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Akinyemi Finds Family in Actuarial Science Program at Nebraska
Akinyemi Finds Family in Actuarial Science Program at Nebraska
Dec 2 2021 9:00 AM
When Olukemi “Kemi” (Olubodun) Akinyemi, ’04, moved from Nigeria at age 15, she found a new home in Lincoln, Nebraska. After enrolling at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, she also found a community of friends she considers family. » Full Article
Nastvogel Finds in MBA What He Needs to Serve and Lead
Nastvogel Finds in MBA What He Needs to Serve and Lead
Nov 11 2021 9:00 AM
Darian Nastvogel, ’14, began the MBA@Nebraska program while deployed in Iraq during his service in the U.S. Air Force. His time in the program prepared him to work for companies such as Google and his current employer VMware, a cloud-computing company. » Full Article
Achievements for November 2021
Achievements for November 2021
Nov 5 2021 9:00 AM
Learn more about recent honors, appointments and publications at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business in this month's achievements column. The achievements of faculty, staff and students are grouped within the college’s three mission-focused goals of research + discovery, learning + transformation and connection + engagement. » Full Article
Martin Remembered For Unwavering Support of Nebraska U
Martin Remembered For Unwavering Support of Nebraska U
Nov 2 2021 9:00 AM
JoAnn Martin, ’75, of Lincoln, alumna and dedicated supporter of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, died Oct. 20, at the age of 67. She was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative neurological disease in July. » Full Article
Shoemaker Gives Back Through Sales Scholarship
Shoemaker Gives Back Through Sales Scholarship
Oct 12 2021 9:00 AM
Ryan Shoemaker, ’17, utilizes the work ethic honed at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to achieve success in his sales career after graduation. Now he plans to motivate other students to do the same by establishing the Center for Sales Excellence High Achievers Scholarship at the College of Business. » Full Article
Wall Street Journal Finds MBA@Nebraska a Best Buy
Wall Street Journal Finds MBA@Nebraska a Best Buy
Sep 21 2021 9:00 AM
The Wall Street Journal found graduates of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Master of Business Administration program – known as the MBA@Nebraska – have the fifth lowest debt-to-income ratio out of 567 schools. » Full Article
Scholarship Program Prepares Inclusive Business Leaders
Scholarship Program Prepares Inclusive Business Leaders
Sep 10 2021 9:00 AM
Twenty-four first-year students started learning how to lead and champion diversity and inclusion in a new program called Inclusive Business Leaders (IBL) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business this fall. The program assists with attracting more diverse students to Nebraska Business and helps them thrive academically and socially while supporting their career goals to cultivate a more inclusive environment. » Full Article
Johnston Puts Supply Chain Certificate to Work in Air Force
Johnston Puts Supply Chain Certificate to Work in Air Force
Aug 19 2021 9:00 AM
As an aircrew flight equipment flight chief in the United States Air Force, Master Sgt. Joshua Johnston ensures airmen have the supplies they need for any situation. To contribute to the efficiency of logistics operations in the military, Johnston enrolled in the fully online supply chain management graduate certificate program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. » Full Article
In-Person Power Lunches Offered in Omaha and Lincoln
In-Person Power Lunches Offered in Omaha and Lincoln
Aug 3 2021 9:00 AM
Advance your skills during the Power Lunch series created by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Executive and Professional Development (CEPD). Led by Nebraska faculty members and industry experts, the in-person lunches in Omaha and Lincoln facilitate thoughtful discussion around today’s important topics and help build skills needed in the rapidly changing business world. » Full Article
Back to School Bash Connects Nebraska Business Community
Back to School Bash Connects Nebraska Business Community
Jul 22 2021 9:00 AM
The College of Business community at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln gathers to welcome new and returning students to campus with the annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 27, 3-4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Sandhills Global, the in-person event in Henrickson Family Atrium, connects students, faculty, staff, alumni and business partners. RSVP or learn more at https://business.unl.edu/bash. » Full Article
Christensen Takes Analytics Skills to Next Level
Christensen Takes Analytics Skills to Next Level
Jul 15 2021 9:00 AM
After graduating from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a degree in mathematics, Casey Christensen, ’17 & ’21, wanted to expand her analytical skills and advance her career. Four promotions later, she knew she made the right decision enrolling in the business analytics graduate certificate program at the College of Business. » Full Article
Brukman and Rustad Named Poets&Quants' Online Best & Brightest MBAs
Brukman and Rustad Named Poets&Quants' Online Best & Brightest MBAs
Jun 29 2021 9:00 AM
Galina Brukman, ’21, and Jessica Rustad, ’05 & ’21, recently represented the University of Nebraska MBA@Nebraska program when chosen as Poets&Quants Online Best & Brightest MBAs. Selected for their strong academic performance, critical and consistent contributions, striking personal narratives and innate potential, the graduates shared about their experiences while in the fully online program. » Full Article
Schmidt Retires from the College of Business
Schmidt Retires from the College of Business
Jun 17 2021 9:00 AM
Dr. James R. Schmidt, James W. & Helen A. Hanson Professor of Economics, arrived at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1977 ready to advance the Department of Economics in quantitative fields. His teaching and research at Nebraska influenced many throughout his 44 years at the College of Business and helped pave the way for distance learning practices. » Full Article
Dedication Leads Nicole Sum to Ultimate Success
Dedication Leads Nicole Sum to Ultimate Success
May 25 2021 9:00 AM
No matter the situation, Nicole Sum, ’21, always gives it her all, whether in the classroom at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business or on the field as a professional Ultimate Frisbee player. Her competitive drive challenged her to work hard, but it was learning from her failures that pushed her to new heights at Nebraska. » Full Article
Burdic Receives Award from NU Board of Regents
Burdic Receives Award from NU Board of Regents
May 18 2021 9:00 AM
Jeff Burdic, ’75, assistant director of Business Advising and Student Engagement (BASE) at the College of Business, received his second Kudos Award from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. The university's top staff award, the honor recognizes his professional expertise, service and “superior dedication” to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. » Full Article
Zhou Leading Charge Against Anti-Asian Racism
Zhou Leading Charge Against Anti-Asian Racism
May 13 2021 9:00 AM
In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, Nebraska Today talked with Tamayo Zhou, '19, who earned his degree in finance and currently pursues his master's degree in educational administration with a student affairs administration specialization. » Full Article
Connie Rath Awarded Honorary Doctorate
Connie Rath Awarded Honorary Doctorate
May 10 2021 9:00 AM
Building a career around studying the success of individuals in their jobs and environments, Connie Rath, ’70 & ’71, received an honorary Doctor of Commerce at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln morning Commencement, May 8. As president of the Clifton Foundation, Rath helped establish and build the Clifton Strengths Institute (CSI) at Nebraska. » Full Article
Alumni Receive Nebraska Business Awards
Alumni Receive Nebraska Business Awards
Apr 23 2021 1:30 PM
Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean, and Lisa Smith, ’90, senior vice president with D.A. Davidson and Company and chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board, hosted the 36th annual College of Business Advisory Board Awards virtually in April. Those recognized at the event included Allan Noddle ’62, food industry veteran; Mike Dunlap, ’86 & ’88, executive chairman at Nelnet; Jack O’Holleran, ’05, Skale co-founder and CEO; and Kiewit, one of the largest construction companies in North America. » Full Article
Coffee Industry Brews New Ideas for Business Students in Costa Rica
Coffee Industry Brews New Ideas for Business Students in Costa Rica
Mar 25 2021 9:00 AM
Though exotic locations play a role in capturing the imagination of international business students, the true value in a Business Abroad program happens through experiential projects designed to enlighten students on global industries. Last winter, 10 International Business Distinguished Scholar students traveled to Costa Rica to immerse themselves in the coffee industry with the support and mentorship of alumni. » Full Article
Juma Empowers Others Through Social Entrepreneurship
Juma Empowers Others Through Social Entrepreneurship
Mar 11 2021 9:00 AM
As a first-generation college student, Paska Juma, ’19, navigated a zigzag path at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. By utilizing Nebraska’s resources and finding her way into entrepreneurship after a few academic program changes, she built a toolbox of skills she uses today as a program manager at Google, social entrepreneur and activist. » Full Article
Family Connections Run Deep for Ross
Family Connections Run Deep for Ross
Feb 9 2021 9:00 AM
Hailing from Mullica Hill, New Jersey, Tyrell Ross, ’10 and ’18, ventured halfway across the country to attend college due to family connections. Today, after earning accounting and MBA degrees, the former track star continues to make his mark at Nebraska Business. » Full Article
Why I Give Back by Mary Lindgren
Why I Give Back by Mary Lindgren
Feb 2 2021 9:00 AM
My father, H.L. Whitaker, ’31, grew up in Wahoo and attended Nebraska, joined the Kappa Sigma fraternity and graduated with a degree in business administration. In 1935, he married my mother, Alice, and moved to Iowa in the Fort Dodge area. » Full Article
MBA@Nebraska Recognized as Top 20 Program by <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>
MBA@Nebraska Recognized as Top 20 Program by U.S. News & World Report 
Jan 26 2021 9:00 AM
U.S. News & World Report recognized the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Master of Business Administration program – called MBA@Nebraska – as a Top 20 national online program for 2021. Jumping five spots to No. 17 in overall online programs, the MBA@Nebraska also ranked No. 13 among public institutions, No. 4 in the Big Ten and No. 11 for veterans. » Full Article
World-Class Actuarial Science Campaign Raises Bar
World-Class Actuarial Science Campaign Raises Bar
Jan 19 2021 9:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Actuarial Science endowment campaign looked to “raise the bar to world class” in 2016. Donations from alumni and friends now impact students, teaching and research to uplift the Nebraska Actuarial Science program designated as a Center of Excellence by the Society of Actuaries. » Full Article
Kelsay Brothers Take Care of Business in Nebraska
Kelsay Brothers Take Care of Business in Nebraska
Jan 7 2021 9:00 AM
Brothers Chad Kelsay, ’98, and Chris Kelsay, ’02, bookended one of the most successful eras of Nebraska football, capturing three conference championships and two national titles. The Auburn, Nebraska, natives both majored in finance at the College of Business and credit their parents for their work ethic. » Full Article
Warren Buffett Shares Excitement of Go Big Grad
Warren Buffett Shares Excitement of Go Big Grad
Dec 21 2020 1:00 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln conferred 1,404 degrees to students during “Go Big Grad: A Graduation Celebration” at 9 a.m. Dec. 19. During the celebration, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln conferred 1,404 degrees to students and the Chancellor talked to Buffett in a pre-recorded phone conversation. » Full Article
College of Business Celebrates $6 Million in Gifts for New Endowed Chairs
College of Business Celebrates $6 Million in Gifts for New Endowed Chairs
Dec 21 2020 9:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business announces the establishment of six new endowed chairs that are permanently endowed funds of $1 million each. The endowed funds were made possible with private gifts to the University of Nebraska Foundation in support of the college’s strategic goal to create six new endowed faculty chairs. » Full Article
Pham Tackles MBA@Nebraska While Serving in U.S. Space Force
Pham Tackles MBA@Nebraska While Serving in U.S. Space Force
Nov 5 2020 9:00 AM
MBA@Nebraska student Thu Pham emerged as an early contributor to the U.S. Space Force when it became the sixth branch of the military in December 2019. Pham, a captain in the U.S. Air Force, worked and trained others on missile warning Space-Based Infrared Systems while completing her online MBA. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Class Takes Philanthropy Online
Strive to Thrive Lincoln Class Takes Philanthropy Online
Oct 19 2020 9:00 AM
As part of the Leading People and Projects (MNGT 411) Strive to Thrive Lincoln class, students normally complete service projects at local nonprofits to learn about philanthropy and serve their community. When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world, Dr. Amber Messersmith, lecturer at the College of Business, ensured students would still partner with nonprofits doing impactful work by transitioning to a virtual setting. » Full Article
Bykerk Helps Make Actuarial Science Program World-Class
Bykerk Helps Make Actuarial Science Program World-Class
Oct 15 2020 9:00 AM
Cecil Bykerk, ’68, faced an early impasse in his actuarial career when he left Nebraska for his first job. Instead of a straight line to New York City, he encountered an unexpected sharp turn when drafted into the U.S. Army at the height of the Vietnam War – a turn that eventually gave him tools to bring back to his home state and help build a world-class actuarial science program. » Full Article
Neal Shows Commitment to Advancing Accounting Profession
Neal Shows Commitment to Advancing Accounting Profession
Aug 21 2020 9:00 AM
Donald Neal Jr., ’03, arrived at the College of Business from Rochester, New York, ready to focus on accounting and shine on the Husker track team. Twenty years later, he combines his competitive spirit with what he learned at Nebraska to advance his accounting career and lead the charge for other diverse students to follow in his footsteps at KPMG in Omaha. » Full Article
Nebraska Tops Off Classroom Prep for Return to On-Campus Instruction
Nebraska Tops Off Classroom Prep for Return to On-Campus Instruction
Aug 13 2020 9:00 AM
After months of planning and preparation, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has launched a weeklong effort to prepare more than 480 classrooms for students’ return to campus. Jack Dohrman, university space manager, is leading a team of 10 workers on assignment from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Facilities Maintenance and Operations to mark each of nearly 9,000 classroom seats to ensure social distancing during class. » Full Article
Waggoner’s Partnership Launches Investors with Purpose Program
Waggoner’s Partnership Launches Investors with Purpose Program
Aug 6 2020 9:00 AM
A new course in wealth management brings together 16 high-achieving students this fall with global investment professionals for a one-of-a-kind experiential learning experience at the College of Business. Doug Waggoner, ’75 and ’77, envisioned the Investors with Purpose program and pitched the idea to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, based on taking risks and trying new things during his own successful career in finance and investment management. » Full Article
Martinez-Pfiffner Braves New Frontiers in Litigation
Martinez-Pfiffner Braves New Frontiers in Litigation
May 27 2020 9:00 AM
As thousands of people adjust to working from home due to COVID-19, many find themselves outside of their comfort zone. The feeling is all too familiar to Christine Martinez-Pfiffner, ’87 and’90, who found taking on a new role in litigation daunting. » Full Article
Carlson Tackles Remote Learning Five Weeks Before Retirement
Carlson Tackles Remote Learning Five Weeks Before Retirement
May 26 2020 9:00 AM
Nearly 35 years into his career and two months from retirement, Dr. Les Carlson discovered his old way of teaching all had to change. Carlson’s commitment to be first in teaching, research and service added one more challenge with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – trying to be the best possible at remote learning. » Full Article
Three New Summer Online Courses Offered
Three New Summer Online Courses Offered
May 14 2020 9:00 AM
Offered in the first five-week session, the course explores the supply chain structure of popular and necessary products that experienced shortages and stock-outs, the impact of the pandemic on food supply chains, and the role of government policies in promoting supply chain responsiveness. Students will discuss lessons learned, particularly strategies for building resilient supply chains and the role of emerging innovations and technology, to address supply chain needs in the future. » Full Article
Eshleman Builds Sustainability Through Children International
Eshleman Builds Sustainability Through Children International
Apr 8 2020 9:00 AM
When Susana Eshleman, ’93, received an offer to serve as CEO of Children International, her first action was to turn within and evaluate her own readiness. She found her answer in a 22-year-old letter written on her behalf from Dr. Gregory Hayden, her economics professor at the College of Business. » Full Article
Araz Research Prepares for Pandemic Decision-Making
Araz Research Prepares for Pandemic Decision-Making
Mar 23 2020 9:00 AM
Schools close, elderly populations are isolated and businesses shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the planet. Dr. Özgür Araz, associate professor of supply chain management and analytics and Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, believes decisions imposed to change the way we live in the short-term stem from critical research analysis now in the hands of government and health care providers. » Full Article
Women Lead 2020 Draws Sell Out Crowd
Women Lead 2020 Draws Sell Out Crowd
Mar 12 2020 9:00 AM
“Know who you are. Know who you are not. Embrace both.”

Powerful words stated by Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, J.D., CEO of Feeding America, former executive vice president at Walmart and kickoff keynote at the Women Lead 2020 conference. » Full Article
Seacrest Plants Seeds of Philanthropy in Business Students
Seacrest Plants Seeds of Philanthropy in Business Students
Mar 11 2020 9:00 AM
Rhonda Seacrest believes in giving back to Nebraskans through programs that combat hunger, promote the arts and provide educational resources to people across the state. Her broader challenge compels her to motivate others to do likewise, which she accomplishes by planting the seed of philanthropy in College of Business students through a class project teaching them how to fund nonprofits. » Full Article
Whitacre Empowers Youth to Succeed
Whitacre Empowers Youth to Succeed
Mar 11 2020 9:00 AM
Not a single female founder is listed on the Fortune 500 – a fact Lizz Whitacre, ’17, plans to change. As a CEO and founder of Pawlytics, she inspires the next wave of women innovators in business. » Full Article
Sedberry Exemplifies Leadership Learned at Nebraska
Sedberry Exemplifies Leadership Learned at Nebraska
Feb 11 2020 9:00 AM
Marcus Sedberry possessed a natural acumen for business while growing up in Texas, but needed direction to apply it to his future career. It took a behavior management class with Dr. Gwendolyn Combs at the College of Business to build a foundation for his current job as a senior associate athletic director at Baylor University. » Full Article
Leadership Transforms CBA into Nebraska Business
Leadership Transforms CBA into Nebraska Business
Jan 23 2020 9:00 AM
Bringing distinctive leadership styles and strong family backgrounds to their role as dean, three women – Cynthia Milligan, J.D.; Dr. Donde Plowman; and Dr. Kathy Farrell – ushered in a new era of success for the College of Business. Building upon each other’s strengths and momentum, they transformed the college into a leading business school affectionately known as Nebraska Business. » Full Article
Financial Communications Graduate Certificate Program Launched
Financial Communications Graduate Certificate Program Launched
Jan 9 2020 9:00 AM
A new Financial Communications Graduate Certificate program prepares professionals to become the go-to voice when communicating financial information. The 12-credit-hour online program offered jointly by the College of Business and College of Journalism and Mass Communications, enables students to interpret and write financial news in real-time using new, fast-paced technology. » Full Article
Winter Power Lunches Offer Solutions to Business Challenges
Winter Power Lunches Offer Solutions to Business Challenges
Jan 8 2020 9:00 AM
Advance your business over lunch with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Executive and Professional Development winter Power Lunch series. Led by Nebraska faculty members, the lunches facilitate discussions on current business challenges and how to solve them. » Full Article
Thompsons Fund Matching Gift to Support Faculty, Build Community
Thompsons Fund Matching Gift to Support Faculty, Build Community
Jan 7 2020 9:00 AM
When Jim and Georgia Thompson of Minnetonka, Minnesota, learned of Dean Kathy Farrell’s vision to establish six endowed chairs at the College of Business, they decided to fund a $2.5 million matching gift. By doing so, they created meaningful partnerships and faculty support, and elevated the stature of the College of Business. » Full Article
Top Nebraska Business Stories of 2019
Top Nebraska Business Stories of 2019
Dec 17 2019 9:00 AM

Throughout the past year, individuals sharing their experiences in the Nebraska College of Business inspired our community by how they continually challenge themselves, stretch their strengths and ask bold questions about leading the future of business. The most popular stories on the college website in 2019 featured stories about people creating their own experiences through interdisciplinary programs and hands-on learning opportunities.

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Hutchinson Digs Data Stories in Actuarial Science Capstone Course
Hutchinson Digs Data Stories in Actuarial Science Capstone Course
Dec 4 2019 9:00 AM
Robert Hutchinson believed he needed to find the right answer to earn the best grade. Working with mentors from Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) in his Actuarial Applications in Practice (ACTS 475) capstone class, he learned that in actuarial science, there can be more than one right answer to the same problem. » Full Article
Toscano Returns to Nebraska to Speak on Big Tech
Toscano Returns to Nebraska to Speak on Big Tech
Nov 7 2019 9:00 AM
Former experience design consultant for Google and author, Joe Toscano, ’14, presents “Automating Humanity” at the University of Nebraska­–Lincoln on Friday, November 22, 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the large auditorium in Howard L. Hawks Hall. Co-hosted by the College of Business and College of Law as part of the Lewis E. Harris Lecture Series, the event, which is free and open to the public, will be livestreamed in the Henrickson Family Atrium and in HLH 020. » Full Article
Alumni Tailgate to Celebrate Grit and Glory
Alumni Tailgate to Celebrate Grit and Glory
Oct 22 2019 9:00 AM
Nebraska Business alumni are invited to the 2019 Nebraska Business Alumni Tailgate three hours prior to the Nebraska vs. Wisconsin football game, Saturday, November 16. Join Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business, former classmates and faculty as we celebrate our accomplishments and offer continued support of future business leaders. » Full Article
Saying Yes to Opportunity Fires Mariska’s Success
Saying Yes to Opportunity Fires Mariska’s Success
Oct 9 2019 9:00 AM
Chad Mariska, ’98, felt pulled to the business world at an early age but did not have a clear picture of exactly what direction his career would go. He found his answer by seizing every opportunity through the inspiration of watching his father, Brian, deal with the debilitating disease of multiple sclerosis. » Full Article
Kelley Empowered by Academic Advisor
Kelley Empowered by Academic Advisor
Jul 11 2019 9:00 AM
Hunter Kelley, ’19, knew the University of Nebraska–Lincoln would be the college of choice for him. However, he felt unsure about his major and future career choice until he embarked on a one-to-one advising relationship at the College of Business. » Full Article
Cody Makes Enduring Relationships at DREAMBIG
Cody Makes Enduring Relationships at DREAMBIG
Jul 2 2019 9:00 AM
Kayla Cody, ’18, grew up in Beatrice, Nebraska, wondering how she would connect the dots to get to college. She discovered her destination through a program for high school students called DREAMBIG Academy offered at the Nebraska College of Business. » Full Article
From Slim Pickins to Slim Chickens
From Slim Pickins to Slim Chickens
Jun 11 2019 9:00 AM
Seth Jensen, ’95, arrived at Nebraska with a plan to major in accounting, but few connections to help guide the way. Coming from the small town of Exeter, Nebraska, Jensen knew he needed to expand his network. » Full Article
Phillips Drafts His Plan for Success
Phillips Drafts His Plan for Success
Jun 11 2019 9:00 AM
Davielle Phillips, ’16 and ’19, wanted to use his time at Nebraska to create a positive impact within local communities. Through the combination of his business and architectural education, he found direction to accomplish his designs. » Full Article
Gentry Retires After 32 Years of Service at Nebraska
Gentry Retires After 32 Years of Service at Nebraska
May 14 2019 9:00 AM
Dr. James Gentry joined the College of Business at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1987 searching for a way to make a lasting contribution to marketing Ph.D. students. He found direction from Dr. Robert Mittelstaedt, a colleague that inspired Gentry to create a doctoral symposium which continues transforming student lives to this day. » Full Article
Miles Led to “New Ventures” at Nebraska
Miles Led to “New Ventures” at Nebraska
Apr 15 2019 9:00 AM
Management major Tiffany Miles, ’18, always enjoyed baking and longed to be her own boss. An entrepreneur at heart, she searched for her recipe for success. » Full Article
Buechel Transforms Mayo Career Through MBA@Nebraska
Buechel Transforms Mayo Career Through MBA@Nebraska
Apr 9 2019 9:00 AM
Dr. Bryan Buechel, ’18, stood at a crossroads in his career as a senior pharmacy manager at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Although he served a vital role collaborating with providers to coordinate pharmaceutical care for patients, he set his sights on mastering additional skills while maintaining both his family and career responsibilities. He found the perfect fit in the MBA@Nebraska program. » Full Article
Nebraska Business Honors Outstanding Business Leaders
Nebraska Business Honors Outstanding Business Leaders
Apr 9 2019 9:00 AM
Three alumni and one business will receive recognition due to their impact on the Nebraska business community at the 35th Annual Awards Luncheon at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. A bank chairman, human capital executive, baseball community leader and a financial services firm with deep roots in Nebraska provide a compelling example of business success to be celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments in the Cornhusker state and beyond. » Full Article
Keith Kretschmer: Master of All Trades
Keith Kretschmer: Master of All Trades
Mar 21 2019 9:00 AM
More than 60 years after graduating from college, Keith Kretschmer, ’56, returned to a complete transformation of the school he once attended. As an author, entrepreneur, finance virtuoso, pilot, veteran and White House staff member, Kretschmer now adds Nebraska Alumni Master to his long list of titles. » Full Article
Nebraska Lifts Pulatova to Service Career at United Nations
Nebraska Lifts Pulatova to Service Career at United Nations
Mar 12 2019 9:00 AM
Malika Pulatova, ’05, arrived at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from Tajikistan in 2001 to study international business and begin a journey she hopes may one day create a positive impact in her homeland. She came to the United States speaking little English but discovered how she could make a worldwide impact through a job at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) office in New York City. » Full Article
Lincoln Startup Weekend to Bring Ideas to Life
Lincoln Startup Weekend to Bring Ideas to Life
Jan 22 2019 9:00 AM
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln looks to connect with local entrepreneurs to participate in Lincoln Startup Weekend, January 25-27. Hosted at Fuse Coworking, the center teamed up with the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development and the university’s Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program to coordinate the event. Open to the public, the registration fee is $20, with a deadline of January 23. To register, visit: https://go.unl.edu/startupweekend. » Full Article
Martin Inspires Through Passion for People
Martin Inspires Through Passion for People
Jan 8 2019 9:00 AM
JoAnn Martin, ’75, knows the value of making a difference in the lives of those around her. Her efforts to create positive change as CEO and president of Ameritas, recently resulted in being named 2019 chair of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), which represents 290 companies, accounting for 95 percent of U.S. life insurer assets. Martin also serves as chair of the University of Nebraska Foundation board of directors, is a board member for NRC Health and was named 2018 Inspire Woman of the Year by the Lincoln Journal Star last fall. » Full Article
Philanthropy Comes Alive for Business Students
Philanthropy Comes Alive for Business Students
Dec 3 2018 8:30 AM
Nebraska Business students participating in the MNGT 411 class project known as Strive to Thrive Lincoln, experienced a transformation this semester in their understanding of nonprofit organizations and the needs of the local community. Their task involved going through all aspects of the grant funding application process to award $10,000 to deserving community organizations, as well as getting involved in service projects to directly impact groups in need. » Full Article
O’Rourke Hammers Importance of Integrity
O’Rourke Hammers Importance of Integrity
Oct 31 2018 2:30 PM
Returning to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Bill O’Rourke presented “Leading with Integrity” at the annual State Farm Ethics Lecture held at the College of Business October 26. Drawing from his real-life experiences, O’Rourke brought students, faculty and staff an authentic take on how ethics operate in the real world. » Full Article
Leadership, Strategic Planning Highlight Partnership Summit
Leadership, Strategic Planning Highlight Partnership Summit
Oct 24 2018 9:30 AM
Themes of leadership and strategic planning resonated with Nebraska Business alumni, partners and friends who turned out for the annual Partnership Summit at Howard L. Hawks Hall, October 19. The event, which serves as an opportunity for most of the college’s 16 advisory boards to meet, share information and provide feedback, gave Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business, a platform for unveiling the new college strategic plan to supporters. » Full Article
Two Alumni Inducted in the Accountancy Hall of Fame
Two Alumni Inducted in the Accountancy Hall of Fame
Oct 23 2018 10:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Accountancy inducted two new members into their Hall of Fame at the annual Celebration of Excellence on October 18. Inductees included Mark Chronister, ’73, who retired as partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and Don Ham, ’74, who retired as partner from BKD, LLP. The inductees received praise for their years of service to the profession and School of Accountancy. » Full Article
Four Business Alumni to Share Executive Insights, Oct. 18
Four Business Alumni to Share Executive Insights, Oct. 18
Oct 10 2018 4:00 PM
Four Nebraska Business alumni return to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to share their expertise as part of the Executive Insights panel discussion. Hosted by the College of Business, the event takes place Thursday, October 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Howard L. Hawks Hall. The free event is open to all university students and the public. To register for the event, visit: https://business.unl.edu/executive-insights. » Full Article
Kim Lefler Whittaker: Trusting the Data
Kim Lefler Whittaker: Trusting the Data
Oct 9 2018 9:00 AM
When Kim Lefler graduated from UNL’s business college in 1994, the internet was barely in its infancy, and “IT” meant nothing outside of a few academic circles. Since summer 2017, though, Kim Lefler Whittaker has been president of First National Technology Solutions, supervising about 90 employees who customize information technology solutions for FNTS’s customers. Although at graduation she couldn’t have imagined that she would be one of the first women to lead an IT company, Whittaker said it’s a good fit. » Full Article
Sylvester Obafunwa: What Happens in Nebraska Works in Vegas
Sylvester Obafunwa: What Happens in Nebraska Works in Vegas
Oct 9 2018 9:00 AM
Sylvester Obafunwa, ’09, carries Nebraska with him everywhere. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria with time living in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, he arrived in Lincoln, Nebraska, to attend high school and college at Nebraska Business. He majored in management, specializing in information systems and credits his education for making an impact on his career. » Full Article
Alumni Tailgate Rallies College Community
Alumni Tailgate Rallies College Community
Oct 1 2018 11:15 AM
Nebraska Business alumni returned to campus Saturday, September 29, to attend the Alumni Tailgate in the Henrickson Family Atrium at Howard L. Hawks Hall prior to the Nebraska vs. Purdue football game. The visit captured a slice of the vibrant community happening at the college. It also gave alumni a chance to both reminisce about college days and express why they prioritize giving back to the institution that helped launch so many prestigious careers. » Full Article
Pogue Dedicated Life to Maximizing Student Strengths
Pogue Dedicated Life to Maximizing Student Strengths
Sep 11 2018 3:45 PM
James “Mark” Pogue, executive director of the Clifton Strengths Institute and associate professor of practice in management, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the age of 57. Pogue spearheaded the integration of strengths-based sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business, providing a guiding vision devoted to maximizing talent in every business student. » Full Article
Nebraska Business to Celebrate Alumni at Homecoming Tailgate
Nebraska Business to Celebrate Alumni at Homecoming Tailgate
Sep 6 2018 10:30 AM
The College of Business celebrates the first anniversary of Howard L. Hawks Hall at the annual Nebraska Business Alumni Tailgate on Saturday, September 29, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Alumni can reconnect with faculty and staff at the event while enjoying food and beverages before the homecoming football game against Purdue. Attendance at the tailgate requires $10 pre-registration at: https://business.unl.edu/alumnitailgate. » Full Article
Nebraska Business Alumni to Join Nebraska Football Hall of Fame
Nebraska Business Alumni to Join Nebraska Football Hall of Fame
Aug 31 2018 9:00 AM
Two College of Business alumni became part of Nebraska history after their induction into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. As two of the six members in the class, Bob Sledge ’88, and Kyle Larson ’04 can add the esteemed accomplishment to their long lists of achievements.  » Full Article
Prince Builds Lending Career Via Language of Business
Prince Builds Lending Career Via Language of Business
Aug 7 2018 9:00 AM
As a first generation college student, Jerome Prince ’00, chose to attend the University of Nebraska–Lincoln without fully knowing what it would take to earn a degree. An even bigger issue loomed for Prince in discovering which degree track to follow. He began student life as a computer science major but his story soon changed. » Full Article
Former Dean Goebel Dies, Revered for Service to Nebraska
Former Dean Goebel Dies, Revered for Service to Nebraska
Jul 30 2018 4:00 PM
John “Jack” W. Goebel, 87, a 43-year University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor and administrator, died July 16. Goebel was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Bloomfield, Nebraska. He grew up in communities around the United States, including Poughkeepsie, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Kerrville, Texas; and Sioux City, Iowa. He served in the Army at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. » Full Article
Back To School Bash Welcomes New Year With Taste of Nebraska
Back To School Bash Welcomes New Year With Taste of Nebraska
Jul 12 2018 3:30 PM
The first anniversary of Howard L. Hawks Hall and the start of the 2018-19 academic year kick off with the sixth annual Back to School Bash, Friday, August 17, 2-4 p.m. New and returning students, parents, alumni, business partners, faculty and staff are invited to the Henrickson Family Atrium for live music, games, food and giveaways at the event sponsored by Sandhills Publishing. RSVP at https://business.unl.edu/bash. » Full Article
Zeller Puts Nebraska Stamp on Global Economy
Zeller Puts Nebraska Stamp on Global Economy
Jul 10 2018 9:00 AM
Kirk Zeller ’93, grew up on a family farm in Ravenna, Nebraska, during the height of the farm crisis in the ’80s. During long summer days, he would work in the fields listening to the radio about how Japan was taking over the world economically by selling products in the U.S. The stories seemed to encompass something wrong in the world, but they also captured his imagination with visions of a foreign land. » Full Article
Hunter Masters Her Crafts on Court and in Classroom
Hunter Masters Her Crafts on Court and in Classroom
Jun 12 2018 9:00 AM
The fairytale season of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln women’s volleyball team has been well documented. Although the team had five seniors on the roster coming into this season, the program’s turnover was notable. The 2017 recruiting class brought five new members to the team and the Huskers needed to replace four starters from last season. With two new assistant coaches also fresh to the program, the 2017 season looked like it could be a rebuilding one. Senior team captain and master of arts in business administration (MABA) student Kelly Hunter had other ideas, however. » Full Article
May Power Lunches Offer Professional Development
May Power Lunches Offer Professional Development
Apr 24 2018 11:30 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education program hosts four Power Lunches in May, providing business professionals opportunities for strategic career development. The lunches, led by College of Business faculty members, offer ideas and approaches to help solve today’s business challenges. » Full Article
$10,000 Awarded Through Strive to Thrive Lincoln
$10,000 Awarded Through Strive to Thrive Lincoln
Apr 20 2018 1:00 PM
Fifty Nebraska Business students began the semester looking to make an impact in the local community through a philanthropic class project called Strive to Thrive Lincoln. Those aspirations became a reality, as local non-profits received a total of $10,000 through student work administering a grant application project from beginning to end, concluding with an awards ceremony at Howard L. Hawks Hall on April 18. The students chose Lincoln Literacy and Clinic with a Heart to split the funding, which is provided through the generosity of Lincoln philanthropist Rhonda Seacrest. The project provided a model for business students to better understand both the procedures and benefits of the grant application process. » Full Article
Executive Insights Panelists Look to Leadership for Success
Executive Insights Panelists Look to Leadership for Success
Apr 18 2018 9:30 AM
Business students listened and asked questions of four prominent business leaders, all with strong ties to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business at the spring Executive Insights held at Howard L. Hawks Hall on April 12. The event, hosted by the School of Accountancy and Department of Finance, provided leadership perspectives from Shawntell Kroese ’96, vice president of Loup, a Union Pacific logistics company; Allan Noddle ’62, former CEO of Ahold USA Support Services; Nancy Paasch ’06, chief administration officer at Sandhills Publishing; and Bryan Slone, president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and former assistant professor of practice of accounting at Nebraska Business. » Full Article
Nebraska Business Honors Top Business Leaders
Nebraska Business Honors Top Business Leaders
Apr 13 2018 3:00 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business hosted the 34th annual Advisory Board Awards Luncheon on April 13, in Howard L. Hawks Hall. The awards honor the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and beyond. » Full Article
Mlnarik Finds More Than One Way to Earn Spare Change
Mlnarik Finds More Than One Way to Earn Spare Change
Apr 10 2018 9:00 AM
Dan Mlnarik ’93 spent more than 10 years helping award University of Nebraska–Lincoln-bound high school students with scholarships. He found this volunteer effort through the Optimist Club meaningful as he worked with people trying to qualify to buy a home with large college debt as a managing broker at Home Real Estate in Lincoln. » Full Article
Nebraska Business Offers Online M.S. in Finance Degree
Nebraska Business Offers Online M.S. in Finance Degree
Apr 2 2018 8:15 AM
The College of Business at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is now accepting applications for the inaugural class for a new online master of science degree in finance. Prospective students for the new online M.S. in finance degree must apply by July 1 for the fall term.
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With Online MBA Ranked Among World's Best, Nebraska Business Expands Online Graduate Programs
With Online MBA Ranked Among World's Best, Nebraska Business Expands Online Graduate Programs
Mar 13 2018 9:00 AM
On March 5, Financial Times announced in its fifth annual online MBA rankings that the University of Nebraska–Lincoln online Master of Business Administration program ranked No. 1 in the world for alumni salary increases. » Full Article
International Business Summit Marks 30th Anniversary of Major at Nebraska
International Business Summit Marks 30th Anniversary of Major at Nebraska
Mar 13 2018 9:00 AM
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the international business major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the College of Business plans to host its inaugural International Business Summit at Howard L. Hawks Hall, April 12-13. The summit will celebrate the milestone and offer students, faculty, alumni and employers the opportunity to connect with others who study or teach international business and professionals already doing business on a global scale. » Full Article
Former Navy SEAL Fussell Speaks to Harris Lecture Audience
Former Navy SEAL Fussell Speaks to Harris Lecture Audience
Mar 9 2018 11:00 AM
Chris Fussell, former United States Navy SEAL officer and partner at the McChrystal Group leadership development firm, spoke to nearly 500 students, faculty and business community partners at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, March 7. The second speaker for the annual Lewis E. Harris Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business and College of Law, Fussell spoke about developing teams in a complex world. » Full Article
Nebraska’s Online MBA Ranked Among World’s Best
Nebraska’s Online MBA Ranked Among World’s Best
Mar 5 2018 9:00 AM
Financial Times has ranked the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's online Master of Business Administration program No. 1 in the world for alumni salary increases. » Full Article
NCEE to Host Personal Finance Challenge National Competition
NCEE to Host Personal Finance Challenge National Competition
Feb 26 2018 8:30 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business marks the intended destination for thousands of high school students from across the United States competing in the Personal Finance Challenge national competition this spring. Nebraska Treasurer Don Stenberg announced the event at a press conference held in association with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) housed in the college. » Full Article
Husker Alumnus Prepares for 2020 Olympic Bid
Husker Alumnus Prepares for 2020 Olympic Bid
Feb 24 2018 9:00 AM
As the winter Olympics wrapped up last month, a Husker alumnus is looking ahead to the 2020 Olympic games, with the goal of representing the United States in archery at the Tokyo games. » Full Article
Former Navy SEAL Officer to Present Harris Lecture on Leading Teams
Former Navy SEAL Officer to Present Harris Lecture on Leading Teams
Feb 22 2018 8:00 AM
Former Navy Seal Officer Chris Fussell – now a business consultant and author – will deliver “Leading Teams in Complex Environments” on Wednesday, March 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The free, public lecture is the keynote address in the Lewis E. Harris Lecture Series co-hosted by the College of Business and College of Law.
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Diving Into the Business of Great White Sharks
Diving Into the Business of Great White Sharks
Feb 13 2018 9:00 AM
Tami Kaschke ’98, ’11, grew up believing her business future would be alongside her family at the John Deere dealership in North Platte, Nebraska, which they owned and operated for 36 years. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in management from the College of Business and acquired the foundational tools to succeed in business. However, when Kaschke ultimately dove into the business world, she found a new passion which took her halfway around the world working as a research assistant studying sharks at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust in South Africa. » Full Article
Nebraska Business Hosts Four Power Lunches
Nebraska Business Hosts Four Power Lunches
Feb 8 2018 2:00 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education program will host four spring Power Lunches which will provide ideas and strategies to help solve today’s business challenges. Open to all business professionals, the Power Lunches are led by College of Business faculty members and offered in the new Howard L. Hawks Hall at 14th and Vine Streets in room 202. » Full Article
Hayden Marks 50 Years of Service at College of Business
Hayden Marks 50 Years of Service at College of Business
Jan 20 2018 9:00 AM
Dr. Gregory Hayden began his career as professor of economics at the College of Business in 1967. After 50 years of service, his ability to help students and colleagues study the world through the use of his social fabric matrix approach has helped transform the way people approach complex world situations. » Full Article
Accounting Pioneer Ellsworth Fulk Recognized in $2 Million Endowment Funds
Accounting Pioneer Ellsworth Fulk Recognized in $2 Million Endowment Funds
Jan 12 2018 9:00 AM
The School of Accountancy received two major gifts totaling $2 million this year intended to help increase the ability of Nebraska to better compete with peers in the Big Ten conference. The anonymous endowments of $1 million each go to the creation of the Ellsworth L. Fulk Chair of Accountancy, and the Ellsworth L. Fulk Faculty and Ph.D. Student Development Fund.
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Salters Recognize Family, Impact Students
Salters Recognize Family, Impact Students
Jan 10 2018 9:00 AM
Impressed by the early designs of the new College of Business building, Peter and Nancy Salter appreciated the modern learning environment it would provide students. They knew being part of the Big Ten Conference put Nebraska in a new level of competition and they wanted to help students through a gift to the college. » Full Article
A Family Legacy
A Family Legacy
Jan 8 2018 11:00 AM
The family of the late Donald O. Clifton ’48, ’49, ’59 and ’90 had long been connected to Nebraska. For two decades, he worked at Nebraska as a popular instructor and researcher, and it was at Nebraska where he first began his experimentation with strengths.  “My dad was born on a humble sheep farm in Butte, Nebraska. A regent scholar born with a little higher IQ than everyone else, he was a master teacher. He loved teaching kids. What he noticed was weaknesses don’t turn into strengths. For 40 years, nobody listened to him, but he never gave up,” shared Don’s son, Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup. » Full Article
A Common Connection
A Common Connection
Jan 4 2018 11:00 AM
Tonn Ostergard ’81, CEO and chairman of Crete Carrier Corporation, and his wife, Holly ’80, agreed to chair the capital campaign for the College of Business in 2008. At the time, the fundraising goal of $28 million for additional scholarships and professorships seemed ambitious to Ostergard. Little did he know then, the amount ultimately raised would grow to more than three times the initial goal. » Full Article
Actuarial Science Program Sets Sights Higher in 60th Year
Actuarial Science Program Sets Sights Higher in 60th Year
Dec 20 2017 11:00 AM
The Nebraska Actuarial Science Program celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a celebration and a new campaign called “60 Years: Raising the Bar to World Class.” The campaign brings awareness to its unique roots which Sue Vagts, David P. Hayes Memorial Chair and Ameritas Faculty Fellow, believes is critical to making Nebraska the leader in actuarial science education. » Full Article
Graduation Celebrations Highlighted by Senior Sendoff and Graduate Goodbye
Graduation Celebrations Highlighted by Senior Sendoff and Graduate Goodbye
Dec 18 2017 11:30 AM
More than 300 business students received degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as the College of Business completed the first semester in the new Howard L. Hawks Hall building. To recognize students several College of Business events took place Friday, December 15, including the Senior Sendoff and Graduate Goodbye in the Henrickson Family Atrium at Howard L. Hawks Hall. » Full Article
Yes Chef Provides Gathering Place, Builds Community
Yes Chef Provides Gathering Place, Builds Community
Dec 15 2017 8:00 AM
Serving a variety of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, soups and more, the new Yes Chef Café provides a gathering spot in Hawks Hall. Brandon Akert ’12, developed the first version of Yes Chef from a three minute business pitch for a Center for Entrepreneurship competition when earning his hospitality degree. » Full Article
Nebraska Elevates Farrell to Lead College of Business
Nebraska Elevates Farrell to Lead College of Business
Dec 1 2017 2:00 PM
Kathy Farrell, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business interim dean for nearly a year, has been named permanent dean of the College of Business pending approval by the Board of Regents, on Dec. 1. Executive Vice Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the appointment. » Full Article
Mike Dunlap Returns to Nebraska Business for Masters Week
Mike Dunlap Returns to Nebraska Business for Masters Week
Nov 3 2017 2:00 PM
Mike Dunlap ’86 returned to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the 2017 College of  Business Master, Nov. 1-3. As a part of Masters Week, the founder and executive chairman of the board of Nelnet emphasized the determination it takes to succeed and grow a startup into a viable business. Every year the Nebraska Alumni Association hosts a group of alumni masters who have created lasting impressions in their professional careers. These masters, nominated by each college, come to campus to share their knowledge and experiences with students, faculty and staff. » Full Article
Executive Insights Panelists Put People First
Executive Insights Panelists Put People First
Oct 30 2017 2:00 PM
Four prominent business leaders advised more than 70 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business students on what it takes to manage from the top at the Executive Insights panel held at the Nebraska Union October 26. The event, sponsored by the School of Accountancy and Department of Finance, allowed students to network with the professionals following the discussion. Panelists included Karen Ganzlin, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of TD Ameritrade; Eric Johnson ’85, vice president-tax of Conagra Brands; Jim Kruger ’86, chief financial officer of Nelnet; and Matt Marsh ’91, partner and global retail industry leader of Deloitte & Touche. » Full Article
Four Business Leaders to Speak at Executive Insights Panel, October 26
Four Business Leaders to Speak at Executive Insights Panel, October 26
Oct 18 2017 3:00 PM
Four business leaders will share their experiences at the College of Business Executive Insights panel Thursday, October 26, in the Nebraska Union Auditorium at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Hosted by the School of Accountancy and Department of Finance, the free event features the panel discussion and a question and answer session at 4 p.m. and is followed by a networking reception at 5 p.m. All university students and the public are invited to attend. » Full Article
Heacock Receives Young Alumni Award
Heacock Receives Young Alumni Award
Oct 10 2017 9:00 AM
Tom Heacock formally received the College of Business Young Alumni Award at the annual Partnership Summit Luncheon held October 6 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The award recognizes individuals who are outstanding examples of successful business leaders, and provide inspiration and insight to the college’s students and members of the business community. » Full Article
Partnership Summit Shines Light on College Growth
Partnership Summit Shines Light on College Growth
Oct 9 2017 10:30 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business hosted the fifth annual Partnership Summit on October 6, as over 150 advisory board members from around the nation met to provide insight and learn more about Howard L. Hawks Hall. Interim Dean Kathy Farrell highlighted the day with the State of the College Address, where she noted the significant role Nebraska Business continues to play at the University. » Full Article
Homecoming Ceremony Leads to Proposal for Marketing Student
Homecoming Ceremony Leads to Proposal for Marketing Student
Oct 3 2017 10:00 AM
College of Business student Shayne Arriola turned his crowning achievement as homecoming king of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln into an extra special engagement by taking a knee and proposing to the queen. Arriola and fellow Nebraska student, Laura Springer got engaged in front of 90,000 cheering fans at halftime of the Nebraska vs. Rutgers football game at Memorial Stadium. The homecoming ceremony and surprise engagement highlighted a weekend of festivities marked by Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood. » Full Article
B-Week Highlighted By State Farm Ethics Lecture Series
B-Week Highlighted By State Farm Ethics Lecture Series
Sep 14 2017 3:30 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business celebrates Business Week (B-Week), September 18-22, highlighted by the annual State Farm Ethics Lecture Series on Wednesday, September 20. B-Week provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and alumni to join in a variety of business and social activities intended to both enhance student learning and strengthen community at the college. » Full Article
College of Business Continues Climb in <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>  Rankings
College of Business Continues Climb in U.S. News & World Report   Rankings
Sep 12 2017 6:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business climbed to No. 45 in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings for undergraduate business programs. Up three spots from last year’s rankings, the increase continues an upward trend for the college over the past several years. » Full Article
Enrollment of First-Time Business Freshmen Climbs Again
Enrollment of First-Time Business Freshmen Climbs Again
Sep 8 2017 8:00 AM
Enrollment at the new College of Business at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln climbed to 4,462 students this fall. A 14.8 percent increase in first-time freshmen students – with 839 joining the college as of September – spurred the growth. In five years, first-time freshmen have increased by 29.5 percent. » Full Article
College of Business Huskers Shop Opens Opportunities for Students
College of Business Huskers Shop Opens Opportunities for Students
Sep 1 2017 9:00 AM
The new College of Business Huskers Shop opened its doors in Howard L. Hawks Hall and in doing so, started one of the most innovative business learning programs in the country. A joint effort with Nebraska Athletics, the College of Business and Fanatics, the Huskers Shop also includes a faculty advisor, a six-member student management board, students who work in the store and merchandise ranging from shirts and hats to the new plastic bags required in all Huskers athletic facilities to pom poms and fidget spinners. Though there are other stores on college campuses run by students, what makes the Huskers Shop stand out – besides the high-level partners involved – is that Fanatics also provides the business retail and financial data for professors and students to use and analyze in various business courses. » Full Article
Howard L. Hawks Hall Opens for Business at Nebraska
Howard L. Hawks Hall Opens for Business at Nebraska
Aug 18 2017 5:00 PM
With the snip of a ribbon, dignitaries from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln welcomed in a new era at the College of Business with the grand opening of the new Howard L. Hawks Hall building. More than 800 people attended the historic ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 18, 2017, which speakers proclaimed as a game-changing moment for future students of both the University and College. » Full Article
MBA Alumnus Creates International Impact
MBA Alumnus Creates International Impact
Aug 8 2017 9:00 AM
After receiving his online MBA at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business, Ravikumar Kalyanasundaram ’04 gained employment as a senior managing consultant at IBM in Lincoln, Nebraska. Still employed with the company 11 years later, he received the opportunity of a lifetime last fall to participate in IBM’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC) leadership development program sending him across the globe to Chengdu, China, for four weeks. » Full Article
Honors Academy Celebration Highlights Graduation Activities
Honors Academy Celebration Highlights Graduation Activities
May 8 2017 3:30 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln granted more than 525 undergraduate and graduate business degrees during commencement exercises May 5-6. The college celebrated the graduation of the inaugural cohort of the College of Business Honors Academy with a special graduation event on May 5. The event concluded several prominent graduation activities for the College of Business including the MBA Graduation Luncheon, the School of Accountancy Graduation Celebration and the Senior Sendoff and Graduate Goodbye, which took place at the Railyard in Lincoln’s Haymarket District. » Full Article
Executive Insights Encourages Students to Find Their Passion
Executive Insights Encourages Students to Find Their Passion
Apr 24 2017 3:00 PM
Four alumni from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business shared their executive experiences with students as part of Executive Insights held April 13 at the Nebraska Union. The event is an ongoing series initiated by the School of Accountancy and Department of Finance, intended to engage all University students with executives through panel discussions and networking sessions. » Full Article
Fred Luthans Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Fred Luthans Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Apr 18 2017 9:00 AM
Dr. Fred Luthans, University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management Emeritus at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management (OB AOM) for his numerous significant accomplishments during his career. The award, established in 2005 and sponsored by the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, recognizes senior scholars who make exceptional contributions to the discipline of organizational behavior. » Full Article
Union Pacific Executives Lead Case Competition
Union Pacific Executives Lead Case Competition
Apr 17 2017 9:30 AM
Student teams at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration competed in the 2017 Union Pacific (UP) case competition, delivering presentations to UP executives to make recommendations on investing in the emerging sage grass market. Teams received the case summary at 8:30 a.m. and had until noon to consult with UP managers, build a business plan and create a power point presentation. During the afternoon the four teams presented their plans for a half-hour each to the executives. » Full Article
Top Business Leaders Honored at Dean's Advisory Board Luncheon
Top Business Leaders Honored at Dean's Advisory Board Luncheon
Apr 14 2017 3:30 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business hosted the 33rd annual Advisory Board Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 14, at the Nebraska Champions Club. The awards honor the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and beyond. » Full Article
Klein Credits Disruption, Early Opportunities for Successful Career
Klein Credits Disruption, Early Opportunities for Successful Career
Mar 21 2017 9:00 AM
Angie Klein ’01, vice president of marketing for new product innovation at Verizon, emphasized disruption and innovation in her keynote speech at the third annual Undergraduate Women in Business Conference at Nebraska Innovation Campus on February 24. Nearly 300 women attended the event on a snowy morning to hear Klein, who graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with degrees in both business and journalism. She quickly climbed the ladder at Verizon after joining the company in 2001. » Full Article
Executive Education Programs Designed to Fulfill Training Needs
Executive Education Programs Designed to Fulfill Training Needs
Mar 21 2017 9:00 AM
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education offers four certificate programs this spring and four Power Lunches in May and June. Led by College of Business Administration faculty members, the programs are designed to help professionals fulfill their training needs with a short time commitment. » Full Article
Farewell to Donde Event Held for Former Dean
Farewell to Donde Event Held for Former Dean
Feb 14 2017 11:00 AM
Faculty, staff and alumni of the College of Business Administration bid best wishes to former dean, Dr. Donde Plowman, at the A Farewell to Donde as Dean of CBA celebration held at the Sheldon Museum of Art on February 10. Plowman, who became executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on January 1, greeted the 150 attendees and thanked them for their dedication to making the college successful during her tenure. » Full Article
Monson Builds Successful Career, Keeps Close Ties to CBA
Monson Builds Successful Career, Keeps Close Ties to CBA
Jan 24 2017 9:00 AM
From aces and blocks to investments and loans, Mandy Monson ’00, thrives on competition. As the vice president of finance for Resort Lifestyle Communities/Cameron General Contractors in Lincoln, Nebraska, the College of Business Administration graduate excelled as a business administration major and psychology minor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. » Full Article
Women in Business Conference Brings Verizon Innovation VP Angie Klein to Lincoln
Women in Business Conference Brings Verizon Innovation VP Angie Klein to Lincoln
Jan 19 2017 4:00 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Undergraduate Women in Business student organization hosts the annual Women in Business Conference on Friday, February 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aimed at members of the business community, young professionals and students, the conference will be held at Nebraska Innovation Campus and includes a luncheon, breakout sessions and a panel discussion with the theme Innovation in Business. » Full Article
Spring Power Lunch Series Begins Feb. 1
Spring Power Lunch Series Begins Feb. 1
Jan 12 2017 9:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education program will host four spring Executive Power Lunches to share ideas and strategies to help solve today’s business challenges. Led by College of Business Administration faculty members, the lunches will be offered in Lincoln and Omaha. » Full Article
Experiential Learning to Capture the Imagination of Students in New Building
Experiential Learning to Capture the Imagination of Students in New Building
Jan 9 2017 9:00 AM
Dr. Donde Plowman, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for academic affairs, describes the investment of $84 million in the new 240,000-square-foot University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration building as a game changer for the college. Now set to open in the summer of 2017, the experiential learning spaces and high-tech classrooms increase opportunities for students, faculty and alumni to maximize teaching and learning. » Full Article
Krajicek Takes Flight With Thunderbirds
Krajicek Takes Flight With Thunderbirds
Dec 30 2016 9:00 AM
Most University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduates do not end up piloting an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at more than 600 miles per hour while performing complex aerial maneuvers. But for Major Nick Krajicek ’00, the job of a lifetime presented itself due to hard work and lessons learned while attending the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. » Full Article
Irwin-Gish Earns CASE Distinguished Service Award
Irwin-Gish Earns CASE Distinguished Service Award
Dec 16 2016 11:30 AM
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI recognized Sheri Irwin-Gish, executive director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, with the Distinguished Service Award. Irwin-Gish received the award December 13 at the District V and VI Joint Conference in Chicago. » Full Article
Plowman Named Executive Vice Chancellor, Chief Academic Officer
Plowman Named Executive Vice Chancellor, Chief Academic Officer
Dec 15 2016 8:15 AM
Ronnie Green, chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, announced Donde Plowman as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. Plowman, the James Jr. and Susan Stuart Dean of Nebraska’s College of Business Administration, will begin her new role at the university on Jan. 1. The appointment is pending Board of Regents approval. » Full Article
Strive to Thrive Grant Project Awards $10,000 to Local Non-Profits
Strive to Thrive Grant Project Awards $10,000 to Local Non-Profits
Nov 30 2016 2:30 PM
Students in the Leading People and Projects MNGT 411 class at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration awarded grants totaling $10,000 to two local non-profit organizations focused on impacting the lives of children in Lincoln and Lancaster County on November 29. Strive to Thrive, the name of the student-coordinated grant project, is guided by CBA Lecturer Dr. Amber Messersmith and funds are provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation, founded by Doris Buffett, sister of CBA graduate Warren Buffett ’51. » Full Article
Executive Insights Panel Defines Traits Needed for Success
Executive Insights Panel Defines Traits Needed for Success
Nov 19 2016 9:00 AM
The 2016 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Insights featured four distinguished executives from Lincoln-area businesses participating in a panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration. More than 120 people attended the event held at the Sheldon Art Museum, before an audience of students from the BSAD 444 class, as well as faculty, staff and other visitors. Executives included Marc LeBaron, chairman and CEO of Lincoln Industries, Joann Martin, president and CEO of Ameritas, Angie Muhleisen, president and chairman of Union Bank and Trust and Tonn Ostergard, president and CEO of Crete Carrier Corporation. » Full Article
Mark Chronister Visits CBA for Masters Week
Mark Chronister Visits CBA for Masters Week
Nov 14 2016 3:30 PM
Every fall the Nebraska Alumni Association selects a group of elite alumni masters to represent each college, and share their experiences and knowledge with students. Mark Chronister ’73 returned to his alma mater to represent the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration as its 2016 master. Chronister, a partner with Templeton Laird in Minneapolis, devoted his career to building bridges between business, education and non-profit service, including working as a partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 34 years. He met with CBA students, faculty and staff, bringing a message of optimism and resilience as keys to finding one’s way in both business and life. » Full Article
Plowman Recognized with NU Foundation’s Top Development Service Award
Plowman Recognized with NU Foundation’s Top Development Service Award
Oct 22 2016 10:00 AM
Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, is this year’s recipient of the Harlan J. Noddle Award for Distinguished Development Service. The award is the University of Nebraska Foundation’s top development service award and was presented to Plowman at its annual meeting of trustees on Oct. 21, 2016, at the Lincoln Cornhusker Marriott. » Full Article
Green Announces Duane Acklie Chair at CBA
Green Announces Duane Acklie Chair at CBA
Oct 20 2016 11:30 AM
Chancellor Ronnie Green of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced the establishment of the Duane Acklie Chair at the College of Business Administration to support the Clayton K. Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. Dr. John Anderson, Baird Family Professor of Economics, believes the new chair puts CBA in position to be a leader in the field of international trade. » Full Article
Mackey Preaches Conscious Capitalism to Business Students
Mackey Preaches Conscious Capitalism to Business Students
Oct 6 2016 1:30 PM
John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, spoke to more than 2,000 people at the Lied Center for Performing Arts as the inaugural speaker for the Lewis E. Harris Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration and College of Law on Wednesday, October 3. Mackey, who authored the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book, “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,” stressed the value of business to the audience, made up of a vast number of business students and members of the CBA community. » Full Article
Nebraska Alum and Disney VP Champions Entertainment Marketing in Lincoln
Nebraska Alum and Disney VP Champions Entertainment Marketing in Lincoln
Oct 4 2016 5:00 PM
John Rood, senior vice president of marketing at Disney Channels Worldwide, spoke to University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration marketing students about working in entertainment marketing. He wants Nebraska students to know they possess a secret weapon not often found in the business world. » Full Article
Duane Acklie Made Powerful Impact at CBA
Duane Acklie Made Powerful Impact at CBA
Oct 1 2016 9:00 AM
Duane Acklie, founder of Crete Carrier Corp. and 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, died September 17 at age 84. He contributed to UNL by providing student internships, jobs, a new addition to the College of Law and support for the new CBA building. » Full Article
Gentry Receives George Fisk Award at Macromarketing Conference
Gentry Receives George Fisk Award at Macromarketing Conference
Sep 23 2016 2:00 PM
Dr. James Gentry, Maurice J. and Alice Hollman College Professor, received the George Fisk Award, presented annually at the Macromarketing Conference in Dublin, Ireland, on behalf of the Macromarketing Society. The award recognizes the best conference paper and was presented to Gentry, along with co-authors Dr. Jie Gao Fowler ‘12, Dr. Chu Rongwei and Dr. Xin Zhao for their paper, “The Plight of Rural Migrant Workers in Urban China.” » Full Article
School of Accountancy Inducts Mendlik into Hall of Fame
School of Accountancy Inducts Mendlik into Hall of Fame
Sep 20 2016 8:30 AM
The School of Accountancy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration held its inaugural Celebration of Excellence at the Lied Commons on September 15. Paul M. Mendlik received the honor of induction into the School of Accountancy Hall of Fame at the event. » Full Article
CBA Harris Lecture Series Presents John Mackey CEO of Whole Foods
CBA Harris Lecture Series Presents John Mackey CEO of Whole Foods
Sep 19 2016 4:30 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration and University of Nebraska College of Law host the inaugural Lewis E. Harris Lecture Series featuring John Mackey on Wednesday, October 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Mackey is co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, his supermarket chain became the first in the United States certified as an organic grocer. He authored the book “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,” which appeared on best-selling lists for both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. » Full Article
More Than 200 Board Members Convene for CBA Partnership Summit
More Than 200 Board Members Convene for CBA Partnership Summit
Sep 17 2016 5:00 PM
The largest-ever College of Business Administration Partnership Summit at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln saw more than 200 members from 14 of the 15 advisory boards gather for meetings throughout campus, a luncheon at the Nebraska Champions Club and tours of the new CBA building. The luncheon featured Dean Donde Plowman’s State of the College Address, as well a keynote address from UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green. » Full Article
Back to School Bash Held for Last Time at Current CBA Building
Back to School Bash Held for Last Time at Current CBA Building
Aug 25 2016 2:00 PM
The first of a year full of lasts happened when the College of Business Administration hosted the Back to School Bash at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. With CBA moving into a new building next fall, the celebration marked the final kickoff to the school year on the west side of the current CBA building.
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Zulkoski Honored with Early Achiever Award
Zulkoski Honored with Early Achiever Award
Aug 5 2016 3:30 PM
Katie Zulkoski ’05 received the Early Achiever Award on behalf of the Nebraska Alumni Association on Friday, August 5, at its Alumni Awards Banquet. The award recognizes outstanding young graduates who receive consideration through nominations by faculty from their respective colleges. » Full Article
Back to School Bash to Kick Off Final Year in Current CBA Building
Back to School Bash to Kick Off Final Year in Current CBA Building
Jul 12 2016 9:00 AM
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln celebrates a new school year with the Fourth Annual Back to School Bash on Friday, August 19 from 2-5 p.m., on the west side of the CBA building. New and returning CBA students, parents, alumni, business partners, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to network with the CBA community while enjoying free food, live music, prizes and more. RSVP by Wednesday, August 17 at http://cba.unl.edu/bash.
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Start Impacting the World: Betsy Grindlay
Start Impacting the World: Betsy Grindlay
Jul 12 2016 9:00 AM
Betsy Grindlay
Betsy Grindlay’07 brings passion to her job every day as brand manager at Speedway Motors in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her inspiration comes from knowing the work she creates directly affects customers of Speedway Motors, which bills itself as America’s Oldest Speed Shop, while tailoring products to hot rod and racing enthusiasts across the country. » Full Article
Start Impacting the World: Richard Chapin
Start Impacting the World: Richard Chapin
Jun 7 2016 9:00 AM
Ricahrd Chapin
Richard Chapin believes the foundation for success in business is sales. He began his sales career at KFOR radio in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1953, and his philosophy today remains the same. » Full Article
Final Steel Beam at New CBA Building Celebrated
Final Steel Beam at New CBA Building Celebrated
Apr 18 2016 10:30 AM
Friday marked a major milestone in the construction of the new College of Business Administration building at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a Topping Off Steel Ceremony took place at the construction site at 14th and Vine streets. A topping off event is a building construction tradition that occurs when the last beam is placed atop a structure.
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Top Business Leaders Honored at CBA Advisory Board Luncheon
Top Business Leaders Honored at CBA Advisory Board Luncheon
Apr 15 2016 3:00 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration held its Advisory Board Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 15, at the Nebraska Champions Club. The awards honor the outstanding accomplishments of business leaders and corporations in the state of Nebraska and the world.
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Start Impacting the World: David Lockwood
Start Impacting the World: David Lockwood
Apr 12 2016 9:00 AM
David Lockwood
When a job opportunity in Lincoln, Nebraska, presented David Lockwood ’02 the chance to come back to his home state, the Kimball native jumped at the chance. Now the chief investment officer at Assurity Life Insurance Company, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration graduate embraces the challenges and connections that come with a successful career.
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