News and Events
Adjunct Professor Honored
We are pleased to announce that Deena Marie Carr, one of our Adjunct Professors, received the 2013 Business Leaders of Color Award, given by Chicago United. With over 20 years in the finance industry, the Chicago native specializes in helping Fortune 500 companies in the financial services industry develop and implement growth strategies which expands their market share, customer penetration, and improve their financial performance. Find the article here.
Alford Scholarship Increased by Generous Donation
We are excited to announce the additional gift of $100,000 this year from the estate of Jimmie Alford, increasing the funds available for Alford Scholarship awards. This generous gift was facilitated by Maree Bullock, the wife of the late and beloved SBNM professor Jimmie Alford. The interest from this gift provides financial support for graduate students pursuing a degree or certificate in nonprofit management. Students who have demonstrated academic excellence are selected by SBNM faculty and staff.
Due to this additional support, the School of Business is able to increase the number of Alford Scholarship recipients from one in past years to four recipients in 2013. This year’s recipients are Maria C. Camacho, Katherine Douglas, Mark Ellefson, and Samantha Lipscomb. Each of these students has excelled in the MNA program.
We offer our sincere thanks to Maree Bullock for providing such an excellent service not just to the SBNM programs, but to North Park’s mission of equipping each student with the ability to thrive.
2014 International Experience: Istanbul, Turkey
The destination for the 2014 School of Business and Nonprofit Management's International Experience is Istanbul, Turkey, one of the most historically significant cities in the world and a gateway between Europe and Central Asia. Download detailed trip information and the application.
SBNM 5070 Building High Performance Teams: Team Delta Movement's Project
During Summer Quad B 2013, one of the teams in the Building High Performance Teams course, Team Delta Movement, built a tranquility garden at a shelter for battered women and children. Ashley Tsuruda, Chris Galvez, Mark Furlong, and Stephanie Bishop were the team members, and documented their project on video.
Mark Farano Scholarship Winner
The School of Business and Nonprofit Management is proud to announce that Zachariah Massey was named this year’s recipient of the Mark Farano Memorial Scholarship. Each year, the Farano Scholarship is awarded to an MBA student who demonstrates strong academic performance and leadership capability. Zachary is currently the director of operations at Beyond the Ball and has also excelled academically here at North Park.
Beyond the Ball is an organization that uses the power of sports to change lives, give hope, reclaim space, and develop a culture of opportunities for youth and families in Chicago. Previously, Zachary served as community programs director and administrator for La Villita Community Church. Additionally, he founded a local collaborative of faith leaders addressing youth violence, served on the steering committee for Neighborhood Sports Little Village, and is a member of a local Violence Prevention Collaborative. Our congratulations to Zachary!
SBNM Graduate Information Sessions
For prospective students who reside in the Chicago area, information sessions are an excellent way to explore the campus and meet face-to-face with faculty and staff. Information sessions are held at each of our campus locations, including Chicago and Grayslake. An information session typically lasts 60-90 minutes and is an excellent way to:
- Learn about North Park degree and certificate programs, including information about admissions and financial aid
- Have the opportunity to meet faculty to discuss your career and how it can be supported through our programs
- Tour the campus and have an opportunity to ask as many questions as you wish
Get all the information you need to get started at one of our upcoming information sessions. You still have time to apply and begin coursework this year. Our next seven-week term begins March 17, 2014.