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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.

Artwork by North Central College student on display during October

"Metropolitan Chaos" art exhibit
North Central College showcases the artwork of senior student-artist Mark Burns during his monthlong exhibit, “Metropolitan Chaos,” Oct. 3-31.

North Central College will showcase the artwork of senior student-artist Mark Burns during a monthlong exhibit, Oct. 3-31.

Titled “Metropolitan Chaos,” the free exhibit will be on display in North Central’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Burns will greet visitors during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Forbes magazine rates North Central College among America’s Top Colleges

In its 2011 "America's Top Colleges" survey, Forbes says North Central College is among the best undergraduate institutions in the nation.

Aug. 18, 2011—Forbes magazine rates North Central College among “America’s Top Colleges.”

“Our annual list of America's best undergraduate institutions focuses on educational outcomes, not reputations,” Forbes writer Michael Noer says in the piece. “Our annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions focuses on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.”

Student Amanda Marek places 11th in Naperville Sprint Triathlon

Student Amanda Marek '13 placed 11th among women in Sunday's Naperville Sprint Triathlon.

Student Amanda Marek '13 placed 11th among women in Sunday's Naperville Sprint Triathlon.

The 11th annual event drew more than 1,800 participants for a 400 meter swim, 22K bike race and 5K run. Marek finished the course with a time of 1:12:14.

Marek is pursuing studies in management and entrepreneurship and small business management. She is active with the cross country and track & field teams, Cardinals in Action and Students in Free Enterprise.

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