North Central College - Naperville, IL

Accounting majors help community members with tax returns

Another record number of North Central students provide free income tax assistance for low income families and individuals at Loaves & Fishes pantry.

For several years, North Central students have participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing free federal and state income tax assistance for the elderly, non-English speaking individuals, and low income families and individuals earning less than $49,000. New this year, students are working in a new location, at Loaves & Fishes in Naperville, with opportunities to serve more people.

Alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg named to high school hall of fame

North Central College alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg has been inducted into the Orion High School Hall of Fame in her hometown.

North Central College alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg has been inducted into the Orion High School Hall of Fame in her hometown.

Community invited to North Central College presentation about international exports

Community members are invited to a free presentation Feb. 1 on how North Central College students are helping local company export its products in China.

Jan. 16, 2012—Community members are invited to a free presentation about how North Central College students are helping a local company export its products in China.

Record 45 North Central students to present at NCUR

Student presenters at previous NCUR
For third straight year, a record number of students will represent North Central College at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

For the third consecutive year, a record number of students from North Central College will participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

Forty-five students will represent North Central at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. No other college or university in Illinois will send more students to this prestigious conference.

Study Abroad Programs

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Lureau and Hayes co-present at teachers conference

Sarah Lureau and Alli Purcell Hayes, accounting faculty
North Central College Assistant Professors of Accounting Sarah Lureau and Alli Purcell Hayes give joint presentation at Illinois Accounting Teachers Conference.

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting, and Alli Purcell Hayes, assistant professor of accounting, presented an active learning strategy, titled “Simulating ‘Real World’ Team Working Environments Within the Classroom,” at the annual Illinois Accounting Teachers Conference in Chicago Nov. 5.

Gray gives accounting expertise in presentation, interview

David Gray, assistant professor of accounting
David Gray, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, presented at an American Accounting Association forum and was interviewed for an article.

David Gray, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, presented “Improving Students’ Understanding of Quality of Earnings and Footnote Disclosures Using Excel Analyses” at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Midwest Regional Conference’s Effective Learning Strategies Forum in Indianapolis on Oct. 14. AAA promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research and practice and is an organization of people interested in accounting education and research.

Joe Antonacci

Joe Antonacci is the kind of person who puts his heart and soul into everything he does. Majoring in accounting, finance and economics, he’s worked for a financial planner at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and as an intern in the corporate tax department at Walgreen’s corporate offices in Deerfield, IL. This winter he interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers in corporate audits, working 70 hours a week while taking a night class.

Joe spent a semester at a larger university before returning to the Naperville area where he went to high school. He’s enjoyed the academic, athletic and service opportunities at North Central. “I went on a Habitat for Humanity trip for athletes last spring and traveled to Guatemala with Enactus,” he says. “I was able to go on the trip last December after football finished in the playoffs. My professor made the reservation for me on Thanksgiving Day. You wouldn’t find that at a larger university.”

Forbes magazine rates North Central College among America’s Top Colleges

In its 2011 "America's Top Colleges" survey, Forbes says North Central College is among the best undergraduate institutions in the nation.

Aug. 18, 2011—Forbes magazine rates North Central College among “America’s Top Colleges.”

“Our annual list of America's best undergraduate institutions focuses on educational outcomes, not reputations,” Forbes writer Michael Noer says in the piece. “Our annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions focuses on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.”

Exploring cultures, sharing opportunities

Katlyn Garris works molten glass as Ramson Lomatewama provides feedback.
SIFE students gain an appreciation for Hopi art while exploring new products for campus sales.

Three students who are active in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) recently visited the Hopi School near the Grand Canyon in Arizona to learn more about Hopi art and build relationships that could result in the sale of products on campus.  Arlinda Bajrami ’12, Katelyn Garris ’12, and Raine Tagare ’12, along with Matt Krystal, assistant professor of anthropology, and Gerald Thalman, associate professor of accounting, also helped dig a trench for electrical cable to power a new glassblowing studio.

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