From The Department Chair

Welcome to Jewell Business Today. Normally on college campuses spring is a time when things start winding down as we close out another academic year and make plans to say goodbye to another group of brand new Jewell alumni.  This spring, however, has been a flurry of activity with many events, speakers, and achievements.  Just recently we celebrated with Dr. Jean Hawkins as she successfully defended her dissertation and obtained her DBA from Anderson University.  The SIFE team showcased many of their outstanding projects in Philadelphia and took regional honors to advance to Nationals in Minneapolis in mid-May.  We hosted Henry and Thomas Bloch for our annual Distinguished Executive Lecture in Business and Leadership that attracted several hundred alumni, community partners and current students to hear them talk about their experiences in business and civic leadership.   It has been a very busy and exciting spring on the Hill for the Department of Business and Leadership.

Recently we said goodbye to the class of 2011.  We have had many great experiences with this amazing group of students, both in and out of the classroom.  We will miss them but are excited to see what they do as they take roles at Cerner, Frito Lay, The Federal Reserve, various graduate schools and many other local, regional and national organizations.  To our soon-to-be graduates, stay in touch, come back to visit, and be sure to let us know where life takes you!

This fall we are continuing to expand the experiential components of our curriculum through classroom projects, applied learning opportunities, internships, and consulting engagements.  Alumni are encouraged to let us know if your company has a need for student projects or interns.  If you have expertise in a certain field and would be willing to work with students to share your knowledge, please let us know and we will keep you informed of opportunities in your field and area that may be of interest.  Most of all let us know what is happening with you as we want to stay in touch.  And please come visit us — for a guest lecture, college-wide event, or whenever you happen to be in the area.

Enjoy this edition of the Jewell’s Department of Business and Leadership newsletter!

Dr. Kelli Schutte, Chair of the Department of Business and Leadership

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