Dr. Kelli J. Schutte, Chair, Department of Business and Leadership
I am often asked about what makes our graduates successful. The answer to this question is not simplistic and incorporates many aspects of life before Jewell, life on the hill and opportunities they are provided upon graduation. However, one thing that is consistently present is that our students are curious. This is a characteristic that forces them to be discontent with the status quo and constantly look for ways to make things better. In the Department of Business and Leadership we work to develop the curiosity in our students so they will always be challenged to ask questions and create positive change wherever they find themselves. This creative discontent is a hallmark of a Jewell student.
To learn more about all that has been going on in the Department, please join us by reading this spring issue of Jewell Business Today.
Sincerely, Dr. Kelli Schutte, Chair of the Department of Business and Leadership
Mr. Landon Rowland
On Tuesday, April 9, the Department of Business and Leadership honored Mr. Landon Rowland as presenter of the 2013 Distinguished Executive Lecture in Business and Leadership. Mr. Rowland is past Chairman, President and CEO of Kansas City Southern Industries and Chairman of Janus Capital Group. He currently serves as Chairman of Lead Bank and Ever Glades Financial in Kansas City.
The event was held in the Yates-Gill College Union on the William Jewell campus. The title of the evening presentation was, “Reflections on Innovation, Business, and the Challenges Facing Business and Society”, and featured a guided discussion between Mr. Rowland and William Jewell President Dr. David Sallee. Continue reading
Shannon Oleen ’04
By Haley Jean Jones - Shannon Oleen always knew being a speaker was her destiny. It was at the age of 8 at the 4H County Fair in Clay County Missouri where Oleen gave her first speech, where her County Leader could tell you she wasn’t great. No matter the outcome of her first speech as a child, Oleen found what she was passionate about: helping people become passionate about their lives. Oleen has come a long way from the days of public speaking at County Fairs. Now her motivational speeches spark an inherent desire of many to follow their dreams.
Oleen graduated from William Jewell College in 2004, where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science and Organizational Communications. Continue reading
Professor Chris McCullick
By Kristen Stivers – In January, the William Jewell Department of Business and Leadership welcomed Professor Chris McCullick, CPA to the faculty. Professor McCullick is no stranger to the area, having grown up in Gladstone, Missouri and studying at Oak Park High School in Kansas City.
Prior to joining the Jewell faculty, Professor McCullick worked as a CPA (auditor) for two different Public Accounting Firms: Deloitte and Touché, LLP and Novak Birks, PC. He also served as Senior Internal Auditor at Euronet Worldwide, Inc. where he traveled the world performing audits for different branches and subsidiaries of the company. Continue reading
By Josiah Stegner - Business student Peter Nechvatal (2013) is currently interning at Evans Medical Distribution, a leading provider of orthopedic extremity implants in the Midwest. The company focuses on lower extremity medical devices such as plates, screws, compression staples, and implants designed to repair joint and foot fractures.
Nechvatal is majoring in Science & Technology Management with an emphasis in Biology. His Jewell education is preparing him for a valuable career path combining business and marketing knowledge, with biology and anatomy. Continue reading
Brad Kasper of LSA Portfolio Analytics with Jewell Business Majors Scott Buffa and Jeff Cunningham.
By Luke Longfield - As springtime approaches, many Jewell business students are engaged in various internships around the greater Kansas City area. Last summer, Jewell business student Scott Buffa held an internship with LSA Portfolio Analytics based in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. LSA Portfolio Analytics provides independent investment advisors around the country with investment research, analytics, model portfolios and other practice-management services. Continue reading
By Vanessa Palier - William Jewell’s Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Mu Delta delivered invitation letters to prospective members on March 4, with new member induction scheduled for Saturday, April 27 during Family Weekend. The event is open to all. Continue reading