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Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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.

Megan Barfield

For Megan, being busy is her business.

“Being involved within an athletic team and holding campus jobs allowed me to meet many faculty members and build valuable relationships with them,” she says.

As Megan prepared to encounter the rigors of the business world, she got involved in numerous academic and athletic student groups. She held three campus jobs: student ambassador, athletic mentor, and student manager and head of marketing for Chartwells Dining Services.

Megan added a marketing major, too. She explains, “They pair very well together and have similar classes, which makes pursuing a double major more feasible.”

Megan landed a summer internship at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Financial Services. She plans to work in a marketing firm after graduation and says her internship gave her valuable skills for a future career.

“It gave me a lot of experience to build on before I graduate.”

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave finalist for CIO of the year award

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave has been named a finalist for a 2014 Georgia CIO of the Year Award.

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave has been named a finalist for a 2014 Georgia CIO of the Year Award.

Chief information officers and those in equivalent positions are selected based on their contributions in innovation, leadership, business value and community involvement. Winners will be announced Oct. 31 at the 16th Annual Georgia CIO of the Year Awards breakfast at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

North Central College alumnus Munesh Makhija named CTO of GE India

GE has promoted North Central College alumnus Munesh Makhija to managing director of its India Technology Center and CTO of GE India.

General Electric (GE) has promoted North Central College alumnus Munesh Makhija to managing director of its India Technology Center and named him chief technology officer (CTO) of GE India.

Makhija will be based at the John F. Welch Technology Center in Bangalore, where he will oversee GE’s India technology team of more than 5,000 engineers and scientists. The facility is GE’s first and largest integrated multidisciplinary research and development center.

Sarah Kott earns Mark A. Reid Freshman Leadership Award

Sarah Kott
Sarah Kott was awarded the Mark A. Reid Freshman Leadership Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Sarah Kott, daughter of Dan and Vicki Kott, of Elgin, Ill., was awarded the Mark A. Reid Freshman Leadership Award during Honors Day, May 13, at North Central College.

North Central College AMA team scores school’s first top 10 placement at annual competition

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team has achieved its first top 10 placement in an annual international competition.

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team has achieved a top 10 placement in an annual international competition for the first time in school history.

The team placed in the top 10 of the 2013-2014 AMA Collegiate Case Competition sponsored by the Hershey Company, the AMA announced Jan. 21. Eighty-six schools entered this year’s competition for the opportunity to present at the AMA’s annual collegiate conference in New Orleans in April.

Jack Arnston '83

Jack Arnston co-owns The Priton Group in Madison, WI. The company specializes in data storage and facilitating paper-to-digital file transitions for companies and organizations.

Barb Yenerich Stengard '76

Barb Yenerich Stengard is owner of Mom Talent LLC in Atlanta. Her company provides part-time accountants to companies seeking quality accounting services that do not need full-time accounting staff. Her husband Bob Stengard ’76 is retired. They may be contacted at Barb@mom-talent.com.

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