Enjoy our photos from Walton College freshman orientation for June 10. Continue reading Walton College freshman orientation 2019 – June 10
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame board is accepting nominations for the 2020 class of business leaders who have made a lasting contribution to business and their communities. The nomination deadline is July 31.
Specific criteria for selection and a list of past honorees can be found at walton.uark.edu/abhf. Nominations can be made by completing and submitting the form found on the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame website or sending a letter of nomination including information that illustrates to the selection committee why the nominee deserves recognition.
Nominations also may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the Office of External Relations at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development, Office of External Relations, Room 217, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201.
The 2020 class will be inducted at a gala dinner Feb. 7, 2020, in Little Rock.
In selecting inductees, the committee considers outstanding leadership in establishing, building or running a business; improving his or her community; and displaying the highest level of ethics.
Equal consideration is given to Arkansans – by birth or by choice – whose business achievements have been inside or outside of the state. Living inductees must be at least 60 years of age. Nominations are not limited to graduates of the Sam M. Walton College of Business or the University of Arkansas.
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.
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Joshua Howard, a sophomore in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, hopes to organize a University of Arkansas student group around the emerging technology of blockchain. Continue reading Student Organizing Blockchain Group
On Saturday, May 4, Northwest Arkansas youth will learn how to become an entrepreneur through Lemonade Day, an educational activity that teaches children how to operate a business.
That day pop-up lemonade stands will blanket the region — from Gentry to Farmington and Bentonville to Fayetteville — as students compete to raise the most money. Afterschool programs such as Boys & Girls Clubs will also participate.
To launch their businesses, students will:
- Design their product and stand.
- Select a location.
- Borrow startup capital.
- Determine a price.
- Payoff their loan.
- Create their marketing.
- Make a profit.
Projects usually support a charitable organization as well as reward the students for their entrepreneurial spirit.
Under the direction of J.R. Hinkson, associate director for Undergraduate Programs at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, students in Leadership Walton, a professional development program at Walton College, are teaching the curriculum to kids in grades 3-8. Rita Littrell, director of the Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education at Walton College, provided support to the Leadership Walton students as they developed lessons on product development, pitching the investor, marketing, stand location and budgeting.
Partnering with Startup Junkie, an entrepreneurial consulting company that is managing the Lemonade Day program, Leadership Walton students served as mentors for elementary school classes.
Show these budding entrepreneurs your support and purchase lemonade in your neighborhood! Most stands can be found near your favorite retail outlet or downtown community.
Leadership Walton students participating in the program are:
Alyson Schutte (Team Leader)
The Sam M. Walton College of Business recognized three exceptional alumni and nearly 60 students for outstanding achievement at its annual awards banquet. Continue reading Outstanding Alumni, Students Recognized at Walton Awards Banquet
Shannon Bullock, conference coordinator, has been named employee of the third quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Continue reading Bullock Selected as Walton College Employee of the Quarter