Category Archives: Diversity

Faculty: Best of the Best

Congratulations to the following faculty selected by the Sam M. Walton College of Business Awards and Elections Committee for the following college awards:

Award Winning Faculty

Gary Peters

Gary Peters
Outstanding All-Around Faculty Award

Soster-Robin

Robin Soster
Excellence in Teaching Award

Jandik_Tomas

Tomas Jandik
MBA Teacher of the Year

Peinkofer_Simone

Simone Peinkofer
Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award

Mullins-Jeff

Jeff Mullins
Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award

Venkatesh_Viswanath

Viswanath Venkatesh
Excellence in Research Award

Douglas_David

David Douglas
Excellence in Service Award

Farmer_Amy

Amy Farmer
Excellence in Diversity Award

 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Serving Those in Need

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Zeta Phi Beta sorority collected and donated 500 bags filled with travel-size toiletries and more than 50 suitcases for the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Walton College students and faculty assembled bags of toiletries to donate to a nearby children's shelter.
Walton College students and faculty assembled bags of toiletries to donate to a nearby children’s shelter. [Photo: Ryan C. Versey]
Walton College students, staff and faculty answered the call in February when the Office of Diversity and Inclusion requested donations to assist young people in need. Students and staff helped to assemble the bags during an open house style work session.

The shelter’s mission is to provide a safe haven, hope and high quality care for children who have been abandon, abused and neglected. Learn more about the shelter at nwacs.org.

The Walton College is committed to increasing students’ awareness of diversity and increasing the extent to which they value its significance. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion was developed in 1994 to support, advocate and assist the Walton College in developing plans for diversity throughout the college. Learn more at Walton.uark.edu/diversity.

Walton College Students to Compete in Kelley School of Business National Diversity Case Competition

Walton students (from left) Boston Woodworth, Tatiana Polydore, Cordell Griffin and Byron Alley prepare for the Kelley School of Business National Diversity Case Competition taking place this weekend.
Walton students (from left) Boston Woodworth, Tatiana Polydore, Cordell Griffin and Byron Alley prepare for the Kelley School of Business National Diversity Case Competition taking place this weekend. (Photo: Ryan C. Versey)

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, selected four students to compete in the Kelley School of Business National Diversity Case Competition taking place Jan. 15-16, 2016, at the Indiana University campus in Bloomington.

Walton students Boston Woodworth, Tatiana Polydore, Byron Alley and Cordell Griffin will represent the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Walton College and the University of Arkansas while competing against top level, diverse talent from colleges and universities across the country to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The two-day event includes a business case competition, networking opportunities and additional workshops.