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 2020

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

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

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

Dr. Peter Walker, PhD
Vice President of Architecture at Visa
High tech leader and entrepreneur

April 30, 2020; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Terry Moreland
Real estate developer and businessman

June 4, 2020; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

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 

January 26, 2020; Sunday, 7pm; CSP154

Randall Unterseher, MBA (Class of 1979)
Vice President of Better Fresh Technology LLC

February 6, 2020; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Todd Fletcher (Class of 1989)
Vice President of Operations-West, Life Care Centers of America 

February 27, 2020; Thursday, 7pm; CSP154

Ask Your Professor Anything
(A fun chance to learn the hidden secrets behind your favorite professors)

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

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 

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) 

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) 

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) 

January 24, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

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

February 3, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

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

February 12, 2019; 7pm; CSP154

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

February 28, 2019; 7pm; CSP 154

Jim Fazio, AAMS
Investment & Financial Advisor
Edwards Jones, Ft. Collins, CO 

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,; 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

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