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Richard Gacek earns Outstanding Major in Finance Award

Richard Gacek
Richard Gacek Jr. was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Finance Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Richard Gacek Jr. was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Finance Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Gacek is a graduating senior double-majoring in finance and economics. He has participated in North Central’s College Scholars Honors Program. While a student at North Central, he interned at Robert W. Baird & Co. in the Milwaukee area.

State honors North Central College for its commitment to sustainable practices

North Central College is the first suburban Chicago school to achieve gold status through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices has earned gold-level recognition through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

Enactus students help local entrepreneur establish own business identity

Greta Karvelyte ’16, Katie Cotter ’17, Patrick Rourke ’15
North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to help local business owner rebuild, restructure and launch small business.

Four North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to make a difference in one man’s small, homegrown coffee shop, and help rebuild and restructure his business plan.

Greta Karvelyte ’16 especially felt her dreams of entrepreneurship coming true with this project. “My ambition has always been to own my own business,” she explains. “My parents and I moved here from Lithuania with the idea of the American dream. We’ve struggled through life, and from those struggles I’ve learned I want to be able to fulfill my own American dream.”

North Central College names Abiodun Goke-Pariola vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty

Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola
North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

North Central College has named Dr. Abiodun “GP” Goke-Pariola its next vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Dr. Goke-Pariola will begin his new role at North Central College on July 1 after serving most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

North Central College to establish program in Middle Eastern and North African studies

John Shindler
North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic.

North Central College is establishing an innovative academic program in Middle Eastern and North African studies that will include language courses in Arabic. The new program is partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

Beginning in fall 2015 the College will offer a minor in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies, significantly expand Oesterle Library’s holdings in MENA studies and introduce students to cultural experiences in the Chicago area and abroad.

Kim coauthors published article about inflation and equity markets

Doh-Khul Kim, associate professor and chair of economics and finance
Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor and chair of economics and finance, published an article in Journal of Business and Economic Studies.

Doh-Khul Kim, North Central College associate professor and chair of economics and finance, had his article, titled “Inflation and Equity Market: Sectoral-Level Analyses,” published in the fall issue of the Journal of Business and Economic Studies (JBES). The article was coauthored with Sung Chul No of Southern University and A&M College.

Kim’s research for this project was financially supported by North Central’s Faculty Professional Development Committee summer research grant.

North Central College welcomes Syrian writer/director Riad Ismat as visiting scholar-in-residence

Riad Ismat
North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year as visiting professor of arts and letters.

North Central College welcomes Riad Ismat as scholar-in-residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ismat will serve as visiting professor of arts and letters. He will teach courses in playwriting, acting and directing, besides lecturing on Syria, Arabic literature and drama.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Alex Mann

North Central football star Alex entered his senior season with a career victory; he had accepted a job offer from EY (formerly Ernst & Young), a multinational professional services firm.

A four-time Academic All-American in football, Alex went on to be named North Central’s Outstanding Senior Scholar-Athlete at the College’s annual Honors Convocation. He also conducted independent research, which he presented at the Illinois Accounting Teacher’s Conference. He credits his career readiness to the fast pace and dynamic curriculum of his finance classes.

“In finance, standards always change,” he said. “At North Central, students can get credits from attending conferences and taking new courses to keep up with the new material. Continual education is important.”

After graduation, Alex began his career at EY, where he works in the Assurance Service division.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a Military Friendly School for 2015

Graduate and Student Veteran Lounge
North Central College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

G.I. Jobs magazine rates North Central College a 2015 Military Friendly School.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

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