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Stephania Rodriguez earns three awards at 2014 Honors Convocation

Stephania Rodriguez
Stephania Rodriguez won three North Central College awards: Student Life and the Outstanding Major in Human Resource Management and in Economics & Business.

Stephania Rodriguez, daughter of Sergio and Norma Rodriguez of Aurora, was recognized with three awards—Outstanding Major in Human Resource Management, Outstanding Student in Division of Economics and Business, and Outstanding Service to Student Life—during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Stephania is majoring in human resource management with a minor in Spanish at North Central College. She is a graduate of Oswego East High School.

Jillian Laumbacher earns two awards at 2014 Honors Convocation

Jillian Laumbacher
Jillian Laumbacher won two North Central College awards, the Outstanding Major in Economics and Outstanding Major in Global Studies.

Jillian Laumbacher, daughter of Edgar and Beverly Laumbacher of Crystal Lake, was recognized with two awards—Outstanding Major in Economics and Outstanding Major in Global Studies—during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Jillian is double majoring in economics and global studies with a concentration in international relations at North Central College. She is a graduate of Crystal Lake South High School.

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.

At its May 2014 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Diane Anstine, Ph.D., was promoted to professor of economics

Michael de Brauw, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of classics

Shereen Ilahi, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of history

Wendy Koenig, Ph.D., was granted tenure

Registration is underway for summer school at North Central College

Undergraduate and graduate students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Registration is underway for a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses that often can be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Class sessions are offered in four- and eight-week terms, starting June 16. The second four-week term starts July 14.

Sheridan publishes article, “A Primer for New Teachers of Economics”

Brandon Sheridan, assistant professor of economics
Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, coauthored an article for new economics instructors in the Southern Economic Journal.

Brandon Sheridan, North Central College assistant professor of economics, coauthored an article in the January 2014 issue of Southern Economic Journal, which is a general-interest economics journal and also the eighth oldest American academic journal in the economic profession. His coauthors are Dr. Jennifer Imazeki of San Diego State University and Dr. Gail Hoyt of the University of Kentucky.

North Central graduate students learn about international businesses in Costa Rica

Stevenson
Twelve students from North Central College’s graduate programs learned about international business while in Costa Rica.

Julianna Stevenson of Oswego is one of 12 North Central College graduate students who learned about coffee businesses, imports and exports, and other trades during a weeklong study experience in Costa Rica.

The group visited two different coffee operations during the field experience Dec. 7-15. Stevenson, who is pursuing a master’s of international business administration (MIBA) degree, recounts how the group learned about the different business challenges faced by a smaller operation like Doka Estates versus a larger business like Cafe Britt.

North Central College AMA team scores school’s first top 10 placement at annual competition

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team has achieved its first top 10 placement in an annual international competition.

North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team has achieved a top 10 placement in an annual international competition for the first time in school history.

The team placed in the top 10 of the 2013-2014 AMA Collegiate Case Competition sponsored by the Hershey Company, the AMA announced Jan. 21. Eighty-six schools entered this year’s competition for the opportunity to present at the AMA’s annual collegiate conference in New Orleans in April.

North Central among top 4 percent in accepted proposals at NCUR

Seniors Aaron Langer and Gianna Medina, NCUR presenters
North Central College will send a record 44 students to present a record 40 projects at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

North Central College will send a record 44 students to the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Forty proposals submitted by these students were accepted for presentation.

Barb Yenerich Stengard '76

Barb Yenerich Stengard is owner of Mom Talent LLC in Atlanta. Her company provides part-time accountants to companies seeking quality accounting services that do not need full-time accounting staff. Her husband Bob Stengard ’76 is retired. They may be contacted at Barb@mom-talent.com.

Bracarense presents twice at conference, awarded travel grant

Natália Bracarense, assistant professor of economics
Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, presented at European Society of the History of Economic Thought conference.

Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, presented two papers at the European Society of the History of Economic Thought conference held Nov. 20-22 in Medellin, Colombia. She was awarded a travel grant to present one of her papers, titled “Raúl Prebisch’s Core and Periphery Analysis: An Evolution Away from a Dichotomous View.”

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