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Karin (Orbon) Curran (MA '99)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance

Nichols College
Dudley, MA

Subject(s) taught: Financial Accounting, Principles of Finance, Digital Applications, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Financial Accounting Lab

At the time of the Award, Karin (Orbon) Curran was:

North Brookfield High School
North Brookfield, MA

Subject(s) taught: Accounting
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Karin (Orbon) Curran is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts. She has taught Investments, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Marketing, Web Page Design, Personal Finance and Computer Applications at Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, MA, where she also started the Investment Club. At the time of her award, Karin was a Business/Technology teacher at North Brookfield Junior/Senior High School in North Brookfield, MA, where her projects included developing and instructing an online course, "Investing in the Stock Market" through the Virtual High School Program and teaching college-level accounting courses to North Brookfield students for which they received credit at Nichols College. She also was the Director of the Senior Focus Mentor Program, which paired students with professionals from the community, providing expanded educational and training opportunities beyond the classroom walls. Over the years, (Orbon) Curran has served as an advisor for various classes, the yearbook and Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.), and has chaperoned students on numerous trips overseas with the Travel Club from both high schools as well as through the "People to People" program as a teacher ambassador. After receiving the American Council for International Education's (ACIE) Excellence in Teaching Award, she participated in a fellowship teaching Economics and American Culture in Russian high schools and universities in the Chelyabinsk region and shared her distance learning experience with fellow Russian educators in a series of presentations. One year later, she created a Russian Culture Program in the North Brookfield Public School System by bringing her host sister, Ms. Elena Deklenko, to the U.S. for the school year as the instructor. (Orbon) Curran is also a recipient of the "Nichols College Alumni Achievement Award".

Additional Information


1989 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, B.S. in Business Management

Nichols College, M.B.A.