This edition of Jewell Business Today comes with a bit of sadness. Don Huntington is retiring from Jewell. His influence has been deep and wide and we will greatly miss him on the hill. Don came to our department about a decade ago after retiring from business. His constant push to connect students to the Kansas City community, to engage difficult topics in the classroom and to strive for excellence has left a legacy. One student says it this way, “Professor Huntington helped me to discover who I am and help me see how that connected with the business community, he helped me find my passion and my voice.” Another stated that “Don was constantly pushing me to the next level, he helped me see that I had it in me and he did not accept the status quo of my skill set, he made me dig deep, find out what I had and pushed me towards excellence.” Don’s impact on our department has been extensive and we will not be the same without him, but we are better because of him. Thanks for a great decade Don! We wish you the best in this next season of life.
Dr. Kelli Schutte, Chair of the Department of Business and Leadership