Category Archives: Alumni

Features on alumni and alumni activities

Students Learn From Leaders During “BizTime” Coffees

Spring Semester 2014 marked the third series of Department of Business and Leadership Monday morning BizTime Coffees featuring coffee and conversation with noted leaders in the fields of business, economics, accounting, leadership and entrepreneurship.  Each Monday, students gather in The … Continue reading

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Students Use Journey Grants To Experience Jewell In The Desert

By Kristen Stivers – In January, a group of Jewell students and friends of Jewell led by Executive In Residence Don Huntington traveled to historic Rancho de los Caballeros in the upper Sonoran desert near Wickenburg, Arizona. Nestled in a … Continue reading

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Julia Willard ’04 Pursues Photography Passion and Entrepreneurship

By Channing Wall – The beautiful and fascinating surroundings of Amsterdam and Paris inspired WJC grad Julia Willard ‘04 to start a photography business, Falling Off Bicycles, featuring photographs she has taken throughout Europe. Julia graduated with a degree in French … Continue reading

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Working With The Best – Tom Farinacci ’11

By Kelsi Ortega – In 2011, Tom Farinacci graduated from William Jewell College. Armed with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Leadership, Farinacci began his career with Frito-Lay as a District Sales Associate. While … Continue reading

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Jewell Grad Hunter Kiely Joins 2013 Class Of Prestigious Kauffman Global Scholars

By Vanessa Palier – The Kauffman Global Scholars Program, an initiative of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, is an opportunity for recent graduates who are aspiring entrepreneurs to develop their skills. This program allows the scholars to work side-by-side for … Continue reading

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Living With Passion and Motivating Others – 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 … Continue reading

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Clint Stull ’08 Named To Ingram’s “20 in Their Twenties”

By Kelsi Ortega – William Jewell College alumni Clinton Stull ’08 was named by Ingram’s Magazine as one of the 2012 “20 in Their Twenties” outstanding young entrepreneurs.  Ingram’s Magazine is a Kansas City, Missouri-based business magazine covering local business … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Alumna Jalene Brandom Farinacci ’11

By Kristin Stivers – Jewell alumna Jalene Brandom Farinacci graduated from Jewell in May of 2011 and soon thereafter joined Cerner Corporation as a Delivery Consultant in the company’s U.S. Consulting Group. In her current role, she consults with a … Continue reading

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Jewell Alumnus Bill Snyder ’62 Uses Timeless Principles to Guide Student Athletes

By Chris Stathopoulos – In the annals of NCAA Division I football, Bill Snyder, head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats and William Jewell alumnus, has firmly cemented his legacy as one of the very best in the game. Coach Snyder, … Continue reading

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Career Spotlight – Hallmark

By Taylor Brown –Jewell alumna Nancy Frazee ’92, Director of Internal Audit for Hallmark Cards, Inc. is an active WJC alumni volunteer.  Since joining Hallmark in 2008, Ms. Frazee has been active in Hallmark’s community engagement including nurturing the connection between … Continue reading

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Distinguished Alumna Speaks To Business Students

By Hollie Rankin – Distinguished Alumna, Patricia Garrett Campbell ’68, revisited the William Jewell College Campus in March as an Achievement Day honoree.  In her leadership position as National Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, Ms. Campbell led a group … Continue reading

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