North Central College - Naperville, IL

Finding Real-Life Solutions with Real Estate Research

At a time when shopping malls need customers and condos aren't selling, market research can help developers make decisions about how to improve their properties. Brian Hanlon, assistant professor of marketing, uses his expertise in market research and real estate development to determine what appeals to potential customers. As a researcher and consultant, Hanlon uses customer choice modeling to determine how consumers make decisions and what factors influence their choices.

Major Grant Furthers Research on Aging

"People in the sciences are realizing that some of the very best doctoral students and medical school applicants are coming from smaller schools where they obtain more hands-on research experience," says Jonathan Visick, associate professor of biology.

Alumnus Highlight: Susan Siman '87

 

When TV news anchor Susan Siman ’87 Marcou of Madison, WI, got the call from CBS News in New York that she’d be part of a report by Katie Couric on the Wisconsin floods in June, she called upon her forensics training from her days at North Central College. It was exciting and frightening all at once, she admits.

New Degree Writes New Chapter to Literary Agent’s Life

Literary agent Jennifer Flannery M ’07 has represented top authors and discovered award-winning books for children and young adults, but she says those successes seem secondary to earning her master of arts in liberal studies (MALS) degree and becoming a mother to Hannah, now age 7.

“I’d always wanted a master’s degree but most importantly I wanted to show my daughter, in word and deed, the value of education,” Flannery says.

A Community of Learners

 

Every spring, the North Central College community celebrates the achievements of outstanding students in academics, co-curricular activities and athletics. Their accomplishments impress even the most veteran of faculty and staff, who have devoted their careers to student learning, critical inquiry and leadership development.

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