North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

Moussetis publishes book chapter on new look of business organizations

Robert Moussetis, professor of international business
Robert Moussetis, North Central College professor of international business, published a chapter in the book “Strategic Management in the 21st Century.”

Robert Moussetis—North Central College professor of international business, chair of the management and marketing department, and coordinator of graduate business programs—published a chapter in the 2013 book titled “Strategic Management in the 21st Century, Volume I: The Operational Environment” by editor Timothy J. Wilkinson.

Allison Starcevich

When Allison has a question about class, she drops by to see her professor. When she has a question about job opportunities, it’s just as easy to connect with the Office of Career Development.

“At North Central, you can always find help,” she says. “The Career Development staff is always more than willing to sit down with you and figure out potential jobs or internships to apply for. Then you can do mock interviews.”

It’s not unusual for professors also to contribute to job searches.

“They have professional networks that help students get a jump-start on their careers,” she says.

Allison plans to enter the corporate world after she graduates.

“A management degree is applicable almost anywhere in every field,” she says.

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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