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Samuel Jaros of Naperville earns academic honor at North Central College

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Samuel Jaros of Naperville was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Economics Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Jaros is a senior with majors in four areas: mathematics, finance, economics and actuarial science. He is the son of Gary and Nicholette Jaros and a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School.

He was part of a three-student team that conducted summer research with a member of North Central’s faculty and a member of the Chinese Center for Disease Control. They investigated mathematical models for determining the impact of chicken pox and shingles vaccines on the U.S. population. Their research results became part of a presentation, titled “Mathematical Modeling of the Transmission of the Varicella-Zoster Virus,” that was presented at the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research and North Central’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

Jaros also tutors students in mathematics, statistics and business statistics.

Founded in 1861 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2011-2012, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit to learn more.

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