Three graduate students-- Vinera Erickson, Matt Clark and Brian Endsley-- competing against 609 other college teams worldwide, finished in the top ten in The Capstone Business Competition. Their virtual company registered fourth in profits, tenth in ROS, and eighth in stock price after completing their eight round competition.
The College of Business and Public Policy’s Student Recognition & Graduation Celebration on April 17th was the perfect forum to announce the graduation of the 2014 – 15 thirteen leadership fellows and introduction of the twenty-five students who had been selected for the 2015-16 cohort.
The Leadership Fellows featured interview this week is with protégé Sarah Warrington (Henry) and her mentor Chuck Coulson. Originally from Iowa, Chuck is President of BP Pipelines (Alaska) Inc. and now calls Anchorage home. Read the interview with Chuck and learn more about how he defines leadership in Anchorage and Alaska.
Three of the top ten most read stories in Green and Gold involve College of Business and Public Policy students, alumnus and/or programs. The three stories are: #3. Top Forty Under 40 (featuring CBPP alumnus Harry Need, Morten Kjerland, Carrie Lindow, and Chad Steadman), #5. “I am UAA” Shayla Silva, and #9. CBPP's Leadership Fellows.
Word is spreading, in addition to Green & Gold's article, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has highlighted the nation-wide Justice for Fraud Victims Project.
CBPP's Justice for Fraud Victims Project benefits law enforcement agencies with large caseloads and limited resources, allowing those agencies to take on cases that otherwise wouldn’t be investigated, without increasing their costs.
A 400-level course on Native corporation business management, was an eye-opener for Connie Beemer, who is pursuing her MBA at UAA. “It’s the best class I’ve ever taken,” said Beemer, who is a shareholder at village corporation Shee Atika in Sitka and regional corporation Sealaska.
Case studies authored by two teams of graduate students in Dr. Terry Nelson’s Organizational Behavior class (spring 2014) were presented at the 2015 Western Casewriters Association (WCA) 2015 conference. WCA is the Western regional association of business casewriters. The conference took place on March 12, 2015.