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Northern Illinois University alumnus Gaylen N. Larson is among three selected to the 2014 class of the Financial Executives International (FEI) Hall of Fame. Now in its ninth year, the FEI Hall of Fame recognizes highly-respected financial executives for their performance, leadership and integrity. An NIU College of Business 50th Anniversary Golden Alumnus in 2011, Larson has also received...
Rob Sterling
Northern Illinois University fullback Rob Sterling (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) has been named one of 167 semifinalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments. With the nomination, Sterling is also a semifinalist for the 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes one individual (from any level of college football) as...
Gerald Jensen
There is no questioning the tremendous influence that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has on the financial markets. Even announcements from the Fed that might seem to be innocuous by many market participants can create or destroy billions of dollars in global wealth. The Fed chairman has been described as the second most powerful person in...
Photo of the word “Ethics” on a road sign
NIU’s College of Business will host its fourth annual ethics education event, now called “BELIEF Week, ” during the week of Oct. 6. This event is five days of events and activities on campus geared at building ethical awareness. Many alumni and corporate representatives will come to campus as guest speakers during the week to...
Northern Illinois University volleyball’s Mackenzie Roddy was named a candidate Tuesday for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their...
NIU President Doug Baker escorts Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner at the NIU College of Business Wednesday.
Bruce Rauner took a break from the campaign trail Wednesday to discuss entrepreneurism with a group of NIU business students. Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois, knows a thing or two about the subject, having earned billions of dollars as a partner in the venture capital firm GTCR, helping entrepreneurs bring their businesses...
Debra Hopkins
Back in the days when the CPA exam was a grueling pencil-and-paper event, students enrolled in the NIU CPA Review always knew that in the wee hours between the first and second day of testing, help was only a phone call away. “Debra would give them her phone number at the hotel and tell them...
Jaclyn Cox (right) with her internship supervisor Katelyn Fogle outside the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.
Students and alumni of NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) program spent the summer making a difference, doing the type of behind-the-scenes and in-the-trenches work that helps nonprofit organizations thrive. NIU’s Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) oversees the CLCE degree. It is one of the few programs nationally that teaches practical...
Mueller Financial Services, Inc. — a CPA, management consulting and financial services firm headquartered in Elgin — recently announced that Northern Illinois University alumnus Brent Kalka has been promoted to partner and vice president of the firm. Kalka, 42, who joined Mueller in 2004 and has nearly 20 years of financial services industry experience, leads the...
Accounting, investment banking and technology firm Sikich LLP recently named Northern Illinois University alumnus Jim Drumm as partner-in-charge of its technology practice. Drumm holds both an MBA and MS in Finance from NIU. In his new role, he will set the organization’s overall strategy, drive revenue growth and expand the practice to other geographic regions. He will...
Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat autoimmune diseases, announced the appointment of Northern Illinois University alumnus Brian R. Mueller to its board of directors and as chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Mueller currently serves as group vice president, corporate controller and chief...
Jesse Ramos
NIU alum Jesse Ramos, class of 2002, has contacted his alma mater about a recent CNN article that highlights him and other minorities as part of a series on the lack of diversity in corporate America. “I just wanted to share this story with you and to also let you know how grateful I am...
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