North Central College - Naperville, IL

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

Christina Richardson

Christina Richardson has extended her accounting skills to groups across campus. A member of the Student Accounting Society, she has served as an accounting tutor, president to the leadership development co-curricular group LEVerage and a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee and the finance committee for Student Governing.

“If you are looking for a well-rounded college experience, North Central College is your place,” she says.

In addition to her on-campus involvement, Christina experienced several internships during her time at North Central, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and EY (Ernst & Young). Her EY internship resulted in an offer for a full-time position as a tax accountant upon completion of her master’s degree in accounting science in one year. She credits her dedicated professors with helping reach her potential.

“The faculty goes above and beyond to be available to students and make certain we’re achieving our goals.”

Alex Russell earns Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award

Alex Russell
Alex Russell was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Alex Russell, son of Warner and Catherine Russell of Island Lake, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A junior, Alex is a double major in sport management and accounting at North Central College. He is a graduate of Wauconda High School.

Gray presents at Institute of Management Accountants meeting

David Gray, associate professor of accounting
David Gray, North Central College associate professor of accounting, presented at the Institute of Management Accountants Fox Valley Chapter meeting in May.

David Gray, North Central College associate professor and chair of accounting, gave a presentation titled “Cost Accounting Systems—Best Practices for Post-implementation” at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Fox Valley Chapter’s meeting on May 21.

The IMA provides a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.
 

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.

At its May 2014 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Diane Anstine, Ph.D., was promoted to professor of economics

Michael de Brauw, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of classics

Shereen Ilahi, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of history

Wendy Koenig, Ph.D., was granted tenure

Ian Wright and Christina Richardson: 2014 Outstanding Seniors

Ian Wright and Christina Richardson
North Central College selects Ian Wright as the Outstanding Senior Man and Christina Richardson as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2014.

North Central College recognized Ian Wright as the Outstanding Senior Man and Christina Richardson as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2014 during the College’s annual Honors Convocation on May 13.

The annual awards recognize one senior man and one senior woman for their successes in the classroom, their involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and their future potential.

Peace Corps regional director will address opportunities for all disciplines

North Central’s Cost Accounting class invites the campus community to hear Brad Merryman, regional director of Peace Corps, Wednesday, May 14.

North Central’s Cost Accounting class has invited Brad Merryman, regional director of Peace Corps, to speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. The campus community is invited to attend the free event; refreshments will be served.

Registration is underway for summer school at North Central College

Undergraduate and graduate students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Registration is underway for a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses that often can be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Class sessions are offered in four- and eight-week terms, starting June 16. The second four-week term starts July 14.

A record 33 North Central students help citizens with their tax returns

North Central College accounting majors are IRS-certified volunteers, providing free assistance and filing of tax returns for people who need help.

UPDATE April 15, 2014: Accounting majors who served as IRS-certified volunteers this tax season processed 584 returns, plus 25 prior year returns, and secured $850,000 in federal refunds and $90,000 in state refunds for people they helped. This was an increase of 45% over last year’s total returns. Awesome job!


Lureau is focus of article in professional newsletter

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting
Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners newsletter.

Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) December 2013 newsletter. In it she talks about her experience preparing for the four-part CFE credentialing exam.

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