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.

NOTE:  Colloquiums for spring quarter have been canceled.  The colloquium requirement for spring quarter will be waived, which means that the number of colloquiums needed to graduate will be reduced by one.  However, if you need to do a make-up colloquium this quarter, please contact Lana.VanDorn@wallawalla.edu, who will arrange for you to watch some videos of prior colloquiums.

Colloquium Schedule, Spring of 2020
 

April 6, 2020; Monday, 5:30-7:30pm; University Church Fellowship Hall CANCELED

Shark Tank/LaunchU Final Competition
Come hear the final battle of entrepreneurial ideas


April 28, 2020; Tuesday, 7pm; Fine Arts Center CANCELED

Dr. Peter Walker, PhD
Vice President of Architecture at Visa
High tech leader and entrepreneur
https://www.americaninno.com/austin/diversity-in-tech-how-peter-walker-built-2-austin-companies-with-limited-funding/


April 30, 2020; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154 CANCELED

Terry Moreland
Real estate developer and businessman


June 4, 2020; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154 CANCELED

Business Faculty/Student Awards Colloquium
 

Colloquium Schedule, Winter of 2020
 

January 16, 2020; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Denzil McNeilus
Chair and CEO of Sterling State Bank, Minnesota
https://www.sterlingstatebank.com/ 


January 26, 2020; Sunday, 7pm; CSP154

Randall Unterseher, MBA (Class of 1979)
Vice President of Better Fresh Technology LLC
https://betterfreshtechnology.com/


February 6, 2020; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Todd Fletcher (Class of 1989)
Vice President of Operations-West, Life Care Centers of America
https://lcca.com/ 


February 27, 2020; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Ask Your Professor Anything
(A fun chance to learn the hidden secrets behind your favorite professors)
https://www.wallawalla.edu/academics/areas-of-study/business/faculty-staff/


March 8, 2020; Sunday, 7-9pm; CSP154

Shark Tank/LaunchU  Semi-Final Pitch
(Come and watch several teams pitch their business ideas as a run-off for the final competition in April.)

Colloquium Schedule, Fall of 2019
 

October 3, 2019, Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Kick-Off Colloquium
School of Business Welcome Back (with important updates and announcements)


October 13, 2019; Sunday, 7pm; CSP154

Internship Panel Discussion
Summer interns share their experiences


November 6, 2019; Wednesday, 3-6pm; Havstad Alumni Center

Career and Graduate School Fair
Learn about opportunities available at a variety of organizations and schools


November 14, 2019; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Oren Williams, Business Owner and Entrepreneur (Class of 1999)
Hear exciting experiences of a serial entrepreneur


November 17, 2019; Sunday, 7pm; CSP154

Erin Wiggins-Sleeth, MS/CPA (Class of 1998)
Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world's largest consulting and professional service firms
https://www.pwc.com/

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
https://www.mosessinger.com/attorneys/linda-a-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)
http://us.milliman.com/Consultants/?cid=82897 


May 16, 2019; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Christopher Maravilla, CPA, M.Ed. (Class of 2012)
Audit Associate at Ernst & Young (EY), New York (one of the world's largest consulting/accounting firms)
https://www.ey.com/en_gl 


June 6, 2019; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Awards Colloquium
Come celebrate the accomplishments of business students and faculty


Colloquium archive

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)
https://www.finology.com/hunt/ 


January 24, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

Todd Brandenburg (Class of 2002)
President/CEO of PocketiNet Communications Inc.
(internet/broadband company)
https://www.pocketinet.com/ 


February 3, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

Steven Mantle, EMBA
Market Development Leader (Director of Sales Strategy, Acquisitions, and Partnerships)
Microsoft Inc.  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ 


February 12, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

Jim Schultz (Class of 2005)
Manager of Business Process Optimization and IT
Key Technology Inc.
http://www.key.net/ 


February 28, 2019; 7pm; CSP 154

Jim Fazio, AAMS
Investment & Financial Advisor
Edwards Jones, Ft. Collins, CO
https://www.edwardjones.com/index.html 


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 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, Amazon.com; Seattle, WA
Former Director of Tech Strategy, Microsoft


May 17, 2018; 7pm; CSP154

Deanne Rhynard (Class of 2004)
Vice President of Olo.com
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 www.wilkinsonbaking.com


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

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