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Honors Day 2016 celebrates student excellence

North Central College recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence throughout their college careers on Honors Day.

Honors Day is an annual highlight at North Central College. The day publicly celebrates students and their excellence in the academic and cocurricular life of the College. Honors Day 2016 opened on May 17 with a keynote address by Dr. Julio J. Ramirez as part of North Central’s 19th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

Moussetis and Mourad copresent paper on branding strategy for colleges, universities

Robert Moussetis, Maha Mourad
Robert Moussetis, North Central College professor of international business, and Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Maha Mourad present research at annual meeting.

Robert Moussetis—North Central College professor of international business, chair of management and marketing department and coordinator of graduate business programs—joined Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Maha Mourad to present their research about strategic planning and branding strategy for colleges and universities. Their presentation was given in April at the North American Management Society (NAMS) annual meeting in Chicago.  

North Central launches its own startup: new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)

Martha Carney
North Central College’s new CIE serves as a bridge between the College and the regional business community, helping launch startups, mentor entrepreneurs.

The College’s new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) isn’t just another business center.

“We’re dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation in every field, not just traditional business disciplines,” explains Martha Carney, the Center’s executive director. “We’re going to be integrated into every discipline—sports, arts, STEM, history, business, everything.”

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

North Central College computer science students place second in field of 12 teams

Chase Smith ’16, Godfrey Muganda, Cornelius Donley ’16, Landon Petzold ’17
Computer science students continued their tradition of excellence at the 2016 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area computer programming competition.

A team of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2016 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 20 at Elmhurst College.

North Central accounting students begin new partnership with Center for Economic Progress

Eleven student volunteers, trained and certified through the IRS, help low-income individuals and families in Aurora file their tax returns.

For the seventh consecutive year, North Central College accounting and business students are volunteering to help low-income community members file tax returns. This year, they entered into a new partnership with the Center for Economic Progress in Aurora. This new site can host more volunteers and yield more returns—approximately 1,000 returns.

Enactus student organization sponsors event at annual SEA Conference

Justin Wysocke ’17, Justin Ali ’16, Nikki Amundsen ’16
North Central’s Enactus hosts financial experts to speak to artists about finding the finances to start a creative business and take it to the next level.

North Central College’s Enactus student organization has been awarded a $2,100 Sam’s Club Step-up for Small Business Grant that focuses on two primary goals: mentoring a small business and educating underserved borrowers. At the end of summer 2015, Enactus students took part in competing for this yearlong grant project opportunity.

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

North Central students dig into Frozen Assets

D-Term Verandah course gives students opportunities to explore the culture and history of locally made frozen treats.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! North Central College students investigated the history and business behind this cold dessert as part of a D-Term Verandah course, Frozen Assets.

This frozen treat dates back to 3000 B.C. in Asian cultures, when it was discovered crushed ice could be combined with flavorings for dessert. Since then, the treat evolved through the centuries into a popular sweet option for all ages.

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