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Richard Gacek earns Outstanding Major in Finance Award

Richard Gacek
Richard Gacek Jr. was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Finance Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Richard Gacek Jr. was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Finance Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Gacek is a graduating senior double-majoring in finance and economics. He has participated in North Central’s College Scholars Honors Program. While a student at North Central, he interned at Robert W. Baird & Co. in the Milwaukee area.

North Central College to establish program in Middle Eastern and North African studies

John Shindler
North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic.

North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic. The new program is partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Beginning in fall 2015 the College will offer a minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies, significantly expand Oesterle Library’s holdings in MENA studies and introduce students to cultural experiences in the Chicago area and abroad.

Kim coauthors published article about inflation and equity markets

Doh-Khul Kim, associate professor and chair of economics and finance
Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor and chair of economics and finance, published an article in Journal of Business and Economic Studies.

Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor and chair of economics and finance, had his article, titled “Inflation and Equity Market: Sectoral-Level Analyses,” published in the fall issue of the Journal of Business and Economic Studies (JBES). The article was coauthored with Sung Chul No of Southern University and A&M College.

Kim’s research for this project was financially supported by North Central’s Faculty Professional Development Committee summer research grant.

North Central College welcomes Syrian writer/director Riad Ismat as visiting scholar-in-residence

Riad Ismat
North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year as visiting professor of arts and letters.

North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ismat will serve as visiting professor of arts and letters. He will teach courses in playwriting, acting and directing, besides lecturing on Syria, Arabic literature and drama.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Alex Mann

North Central football star Alex entered his senior season with a career victory; he had accepted a job offer from EY (formerly Ernst & Young), a multinational professional services firm.

A four-time Academic All-American in football, Alex went on to be named North Central’s Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete at the College’s annual Honors Convocation. He also conducted independent research, which he presented at the Illinois Accounting Teacher’s Conference. He credits his career readiness to the fast pace and dynamic curriculum of his finance classes.

“In finance, standards always change,” he said. “At North Central, students can get credits from attending conferences and taking new courses to keep up with the new material. Continual education is important.”

After graduation, Alex began his career at EY, where he works in the Assurance Service division.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge
North Central College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2015 Military Friendly School.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

North Central College begins academic year with near-record number of students

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

Total enrollment is a near-record 2,800 undergraduates and 250 graduate students—3,050 total—eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the third straight year. The College welcomed 860 new full-time undergraduate students, up from 852 a year ago. That includes 580 first-year students, up from 529 a year ago. The 860 new undergraduates would be second only to the record-number 882 welcomed in fall 2010.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

North Central College is ranked No. 14 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. This is the 21st consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Central College among America’s Best Colleges.

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2015

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is included in The Princeton Review’s college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition.” The guide surveys more than 130,000 college students nationwide to determine the top 15 percent of about 2,900 four-year institutions nationwide.

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