Colloquium Lecture Series

Business students enjoy guest lectures by notable business, community, and thought leaders.  The colloquiums help students connect with working professionals and bring exposure to cutting-edge issues and ideas in the marketplace.  Community members are welcome to attend.

Colloquium Schedule, Spring of 2019

April 20, 2019; Saturday, 8pm; Village Hall

Shark Tank Competition
Which team will win the Grand Prize of $10,000?


April 25, 2019; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Linda A. Abdel-Malek, JD (Class of 1989)
Attorney & Partner with Moses & Singer, New York
Read more about Linda Abdel-Malek.

April 28, 2019; Sunday, 7pm; CSP154

Robert Schmidt, FSA, MAAA, EA (Class of 1988)
Principal of Milliman, Boise ID (Milliman is one of the world's largest actuarial consulting firms)
Read more about Robert Schmidt.

May 16, 2019; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Christopher Maravilla, CPA, M.Ed. (Class of 2012)
Formerly at Ernst & Young (EY), New York (one of the world's largest consulting/accounting firms)
Read more about Christopher Maravilla.​​​​​​​

June 6, 2019; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Awards Colloquium
Come celebrate the accomplishments of business students and faculty

Colloquium Schedule, Winter of 2019

January 20, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

Alister Hunt, PhD
Principal of Finology (consulting firm for governments and organizations around the world in financial economics and public policy)
Read more about Alister Hunt.

January 24, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

Todd Brandenburg (Class of 2002)
President/CEO of PocketiNet Communications Inc.
(internet/broadband company)
Learn more about PocketiNet.

February 3, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

Steven Mantle, EMBA
Market Development Leader (Director of Sales Strategy, Acquisitions, and Partnerships)
Microsoft Inc. Learn more about Microsoft.

February 12, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

Jim Schultz (Class of 2005)
Manager of Business Process Optimization and IT
Key Technology Inc.
More about Key Technology.

February 28, 2019; 7pm; CSP 154

Jim Fazio, AAMS
Investment & Financial Advisor
Edwards Jones, Ft. Collins, CO
Learn more about Edwards Jones.​​​​​​​


Colloquium Schedule, Fall of 2018

October 4, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

Kickoff Colloquium
School of Business update with important announcements

October 18, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

Internship Panel Discussion
Summer interns share their experiences

October 25, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

Daryl Tol, MHA (Class of 1997)
President and CEO, Florida Hospital & Central Florida Division
Senior Executive VP of Adventist Health Systems
Perspectives of a health care executive

November 1, 2018; 4-7pm; BWH Lobby

Business & Healthcare Career Fair
Come-and-go opportunity to meet with dozens of firms

November 4, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

Wendell White (Class of 1962)
Founder & Board Chair of Generations Inc.
A life-time of experience in the senior living industry

Colloquium archive

Colloquium Schedule, Spring of 2018

April 8, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

Brittney Smith, CPA (Class of 2012)
Manager, CliftonLarsonAllen
Professional services firm, Bellevue, Washington

April 26, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

Alexander Nickolatos, CPA (Class of 2001)
Chief Financial Executive, EcoStim Energy Solutions
Publicly-traded company based in Houston, Texas

May 6, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

Abel Cruz, MBA (Class of 1991)
Global Business Development Manager,; Seattle, WA
Former Director of Tech Strategy, Microsoft

May 17, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

Deanne Rhynard (Class of 2004)
Vice President of
Internet startup

June 7, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

WWU Business Student/Faculty Awards Colloquium

Colloquium Schedule, Winter of 2018

January 25, 2018

7 p.m., CSP 154
George Fearing, Chief Judge (Class of 1979)
Washington State Court of Appeals, Div. III

January 30, 2018

7 p.m., CSP 154
Megan Clubb
Board Chair and former CEO of Baker Boyer Bank;
Recently retired Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

February 5, 2018

7 p.m., BWH 201
Harvey Crowder and Mike Rizzitiello
Mayor and Manager (respectively) of the City of College Place

February 15, 2018

7 p.m., CSP 154
Ron and Eric Wilkinson (Classes of 1978 & 2010, resp.)
Entrepreneurs; see

February 21, 2018

7 p.m., BWH 201
Doug Taylor and David Jeffery (Classes of 1978 & 2012, resp.)
Student loan experts share secrets to getting out of debt and life after college

Colloquium Schedule, Fall of 2017

November 6, 2017

7 p.m., CSP 154
Bethany Logan-Ropa, MBA (Class of 2006)
UBS Investment Banker in New York

November 2, 2017

7 p.m., FAC Auditorium
Kerry Heinrich, JD (Class of 1980) 
CEO of Loma Linda University Medical Center

October 26, 2017

12 p.m., KRH 210
Washington State Auditors

October 15, 2017

7 p.m., CSP 154 
Eight Summer Interns Share Their Experiences
Panel Discussion

September 28, 2017

7 p.m., CSP 154 
Kick-off Colloquium