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Public invited to free presentation by international business expert at North Central College

Michael Hugos
International information technology consultant Michael Hugos will deliver the free presentation “Success in the Global Markets” on April 18.

April 9, 2012—The public is invited to hear international information technology consultant Michael Hugos deliver the free presentation “Success in the Global Markets” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in North Central College’s Smith Hall at Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St.  

Hugos’ presentation will address how Americans can compete in the international market and how working styles and cultures vary among the different countries where he has visited and worked.

North Central College introduces Master of International Business Administration degree

Jonathan Miers
North Central College has introduced a distinctive new Master of International Business Administration (MIBA) degree, the first in the Chicago region.

March 27, 2012—North Central College has introduced a distinctive new Master of International Business Administration (MIBA) degree. It is the Chicago region’s only such graduate-level program with an explicit focus on international business.

With more than 95 percent of the world’s population living outside the United States, North Central College recognizes that employers increasingly need managers who are equipped with international experience and specialized training to take their work to the global marketplace.

Sophomore marketing, management major joins Chicago Equestrian

Sarah Bryan riding Fawkes
Marketing and management double major Sarah Bryan has joined the staff of Chicago Equestrian.

Sophomore marketing and management major Sarah Bryan has joined the staff of Chicago Equestrian, where she will work in social media and event coverage.

Chicago Equestrian is an organization that provides news, events, contacts and marketing services for the equine industry, including an online magazine.

Alumnus Howard Hammer '80 named regional sales manager for Intelligrated

Howard Hammer
Alumnus Howard Hammer ’80 has been named regional sales manager for Intelligrated's southern operations team.

North Central College alumnus Howard Hammer ’80 has been named sales manager for Intelligrated’s southern operations team based in Alpharetta, Ga., reports Supply and Demand Chain Executive, a supply chain-oriented publication.

Old Second Bank promotes Don Pilmer '87 to executive vice president

Don Pilmer
Alumnus Don Pilmer ’87 has been promoted to executive vice president and head of commercial banking with Aurora-based Old Second Bank.

North Central College alumnus Don Pilmer ’87 has been promoted to executive vice president and head of commercial banking with Aurora-based Old Second Bank.

A lifelong Aurora resident, he began his banking career at Old Second more than 20 years ago and has spent the majority of his service in commercial banking and branch development.

Pilmer earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from North Central College where he also contributed to The Chronicle campus newspaper. He later earned an M.B.A. from Aurora University. He is

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Brooke Lucht

Small class sizes allow for more face time between students and professors, which can greatly influence a student's entire college career. That was certainly the case for Brooke.

"I don't think I would have achieved the success I've had at college without my professor's inspiration. He taught me that in order to understand the way the business world works, I need to understand how the world works." With his encouragement, Brooke took part in a two-week D-Term trip to Turkey and Greece, which led to her studying abroad in Greece an entire term.

"These experiences taught me how to adapt to different environments and to deal with people completely different than me, which is extremely important in management and for my future career," Brooke says.

Landing a summer internship at a Fortune 500 Company, with the help of North Central's Career Development office, was another step in her goal of working in the business world.

Film and panel highlight Education Under Fire in Iran

Iran and right to education are focus of Jan. 31 panel and film “Education Under Fire” as part of the College’s emphasis on human rights.

Iran will be the focus of the North Central College event, “Education Under Fire,” on Jan. 31 as part of the College’s emphasis on global human rights.

At the request of North Central senior psychology major Mozhdeh Khodarahmi, the Office of International Programs is presenting the film “Education Under Fire” and panel discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

Self-Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 24-25 helps careers of aspiring artists

Participants will learn how to run their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25 during North Central College's Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25, 2012 when North Central College hosts the 12th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

North Central alumnus Curtis Haug named GM of Kane County Cougars

Curtis Haug, a 1992 North Central College graduate, has been named general manager of the Kane County Cougars.

Oct. 5, 2011—Curtis Haug, a 1992 North Central College graduate, has been named general manager of the Kane County Cougars.

Haug has worked for the Cougars for the past 18 years and has been assistant general manager for the past 13 years.

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