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Atkinson Graduate School Selected for GMAC Membership

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) selected the Atkinson Graduate School as an official “member.”  This places the Atkinson School among 177 elite business schools from 19 countries that represent the best in graduate management education.

GMAC membership was established in 1954 by a group of business school deans to uphold excellence in business education.  Atkinson’s participation on the Council will help guide the future of graduate management degree programs and the administration of the GMAT exam, utilized by all AACSB accredited business schools as part of the admission process.

For more information on GMAC, visit www.gmac.com.


Alumni and Friends Invited to a Midsummer Night’s Tradition – Atkinson Summer BBQ

The Atkinson School will once again hold the Midsummer Gathering and BBQ on July 17, 2009 in Salem.  The BBQ corresponds with the Salem Art Fair and Festival, held at Bush Park.

Join alumni, current students, prospective students, faculty and staff for this summer tradition.  Please RSVP online:  http://www.willamette.edu/mba/events/midsummer2009.

Midsummer Gathering and BBQ
Atkinson Graduate School Patio – Salem, Oregon
Friday, July 17, 2009
5:30-7:30pm
(Information session for prospective students at 4:00pm)


Professional Development and Lifeline Learning – Oregon Women MBAs

The Atkinson School is pleased to partner with the National Association of Women MBAs to form a unique new local professional development organization, the Oregon Women MBAs.

The Oregon Women MBAs includes professional development events, networking opportunities and specialized programming.  The goal is to learn about cutting edge topics, pick up additional skills and add to your resume of experience – all while connecting and collaborating with other professionals.

Membership in the Oregon Women MBAs is open to those holding an MBA degree, with many of the events open to anyone interested the topics offered.  You can learn more about the organization at www.oregonwomenmbas.org – feel free to join the mailing list or the Oregon Women MBAs’ groups on LinkedIn and Facebook.


Explore The New World of Politics and Servant Leadership at Upcoming Lunch Events

What are some of the most pressing issues facing today's managers and how do they deal with them? Join us for our Summer Lunch and Learn Series in Portland and Salem as Willamette University's top management professors lead discussions, share expertise and present research.

Join us as we explore “The New Era of Business and Politics” and “Servant Leadership,” coming up this July.

RSVP for all Lunch and Learn events at http://www.willamette.edu/mba/empowerment

Monday, July 13, 2009 – SALEM (Hatfield Library, Hatfield Room)
"Participation: The New Era in Business and Politics" with Professor Paul Dwyer

Thursday, July 16, 2009 – PORTLAND (Willamette University Portland Center)
"Servant Leadership" with Professor Geoff Guilfoy