North Central College - Naperville, IL

Investment in LED lighting slashes energy costs

North Central College has installed modern LED lighting in Merner Field House to reduce energy and maintenance costs.

A sustainability project that modernized the lighting inside Gregory Arena and pool deck in Merner Field House will result in drastic reductions in energy consumption and maintenance costs in these facilities.

Over the winter months, new LED lights were installed with the help of $26,000 in grant funding from the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency through the City of Naperville toward the cost of the two projects. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, a solid state form of lighting that converts electricity directly into light. 

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!


North Central students build mentoring relationships and friendships with area seniors

North Central College students are forming mentoring relationships with senior residents of Monarch Landing.

A group of North Central College students recently engaged in a round of “speed dating” conversations. They talked about their interests and majors while making new friends—not with potential suitors but with senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community. Upwards of 20 students have been establishing relationships for sharing advice, gaining historical perspectives and building friendships.

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.

North Central College student Circle K club awarded national grant for service project

Circle K members during a recent fundraiser
North Central College’s Circle K service club has been awarded a national grant to fund a community service project that will benefit children with cancer.

North Central College’s student-run Circle K International service club has been awarded a grant by the global Circle K International organization to finance a community service project that will provide care packages to children with cancer.

Michael Kelsey '05

Michael Kelsey is a certified public accountant for Scanlan & Leo, Ltd. in Oak Brook, IL, a full-service accounting firm.

Keith Carlson '95

Keith Carlson is a journalism teacher at Naperville Central High School. The Journalism Education Association (JEA) awarded him its Rising Star Award, given annually to five high school journalism advisers from around the United States. The award came only a few months after the publication he advises, Central Times, won a record 11th Pacemaker Award. This was the third Pacemaker Award won by his students since he took over as adviser. He may be contacted at kcarlson@naperville203.org or via Facebook. His wife, Robyn Bendeich ’95 Carlson, is senior accountant for Edward Hospital.

Lureau chaired, coordinated state teachers conference on campus

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting
Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, chaired and organized Illinois Accounting Teachers Conference, hosted by North Central.

Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, chaired and coordinated the Illinois Accounting Teachers Conference (ILATC), held Sept. 27-28 and hosted by North Central College.

Some 75 faculty members from various colleges and universities across Illinois attended the conference, which offered 10 sessions and 10.5 continuing professional education credits for certified public accountants. The conference theme was based on “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow of Accounting Education.”

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

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