The spring semester on the hill is always a time of looking back and reflecting on the accomplishments of our seniors with excitement. But is also allows us to look forward with anticipation of the many things our students, soon to be alumni, are going to do beyond the hill. We are very excited about this group of seniors and what they have accomplished during their time at Jewell. But we are even more enthusiastic about the goals and plans they have beyond Jewell.
Professor Elizabeth Hoyt
Professor Liz Hoyt has influenced most of our seniors during the Capstone experience at Jewell. Many of you alums can remember getting ready to present your final project and the anticipation of the judges’ results. We are so very thankful for Professor Hoyt’s continuous emphasis on strong writing, good thinking and preparation for strong presentations in the business field. As she prepares to retire at the end of this semester we are reminiscing about her love of a well-formulated argument, the attention to detail, the demand for excellence and the wonderful preparation of our students for the field of business. She will be greatly missed in our department and we wish her the best in the next chapter of her life. Please join us on Tuesday, May 3, from 1-3 p.m. at 155 South Leonard Street, Liberty, MO 64068 for a reception for Liz.
Sincerely, Dr. Kelli Schutte, Chair of the Department of Business and Leadership
By Aerin Creamer – On Wednesday March 30th 2016, the Department of Business and Leadership at William Jewell College hosted the Distinguished Executive Lecture presented by Mr. Bill Chapin, Senior Vice President of Business Operations for the Kansas City Chiefs. The event was attended by several hundred students, faculty and guests in the Yates-Gill College Union. Continue reading
By Sabrine Navarro – Joel Bryce is putting money in poor African farmers’ pockets. The William Jewell grad has been making strides in agriculture and economic development since graduating in 2007. Bryce left Jewell with a Economics and Business Management degree with a specialization in finance. Since Jewell, Bryce has ventured on to the likes of the Federal Reserve Bank where he worked for two years before moving on to Harvard’s Business School to complete his MBA. Continue reading
By Nichole Marquis – In the fall of 2015 first year Business Major Nichole Marquis, approached her marketing professor, Shelly McVay, with interest in starting a Collegiate DECA chapter at William Jewell. Seeking out other interested Jewell students, Marquis paired with another first year, Alex Blevins (Accounting and Spanish), and began to put in the work to make their interest become a reality. With previous experiences in High
WJC DECA Co-founders Alex Blevins and Nichole Marquis
School DECA, both students were very passionate about the organization and believed it would be a great asset to Jewell. DECA Inc. is a nonprofit student organization which, “prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe” (deca.org). DECA consists of over 200,000 high school and college students from around the world who gain knowledge through DECA’s competitive events and conferences. Collegiate DECA students compete on a state level through Missouri’s chartered association at the State Career Development Conference, then on a national level at DECA’s Collegiate International Career Development Conference. Continue reading
By Sabrine Navarro – College students aren’t always fortunate to have the opportunity to explore their creative side. Balancing a full-time class schedule and the possibility of a part time job off or on campus can be stressful. It’s not very often that students get the opportunity to dedicate some of their time to be creative. Additionally, some of us even deny possessing any type of creative bone within our bodies. However creative opportunities are plentiful for William Jewell students. Director of Creativity and Innovation, Landon Young, provides Jewell students with an abundance of ways to explore their creative side. Young encourages students to collaborate, innovate and create, with likely projects contributing to a better way of life within Kansas City. Continue reading
By Nichole Marquis – On February 17th, members of the Chief’s Partnership Activation Team visited Jewell in order to reach out to students to provide information in the field of Sports Business and Marketing as well as informing students how to take the first steps in the field. The panel featured three people from the KC Chief’s team. The first is Chris Stathos, Partnership Activation Coordinator and a Jewell graduate, class of 2014. Chris was accompanied by Katie Hoffman, Partnership Activation Manager, and Will Patterson, Partnership Development Manager. Sixteen Jewell students who have expressed interest in Sports Business attended the Sports Business Panel. Continue reading
By Kelsey Wagner – The IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) has created a scholarship for future accountants and financing professional. Kelsey Nickerson and Kassandra Whitworth are the first students at William Jewell to be awarded the Certified Management Accountant Scholarship. The Certified Management Accountant Scholarship is awarded to students in the top 5% of their major and comes with a package which covers the cost for one attempt at the CMA exam and various study tools to ready the student for the CMA exam. Continue reading