By Annali Dolman — Delta Mu Delta is the national honors society for students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs at institutions with Delta Mu Delta chapters. Only those students (majoring in business, accounting, and/or economics) who are in the top 20% of their class, Junior and/or Senior, are eligible to be inducted into this international honor society. The Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Mu Delta has been active at William Jewell College since 1970. An invitation to membership into Delta Mu Delta is the highest scholastic recognition the business faculty at William Jewell College can offer, and membership conveys academic excellence and a commitment to high principles and superior achievement throughout one’s lifetime. Continue reading
By Alex Blevins — Anthony Shop, a 2005 William Jewell College Graduate is recognized for 2015 as one of the “Top 40 under 40” business professionals in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Business Journal. Shop is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Social Driver, a digital media company that he founded with his husband, Thomas Sanchez. Social Driver is a company which devises campaigns for organizations that break through the complex, socially oriented mediums in a tech driven society. The company provides its customers with strategy and creativity that drive results in different kinds of social-fueled advertising campaigns and social media initiatives. Continue reading
Zane Clark ’16
By Nichole Marquis — Last year, a cross-collaboration project was performed by students in three Jewell courses: Managerial Economics, Senior Marketing Seminar, and The Creativity Process. Sparked by an idea of a Jewell senior, Zane Clark, a new cross-collaboration curriculum to be offered at Jewell is in the works.
Mr. Clark used his WJC Journey Grant to develop a potential product to be sold in the Jewell bookstore. His product idea was a mini replica of Jewell Hall. The three classes collaborated in order to see the process involved in bringing the idea to reality. Continue reading
By Alex Blevins — The suffix “Con” as it is used in the names of conventions may sometimes prove inadequate to break through and gain attention in an era where “Comic Con” has become a household name. For four Jewell students, this summer presented the opportunity to attend a “Con” less brought up in everyday conversation, and until now, known little of on the Jewell campus – ScholarCon. Continue reading
By Alex Blevins — Professor Gregg Whittaker is again bringing an exceptional lineup of entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the region to his Entrepreneurial Mindset class. All students are welcome to attend the presentations during Whittaker’s class which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:15 in the Idea X-Change.
This year’s group of presenters includes Dave Cummings, Tradebot CEO, 9/30; Fred Pryor, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, 10/5; Tyler Prochnow, Co-Owner of ThinkBig Partners, 10/21; Sandy Peterson, former healthcare industry CEO, 10/26; Darrin Clawson, CEO of Engage Mobile, 10/28; and Steve Gerbsman, financial industry CEO and Stanford University speaker and mentor, 11/6. Continue reading
Senior Business Major Tino Martin
By Jessica Shockley — A campus-wide awareness campaign, “#This Matters”, recognizes students, faculty and staff who are fusing creativity and innovation throughout the College. An email nomination process during the spring semester encouraged members of the campus community to nominate any individuals who brought exceptionally creative and inspiring enthusiasm to their work. Submissions included a brief description of the rationale behind the nomination.
Over one hundred students, organizations, faculty and staff received recognition during the campaign, and received small gift cards or stipends to use as they chose. Six of the winners were recognized on life-sized posters on display throughout campus. Continue reading
By Timothy Posler — In the ever-challenging field of business, students seeking careers and internships need that extra edge to be noticed. They need that special something to help them rise above the competition. More emphasis than ever before is being placed on having a broad range of knowledge. Many employers are not looking anymore for students who excel in one technical area, while skills such as communication, and out-of-the-box thinking lag far behind. The skills of creativity and innovation, in our current dynamic world, are growing more necessary every year for successful college graduates to possess. Continue reading