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Professor Rob Wiltbank honored for angel investing

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) and Angel Resource Institute (ARI) have named Professor Robert Wiltbank, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, as the recipient of the 2013 Hans Severiens Award. The organizations presented Dr. Wiltbank with the award at the 2013 ACA Summit in San Francisco, CA.

The Hans Severiens Award was established in 2005 to honor one individual each year whose actions demonstrate leadership in advancing the role of angel investing. 

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Willamette MBA Alumni Book Club – May session announced

Join us for the next session of the Willamette MBA Alumni Book Club featuring "Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Success and Influence" by Heidi Halvorson and Tory Higgins.

We all want to experience pleasure and avoid pain. But there are really two kinds of pleasure and pain that motivate everything we do. If you are promotion-focused, you want to advance and avoid missed opportunities. If you are prevention-focused, you want to minimize losses and keep things working. Showing how promotion/prevention focus applies across a wide range of situations from selling products to managing employees to raising children to getting a second date, Halvorson and Higgins show us how to identify focus, how to change focus, and how to use focus exactly the right way to get results.

The call, featuring author Heidi Halvorson, will be on May 15, 2013 at 9:05am PDT and is open to the first 100 registrants.  Sign up online.



Alumni Referral Program targets MBA for Professionals candidates

We are pleased to announce a new Alumni Referral Program for candidates applying to the Willamette University evening MBA for Professionals program in Salem and Portland. 

When a Willamette MBA alumnus make a referral to the MBA for Professionals program and the referred candidate is admitted and enrolls, we’ll credit $1000 to his or her tuition balance during the candidate’s first semester in the alumnus’ name.  It’s a great opportunity to empower someone to make a solid investment in his or her future and allows our alumni to extend their legacy as successful Willamette MBA graduates.

You can review the details of the referral program online.

Please contact the MBA for Professionals program for more information.


Save the date – mid-summer gatherings in Portland and Salem

Join us to celebrate summer and experience the Atkinson School’s tradition.  We’re hosting two events in Salem and Portland for current students, prospective students, alumni and friends.


Portland – Thursday, June 27
ZGF Architects
1223 SW Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, OR
5:30-7:30pm
RSVP Online


Salem – Friday, July 12
Atkinson School - Mudd Building Patio
Salem, OR
5:30-7:30pm
RSVP Online