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UA group focuses on impact investing

The finance department of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas recently launched an initiative that’s expected to accelerate impact investing in Arkansas.

January 26, 2022

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Rongers Named Director of Development for Walton College

“With Erin’s extensive background in development, she was a natural choice for this role,” said Matt Waller, dean of the Walton College. “I have full confidence in Erin as a leader and ambassador for our college.”

December 16, 2021

The top six students were Madison Martin, Brady McGinely, Faith Norton, Jacob Young, Helen Woodham and Karsyn Robinson.

Walton College of Business Sales Competition

Madison Martin, Brady McGinely, Faith Norton, Karsyn Robinson, Helen Woodham and Jacob Young advanced to the final round of the competition, and Helen Woodham finished first.

November 15, 2021

Ryan Sheets

Student Success Spotlight: Ryan Sheets

As director of the Business Communication Lab at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Sheets and his staff help students at all stages of their college career, whether it be for an introductory composition course, a class assignment, a scholarship application, a PowerPoint presentation or a Ph.D. paper.

October 19, 2021

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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.

September 30, 2021

Morgan Wojciechowski, Amelia Catanzaro, Laura Jo Randall, Quincee Scates, Hanna Strombom, Grayson Malone, Nathan Peck, Zachary Hassan and Alisa Wyant.

Leadership Walton Student Executive Committee

Morgan Wojciechowski, Amelia Catanzaro, Laura Jo Randall, Quincee Scates, Hanna Strombom, Grayson Malone, Nathan Peck, Zachary Hassan and Alisa Wyant are part of the Walton executive committee.

September 20, 2021

Diversity in the Workplace Panel

This year's Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Panel takes place virtually from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23. Register through Handshake.

September 16, 2021

Fall 2021 Stock Pitch Competition

Fall 2021 Stock Pitch Competition

William Cross, a current junior finance major with a minor in Japanese, took home first place in the Fall 2021 Stock Pitch Competition

September 13, 2021

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New Program at U of A to Support Outdoor Recreation Entrepreneurs

A new program is being developed at the U of A that 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.

September 8, 2021

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Student Success Spotlight: Synetra Hughes

Hughes coordinates the office’s summer programs, such as the Business Leadership Academy for incoming college freshmen, Fleischer Scholars Program for 11th and 12th grade students and the Technology Awareness Program for students in the fifth to ninth grade.

August 26, 2021

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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.

August 24, 2021

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Student Success Spotlight: Sierra Hayes

Northwest Arkansas native Sierra Hayes is the face of Walton College for incoming students. She serves as the college's undergraduate recruiter for the Undergraduate Programs office.

July 7, 2021

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Student Success Spotlight: Catherine Beasley

Beasley serves as the Associate Director of Student Success for Walton College a program which is introduced to college students in their Freshman Business Connections class, where they can earn their first badge.

June 24, 2021

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Student Success Spotlight: Trisha DuCote

As one of the career coaches for Walton Career Services, Trisha DuCote works with students from the time they put together their first résumé to negotiating a job offer – an event that is exciting for all, including DuCote.

June 4, 2021

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Marketing Students Generate Buzz

Matt Barber, Bess Roberts, Savannah Castleberry, Sydney Bates and Jack Parmele received first place for their marketing and brand solutions for an Any’tizer chicken snack promotion. They surveyed college students and let the data tell the story for their solutions.

June 1, 2021