Happy New Year to all, and what a year it has been! The past 12 months here at the UW College of Business saw many exciting changes with hiring a new dean, forming new centers, and welcoming the largest MBA cohort in program history. We have also had our challenges, but have only strengthened as we overcame them. With all the successes in 2022, we couldn’t be more excited to see what 2023 brings!
Of course, we couldn’t have gotten here without the support of our steadfast donors, alumni, and stakeholders. Our college is truly lucky to have you in our corner!
We wish you nothing but the best in 2023! Go Pokes!
UW Entrepreneurship Program Selected As Award Finalist
The Entrepreneurship program at the College of Business has been named a finalist for the USASBE Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Program Awards in the category of Model Emerging Program. This award recognizes colleges and universities for their efforts in developing nascent entrepreneurship programs that demonstrate outstanding progress toward becoming comprehensive, bold, and innovative educational programs with early records of student impact. The award winner is set to be announced in January, and the College's video submission can be viewed above.
UW Students Compete in California Casualty Sales Competition
On December 1st the UW Center for Professional Selling hosted the 2022 UW Sales Competition in partnership with California Casualty. All of the students who participated performed exceptionally well in this year's competition with the Top 5 finishers walking away with cash prizes. A big congratulations goes out to our winners, and a heartfelt thank you to our corporate partners who made the event possible. The results of the competition were as follows:
1st Place : Paige Ricketts ($1,000)
2nd Place : Payson Birkeland ($500)
3rd Place : Alyssa Piel ($250)
4th Place : Jacqueline Brenner ($150)
5th Place : Grace Ritschard ($100)
UW MBA Attends Annual Jackson Leadership Summit
Earlier this fall, UW MBA students attended the 2022 Bill Newton Jackson Leadership Summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The summit featured CEO and author Liz Wiseman as its distinguished keynote speaker. This summit provides MBA students access to senior executives from diverse industry segments across the globe. The students kicked off the event by participating in a networking reception before spending an entire day interacting with astute panelists and keynote speakers, learning about global strategy in the current state of the economy.
Center for Principle-Based Leadership & Ethics Hires Director
The Center for Principle-Based Leadership & Ethics has hired Chris Haller as its Director. Haller is welcomed back to the College of Business after having served as the Timothy M. Miles Director of the Center for Professional Selling from 2020-2022. He will serve as key player in advancing the Center's mission of developing the next generation of ethical business and community leaders in Wyoming.