I started the MSN program in August of 2019 and have had such a great experience thus far so I thought I would share my testimonial to Benedictine University's MSN program! Benedictine University and its MSN faculty have been nothing short of supportive of their students during this surreal and trying time. I am so grateful to be attending a university that cares so much about the success of their students as well as their health and safety.
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Each year, the Office of Alumni Relations presents awards to some of the best and brightest members of the Benedictine University Alumni family. Learn more about the awards available and how to nominate an alumnus.
2021 Rising Star
NICOLE CALEY eaned her B.B.A. in Accounting in 2010 and her M.B.A. in 2014. She stands at the forefront of the Operational Accounting world, bringing over 20 years of diverse and extensive experience, using her resultsoriented, entrepreneurial mindset and leadership ability to drive change. As current Senior Accounts Payable (AP) Director with AAR Corporation and Founder & President of Payables Solutions Partners, L.LC., she not only leads a 21-person team that ensures the accuracy over $1 billion in payments annually, she consults AP teams across the country creating world class AP departments and processes. In her roles, Caley concentrates intensively on Organizational Leadership, staff development, training and using technology to advance the world of operational accounting. During her career, she has developed a strong work ethic coupled with a strong record of success and she is passionate about serving, motivating and inspiring people.
In addition to the launch of Payables Solutions Partners, L.L.C., she also founded Living Virtuously, L.L.C. where she is the CEO (Chief Executive Optimist) helping teach the importance of living a life of courage, purpose and devotion. In this role, she provides, through various speaking engagements and private sessions, motivation and inspiration to help others overcome the obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their potential. Caley firmly believes that your past or current situation never has to define your future progress and success. Caley has partnered with True Mentors, where she also served on the board for two years, The Ark of Saint Sabina’s young women’s programs, the G.E.M.S. Mentoring program and various women’s leadership summits to promote living a life of excellence. In being recognized for her impact, Nicole was one of fifty women to be published in America’s Leading Ladies – Who Positively Impact our World by Pat Sampson.
As a valued speaker and partner of The Institute of Finance and Management (I.O.F.M.), she focuses her workshops on Leadership with sessions focusing on Emotional Intelligence, building and motivating high performing teams, how to make leadership a habit, and the essential soft skills of leadership. In additional to being a respected speaker in the industry, Caley also teaches certification courses with I.O.F.M. for accounts payable specialist and managers, as well as accounts receivable specialists and managers.
Caley earned her B.A. in Accounting, with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting, and then her M.B.A. with a concentration in Organization Development, from Benedictine University. She has served for the last four years as the President of the Board of the Illinois Chapter of I.O.F.M. In 2016 she was awarded AP Director of the Year for companies over $1 billion by the Institute of Finance & Management. In 2018 Caley was awarded Top Professional of the Year in Finance & Management by The International Association of Top Professionals (I.A.O.T.P.), and in 2019 was awarded Empowered Woman of the Year by I.A.O.T.P. where she was featured in Top Industry Professional Magazine.
"I am extremely honored to be receiving a Benedictine University Alumni Achievement Rising Star Award. I am solemnly grateful for the recognition I have received for my accomplishments, because I am confident that every nominee was just as deserving.
Like many, I have faced several trials on my journey, but each one of them has strengthened my resilience to make me the person I am today; a dynamic professional who knows exactly what she wants, who does not lose sight of the goal in the face of adversity, but perseveres against all odds. Winning this award would not have been possible without my faith in His plan, even when it was difficult to understand.
I once heard ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.’ My learnings at Benedictine as well as the numerous mentors I have had have been my accelerant, and I’d like to think at this point I’ve just begun to get the kindling going. With the perfect balance of oxygen (life) and continued heat (passion) I hope to continue to set fire to all things I can influence and do my part in making this world a better place.
I am sincerely grateful for everyone in my journey. Thank you!”
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No matter where you live or where you are in your career, Benedictine University makes it easier than ever for alumni like you to make a direct impact on the lives of current students. We've partnered with Wisr to bring you the Benedictine University Network, a mentoring and networking tool that makes it easy for caring BenU alumni to guide students through questions about their career paths, industries and graduate school choices. As a member, you will also have the benefit of connecting with fellow alumni.
Many of our alumni are also looking for ways to give back to their alma mater through volunteer opportunities. Money may be tight, but sharing a little of your time will go a long way!
Annual Giving support through direct mail, phonathon, online, faculty/staff giving and other programs are vital for Benedictine University's most immediate needs. While your contribution can be directed to a specific academic department, scholarship, athletic department or building campaign, we also appreciate gifts to either our General Scholarship Fund or the Benedictine Fund.
No matter the designation, the dollars raised through Benedictine University Annual Giving are significant and add up to make a big impact here. Thank you for your support!
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