors children’s book, including Not Yet, Deezy; resides in Rockford.

Kevin Trusty ’08 is an author and freelance copywriter/content creator; published short fiction collection titled Beyond Silence and Light; resides in Joliet.

Amanda (McLaughlin) Woods ’08 is a senior publicist at Tyndale House Publishers; resides with her husband, Charles, in Carol Stream.

Mark Albrecht ’09 is the hazardous materials coordinator in environmental health and safety for the University of Florida; resides in Gainesville, Florida.

Jessica Clifford ’09 is marketing and procurement coordinator with Bryant Industries; owns JPhoto, a photography business; resides in Perrysville, Indiana.

Terrah Cornell ’09 obtained a nurse practitioner license; opened and owns TLC Health and Wellness Clinic; resides with her husband, Mark, in Cuba.

Kayla (Obert) Krussell ’09 is self-employed as a musician and artist; resides with her husband, Joseph, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Karen Noffke ’09, MSN ’14, is a nurse care coordinator with Health Alliance; resides in Mattoon.

Brook (Hougesen) Ramlet ’09 is the founder of 6-4-3 Strategies; resides with her husband, Michael, in Burr Ridge.

Infinity (Cole) Westberg ’09 is a deputy prosecuting attorney with the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office; resides with her husband, Tomas, in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Joseph Wojowski, M.A. ’09, is an adjunct professor of localization at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Francisco Arceo ’10 completed a master’s in economics and statistics at Clemson University; earned second master’s in data science and machine learning at Columbia University; founder and CEO of UnidosFin; resides with his wife, Stephany Liu, in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Jay Bradarich Jr. ’10 is vice president and senior project manager at Clune Construction; resides in Homer Glen.

Mike Ditore ’10 is an attorney with Corboy and Demetrio; selected to Chicago Lawyer Magazine; included in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 Under Forty; resides with his wife, Samantha, in Chicago.

Sarmad Gilani ’10 is a senior software engineer at Google; resides in El Sobrante California.

Ned Marto ’10, M.S. ’13, completed a master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago; teaches there as adjunct faculty; resides with his wife, Kaleigh Post ’10, in Chicago.

Aaron Stevens ’10 is regional laboratory manager for OSF HealthCare in its Upper Western Region; completing MBA in healthcare administration at Western Governor University; resides in Galesburg.

Nichole (Meisenheimer) Stratton ’10 is director of operations or Meritage Events; her husband, Michael ’13, teaches math and coaches basketball at Anderson High School; couple resides in Austin, Texas.

Allison (Griffin) Szczecinski ’10 is a social emotional learning coach with Winnetka Public School District 36; authored a children’s book titled Roaring Mad Riley; resides with her husband, Brad, in Chicago.

David Vaughan ’10 is CDO analyst with US Bank; resides in Tinley Park.

Bernard Warn ’10 is the finance manager with The Options Clearing Corporation; resides with his wife, Lauren, in LaGrange.

Lauren Bridges, M.A. ’11, works in administration for the University of Wisconsin system; resides in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Katie (Wright) Chiotti ’11 teaches Spanish and chairs the world languages department in Fairfax County Public Schools; resides with her husband, Miles, in Arlington, Virginia.

Michael Condupa ’11 is a senior manager over human resources for Thermo Fisher Scientific; resides with his wife, Tiffany, in Cuddy, Pennsylvania.

Kathryn Dortch ’11 is a development assistant at Saint Louis University; resides in Troy.

Amanda (Calvo) Horan ’11 has started her own business, Line + Cleat; resides with her husband, Collin, in Glen Ellyn.

Jamal Jordan ’11 is a flight attendant with Southwest Airlines; resides in Dallas, Texas.

Brandon Ryan ’11 is a police officer with the City of Paxton; resides with his wife, Jordan, in Gibson City.

Kathleen (Rose) Whitlock ’11 is a special education teacher in Community High School District 99; resides with her husband, Jesse, in Wheaton.

Taryn Wood ’11 completed a master’s degree in biology at Clemson University; taught middle school and high school science; worked as a civilian for the Air Force in Germany three years; is a biology patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C.; resides with her husband, Zachariah, in Burke, Virginia.

Melanie (Miranda) Castaneda ’12 is an office manager at LEARN Charter School; resides with her spouse, Christina, in Chicago. 

Travis Cunningham ’12 is a commercial lender at Heartland Bank and Trust Company focused on the ag market; resides with his wife, Taylor, and their three children in El Paso.

Thomas Felson ’12 is a special education teacher in Chicago Public Schools; resides in Chicago.

Jonathan Gaeta ’12 is the director of state affairs for Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE); resides in Pingree Grove.

Audrey Happel ’12, M.S. ’17, is a geologist with WSP USA; resides in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Amy (Rourke) Jones ’12 is an assistant director of marketing and communications for Illinois College; resides with her husband, Jedd, in Springfield.

Whitney Karriger, M.S. ’12, is an assistant professor of anatomy at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine; resides in Midland City, Alabama.

Ashley Noethe ’12 is a designer at Normandy Remodeling; named to the 2020 class of Top 40 Under 40 List by Professional Remodeler Magazine; resides in Bolingbrook.

Katelyn Weber ’12 is an eighth-grade science teacher at Pattonville Heights Middle School; resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

Liz (Shields) Barnhart ’13, MSW ’19, is a school social worker with the Special Education Association of Peoria County; resides in Peoria.

Christopher Dea, MFA ’13, is a COVID-19 compliance officer with Showtime; resides in Royersford, Pennsylvania.

Quinn Francis ’13 is a business intelligence analyst for the State of Arizona; resides with wife, Shannon, in Tempe, Arizona.

Gabriel Goldsmith ’13 is a stakeholder relations specialist with Ameren; resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

Katie Grabowski, M.S. ’13, is a child life specialist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital; resides in Largo, Florida.

Arielle (Milashoski) Kinch ’13 is a claims recovery specialist at Zurich Insurance; resides with her husband, Ryan, in Huntley.

Lisa (Fraticola) Scola ’13 teaches Spanish at York High School; serves as Spanish Club sponsor and assistant softball coach; resides with her husband, Giuliano, in Elgin.

Chana Wilczynski ’13 is a drama teacher at Deer Path Middle School; junior varsity gymnastics coach; resides in Long Grove.

Abigail Ildefonso ’14 works as a first-grade teacher at Shanghai Starriver Bilingual School; leads a team of expat teachers at the school; resides in Shanghai, China.

Jenna Kalkwarf ’14 is an associate director at Washington University; resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

Carter Mulvihill ’14 is a real estate processor with Aldi; resides in Naperville.

Connor Stenson ’14 is a U.S. probation officer with the Central District of California; resides in Hermosa Beach, California.

Marissa (Webb) Tonkovic, MFA ’14, owns and operates Marissa K. Webb Photography; resides with her husband, Michael, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Connor Whitting ’14 is a judicial law clerk in the Cook County Office of the Chief Judge; resides in Chicago.

Rachel Buche ’15, MBA ’17, is an academic medical education program coordinator with Ascension; resides in Lincoln.

Marisa Corradetti ’15 is a media manager on the Beam Suntory account at Starcom USA; resides in Chicago.

Jaclyn Hetlinger ’15 is a registered nurse in the operating room at Houston Methodist Hospital; resides in Houston, Texas.

Christina Maffiola ’15 is a registered dietitian and health coach at Aetna; resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lisa Paloian ’15 completed a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction; works as a learning and behavior specialist at Kruse Education Center in District 146; resides in Lemont.

Stacey Pickrum ’15 completed a master’s degree in social work; is a school social worker in the New Lenox School District; resides in Oak Forest.

Jessica Selk ’15 is completing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Adler University in Chicago; certified yoga teacher at Sacred Path Yoga; resides in Naperville.

Matthew Brill ’16 is a sanitarian with the City of Chicago; he and his wife, Rachel (Thanas) ’16, were married in July 2020; couple resides in Chicago.

Frank Cassata ’16 is a process assistant at; resides in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Elijah Denecke ’16 is a doctoral teaching assistant in trumpet performance at Florida State University; resides in Tallahassee, Florida.

Julian Green ’16 is a digital marketing manager with Beltone Hearing; resides in Woodridge.

Lauren Kapraun ’16, M.S. ’20, is a front-end developer at High Level Marketing; resides in Spring, Texas.

Kevin Keller ’16 is a counselor with the Illinois Department of Corrections; resides in Bloomington. 

Paula Mikosz ’16 completed a master’s degree in speech language pathology at Midwestern University; resides in Hickory Hills.

Tyler Pascavis ’16 is completing a medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix; resides with his wife, Claire (Troyer) ’13, MBA ’15, in Chandler, Arizona.

Christopher Skelly ’16 is a lab generalist at Gateway Regional Medical Center; resides in Edwardsville.

Megan (Arevalo) Tinkham ’16 is a registered nurse with Sentara Healthcare; pursuing graduate degree at Georgetown University School of Nursing; resides with her husband, Spencer, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Caleb Wepprecht ’16, M.S. ’18, is a crop specialist with Cabery Fertilizer Inc.; resides in Saunemin.

Krista (Bicer) Yockey ’16 is a self-employed commercial real estate agent; resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

Nicholas Bell ’17 is an experiment support scientist working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston; resides with his wife, Allison, in League City, Texas.

Matt Hermes ’17 is a technical support engineer with Delta Industries; resides with his wife, Jacqui, in Normal.

Hailey Keefe ’17 completed a master’s degree in educational technology from Aurora University; teaches first grade at South Elementary School in Des Plaines; resides in Chicago.

Adriene Lane ’17 served as a volunteer English teacher in Ecuador; works as a business analyst at State Farm Insurance Companies; resides in Sullivan.

Nicole Lehning ’17 is a special education teacher at Minooka Community High School; resides in Bourbonnais.

Meg Levis ’17 is the head of human resources for; featured on the cover of Workforce Magazine; resides in Manhattan.

De-Aundra (Kerby) Martin ’17 is a child welfare specialist with DCFS; she and her husband, Montell, are parents to a son; resides in Chicago.

Alyssa Ortiz ’17 is a video producer with Salvi Media; resides in Chicago.

Jordan Salzman ’17 completed a master’s degree at Northern Illinois University; is a law student at the University of Illinois-Chicago; resides in Loves Park.

Alec Sikarin ’17 is medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford; resides in Roscoe. 

Kevin Stanley, Ph.D. ’17, is an associate group leader at Pharmaceutical Product Development; resides in Verona, Wisconsin.

Jade Triplett ’15, MSW ’17, is a medical management case worker with the Department of Human Services; resides in Matteson.

Gloria Zhang, M.S. ’17, is an actuarial analyst with Humana Inc.; resides with her husband, Adam, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Fanny Bowers ’18 is the fire marshal at the University of Missouri at Kansas City; resides in Olathe, Kansas.

Stefanie Calero ’18 is a graphic designer with American Guardian Warranty Services Inc.; completing a master’s degree in information design and strategy at Northwestern University; resides in Naperville.

Sarah Coffman, M.A. ’18, completed a master’s degree in information science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; resides in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee.

Katelynn Masengale ’18 is completing a master’s in special education from Grand Canyon University; works as a paraprofessional in the Rantoul City Schools; resides in Rantoul.

Ayisha Stanley ’18 is a pharmacy school student; resides in Chicago.

Maddy Wierus ’18 is the main news anchor at KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minnesota, where she resides.

Kayla Findley ’19 completed her MSW at State University of New York-Stony Brook; resides in Coram, New York.

Thomas Georgakopoulos ’19 is a legislative assistant in the Illinois House of Representatives; resides in Mokena.

Shawna (Daugherity) Gerstein ’19 is a manager of financial planning and administration with Medline Industries; resides with her husband, Robert, in Vernon Hills.

Maggie Joyce ’19 is a behavioral health associate at Timberline Knolls, a residential treatment center for women; resides in Lombard.

Claire Kerwin ’19 is an IT and technical staffing recruiter at TEKsystems Inc.; resides in Glen Ellyn.

Kyle Lieberum ’19 teaches science at Pekin Community High School; resides in Peoria.

Guadalupe Moreno ’19 teaches K-8 music in the Chicago Public Schools; resides with her husband, Eduardo, in Chicago.


Skyler Arthur ’20 is an analytics consultant at Gallagher; resides in Eau Claire, Michigan.

Craig Gocker ’20 is a senior client manager with Environmental Engineering; resides with his wife, Laurie, in Bloomington.

Taylor Hagerdorn, M.S. ’20, is an associate producer with the production company Grim and Mild; company creates podcasts about history; resides in Homer.

Aleisha Hansen ’20 is a family and consumer sciences teacher at Sullivan High School; resides in Oreana.

Anna Krecklow ’20 is completing 10 months of service with AmeriCorps NCCC, which is a residential service program helping communities across the country; resides in Leaf River.

Jemima Lartey, M.S. ’20, is pursuing a doctorate in chemistry at Iowa State University; resides in Ames, Iowa.

John O’Brien ’20 is an insurance agent with Bankers Life and Casualty; completing exams required to become a financial advisor; resides in Fox River Grove.

Madison O’Rourke ’20 teaches at Evans Junior High in Unit 5; named New Teacher of the Year from the Technology Education Association of Illinois; resides in Normal.

Ryan Ponton, BS/MPA ’20, is an assurance associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers; resides in Bradley.

Cody Pullium ’20 teaches special education at Morton High School; pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Illinois; resides in Peoria Heights.

Jackson Russell, M.S. ’20, is a hall director at Purdue University; resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Madelynn Soberano ’20 teaches English and journalism at Antioch Community High School; resides in Antioch.

Kylee Summers ’20 is a registered nurse working in pediatrics at Carle Foundation Hospital; resides in Fairmount. 


Duncan Brown ’87 retired as a major from the U.S. Army; is director of human resources and senior manager of marketing for BNSF Railways; resides with his wife, Dawn, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Michael Willis ’97 is a member of the U.S. Air Force Security Forces; resides with his wife, Lisa in Cartersville, Georgia.

Lucas Miles ’04, M.S. ’06, ’09, is a Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the Illinois Army National Guard; human resources technician for the 108th Sustainment Brigade, Chicago; teaches third grade at Cedar Ridge in Unit 5; resides with his wife, Cori, in Bloomington.

Michael Wetter ’04 is an executive officer in the U.S. Army; served in Iraq; involved in task force overseeing the NCR-IADS in support of Operation Noble Eagle; civilian job as senior team manager with Charles Schwab; resides with his wife and two children in Tampa, Florida.

Devon (Weidner) Wentz ’05 is a nurse in the U.S. Air Force; resides with her husband, Luke, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Collin Seggerman ’12 is an AV8B Harrier Airframer in the U.S. Marine Corps; resides with his wife, Taylor, in Newport, North Carolina.

Matthew Hancock ’14 is a captain in the U.S. Army; deployed to Kuwait and Iraq; resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Katlyn (O’Neil) Lehmann ’15 is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army; serves as a human resources officer; completed tours in Kuwait and Qatar; met her husband, Christian ’14, in ISU’s ROTC program; couple resides in Savannah, Georgia.