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Distinguished Speaker Series

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Melissa Gray, senior director of sustainability and leader in green initiatives for IT hosting company Rackspace, will be featured in the college’s next Distinguished Speaker Series presentation. Her talk, "What We All Want from Work," will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, in 2000 Schneider Hall.

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Connecting Transfer Students

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Investing in enrollment as state funding declines and Michigan faces a declining number of high school graduates is an ongoing challenge for the college—a challenge that the college is addressing strategically.

"For the college, it is important that we have a talented and diverse student body," says Dr. Kay Palan, dean of the college.

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ISM Center Launches

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The new WMU Center for Integrated Supply Management will offer an array of student learning experiences focusing on hands-on education and innovative research. In addition, an executive education program will provide internal training to companies and managers who want to further the development of supply chain professionals. Bronco Force—an initiative of the center—offers consulting services in supply chain.

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Kenneth Perry, B.B.A.’08—Crucial Decisions

Photo of PerrySuccess for Kenneth Perry started when he accepted an internship with Whirlpool. Now, as senior global commodity buyer for the appliance giant, Perry is still connected with the college of business as part of the team that recruits Business Broncos.

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Lindsay (French) Brandon, B.B.A.'05—Sparking Creativity

Photo of BrandonAs director of marketing for Michigan Hearing, Lindsay Brandon finds satisfaction in helping her company's bottom line while also educating people about a growing health concern.

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Other News

Program Earns Category Management Certification

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The food and consumer package goods marketing program is one of two undergraduate programs to have earned certification for category management coursework from the national Category Management Association. Students may opt for courses that prepare them for the industry's category analyst exam.

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Top Tips for Hiring Talent

We asked three experts for their advice about hiring new talent. Shaugn Coyer, university relations manager at Kellogg Company, Lauren Montgomery, corporate recruiter for C.H. Robinson and Dr. Kyle Brink, assistant professor of management at the Haworth College of Business, all shared their top tips.

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Alumni: Share Your News!

Photo of alumnusShare your accomplishments and news with fellow Haworth College of Business alumni through class notes in our annual college magazine. Send us details about promotions, awards, honors, appointments, marriages, births, adoptions and retirements, and your class note will be included in the Haworth College of Business magazine. 

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Editor: Cindy Wagner
cindy.wagner@wmich.edu
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5457 USA
(269) 387-5050
www.wmich.edu/business

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