Western Washington UniversityCommunications and Marketing
DATE: October 15, 2012 9:37:48 AM PDT
WWU College of Business and Economics to Host Western Business Summit on Oct. 19

Contact: Kyla McCauley, program coordinator, Western Washington University College of Business & Economics’ Center for Excellence in Management Education at Kyla.McCauley@wwu.edu or (360) 650-4583


BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) and its Center for Excellence in Management Education will host the Western Business Summit on Friday, Oct. 19. 

The activities will include a luncheon to recognize the College’s 2012 Distinguished Faculty Fellow Award recipients, industry advisory Board meetings, a Business Education Showcase, a student “Professionalism” workshop, and opportunities for students and faculty members to network with business professionals.

The Business Education Showcase is entitled “Partnerships in Marketing: Industry and Student Collaborations” and is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Viking Union 567.  The showcase will feature presentations by current student Tony Yakovich; Dept. of Finance and Marketing Chair Sandra Mottner; industry professionals and Western Alumni from Microsoft; Volvo Trucks Global; and Brian Williams Consulting, including Rachel Waite, Asa Theleen, and Brian Williams. No registration is required for the Showcase presentation.

Also, the Summit will include interactive educational sessions in which business students may learn directly from industry professionals.  One of the sessions will be a workshop for the College’s student Professional Readiness program entitled “Professionalism: Survival Tips from the Pros.”  The professionalism workshop will be in Viking Union 565 from 11 a.m to 12:15 p.m. and will feature Western alumni Jeff McKee, managing director, Premier Capital Associates; Mark Myers, Williams Kastner PLLC; and Lori Reece, broker/owner, RE/MAX Whatcom County, Inc. 

The workshop is open to all Western students, but registration is required at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PR-Oct-19-2012 .  Other educational sessions will include a “Meet the Virtual Mentors” reception for the College’s Virtual Mentor Program and a MBA Advisory Board/Student Networking Workshop.   For more details regarding the specific timing and location of these sessions please go to http://www.cbe.wwu.edu/ceme/wbs/cbe-western-business-summit_2012.html.

For more information regarding the Western Business Summit, contact Kyla McCauley, Program Coordinator at (360) 650-4583 or go to http://www.cbe.wwu.edu/ceme/wbs/cbe-western-business-summit_2012.html .  

The Center for Excellence in Management Education fosters excellence in management education through partnerships between business and the university. WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Kyla McCauley with the Center for Excellence in Management Education at 360.650.4583 or Kyla.McCauley@wwu.edu.

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