Category Archives: Students

Arkansas Fellowship Deadline is Approaching

Here’s a reminder from Jeff Amerine:

Apply to be an Arkansas Fellow

The Arkansas Fellowship (www.arkansasfellowship.org) is designed to keep and attract top talent. Funded by Fifty for the Future, the Northwest Arkansas Council, and Winrock International and modeled after a successful program in Indiana called the Orr Fellowship (www.orrfellowship.org), the Arkansas Fellowship identifies and recruits the most promising graduates at Arkansas colleges and universities and keeps them in the state through networking, mentorship, and career enrichment activities.

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Walton College Hosting ‘Leaning In’ Business Leadership Event

Made Possible by The Committee of 200 Foundation

Walton College and Women Impacting Supply Excellence are hosting the Leaning In: Diversity in Business Leadership Conference on Oct. 9 to educate Walton students on the opportunities for leadership roles that exist in business.

The conference will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus.

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Economics Department Recognized Globally

By Marty Murad

marty_blogThe Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University recently recognized the Department of Economics at the Sam M. Walton College of Business in their ranking of 200 economics departments worldwide. The department fell into the 76-100 group among AACSB International-accredited schools, ranking in the group with the two highest ranked SEC economics departments, the University of Florida and the University of Georgia.

Bill Curington, chair of the Walton College economics department, said the global nature of the ranking is significant. “It means that our efforts to improve the reputation of the department are starting to pay off. That’s important because it opens doors for our students,” Curington said. “If our faculty and our department are well respected internationally, our students are recognized internationally.”

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