North Central College - Naperville, IL

Naperville utilizes North Central student researchers to conduct survey

Mary Galvan, associate professor of marketing
Four students in the Marketing Research class partner with the City of Naperville to conduct survey of utility customers about City’s smart grid initiative.

July 11, 2011—As the City of Naperville moves forward with implementing the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative (NSGI), the City recently recognized its partnership with North Central College and its students in conducting a survey to gauge utility customers’ existing understanding and perceptions of the NSGI.

Gary Ernst receives emeritus status after long career

Retiring after 25 years on North Central’s faculty, Gary Ernst is named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus at Commencement.

July 8, 2011—Retiring after 25 years on North Central College’s faculty, Gary Ernst was named Professor of International Business and Marketing Emeritus during the College’s 2011 Commencement exercises on June 11.

In conferring Ernst’s emeritus status, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty R. Devadoss Pandian said, “(Gary Ernst) … has served this institution with honor and distinction for 25 years. In his retirement, the College will miss an outstanding teacher, committed citizen and a wonderful colleague.”

Hanlon is named to endowed chair in entrepreneurship

Brian Hanlon, assistant professor of marketing, was named the new holder of the Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship endowed chair.

June 24, 2011—North Central College recently announced that Brian Hanlon, assistant professor of marketing, was named the new holder of the Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship endowed chair. He succeeds retiring faculty member Gary Ernst, professor of international business and marketing, and first holder of the chair.

Mary Perhay 1996

Mary Perhay of Financial Network was named to the list of FIVE STAR Wealth Managers for 2010 in the November 2010 issue of Chicago magazine. She is among the less than 2 percent of wealth managers in the Chicagoland area selected for the honor and has more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry.

AMA chapter receives Honorable Mention in marketing contest

Photo, l. to r.: Brett Hulett, Jon Tinman, Tim Shoemaker (executive coach and se
North Central’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter earns Honorable Mention at contest, finishing in the top 25 internationally.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) earned an Honorable Mention award in the Annual International Case Competition. For the third consecutive year, North Central’s chapter placed in the top 25 internationally.

The AMA Case Competition is a yearlong event that brings top marketing students together to work on a marketing challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization. This year’s sponsor is Nintendo.

Record number of students to present at national research conference

A record 38 students from various academic areas will represent North Central at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research this spring.


Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2011)—For the second year, a record number of North Central College students have been chosen to participate in the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research.

D-Term courses take students around the globe

In December, students take advantage of life-changing study abroad opportunities.

Jan. 24, 2011—North Central College’s trimester format offers students a break from regular classes between Thanksgiving and the new year. During December—or D-Term—students can take advantage of North Central’s study abroad opportunities.

Janelle Layland '02 Zenner

Janelle Layland Zenner and her husband Joshua opened J Rae Boutique in The Promenade in Bolingbrook, IL. The boutique features natural stone and Swarovski crystal jewelry, unique sterling silver pieces, evening bags, leather and vegan leather bags and wearable art. The couple aims to offer customers fashionable jewelry, bridging the gap between costume and high-end jewelry. They also own Charlotte Then and Now, a wholesale jewelry business that specializes in women’s fundraising events. Visit J Rae Boutique on Facebook.

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