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MBA sets the stage for establishing a new style

08.23.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Saraa Green ’19 MBA, who works at Adidas, developed a business plan for a hair product that's now being distributed in the U.S.

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Finding a common thread between careers

07.12.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Amanda Langston MBA ’19 worked for Columbia and Nike before embarking on a major job change.

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Angel Fund expands into the Rocky Mountains

06.13.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Some courses have venture capitalists visit the class. Willamette MBA students invest money in startups.

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Growing audiences and his career

06.01.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Irving Corzo ’14, MBA ’17 is the SEO manager for NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock.

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A career communicating vital data

04.11.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Minh Phan MBA ’17 is a behavioral health data scientist for King County, Washington.

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Application deadlines around the corner

01.19.2022 | Marketing and Communications

Are you ready to apply? Applications for Willamette's four colleges are due soon.

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From bank teller to VP: MBA leads alumna to executive ranks

01.10.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Jasmine Ames MBA ’18 planned on pursuing a healthcare career but the MBA changed her mind.

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Willamette MBA leaps 16 places in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking

09.21.2021 | Jennifer Bush

Willamette MBA leaps 16 places in Bloomberg Businessweek 2021-22 Best B-Schools MBA ranking. In the new Diversity Index, Willamette MBA debuted at #17 nationwide.

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A commitment to faculty excellence and Humanities education from two Willamette alumni

07.30.2021 | Shelby Radcliffe, Vice President for Advancement

Lindsay Stewart ’69 JD’73 and Corinne Stewart ’71 have endowed the Lindsay and Corinne Stewart Professorship in Humanities through an outright gift and estate bequest totaling $2 Million.

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Record-breaking generosity in an extraordinary year

07.29.2021 | Shelby Radcliffe, Vice President for Advancement

When alumni, parents and friends knew of the needs and challenges faced by our students and community this year, they responded with an unprecedented level of support.

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Nowhere to go but up: From a low GPA to a BA, MBA and JD

07.06.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Geoff Winkler BA ’04, JD ’06, MBA ’08 had a rocky academic beginning, but now he's CEO of American Fiduciary Services.

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MBA-P moves to new space in downtown Portland

06.15.2021

Willamette University’s MBA for Professionals program moves to a new space in downtown Portland to accommodate new growth.

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At Amazon, Wayfair and now Proto101, Ashleigh Corker BA, MBA’06 finds what she does best

05.26.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Ashleigh Corker BA, MBA ’06 leans into sustainable clothing after stints at world's biggest e-commerce companies.

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Willamette University celebrates Class of 2021

05.18.2021

More than 475 students — representing the College of Arts and Sciences, Atkinson Graduate School of Management and the College of Law — graduated from Willamette University on Sunday. 

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Debra Ringold earns Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award

05.17.2021

The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Higher Education and Ministry honored her with the award.

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Law student becomes triple Bearcat before 25

05.11.2021 | Cindy Cromwell

Karina Salzberg’s interest in law and desire to learn how to help her future clients helped put her on a track to accomplish a remarkable achievement.

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Örn Bodvarsson named dean of Atkinson Graduate School of Management

05.06.2021 | Carol S. Long, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Bodvarsson begins his appointment on July 1 and comes to Willamette from Westminster College, where he is currently dean of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business and a professor of economics.

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Willamette MBA students and the United Way grant funds to empower local organizations

04.29.2021

Grant funds distributed by the Willamette MBA Community Grant program lift up local organizations pursuing diversity, inclusion, racial justice and social equity.

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Student leadership roles led graduate to MBA

04.23.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Hawaii Club, TIUA encouraged Jarin Kobashigawa BA ’20, MBA ’21 to pursue graduate school.

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Entrepreneurial grad will use MBA to improve future of Congo-Kinshasa

04.22.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Anna Hope MBA’21 led many initiatives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before her business degree.

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Willamette University announces new guidelines ahead of in-person fall opening

04.22.2021 | Marketing and Communications

Willamette University will once again resume in-person education this fall and anticipates a full range of on-campus activity.

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Faculty tenure and promotions

03.04.2021

Board of Trustees promotes 10 professors from across the university to professor and associate professor with tenure.

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New faculty members join Willamette

09.01.2020

Six new professors bring expertise in law, data science, Japanese, computer science and vocal jazz.

Nathan Love ’05 MBA’06

Alum succeeds by thinking beyond now to 'what is possible’

08.19.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

MBA program, connections lead Nathan Love ‘05 MBA’06 to jobs in entertainment, digital tech.

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Virtual celebration honors graduates

05.18.2020

More than 500 students representing three schools graduated from Willamette University on Sunday. 

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Willamette MBA program sets stage for promising career

05.12.2020 | Tom Morlan

Emily Anderson MBA’20 used her educational experience as a springboard to a job with one of the nation’s top accounting firms.

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MBA students Zoom toward interview success

05.06.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students practice virtual interviews, how to tell their story through workshops.

Sachiko and Taul Watanabe ’41

Watanabe family's $1 million gift is a game changer for Willamette MBA students

04.27.2020 | Tom Morlan

The gift from the estate of Sachiko and Taul Watanabe '41 provides funds for additional scholarships at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

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Willamette MBA Community Grant Program Announces 2019-2020 Grant Recipients

04.27.2020

Established in 2016 as a partnership between United Way, Mountain West Investment Corporation and Willamette University MBA, the Willamette MBA Community Grant Program has benefited 32 organizations through $550,000 in grants in its first four years.

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A month like no other

04.20.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

During this unprecedented time, some Willamette University departments share how the pandemic dramatically transformed their service to students, especially those who remain on campus.

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior Ashley E. Nixon

COVID-19: Perspectives and Insights

04.15.2020

Willamette University professors respond to the pandemic by answering questions in their fields of expertise.

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Creating real-world learning opportunities for students

01.30.2020 | Paul McKean '11

Donor support helps students put their management education to the test with real stakes and real organizations.

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Willamette MBA ranked a best U.S. Business School by Poets&Quants

12.03.2019 | MBA Marketing

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek and Poets&Quants.

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Getting that job with no experience

11.11.2019 | Atkinson Marketing

Both with no prior work experience, 23 year-old Liz Hartman MBA’19 now works as a Senior Financial Analyst at Intel, while 22 year-old CJ Walker MBA’20 interned at Wieden + Kennedy over the summer. Find out how they did it in this podcast with Poets and Quants.

Upcoming webinars

11.10.2019 | Atkinson Marketing

Register for upcoming webinars to learn more about Willamette MBA and if it’s the right program for you.

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Portland Trek Recap

11.09.2019 | Jarin Kobashigawa BA/MBA'21

Willamette MBA alumni hosts current students at Intel and Nike.

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek

11.08.2019 | Jennifer Bush

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Business week

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Mock Interview Day at Willamette MBA

11.07.2019 | Jarin Kobashigawa BA/MBA'21

Mock Interview Day at Willamette MBA includes interviewing with real recruiters and working professionals — an important part of the program that prepares early career students for job interviews.

Operations and Supply Chain Association Informational Panel

11.06.2019 | Ricardo Castillo MBA'20

Second-year MBA students share with first-years their operations and supply chain internships at Nike, Our Serviceworks, and Oregon Health Authority.

Professor's research featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

10.14.2019 | Marketing Communications

Tim Johnson co-authors a paper examining the effect of military service on public employment.

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Career Management implements Handshake, giving students access to thousands more employers

09.29.2019 | MBA Marketing

Career Management implements Handshake, giving students access to thousands more employers, including 16 million job postings that are H1-B friendly.

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Fall 2019 Career Close-up Recap

09.29.2019 | Jarin Kobashigawa MBA'21

"This Career Close-up was a great opportunity for us to practice interviewing with real employers and apply for internships or jobs."

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Willamette MBA students will head to Germany, Singapore and Vietnam for 2020 Study Abroad

09.28.2019 | MBA Marketing

WMBA students will head to Singapore and Germany for 2020 Study Abroad

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Forbes ranks Willamette MBA #57 nationwide for return on investment

09.27.2019 | Jennifer Bush

Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management has once again landed on Forbes magazine’s biannual “Best Business Schools” list.

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Prof Gary Knight elected Vice President of the Academy of International Business

09.26.2019 | MBA Marketing

Prof Gary Knight was elected VP of the Academy of International Business, the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business.

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Networking tips from CJ Walker MBA’20

09.25.2019 | Jennifer Bush

CJ credits Career Management for always encouraging students to go out and network in landing his summer internship at famed advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy.

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Willamette welcomes new classes

09.20.2019

Undergraduate, graduate students represent dozens of states an several countries.

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Willamette faculty, staff foster strong relationships with students

09.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Making students feel supported and welcomed is a priority.

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New tenure-track faculty start the year

09.06.2019

Willamette welcomes three tenure-track faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

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Willamette MBA Alumni Spotlight: Anannya Das

07.10.2019 | Emily Anderson MBA'20

Anannya Das MBA'12 credits Willamette MBA for her successful transition from financial services to human resources.

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Willamette MBA Alumni Spotlight: Anna Sevostyanova

07.10.2019 | Emily Anderson MBA'20

“I wouldn’t be at the Boys and Girls Club if it wasn’t for Atkinson. They give you a lot of preparation to help you succeed.”

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2019 Summer Reading

07.09.2019 | Marketing MBA

2019 Summer Reading presented to you by Willamette MBA faculty.

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Willamette rolls out newly designed MBA for Professionals

06.03.2019 | Jennifer Bush

To maximize value for students and employers, Willamette MBA is excited to introduce newly designed curriculum for MBA for Professionals this fall.

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Remarks by Punit Renjen MM'86, CEO Deloitte Global, to the Class of 2019

05.28.2019 | Marketing MBA

Punit Renjen shares three lessons learned from his 32-year career at Deloitte.

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Class of 2019 celebrates new beginnings

05.22.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Commencement speakers offer advice, humor as more than 400 grads prepare for future.

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Charting a course to Intel

05.08.2019 | Tom Morlan

CorDarryl Hall MBA’19 braved stormy seas en route to a promising career as a data analyst.

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2019 Brownwater Recap

04.30.2019 | Emily Anderson MBA'20

One of the key differences between at Atkinson and other business schools, evident not just this weekend but the entire year, is how involved our faculty and staff are in student life.

2019 Atkinson Consulting Association Capstone

04.29.2019 | Krista Baldwin MBA’20 and Emily Anderson MBA'20

Krista Baldwin MBA’20 talks about her group’s consulting capstone, in which they worked with a real client on how to make an equestrian center profitable.

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Willamette MBA Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Roadman

04.28.2019 | Emily Anderson MBA'20

In 2017, Kyle Roadman MBA'06 received the Robert E. Roundtree Rising Star Award granted by the American Public Power Association.

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Willamette MBA’s Andrew Kach honored

04.28.2019 | Marketing MBA

Assistant professor of operations and supply chain management receives the Renjen Prize for Faculty Excellence.

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#ZigZagHR New Book from Prof Lisbeth Claus

04.25.2019 | Marketing MBA

In this new and exciting book from Professor Lisbeth Claus and Lesley Arens, HR professionals will learn the concept of #ZigZagHR and how it can position them, their careers and their companies for success during this fourth industrial revolution.

A Glimpse into Shanghai

04.25.2019 | Jackson Boyd MBA'20

Jackson Boyd MBA’20 reflects on the second half of his trip in China.

Students obtain Six Sigma Green Belt certification

04.20.2019 | MBA Marketing

Students obtain Six Sigma Green Belt certification

Willamette MBA students visited the Forbidden City in Beijing, China during their spring study abroad trip.

On the train to Shanghai

04.16.2019 | Jackson Boyd MBA'20

Jackson Boyd MBA’20 reflects on the first half of his trip in China while on the train to Shanghai.

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Willamette MBA attracts Peace Corps Volunteers

04.16.2019 | Jennifer Bush

Willamette University produces Peace Corps Volunteers; Willamette MBA attracts Peace Corps Volunteers.

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MBA Community Grant Program announces recipients

04.16.2019 | Bryan Martz MBA'19

Willamette MBA students award more than $150,000 granted to nine local nonprofits.

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Finding strength in numbers

04.03.2019 | Tom Morlan

BA/MBA graduate uses data to tackle the business side of the Seahawks.

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Commencement speakers, honorary degrees announced

04.02.2019 | University Communications

Leaders in physics, business and law will address graduates from the class of 2019.

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MBA alum credits phenomenal success to Willamette

03.26.2019 | Jennifer Bush

In a recent webinar, Willamette MBA alum, Shanbo Zhang, credits his phenomenal success to Willamette MBA.

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Pursuing an MBA with an eye on theatre

03.26.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Ben Crop ’08, MBA’09 uses dual degree to build a career in theatre management and education.

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International Graduate Students Association Presents: Annual Potluck Dinner

03.25.2019 | Tatuli Okriashvili and Emily Anderson MBA'20

Fulbright Scholar Tatuli Okriashvili MBA'20 recounts IGSA's Annual Potluck Dinner and why she loves attending Willamette MBA as an international student.

Students pack food for Global Day of Service

Bearcats team up for third annual Global Day of Service

03.13.2019 | Paul McKean ’11

Willamette community unites to live out the university motto through service projects across the country and overseas.

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MBA Student Jackson Boyd shares his excitement for study abroad trip in China

03.05.2019 | Jackson Boyd MBA'20

Jackson Boyd MBA’20 discusses China’s economic trends and poses some questions he’d like to explore during his trip.

MBA student leaders from the class of 2019 and 2020 meet in Lake Oswego Oregon during the 2019 Leadership Retreat

2019 Leadership Retreat: A student’s perspective

03.05.2019 | Emily Anderson MBA'20

Emily Anderson MBA’20, next president of Atkinson’s Accounting Association, reflects on the 2019 Leadership Retreat and what the future holds.

Neil Berquist ’09, MBA ’10

The future of the digital economy

02.26.2019 | Daniel F. Le Ray

Alumni and faculty discuss the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and how digital economies may be quietly revolutionizing the business world.

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Faculty receive promotions or tenure

02.26.2019 | University Communications

Faculty from all three colleges recognized for teaching excellence, scholarly accomplishment.

Oregon Angel Partners founders Nathoo Foos, Himalaya Rao-Potlapally, and Natasha Torres

Willamette MBA, JD/MBA students create Oregon-based angel fund

02.24.2019 | MBA Marketing

Oregon Angel Partners aims to invest in the development of entrepreneurship in Oregon and the West Coast, while actively engaging and educating new and seasoned investors in the private market.

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Career close-up: a student’s perspective

02.18.2019 | Bryan Martz

“Before returning to school, I worked for a Willamette MBA graduate. One of my professional mentors is a Willamette MBA graduate. At Career Close-up, a number of the companies were represented by Willamette MBA alumni.”

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Willamette MBA graduate spotlight: Brandon Nash MBA’12

02.10.2019 | Patti Whitcomb

Patti Whitcomb catches up with Brandon Nash, MBA’12.

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

01.29.2019 | Jennifer H. Bush

University recognized the accomplishments of 53 graduates of the Salem and Portland cohorts in a ceremony on Saturday.

Carina Comer MBA’15

Resilience baked in — the GOOD food and drink guide

01.01.2019 | Erik Schmidt

Carina Comer MBA’15 promotes resiliency by employing people with disabilities at her business, Carina’s Bakery.

“(We've helped prevent) the creation of countless tons of emissions and landfill waste.”  —Colin Schilling '10 MBA '12

Crafting a new business approach — the GOOD food and drink guide

12.21.2018 | Erik Schmidt

Colin Schilling ’10, MBA’12 commits to environmental and social sustainability through his business, Schilling Hard Cider.

Prof Ringold attends premier tech event

11.27.2018 | Tynan Gable

Prof Ringold engages with leaders in business and technology and immerses in today's executive thinking.

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. B-School by Poets & Quants and Businessweek

11.27.2018 | Jennifer H. Bush

Poets & Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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Willamette MBA alumni pave the way for the future of blockchain technology

11.16.2018 | Tynan Gable MBA'19 and Bryan Martz MBA'19

Willamette students and alumni from all three schools came together to learn more about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency from our own distinguished alumni Neil Bergquist '09, MBA '10 and Nathan Love '05, MBA '06.

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. B-School by Businessweek

11.13.2018 | Jennifer H. Bush

Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Poets & Quants

11.13.2018 | Jennifer H. Bush

Poets & Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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Working together for a ‘strong future’ for Willamette MBA

10.29.2018 | President Steve Thorsett

Professor Michael Hand will serve as interim dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

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Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Galen

10.29.2018 | Tynan Gable

Not unto ourselves alone are we born: Andrew Galen, a Class of 2017 Willamette MBA alum, has truly taken our school motto to heart. After graduating just over a year ago, he wasted no time before becoming heavily involved in both the Salem and Willamette communities.

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Willamette MBA to host special event on blockchain technology

10.23.2018 | Daniel Johnson

Open to the entire WU community, the evening’s program will include a networking and social hour, an informational presentation and a panel discussion featuring AGSM and WU professors.

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Willamette Law’s Business Lawyering Institute: The Business of Law

10.19.2018 | Christopher Tritto

Willamette’s new Business Lawyering Institute prepares tomorrow’s attorneys for a changing world.

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Willamette welcomes new students

09.04.2018 | University communications

Undergraduate and graduate students represent 30 states and several countries.

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New tenure-track faculty start the year at Willamette

09.02.2018 | University Communications

Willamette welcomes two tenure-track faculty members who work in the College of Liberal Arts and Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

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2018 Faculty Awards announced

08.23.2018

The university celebrated seven outstanding faculty members at Opening Convocation.

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Campus update on advancement

07.23.2018

VP Shelby Radcliffe provides an overview of FY18 progress.

Joni Roberts, Gordy Toyama, Ashley Town Stovin, Chris Sabato. Don Tompson, Jim Ames, Sarah Kutten, Ron Jones

Willamette recognizes staff for outstanding service to the university

06.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Eight employees receive Employee of the Year Awards, including the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

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Questions of Truth

05.29.2018 | Tina Owen

Willamette faculty and staff discuss how the university prepares students to separate fact from fiction in an information-saturated world.

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Tools of my trade — dressage

05.24.2018 | Tina Owen

How does the dean of a management school relax in her spare time? By entering with a trusted partner into a new venture that demands intense concentration, the willingness to learn — and occasional broken ribs.

2018 AGSM Honors & Awards Ceremony

05.14.2018 | Andrew Hickey

Atkinson Graduate School of Management honored the achievements of students, faculty and staff at a ceremony May 10.

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Willamette celebrates the Class of 2018

05.14.2018

Diplomas in hand, graduates move on to the next stages of their lives.

Atkinson Professor Elliot Maltz earns Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

05.08.2018 | Andrew Hickey

Maltz awarded Fulbright scholar grant

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Willamette students receive scholarship for supporting LGBT rights

05.07.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Andy Blevins JD ’19 MBA ’19, Carrie Elmore JD’19 follow several WU awardees of scholarship

Willamette announces commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

04.23.2018 | Adam Torgerson

Former governor, community leaders to speak at graduation ceremony

J. Connor Maloney BA ’17, MBA ’18

Internship steers BA/MBA grad to auto industry

04.23.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

A semester at Daimler Trucking helped J. Connor Maloney BA/MBA ’18 define his career path.

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Willamette MBA Preview Day 2018

04.05.2018 | Andrew Hickey

On April 14, prospective students will meet current students, alumni and faculty while experiencing Willamette MBA.

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JD/MBA student who advocates for LGBTQ rights presents at Harvard

03.26.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Andy Blevins JD/MBA’19 invited to speak on panel with legal experts.

Oregon officials, experts to discuss legislative redistricting at April 19 event

03.20.2018 | Tim Johnson

Community, public are welcome to join Oregon officials and experts at Willamette.

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Atkinson Archive Podcast launches

03.15.2018 | Willamette University MBA

New podcast highlights talent and expertise that make Willamette MBA Oregon’s top MBA program.

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Lessons from the ‘oracle’ of investing

03.12.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

MBA students get rare opportunity to visit with icon Warren Buffett

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Atkinson rebuilds admissions and recruitment teams

03.02.2018 | Andrew Hickey

Reboot aims to create smoother and more impactful experiences for prospective students.

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Nine faculty receive tenure, promotion

03.02.2018

President Steve Thorsett and the Board of Trustees recognize faculty members’ teaching excellence, scholarly or creative accomplishment, and university and community service.

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

01.22.2018

The university recognized the accomplishments of 59 graduates of the Salem and Portland cohorts in a ceremony Saturday.

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Atkinson Graduate School of Management names new dean

01.10.2018 | University Communications

Dr. Seung Ho “Sam” Park will assume the role in August.

Updates to online Financial Aid Self Service tool

01.08.2018

Students will be able to view and accept awards online through the new system.

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Willamette MBA again earns Poets&Quants ranking

01.05.2018 | Lindsay Lennon

AGSM advances three spots in two years.

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Portal to replace website gateway pages

12.04.2017

Over winter break, WITS will retire the Willamette website’s gateway pages for students, faculty and staff.

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Atkinson dean finalists to visit Willamette

12.01.2017

Willamette community members are invited to attend open forums with each candidate.

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Next Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

11.27.2017

Afternoon casual conversation with university leadership open to all students.

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Willamette MBA again named best business school by Businessweek and Princeton Review

11.17.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

The accolades reaffirm top-tier national status as highest-ranked program in Oregon.

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Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

10.16.2017

All Willamette students invited to join university leaders for this monthly event.

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Mandatory password change for everyone

10.04.2017

Members of the university community must change their Willamette network passwords by Oct. 17.

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Forbes names Willamette MBA top in Oregon for return on investment

09.25.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

AGSM joins top-tier programs across the country.

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Exec in Residence Yocom visits AGSM

09.25.2017 | Andrew Hickey

From Atkinson to D.C. and back

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Meet our new nonprofit unicorn

09.20.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

The Nonprofit Unicorn

Alumni Weekend ’17

Alumni Weekend reunites and reconnects

09.18.2017

The campus community worked together to create a memorable, meaningful weekend for alumni.

Willamette welcomes incoming students

09.04.2017 | University Communications

Undergraduate, graduate students represent dozens of states and several foreign countries.

JD/MBA student Emily Dougherty

JD/MBA student learns adaptability is key to opportunities with joint degree

08.31.2017 | Sarah Carlson

From her room in South Korea, Emily Dougherty types out an email describing her experiences in the JD/MBA program at Willamette University. A third-year student in the four-year program, Dougherty relishes the time when she can do what she loves best — traveling.

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2017 Faculty Awards announced

08.24.2017

Seven outstanding faculty members honored at Opening Convocation.

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‘Phenomenon on the Lawn’ — Willamette celebrates the eclipse

08.21.2017

Crowds pack the North Lawn and Quad to view the total solar eclipse.

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Renovation updates Lee, York houses with more contemporary design

08.21.2017 | University Communications

Willamette remodels buildings and relocates staff over the summer.

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MBA Compass Week finds new direction

07.24.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

Orientation for incoming MBA students expands and refines

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Fundraising brought in $17.785M for 2016–17

07.10.2017

Gifts recognize the university’s past and future impact, will enhance the student experience.

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Tim Johnson leads Center for Governance and Public Policy Research towards bright and busy future

06.06.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

New leadership will build on years of experience and success.

From intern to advisor: Kara Merrill’s path from CLA to MBA to launching her career

05.15.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

From CLA to MBA intern to financial advisor

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A historic commencement

05.14.2017 | Tina Owen

Willamette’s three colleges celebrate their students’ achievements.

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From the Marines to an MBA

04.24.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Herschel Mapes ’16, MBA ’17 finds a refreshing challenge after choosing a nontraditional path.

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Willamette announces 2017 Commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

04.18.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Leonard Pitts Jr. to deliver CLA address.

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Willamette MBA earns Tier 1 mark from CEO Magazine

04.11.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

For the second straight year, Atkinson Graduate School of Management earns top-tier acknowledgement.

Willamette sets 2017–18 tuition and fees

04.10.2017

CLA tuition increase is a historic low for the university.

Six faculty granted tenure for 2017–18 academic year

03.17.2017

The university recognized Anna Cox, Brandi Row Lazzarini, Roy Pérez, Abigail Susik, Karen Sandrik and Kawika Pierson for their teaching, scholarship and service.

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From studio art major to sports entrepreneur

03.08.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

"Had I not gone to Willamette MBA, this company would not exist.”

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Keeping PACE with Larry Ettner

02.23.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

One of the signature programs at Willamette University MBA celebrates milestone.

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Winter trip to Japan reaffirms 50-year TIU partnership

02.07.2017 | Andrew Hickey

Willamette University contingent visited Tokyo in January

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A Kosovo connection

02.07.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

Willamette MBA alumni lend business expertise to reinvigorate a Kosovo high school.

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Willamette Day celebration events

01.30.2017

Here are the events that kick off a yearlong celebration of Willamette’s past, present and future. Join in the festivities that begin Wednesday.

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

01.23.2017 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Saturday’s ceremony recognized 49 graduates of the Portland and Salem cohorts.

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MBA alumni planning world’s biggest cider house in Portland

12.19.2016 | Andrew Hickey

Colin Schilling ’10 MBA’12 and Kornei MBA’12 plan ambitious Portland expansion.

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Willamette University MBA ranks again — Poets&Quants

12.19.2016 | Andrew Hickey

Top-tier acknowledgment reflects the hard work of the Willamette community.

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Nonprofit giving — how to make smart and effective charitable donations

12.13.2016 | Andrew Hickey

Two not-for-profit experts from Willamette University MBA give tips on effective charitable giving.

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AGSM professor awarded endowed professorship

12.12.2016 | University Communications

Tim Johnson will become the third Grace and Elmer Goudy Professor of Public Management and Policy Analysis.

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Recipe for a successful baking company

12.06.2016 | Tina Owen

From an enterprising class project, two Willamette alumni built a thriving gluten-free business.

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Princeton Review names Willamette MBA one of the best in nation

11.22.2016 | Andrew Hickey

Sustainable development, entrepreneurship and faculty cited as strengths.

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Businessweek ranks Willamette MBA Oregon’s ‘Best Business School’

11.17.2016 | Russell Yost MBA ’05

The program moves up 11 spots on the ranking.

Students asked to update emergency contact information

10.17.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

All students will be required to update their information before registering for classes.

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Willamette welcomes new tenure-track faculty members

09.12.2016 | University Communications

They join several departments in CLA, Law and AGSM.

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Convocation speaker addresses life’s great mysteries

08.29.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Robert Krulwich of Radiolab urges first-year students to cultivate wonder about the world.

Ursin elected to global professional association's board

08.19.2016 | University Communications

Willamette MBA’s Beth Ursin will serve on the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance’s board.

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Willamette MBA earns public administration reaccreditation through NASPAA

07.19.2016 | Russell Yost MBA'05

The program retains its unique dual accreditation distinction.

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Warnock aims for the stratosphere as Perlan CEO

06.22.2016 | Adam Torgerson

Ed Warnock leads the record-setting Perlan Project.

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Driven by sustainability and business

04.22.2016 | Erin Dahl

Lettajoe Gallup '15 MBA'16 uses her dual-degree to jump-start her career.

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HR faculty member honored through named award

04.04.2016 | Russell Yost MBA'05

The Lisbeth Claus Trail Blazer Award recognizes professionals furthering the development of global HR practices.

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CEO Magazine names Willamette MBA a Tier 1 school

02.08.2016 | Erin Dahl

Willamette was listed as one of two Tier 1 schools in Oregon.

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Taneesh Sra ’16, MBA '17 develops a winning strategy through golf, MBA program

12.14.2015 | Erin Dahl

Golfer Taneesh Sra ’16, MBA '17 sets her sights on the corporate world

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Three in a row: MBA earns another accolade

11.24.2015 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Poets & Quants ranks the Willamette MBA among the 100 best nationally.

President Thorsett awards a diploma

Businessweek ranks Willamette MBA Oregon's 'Best Business School'

10.20.2015 | Adam Torgerson

The program moves up 11 spots on the ranking.

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Oregon’s booming wine industry

10.16.2015 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Jim Bernau, former MBA student, advisory board member profiled in Wall Street Journal.

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Thriving in Willamette's professional program

10.07.2015 | Mike Russell

Most challenges are too big to tackle alone. That’s why Nicole Roth MBA'16 decided to earn her MBA.

Erin Milos

Supported for success

09.24.2015

Erin Milos, JD/MBA ’17 found the comfort of her small-town roots at Willamette.

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Renjen MM'86 named among world’s most influential business leaders

09.22.2015 | Adam Torgerson

Punit Renjen MM '86, CEO of Deloitte Global and a Willamette trustee, was honored for his work inspiring others.

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From AmeriCorps to the Willamette MBA

09.17.2015

William Christiansen MBA’16 is pursuing his passion for the not-for-profit sector.

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Willamette's MBA for Professionals breaks records

09.15.2015 | Rob Vaughn

Willamette University's MBA for Professionals welcomes the largest class in the history of the program.

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A Marine's path to Willamette

09.15.2015 | Sarah Evans

Steven Anderson ’94, MBA’95 was already a Marine war veteran when he enrolled at Willamette.

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Angel Resource Institute and Willamette MBA Announce Joint Partnership

09.14.2015 | Rob Vaughn

The Angel Resource Institute will be moving its operations to Willamette University.

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Forbes names Willamette MBA Oregon's top business school

09.09.2015 | Rob Vaughn

Willamette University MBA is the only MBA program in Oregon to make Forbes' Best Business Schools List

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West Point to Willamette

09.09.2015

One student's path from West Point and Iraq to Willamette MBA

Willamette greets new graduate students

09.07.2015 | Erin Dahl

Nearly 200 first-year students enrolled at Atkinson, College of Law

Atkinson Accreditation Reaffirmed

09.01.2015 | Rob Vaughn

Willamette MBA accreditation reaffirmed by AACSB International

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Hoyts' Passion for Giving Back

09.01.2015

George and Colleen Hoyt are passionate about the education of not-for-profit managers.

Learn more about Willamette's new tenure-track faculty members

08.31.2015 | Erin Dahl

Eight new faculty members share insights on their lives.

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Willamette community unites to reclaim a world record in Red Light/Green Light

08.31.2015 | Erin Dahl

The Guinness Book of World Records will certify the results this winter.

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What will bring you the greatest amount of fulfillment in your work?

07.29.2015

Ashley Nixon, assistant professor of human resources, helps her MBA students find out.

Willamette University launches renewed website this summer

06.05.2015

The site is designed for mobile optimization and includes new multimedia tools for storytelling.

Willamette University celebrates Class of 2015 at commencement

05.18.2015

Three acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU graduates on May 17.

Willamette’s institutional advertisement lands at PDX

05.18.2015

The airport ad is a ‘first’ in a set of collaborative marketing efforts.

Speakers chosen for 2015 commencement ceremonies

04.15.2015

Speakers for the undergrad, graduate schools will share remarks May 17.

Student earns first Luce Scholarship

03.01.2015

Christian Oldham ’14, MBA ’15 will spend a year in Japan studying ikebana.

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