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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Recruitment, 503-370-6792
MBA for Professionals – Lisa Hylton (email@example.com), 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.
1223 SW Washington Street, Suite 200Portland, Oregon
Friday, July 13, 2012 - SALEM
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
AGSM (Mudd) Building Patio
Willamette University Salem Campus
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.
The Collins Companies
Camp Fire Columbia
Medical Teams International
Next Step Recycling
Northwest Family Services
Kathy Moeller Herrid
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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.