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Student Success Spotlight: Sammi Nelson
It’s a long way from Massachusetts. But when Sammi Nelson received a full gymnastics scholarship to the University of Arkansas, the offer was too good to refuse.
The Dean’s List: Waller Writes Guide for Business School Leaders
Dean Matt Waller publishes The Dean’s List: Leading a Modern Business School, a compilation of lessons learned for current and aspiring business school leaders.
Walton College Names Toms Director of Marketing and Communications
Walton College has named Jerra Nalley Toms the director of marketing and communications effective Sept. 23. Toms will create the college’s strategic marketing plans and oversee its implementation.
Charles Hoskinson to Serve as Keynote for Blockchain Conference
The Blockchain for Business Conference is a free, online event taking place Friday, Oct. 8. Students, executives, industry practitioners and academics are invited to attend. Register now!
Mandatory Retirement Savings Sentiment
Honors student Sarah Brasche and thesis adviser Tim Yeager assess the effects from mandatory retirement contributions for U of A employees.
New Program at U of A to Support Outdoor Recreation Entrepreneurs
The program will train and support regional entrepreneurs focused on outdoor recreation-oriented hospitality, service and experience businesses, as well as outdoor industry product design and development start-ups.
Slay Discusses Climate Change and Supply Chain in CNBC Feature
The Sustainability Consortium’s Christy Slay was featured recently on CNBC and believes the supply chain will be impacted long term by climate change.
Student Success Spotlight: Synetra Hughes
Synetra Hughes finds mentoring first-generation college students rewarding. She was one as well.
Leadership Walton Applications Open
Students enrolled in the Sam M. Walton College of Business now have the opportunity to apply to become a member of Leadership Walton.
Peters Elected President of Federation of Schools of Accountancy
Gary Peters, professor and department chair of the William Dillard Department of Accounting at Walton College, has been elected president of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy effective August 1.
Hughes Named Managing Director of the Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Hughes will oversee recruitment strategy execution, serve as an advocate for student support across campus and at Walton College and supervise support staff at the Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Walton College Executive Education Offers Small Business Classes in Bentonville for Entrepreneurs
Register now for the Discover Outdoor Rec: Small Business Success Series certificate program for local entrepreneurs, hosted by Walton College Executive Education in Bentonville!
Jebaraj Elected to National Association for Business Economics Board
Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, joins the board of the National Association for Business Economics, the premier professional association for business economists.
Goforth Joins NWA Council Executive Committee
Sarah Goforth, executive director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is joining the Northwest Arkansas Council Executive Committee, effective July 15.
U of A to Launch Three New Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Students can now apply for human resources management and marketing online bachelor’s degree programs from the U of A that will begin in fall 2021.
Executive Education to Host Free Small Business Panel Discussion
Walton College Executive Education offers a free panel discussion focusing on lessons learned by startups in Bentonville on Monday, June 21. Register now.
Student Success Spotlight: Trisha DuCote
If a bell is clanging loudly inside Willard J. Walker Hall, no need to be alarmed. It means another student has accepted an internship or career job.
Accepting Applications for Student Podcast Team
YOUARK, a podcast developed and operated by students for students, will launch in fall 2021. Applications are being accepted for talented team members.
Marketing Students Generate Buzz
In Anne Velliquette’s Integrated Marketing Communications class, students presented a creative brief and a strategic pitch to identify new target markets, create awareness and encourage shoppers to purchase Any’tizer chicken snacks.
Recent M.Acc. Graduate Earns Award for Top Scores on CPA Exam
William Martens, a 2019 U of A Master of Accounting graduate, has recently been awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Award for top scores on the CPA exam.
Blockchain Center of Excellence Launches Initiative Highlighting Female Leaders
The initiative kicked off with a video spotlight series featured on the center’s website. It will expand to include workshops, partnerships and different forms of recognition. To nominate a female blockchain professional or use-case, email email@example.com.
Flagship Set To Serve Razorback Student-Athletes In NIL Era
Flagship is the University of Arkansas’ all-encompassing solution to enable Arkansas student-athletes to fully capitalize on the upcoming Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) legislation set to go into law in the Natural State on January 1, 2022.
Heard to Serve as Associate Director of Executive Education for Walton College in Little Rock
The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has named Shannon Heard associate director of Executive Education.
Full Circle: Manny Mejia
Eleven MBA students developed a mentorship service project at Springdale (Arkansas) High School. For one student, this project takes him back to his alma mater and leads him to reflect on the importance of volunteerism.
Apple Selected as Walton College Employee of the Quarter
Christine Apple, director of outreach in the Supply Chain Management Research Center, has been named employee of the third quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
Student Startup Teams Take First Place at Arkansas Governor’s Cup
Nivera Solutions, a graduate student startup at the University of Arkansas including students from the Walton College and the College of Engineering , won the high growth/technology division Thursday at the 21st annual Governor’s Cup.
Student Spotlight: Meet Ryan Decker
My favorite part of Walton is how connected the college is with companies in NWA. Companies are genuinely interested in getting to know Walton students, and I have developed lasting relationships with professionals through networking and career events.
Outstanding Walton College Faculty Recognized for 2020-21
Scot Burton, distinguished professor in the Department of Marketing, has been recognized with the Outstanding All-Around Faculty Award for 2020-21 by the Walton College.
Brownback to Present Paper at National Conference in April
Andy Brownback, an assistant professor of economics, will present a paper at the 50th National Bureau of Economic Research Decentralization Conference April 15-17.
Academia and Industry Collaborate for Insights into Future of Retail
What made this thought leadership conference special was that it didn’t end after the two days spent on the Walton College and U of A campus.
2021 Outstanding Women of Walton
In honor of Women’s History Month, Walton College is highlighting a few exceptional women who exhibit one or more of the Walton College’s EPIC values. See what nominators had to say about these outstanding women!
Student Spotlight: Meet Maxwell McKinney
I chose to become an accounting major because of the versatility in that field.
Students: Meet Your Virtual Career Fair Recruiters!
Walton College’s spring career fair will be held on March 2 in a virtual format. See what our corporate recruiters have to say about meeting our students! Spoiler alert: They are excited to meet you!
‘Now, Let’s Talk’ in March Focuses on “isms” and Intersectionality
During March, the “Now, Let’s Talk” program by the Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will focus on “isms” and intersectionality.
Kent Selected for Inaugural Class of Bush China Foundation Fellows Network
John Kent, a clinical professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management, has been named a senior fellow in the recently established Fellows Network of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations.
Jed McCaleb to Keynote Kick-off for 2021 RZRblock Hackathon
Accomplished programmer and serial blockchain entrepreneur Jed McCaleb will be the keynote speaker to kick off the 2021 RZRblock Hackathon.
‘Now, Let’s Talk’ Program Continues to Address Issues of Racism
The Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas continues to address the issues of racism and how to talk about it in the spring of 2021 in a program called “Now, Let’s Talk.”
Scholarship Honors Long-Time Leader of Walton College Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has established the Dr. Barbara A. Lofton Endowed Scholarship for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to honor the long-time leader of the college’s effort to make sure all are welcome.
Core Marketing: Students Place Concepts into Practice
Anne Velliquette’s senior level Integrated Marketing Communications classes, students dive into consumer buying behavior and what informs buying decisions, putting marketing studies into practice.
Zach Steelman Recognized with International Honor
The Association for Information Systems honored Zach Steelman with the AIS Early Career Award for his contributions to information systems.
Jeff Mullins Presented AIS Doctoral Dissertation Award
The AIS Doctoral Dissertation Award was established in 1995 to recognize the best information systems dissertation among Ph.D. candidates within the past year.
Information Systems Professor Varun Grover Receives International Honor
The Association for Information Systems awarded Walton College professor Varun Grover the AIS LEO Award to recognize his global impact in information systems.
Mary Lacity Named AIS Fellow for Global Organization
The Association for Information Systems named Walton College professor and blockchain expert Mary Lacity an AIS Fellow to recognize her global contributions to the information systems field.
Learning About Management: The Business of People
Part of a series of articles that examine what students learn by pursuing different degrees at the Walton College. Peter Drucker had a unique ability to make points in ways that were both obvious and, at the same time, often overlooked, especially when it came to the practice of management. So, it’s not surprising to … Continue reading Learning About Management: The Business of People→
Walton College’s Stephanie Thomas Appointed to National Nonprofit Board
Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management & Education has appointed Stephanie Thomas, associate professor of practice of supply chain management in the Walton College, to its Board of Advisors for a three-year term.
Epic Spotlight: Farid Noori
Graduate student Farid Noori’s journey to Walton College and Northwest Arkansas starts out with bread, mountains and a bike.
‘Making the Pieces Fit’ Key for Supply Chain Management Students
Note: This is part of a series of articles that examine what students learn by pursuing different undergraduate degree options at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. There’s a trend among students who study supply chain management that helps explain how some of them stumble into this career discipline.
Marketing Is a Fertile Field for Walton College Students
Northwest Arkansas creates distinct advantages for students entering the field of marketing.
Former Accounting Department Chair James Modisette Dies at Age 88
James P. Modisette, former chair of the accounting department who had a 33-year career at the University of Arkansas, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Fayetteville. He was 88.
Walton Marketing Ph.D. Alumna: Anastasia Thyroff
Anastasia Thyroff is an associate professor at Clemson University and engages in research with several Walton College marketing professors.