May 122022

Kristin Beversdord-Safranski ’07 has recently achieved Fellow status at the American Laser Study Club (ALSC). The ALSC Fellow status indicates the achievement of basic knowledge in the foundations of laser surgery and laser safety principles through successful completion of ALSC and LIA (Laser Institute of America) courses and exams. Congratulations, Kristen!

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May 122022

Catherine Espel-Logan ’07 and her family relocated to Texas in 2021 with a new job opportunity at State Farm. She will celebrate 15 years with State Farm in May and has recently received a promotion to the Technology Product Analyst role, working in the Labs department supporting innovation work. Outside of work, she and spouse Sean own a small business creating custom art and apparel from customer photos. Learn more here.

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May 112022

Myla Green ’07 begins as the Executive Director of Temple Reyim, a conservative synagogue in Newton, MA, in May 2022. In addition to synagogue operations, Myla will be a key leader in a cutting-edge twenty-first century Jewish campus collaboration between Temple Reyim, Hebrew College – the New England Rabbinical school – and a handful of small Jewish non-profits. Congratulations, Myla!

Apr 012022

Zach Freeman ’07 was named principal at Bloomington District 87’s Washington Elementary School in March 2021. Zach served as a fifth-grade teacher at Washington from 2010-21. He most recently served as an instructional coach at Stevenson Elementary, another district school. He will succeed Jeff Lockenvitz ’84, who is retiring as Washington’s principal after a 37-year career in education.

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Feb 092022

Adam Dickens ’07 is the owner of Dickens Candles, a company he founded in 2016 that produces sustainable, handmade candles. Founded while Adam was working full-time as a marketing manager, the company grew and Adam made the leap from his marketing job to become a full-time entrepreneur, candle maker and dad. Based in Elmhurst, Illinois, Dickens Candles are hand-poured candles in upcycled bottles. With an emphasis on sustainability, the candles are made with 100% renewable American-grown soy wax and cotton wicks, and then shipped in reused packaging paper with biodegradable packing peanuts and plant-based tape. Dickens Candles, which are sold in independent shops and in an online storefront (, were featured recently on Chicago’s WGN Radio. You can find the interview and video here.

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Oct 122021

Congratulations to Brianna Baker for being inducted into Rantoul’s athletic Hall of Fame class. She was one of 4 inducted into the 38th Hall of Fame class. You can read more about it here.

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Sep 142021

Congratulations to Chris ’07 and Staci Seps on the birth of their newest Tiny Titan, Bentley Andrew Seps, on August 9, 2021!

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