The College of Business and Public Policy Thanks Retiring Faculty Members

The College of Business and Public Policy would like to recognize and thank the following faculty for all of their years of service to the College, our students and the community:

  • Dr. Gunnar Knapp, ISER, Director
  • Dr. Steve Colt, ISER, Professor of Economics
  • Professor Gary Selk, Professor of Business Administration
  • Dr. George Geistauts, Professor of  Business Administration

Wishing you the best in this next phase in your life.

Jesse Carlstrom

Alumnus Jesse Carlstrom Brings the World to Alaska

Jesse Carlstrom, UAA College of Business and Public Policy M.B.A. ’12 Alumnus, explains his job as Alaska’s international tourism marketer, you might get a little envious. But you’ll also realize this business-minded Fairbanks kid is an excellent person for the job. And you’ll really want to see his passport.

Read the whole story at Green & Gold

2015-16 cohort

Leadership Fellows Junior program celebrates 2015-16 cohort

Clark Middle School students who participated in UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) and Clark Middle School Leadership Fellows Junior program completed an academic year-long leadership development program this month.

To celebrate, students and parents attended a mini-conference at Clark Middle School on Saturday April 2. The mini-conference culminated with an awards ceremony.

Franz Burghagen and Yulia Grishina

Graduate Students’ Project Offers Sensory-Friendly Films

CBPP graduate students, Yulia Grishina and Franz Burghagen, created a business plan in their BA 635 Current Marketing Issues Seminar for the Alaska Experience Theater. Yulia brought the idea to offer sensory-friendly films for viewers with disabilities to fruition when she took Dr. Hoanca’s graduate internship class this semester.  Alaska Experience Theater recently had its second showing of a sensory-friendly movie thanks to two CBPP graduate students. You can learn more at the Alaska Experience Theater's website.

Professor Darren Prokop, Loreen Davis, and Dean Rashmi Prasad

BBA Global Logistics Student Wins Writing Award

BBA Global Logistics student, Loreen Davis, received the 2016 Garth N. Jones Student Writing Award at the College of Business and Public Policy's Honors Program, April 8, 2016. Prof. Prokop and Dean Prasad presented Loreen with the award certificate and a $500 check. Loreen's award was in recognition for a paper she wrote for LOG A415, Purchasing Management.

Annette Evans Smith

Congratulations to Annette Evans Smith

Annette Evans Smith, President and CEO of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, has been nominated to the National Council on the Arts by President Barack Obama. Annette has served on the Alaska Native Organizational Management Advisory Committee for the College of Business and Public Policy since 2011 and we are very proud of her nomination to this prestigious role.

Mario Roncador

MBA Student Mario Roncador wins the Best Paper Award at SOBIE 2016

College of Business and Public Policy student Mario Roncador worked on a research project with the guidance of Dr. Ajit Dayanandan as final capstone of his MBA. The research [...] examines the nature and extent of earnings management [...] of non-financial firms in [the] United States over the various business cycles.

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“Sophist Salmon” Debate

The Sophist Principle: Each team prepares BOTH sides of the resolution but a coin toss on debate day determines which side they must argue. The audience will decide the winning team by “voting with the feet.”
Friday, April 1, 2016, Rasmuson Hall, Room 101, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is free.

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