North Central College - Naperville, IL

Steve Kirin '82

Steve Kirin is chief executive officer of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). He brings more than 25 years work experience covering a variety of industries with high levels of experience in management, sales and marketing and operations. He is responsible for the overall operational performance of the company and has played an integral role in turning around the infrastructure and direction of NCBTMB in the past year.

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

Derek Sanderson earns Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award

Derek Sanderson received the Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Derek Sanderson, son of Randy and Toni Sanderson of Richmond Heights, Mo., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Sport Management Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A junior, Derek is majoring in management and sport management at North Central College. He is a graduate of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School.

Jaclyn Boyle earns two awards at Honors Convocation

Jaclyn Boyle received the outstanding major awards in management and in interdisciplinary studies during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Jaclyn Boyle, daughter of William and Cheryl Boyle, of Elmwood, Ill., received two awards—the Outstanding Major in Management Award and the Outstanding Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Award—during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Jaclyn has a double major in management and an individualized program in environmental studies at North Central College. She is a graduate of Lincoln-Way Central High School.

Katherine Hoekstra earns Outstanding Major in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Award

Katherine Hoekstra named Outstanding Major in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Katherine Hoekstra, daughter of Steve and Junell Hoekstra, of St. Anne, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Katherine is majoring in management and entrepreneurship and small business management at North Central College. She is a graduate of Bishop McNamara High School.

Amanda Marek is the 2013 Outstanding Senior Woman

Amanda Marek ’13
Amanda Marek is chosen North Central College’s 2013 Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2013.

Amanda Marek, a North Central College senior and resident of Bridgeview, was named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2013.

North Central College recognized Marek during its annual Honors Convocation on May 14 for her success in the classroom, her involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and her future potential.

April 16 screening of “Con los Brazos Abiertos” documentary

North Central students at ceramics shop in Totonicapn, Guatemala
North Central College faculty and students present free screening of collaborative documentary project about sustainable tourism in Guatemala.

North Central College faculty and students have collaborated to create a documentary, titled “Con los Brazos Abiertos,” about sustainable tourism in Guatemala. A free screening will be shown to the campus community at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center.

“The film project,” says Matthew Krystal, associate professor of political science, sociology and anthropology, “is primarily about professional development and faculty-student collaboration in the production of films on anthropological and economic topics.”

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.

Mike Smith '96

Mike Smith is president and executive committee chairman of the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation board of directors. He is entering his fourth year of volunteer service for the organization, having served as the treasurer and finance committee chairman of the organization prior to his current role as president. Smith also volunteers for the McHenry County State Attorney’s Office. When the program originated in 2010, Smith served on the panel of the First Offender Program in McHenry County.

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