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A record 33 North Central students help citizens with their tax returns

North Central College accounting majors are IRS-certified volunteers, providing free assistance and filing of tax returns for people who need help.

UPDATE April 15, 2014: Accounting majors who served as IRS-certified volunteers this tax season processed 584 returns, plus 25 prior year returns, and secured $850,000 in federal refunds and $90,000 in state refunds for people they helped. This was an increase of 45% over last year’s total returns. Awesome job!


Lureau is focus of article in professional newsletter

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting
Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners newsletter.

Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) December 2013 newsletter. In it she talks about her experience preparing for the four-part CFE credentialing exam.

Lureau chaired, coordinated state teachers conference on campus

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting
Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, chaired and organized Illinois Accounting Teachers Conference, hosted by North Central.

Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, chaired and coordinated the Illinois Accounting Teachers Conference (ILATC), held Sept. 27-28 and hosted by North Central College.

Some 75 faculty members from various colleges and universities across Illinois attended the conference, which offered 10 sessions and 10.5 continuing professional education credits for certified public accountants. The conference theme was based on “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow of Accounting Education.”

Lureau passes exam, meets requirements as Certified Fraud Examiner

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting
Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was approved to become a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Sarah Lureau, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was approved as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Certification Committee for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) on Sept. 6.

The CFE credential, considered the gold standard in the area of fraud and one of today’s most marketable credentials, signifies proven expertise in fraud examination. This certification by Lureau has created a distinctive qualification within North Central’s accounting department.

Kaitlyn Rossi earns awards for accounting and service to student life

Kaitlyn Rossi received the Outstanding Major in Accounting and Outstanding Service to Student Life awards during North Central’s 2013 Honors Convocation.

Kaitlyn Rossi, daughter of Debbi and John Rossi of New Lenox, Ill., received two awards—the Outstanding Major in Accounting Award and the Outstanding Service to Student Life Award—during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Kaitlyn is majoring in accounting at North Central College. She is a graduate of Lincoln-Way Central High School.

Hayes wins Outstanding Educator Award from CPA society

Allison Hayes, assistant professor of accounting
Allison Hayes, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was chosen to receive the Illinois CPA Society 2013 Outstanding Educator Award.

Allison Hayes, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, was chosen to receive the Illinois CPA Society’s 2013 Outstanding Educator Award. She will be recognized at the Illinois CPA Society Leadership Recognition Dinner on June 10.

Criteria for this award include excellence in teaching, excellence in student motivation and mentoring, educational innovation, and contributions to the academic community and/or the accounting profession.

Senior accounting majors take portion of CPA exam

15 North Central College graduating accounting majors seize opportunity to take Ethics portion of five-part Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

When 15 North Central College accounting majors receive their undergraduate diplomas June 9, they will have already taken the Ethics portion of the five-part Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Accounting majors help community members with tax returns

Another record number of North Central students provide free income tax assistance for low income families and individuals at Loaves & Fishes pantry.

For several years, North Central students have participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing free federal and state income tax assistance for the elderly, non-English speaking individuals, and low income families and individuals earning less than $49,000. New this year, students are working in a new location, at Loaves & Fishes in Naperville, with opportunities to serve more people.

Alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg named to high school hall of fame

North Central College alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg has been inducted into the Orion High School Hall of Fame in her hometown.

North Central College alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg has been inducted into the Orion High School Hall of Fame in her hometown.

Lureau and Hayes co-present at teachers conference

Sarah Lureau and Alli Purcell Hayes, accounting faculty
North Central College Assistant Professors of Accounting Sarah Lureau and Alli Purcell Hayes give joint presentation at Illinois Accounting Teachers Conference.

Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting, and Alli Purcell Hayes, assistant professor of accounting, presented an active learning strategy, titled “Simulating ‘Real World’ Team Working Environments Within the Classroom,” at the annual Illinois Accounting Teachers Conference in Chicago Nov. 5.

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