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Atkinson Graduate School of Management News

Atkinson alumna named Portland Business Journal’s Women Executive of the Year

Katherine Durant ’90, founder of Atlas Investments, LLC, was named the Women Executive of the Year in the annual Portland Business Journal “Women of Influence” special section. Katherine received her award during the program’s annual luncheon on April 26. Fellow Willamette CLA alumna Linda Wilhelms Navarro ’90, CEO of the Oregon Banker’s Association, received an Orchid Award at the luncheon as one of the 25 outstanding businesswomen of the year. 

Recruitment in full swing for MBA programs – alumni referrals welcome

May, June and July are critical recruitment periods for Willamette’s Early Career/Career Change full-time MBA program (in Salem) and evening MBA for Professionals program (in Salem and Portland). Admission staff members are busy reviewing applications and meeting potential students. As alumni of the Willamette MBA program we welcome your referrals for future MBAs. Help us shape the next generation of Atkinson students by forwarding on information about the Willamette’s MBA programs or contacting one of our staff members below to make a referral.  

Willamette MBA Programs Overview:  http://www.willamette.edu/mba/programs/index.html

Early Career and Career Change MBA – Aimee Akimoff (aakimoff@willamette.edu), Director of Recruitment, 503-370-6792

MBA for Professionals – Lisa Hylton (lhylton@willamette.edu), Director of Recruitment, 503-808-9901

Join us to celebrate summer – alumni gatherings in Portland and Salem

Connect with faculty, staff, current students, alumni and incoming students at the annual Willamette MBA summer gatherings, held in both Portland and Salem.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - PORTLAND
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
ZGF Architects
1223 SW Washington Street, Suite 200Portland, Oregon
RSVP Online 

Friday, July 13, 2012 - SALEM
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
AGSM (Mudd) Building Patio
Willamette University Salem Campus
RSVP Online 

GMAT strategy sessions in Portland and Salem – sponsored by the MBA for Professionals

If you or someone in your professional peer or mentor network is considering an MBA education, attend or share with him/her the opportunity to attend a 3-Session GMAT Strategies Series, led by a Kaplan Instructor, at either the Willamette University Salem or Portland Campuses. There is no cost to participants to attend, however registration is required (sessions are limited to 30 attendees).

The presentation includes an overview of the GMAT, strategies for preparing for and taking the GMAT, sample questions and time for Q&A with the instructor.

PORTLAND – Saturday, June 9
SALEM – Saturday, June 16

8:30 a.m. – Sign in, get settled, enjoy breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:00noon: GMAT Strategies Presentation

Register online:  http://www.willamette.edu/mba/events/index.html

Reserve a ticket – Oregon Ethics in Business Banquet - June 13

Oregon Ethics in Business, a project of Atkinson Graduate School of Management and Rotary Club of Portland honors those organizations and individuals who have demonstrated ethical business practice in its broadest interpretation: in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment, and the community. The recipients of these awards will have, by act and example, gone beyond the expected to achieve excellence in ethical business practices.

Join us for the Awards Banquet as we honor the finalists and announce the winners.

2012 Finalists:
The Collins Companies
Wildish Company

Camp Fire Columbia
Medical Teams International
Next Step Recycling
Northwest Family Services

Graham Covington
Kathy Moeller Herrid
George Rode

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6:00 p.m.
The Governor Hotel – Portland, Oregon
Keynote Speaker:  Max Williams, President and CEO of the Oregon Community Foundation

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.oregonethicsinbusiness.org.