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Celebrate summer with the Willamette MBA – Portland and Salem

Connect with faculty, staff, current students, alumni and incoming students at the annual Willamette MBA summer gatherings, held in both Portland and Salem.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - PORTLAND
5:30 -7:30 p.m.
ZGF Architects
1223 SW Washington Street, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon

Friday, July 12, 2013 - SALEM
5:30 -7:30 p.m.
AGSM (Mudd) Building Patio
Willamette University Salem Campus

For more information, visit: http://willamette.edu/mba/events/index.html.


Recruitment in full swing for MBA programs – alumni referrals welcome

May, June and July are critical recruitment periods for Willamette’s Early Career/Career Change full-time MBA program (in Salem) and evening MBA for Professionals program (in Salem and Portland). Admission staff members are busy reviewing applications and meeting potential students. As alumni of the Willamette MBA program we welcome your referrals for future MBAs. Help us shape the next generation of Atkinson students by forwarding on information about the Willamette’s MBA programs or contacting one of our staff members below to make a referral.

Willamette MBA Programs Overview

Early Career and Career Change MBA – Aimee Akimoff (aakimoff@willamette.edu), Director of Recruitment, 503-370-6792
MBA for Professionals – Lisa Hylton (lhylton@willamette.edu), Director of Recruitment, 503-808-9901


Wiltbank Wins Hans Severiens Award for Research and Impact

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, in expanding entrepreneurship, and whose accomplishments shape and benefit the angel investment industry as a whole.

“Rob Wiltbank’s contribution is unique in the world of angel investing,” said Marianne Hudson, ACA executive director. “He is an angel investor, founder of funds, professor and mentor to future entrepreneurs, and he has researched and written two of the most comprehensive and widely consulted reports on investments by angels in groups.”

Professor Wiltbank co-founded the Willamette MBA Angel Fund, an innovative, experiential project where students invest as real angel investors. His New Ventures to Market course was named as a "top 10 entrepreneurship class" in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.