50 Notable Alumni

Jennifer R. Tobeck

Human Resources Manager, SUPERVALU, Champaign, Illinois

Associate of Applied Science



After graduating from Parkland College in 1991, Jenny Tobeck continued her education at Franklin University in Ohio, earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration in 2003.  

During her professional career, both after Parkland and after Franklin University, she has worked for The Downey Group; Rantoul City Schools, District #137; Provena Covenant Medical Center; and Vesuvius USA. She started her Human Resources career, first with Vesuvius in 2003, and then as an HR Generalist with SUPERVALU in 2004. Since 2010 Jenny has been the Manager of the Human Resources department at SUPERVALU.

She and her husband, Paul – also a Parkland Alumni – grew up in the Champaign area and have lived and been involved with Parkland, either with furthering their education or connecting through their jobs, their entire adult lives. They will be married 25 years this spring and have two children.

Over the years, Jenny has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters;  Fellowship of Christian Athletes; the Girl Scouts; a member of the local Toastmasters group; and Chirg, a local Human Resources organization.
Jenny’s most memorable moment at Parkland was “…learning that I was actually quite good at math and finding that the instructors brought out that knowledge in such a constructive and supportive manner. It was a huge push for me to get more advanced knowledge within as many math classes as I could. Parkland instructors took an average math student in high school to a college student who took statistics, linear algebra, business calculus, and anything else I could because I loved it.”