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Aleksandra (“Ally”) B. Zimmerman
Aleksandra (“Ally”) B. Zimmerman, who this fall joins the nationally ranked NIU Department of Accountancy as an assistant professor, received the 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award for Innovation in Accounting Education from the American Accounting Association. Her study examined the impact of audit partner Big 4 experience on audit pricing in the non-Big 4 firm audit...
Natalie T. Churyk
The NIU College of Business has announced that Natalie T. Churyk, professor of accountancy, has been appointed the William Doyle Endowed Professor in Accountancy. Churyk completed her Ph.D. at University South Carolina in 2001 and joined the NIU faculty shortly thereafter. She teaches in the Masters of Accounting Science (Leadership) program, specifically graduate accounting research. She...
Bill McCoy
Bill McCoy is a believer. As the director of the Building Ethical Leaders Using an Integrated Ethics Framework (BELIEF) Program in the NIU College of Business, he knows the importance of ethics and spends each day ensuring that NIU is building a future generation of ethical leaders. “We are not only giving students the tools...
Alex Elias, Emily Naegele and Andrew Frankenreider
Three Northern Illinois University student-athletes were among a select group of 200 NCAA student-athletes chosen to attend the 2016 NCAA Career in Sports Forum held the first weekend of June in Indianapolis. Participants at the annual educational forum learn about and explore potential careers in sports. Among nearly 1,000 applicants from every level of collegiate...
Barton (“Bart”) Sharp poses with Kristina and Michael (“Mike”) McGrath
Barton (“Bart”) Sharp, associate professor of management in the NIU College of Business, will serve as the first Mike and Kristina McGrath Professor in Entrepreneurship. Alumnus Michael (“Mike”) (B.S. Management 1970) and his wife, Kristina McGrath, created this professorship to increase and enhance entrepreneurship initiatives at the college. Sharp joined the NIU faculty in 2008...
Finding new ways to prevent and treat disease. Improving incubators for premature babies. Inventing a new type of solar cell. These are just a few of the exciting innovations of NIU faculty and staff who were honored recently during the Research and Innovation Partnerships Recognition Ceremony on campus. “We are pleased to highlight the incredible...
Four members of NIU’s Operating Staff have been chosen to receive the Outstanding Service Award for 2016. The recipients are Brenda Hart, office administrator, Department of Marketing; Ruperto Herrera, application programming analyst, Division of Information Technology; Lynne Meyer, office support specialist, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; and Lise Schlosser, office manager, College of Liberal...
Jim Wong and Carmen Rossi
Jim Wong, founder and CEO of the Chicago-based Brilliant, an award-winning accounting, finance and IT staffing firm, and Carmen Rossi, a Chicago restaurateur and lawyer, have been chosen to serve on the board of directors for the newly formed Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp. (ILBEDC) The NIU alumni are among the nine Illinois business...
Jeffrey S. Aronin
Jeffrey S. Aronin, a graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Business, will receive a 2016 Medallion for Entrepreneurship from Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. Aronin is one of only four nationwide recipients this year of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneurship. Recognized as an innovator in business with extensive experience leading...
Top: Gregory P. Barker and Melissa Burlingame Bottom: William C. McCoy and Mark McGowan
Four members of the Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) have been chosen to receive the university’s Presidential Awards for Excellence. Recipients are Gregory P. Barker, director of Testing Services and Academic Affairs Research Support; Melissa Burlingame, current research associate in the Center for Governmental Studies and former program coordinator for the Institute for the Study of...
NIU International Affairs has announced a record 11 Cobb Fellowships this year. The fellowships will allow NIU faculty to establish new collaborations through travel to international destinations, including China, Kenya, Israel, Madagascar, Myanmar and South Korea. “Cobb fellowships stimulate collaboration across borders to facilitate faculty research and long-lasting partnerships,” says Brad Bond, dean of the...
Jenée Carlson
NIU freshman Jenée Carlson has been honored among the 2016 class of Newman Civic Fellows. Carlson, who is a business major and NIU Research Rookie, is making an immediate and powerful impact on campus thank to her passion to improve the food security in her hometown and university community. “I chose to major in business...
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