Week ending February 9, 2018

Celebrations of success:

Below: preparing for our College of Business Administration Advisory Board Meeting Friday at 7 am. For some of these generous volunteers, this is the third sequential college event in thirty-six hours, all for the good of our students!


Below: Wednesday evening, our fourth Business Etiquette Dinner this year for our Business Professional Development students. Ably led by Jill Laing, Mark James, and assisted by our Executives in Residence, our Career Center partners, and our many business volunteers.2018_02_07_Business_Etiquette_Dinner.jpg

Below: President Haynes 14th annual Report to the Community with over 600 in attendance. CoBA sponsored four tables and forty guests to hear an update on the University activities and the challenges for the year ahead. We were pleased to see some of our faculty (Kristin Stewart) and alumnae (Denise Gurule) highlighted, as well as our Senior Experience projects on University Economic Impact (458 million dollars), Craft Brew Economic Study (150 craft breweries with an impact of 870 million dollars), and the Burnham Leadership Experience gift of $225,000 to fund non-profit organization Senior Experience projects in perpetuity. You can read President Haynes message here.


Below: Tuesday’s noontime faculty and department Meet and Greet.


Below: Thursday’s noontime Student Societies Meet and Greet.


Below: Pierre Towns, bringing his wealth of knowledge to the College of Business Administration as one of our fifteen Executives in Residence to help students understand how to find success in the corporate world. Pierre, like all of our Executives in Residence, has an impressive background; read more about Pierre here.


A record for our faculty Popular Press Program: Perhaps not prestige-wise, but in terms of audience size, it may be the biggest we have received yet: Vassilis Dalakas’ quote in the Costco Connection newsletter on “Loyal Returns: Creating a rewards program that works,” with a readership distribution approaching ten million.

We scored a fourth interview on BISTalk Radio on ESPN by Executive in Residence and management lecturer David Berry with host Bob Ryun.

Alumnus highlight:

Artem Druzhkov is a 2016 CoBA graduate and the Marketing Manager at Fish District Eatery. Artem is an aspiring, self-taught software developer honing his development skills as an open source front-end developer at draggr.io. Though he started learning languages as an inside joke among friends, he discovered object-oriented programming, and he says that he absolutely loves programming!

Remember that name and this face, Artem Druzhkov.

Artem Druzhkov