UW EMBA Alumni Highlights!
Spring Quarter 2005
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Alumni Highlights e-newsletter includes announcements, events,
and news of interest to EMBA alumni. Many of the stories contain
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UW EXECUTIVE MBA 20th YEAR CELEBRATION
AND ALL CLASS REUNION
May 19, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Washington Athletic Club, Crystal Ballroom
Please join Bill Alberts, Bob Bowen, Vern Buck, Dick Cooley, Karma Hadjimichalakis, Rocky Higgins, Charles Hill, Dick Moxon, Kasi Ramanathan and other EMBA Faculty for an evening commemorating the 20th Year of the Executive MBA Program. Take advantage of this opportunity to CELEBRATE and REUNITE with EMBA classmates and faculty. Louise Kapustka, Current Director and Jan Monti, Director 1982-1988 will “Share EMBA Memories”.
Parking is complimentary from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the WAC Garage (not Hilton Garage). The WAC Garage is located at 1409 6th Avenue (one block from the Clubhouse) just past Union St. on the left. Visit the WAC Web site for directions and a map.
We have extended the RSVP date to Friday, May 13 – RSVP online. Username: embaalumni and Password: execmba or call Connie Brown at (206) 616-6438.
|WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORIES
Please complete the EMBA memories online survey.
Think about the two years you spent in the EMBA Program and provide us with any special moments. At the 20th Celebration and All Class Reunion Louise Kapustka and Jan Monti will share some of your responses with everyone.
Business School Rankings
The University of Washington MBA Program was recently ranked 18th among the nation’s best business schools by U.S. News & World Report. The Executive MBA program was ranked 22nd in the country and 7th among public institutions. The International Program was ranked 21, Accounting 22, and the Entrepreneurship Program was ranked 29. Read the press release.
UW Business School’s New Dean
Jim Jiambalvo an EMBA and MBA accounting faculty is the new Dean of the UW Business School. Jim has been with the UW Business School since 1977. He was the Chairman of the accounting department (1992 to 1996) and the faculty director of E-Business (2000-2003). He holds the PricewaterhouseCoopers and Alumni Endowed Professorship. His research has been published in the top accounting journals. He is author of the textbook Managerial Accounting (Second Edition) published by John Wiley and Sons. He has taught numerous executive education courses for Alcoa, Boeing, Microsoft, Tyson and other major firms.
On February 24, Jim Jiambalvo moderated for “The New Era of Corporate Governance” panel discussion with Bonnie W. Soodik, Senior Vice President Office of Internal Governance, The Boeing Company; Keith Loveless, Vice President Legal and Corporate Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Alaska Airlines; and Rick Greaves, Partner, PriceWaterhouseCooper LLP. We had about 40 attendees and the discussions were very interesting.
2005 International Study Seminar
||Thirty-two second-year Regional and North America students participated in the 2005 International Study Seminar in Beijing and Shanghai, China March 12-20. Also in attendance were EMBA Director, Louise Kapustka, Professors Bob Bowen and Jane Kennedy, Assistant Professor Shuping Chen and Assistant Director Belina Makonnen. This year’s International Study Seminar was a great success. We were impressed with China’s Urban Development and the hospitality of the Chinese people. The busy nine-day schedule included guided tours of Beijing and Shanghai, presentations by U.S. Commercial Service, The U.S.-China Business Council, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), and O’Melveny & Myers LLP. We also had amazing company visits at Cutter & Buck, Sina.com, Baoshan Iron & Steel, and General Motors China Investment Co. Ltd.
The EMBA Program would like to thank our Alumni for their continued support and for referring 16+ applicants (first round of applications) this year. Thanks to Connie Buhl, Lara Hansen, Charlie Robbins, Randi Sweet, Randy Beltz, Eric Herzog, Chris Behrman, Andrew Rosenkranz, Andy Tyler, David Barbieri, Denise Cully, Butch Hallford, Rachel Welch, and Michele Cloutier for speaking at an EMBA information session this year. We also want to thank Linda Beaudreau, Paul Skipper, Cory Roletto, Jason Hancock, Bruce Holiday, Kate Vanden Broek, and Terry Lee who attended or helped us with company visits and meetings at the MBA Road Shows in Boise, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Boston.
The application deadline for the 2005-2006 academic year was May 1. We are still accepting applications on a space available basis. If you have some friends or colleagues who are interested in the program please refer them to our office.
The UW Business School is holding a Graduate and Executive Education Open House on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bank of America Executive Education Center. Please let colleagues know about the open house and have them visit the Web site for additional information. We want to thank Pat Hayes, Randy Dearth and Dan'l Pierce for attending the Open Houses and providing their perspective at a student/alumni panel.
Save the Date
EMBA Alumni Second Annual Summer Barbeque
When? Saturday, August 20 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
(NOTE THIS IS A DATE CHANGE!!)
Where? Outside Undergraduate Commons (Balmer Hall-First Floor)
Enjoy great food, catch-up with classmates and faculty, and network with other EMBA alumni. Invitation will be mailed early August.
View photos from the 2004 barbeque