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Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16 uncovers the hidden costs of the World Cup

World Cup
Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16 traveled to Brazil, where he explored public opinion regarding the economic impact of the World Cup.

Every kick, header and “GOOOAAAALLLLLLLL” of soccer’s 2014 World Cup came with a hefty price tag—but was it worth it? That question prompted Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16 to fly to Brazil and speak with those footing the bill for the international event.

Adam Chin ’99

Adam Chin accepted a promotion to vice president at Wells Fargo & Co. in the consumer credit solutions' model governance and validation group. He is responsible for oversight and validation of credit risk scores for the bank’s entire unsecured consumer lending. Chin lives in Minneapolis.

Eric Stuedemann M ’07

Eric Stuedemann M ’07 is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Aurora University. He also has some Division I coaching experience with stints at the University of Tennessee Martin and Mississippi State University. As a student-athlete at North Central, Stuedemann was an All-American wide receiver, a two-time offensive MVP, a two-time team MVP, a team captain, a two-time all-conference selection, a two-time All-North Region selection and a Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American.

Randy Anderson '91

Randy Anderson is Americas Head of Research for CBRE Group, Inc. Dr. Anderson has served as principal of Bluerock Real Estate LLC, as a professor at the University of Central Florida and as chief economist at CNL Financial Group and Marcus & Millichap. He has earned a Counselors of Real Estate designation and been named a Distinguished Fellow at the NAIOP Research Foundation and a Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute.

Jordan Pilgrim earns Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award

Jordan Pilgrim received the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Jordan Pilgrim, son of David and Naddene Pilgrim of Fairbury, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A junior, Jordan has a triple major in actuarial science, economics and finance at North Central College. He is a graduate of Prairie Central High School.

Kim publishes paper, co-authored with former student, in business journal

Doh-Khul Kim, associate professor of economics and finance
Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor of economics and finance, publishes paper, co-authored with recent graduate Eric McKee ’12.

Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor of economics and finance, co-authored a paper titled “The Effectiveness of Commodities in Hedging Inflation—Is It Still Valid During Low Inflationary Period?” which was published in the fall/winter edition of the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. His co-author is North Central graduate Eric McKee ’12, who triple-majored in actuarial science, finance and classical civilization.

Students majoring in business present at international conference

Six North Central College students author presentations about international relations and globalization at annual international conference.

North Central College students gave presentations at the 49th annual MBAA International Conference held Feb. 27-March 1 in Chicago.

Drawing some 800 participants from the United States and around the world, the conference and its presenters focused on different business disciplines, including marketing, finance, international business, legal studies, ethics, entrepreneurship and health management.

Bulandr and Caron named outstanding seniors during Honors Convocation

President Wilde with outstanding seniors Peter Bulandr Jr. and Mary Caron
North Central College selects Peter Bulandr Jr. as the Outstanding Senior Man and Mary Caron as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2012.

North Central College recognized Peter Bulandr Jr. as the Outstanding Senior Man and Mary Caron as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2012 during the College’s annual Honors Convocation on May 15.

The annual awards recognize one senior man and one senior woman for their successes in the classroom, their involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and their future potential.

Faculty and administrators present at HLC conference

Four North Central College representatives gave presentation, “Ten Years Toward a Culture of Assessment,” at Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference.

Four North Central College faculty and administrators gave a presentation titled “Ten Years Toward a Culture of Assessment” at the Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference March 30-April 3 in Chicago.

Kim presents and publishes papers in journals

Doh-Khul Kim, associate professor of economics and finance
Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor of economics and finance, presented paper at conference and published two papers in economic journals.

Doh-Khul Kim, associate professor of economics and finance, presented his paper, titled “Inflation and Equity Market: Sectoral-level Analyses,” at 39th Annual Conference of Academy of Economics and Finance held in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 8-11. The conference focused on contemporary issues and teaching methodology related to economics and finance.

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