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Yen Do

Yen no longer considers her North Central professors her college mentors.

“They’re my life mentors,” says the Vietnam native. “They've given me so much valuable advice about my career, but they also build personal connections that I’ll cherish forever. They care about my country and my culture and listen to my personal stories. These are relationships that won’t go away after I graduate—that’s what makes North Central so strong.”

Yen dreams of becoming the chief strategic officer of a startup or multinational company. She’s studying economics, finance and global studies to prepare.

“North Central has set me up to achieve. It’s given me the fundamental mindset—the can-do attitude—that as long as I try hard enough, I will be able to reach even the most difficult goals,” she says. “I’ve also made life-long connections that are not only important for professional networking, but also for the enrichment of my personal life.”

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

‘Star Trek’ writer shares tweets with student about North Central College Verandah course

North Central College sophomore Chris Pascoe exchanged tweets with Roberto Orci, screenwriter of the summer blockbuster “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

North Central College sophomore Chris Pascoe exchanged tweets with Roberto Orci, the screenwriter and coproducer of the summer blockbuster “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

Pascoe heard about a Verandah course offered by Jennifer Fredette, assistant professor of political science. The two-session noncredit course involved going to see the film as a group, then discussing how topics in the film related to the real-life War on Terror.

Jordan Pilgrim earns Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award

Jordan Pilgrim received the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Jordan Pilgrim, son of David and Naddene Pilgrim of Fairbury, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A junior, Jordan has a triple major in actuarial science, economics and finance at North Central College. He is a graduate of Prairie Central High School.

Robert Dee earns Outstanding Major in Finance Award

Robert Dee received the Outstanding Major in Finance Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Robert Dee, son of William and Diane Dee, of Oak Lawn, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Finance Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Robert has a triple major in finance, economics and accounting at North Central College. He is a graduate of Oak Lawn Community High School.

Curt Bowers earns Outstanding Major in Economics Award

Curt Bowers received the Outstanding Major in Economics Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Curt Bowers, son of Steven Bowers and Jacquelyn Canale, of Bolingbrook, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Economics Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

Amanda Marek is the 2013 Outstanding Senior Woman

Amanda Marek ’13
Amanda Marek is chosen North Central College’s 2013 Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2013.

Amanda Marek, a North Central College senior and resident of Bridgeview, was named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2013.

North Central College recognized Marek during its annual Honors Convocation on May 14 for her success in the classroom, her involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and her future potential.

Student earns prestigious scholarship

Etienne Mashuli '13 is awarded a Soros Fellowship for his humanitarian work in Africa.

Kim publishes paper, co-authored with former student, in business journal

Doh-Khul Kim, associate professor of economics and finance
Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor of economics and finance, publishes paper, co-authored with recent graduate Eric McKee ’12.

Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor of economics and finance, co-authored a paper titled “The Effectiveness of Commodities in Hedging Inflation—Is It Still Valid During Low Inflationary Period?” which was published in the fall/winter edition of the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. His co-author is North Central graduate Eric McKee ’12, who triple-majored in actuarial science, finance and classical civilization.

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