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$500,000 grant for entrepreneurial programming
In spring 2013 Jewell was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to develop an entrepreneurship model. The grant, to be distributed over a three-year period, will allow William Jewell to enhance the entrepreneurial culture on campus and develop a sustainable environment of innovation. Plans include adding a faculty position and curriculum that explores innovation and creativity, awarding internal grants and creating an Innovation Center. Read more...

Students help launch worldwide brand to college-age market
Through the Advanced Consulting Engagement Seminar, business students were organized into a consulting team to engage a live project for a real client in the business world. Read more…

Department News

Chris Stathopoulos ’14, a business administration and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry major, co-developed an iPhone app that he sold to Apple. Read more about Chris' entrepreneurial spirit.

Dr. Gregg Whitaker
was interviewed by CNNMoney about the debt ceiling.

Dr. Kelli Schutte was awarded the 2011 Joe Saupe Paper Award for Best Presentation at the Annual MID-AIR conference. Her paper, “Applying Corporate Organizational Development (OD) Methodologies to a Higher Education Institutional Setting”, was co-presented with Evelyn Eubank of the University of Kansas. As a result of the award she was asked to present at their International conference in Toronto in May.

Professors Liz Hoyt and Executive in Residence Don Huntington joined Jewell Vice President for Institutional Advancement Chad Jolly to deliver a panel presentation to the annual international conference of the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management in October 2010 in San Diego. Their panel discussion, “Bootstrapping a Successful Executive in Residence Program,” described and analyzed the development and implementation of the Executive in Residence initiatives at William Jewell, highlighting creative and innovative approaches aimed at providing a bridge between the academic business environment and the professional business community.

Dr. Gregg Whittaker and his business partner were invited to make a presentation regarding their patented TerraStar technology to senior officials at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., in 2010. The State Department is considering the inclusion of the TerraStar technology as an integral part of U.S. foreign aid to developing nations around the world. TerraManus Technologies LLC develops sustainable soil conditioning and water management cropping systems designed to be the reconciling link between competing economic and environmental interests worldwide, thus enabling subsistence farmers across the globe to break the cycle of poverty and food insecurity.

Recent Lectures

Scott McCormick, chief vision officer and a founder of VML, Inc., agency, will be the Distinguished Executive Lecture in Business and Leadership speaker on campus on April 10, 2012. Read details...

Henry W. Bloch, co-founder and chairman emeritus of H&R Block, and his son, Thomas M. Bloch, reflected on their experience as business and civic leaders as speakers at the Distinguished Executive Lecture in Business and Leadership held on campus in April 2011. Read more...

Peter deSilva, COO of UMB Financial Corporation and Chairman of the Board of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, delivered the Truex Economic Lecture in October 2010 on campus. The Everett P. Truex Economic and Financial Forum brings one or more nationally recognized economist to William Jewell College each year. The endowed lecture series focuses on finance and economics with funding provided by the Everett Truex Trust. 

Susan Chambers, a 1990 business department alumnus and Executive Vice President of the Global People Division for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Gary Dickinson Lecture in Business Enterprise. Read more

Todd Voth of Populous, the world’s leading architects of sports, convention and public use facilities; Gary Dickinson Lecture in Business Enterprise. Read more

Mike Goff, vice president of corporate brand management at Sprint; Business Department Discover Your Inner Innovator series

Tom Bloch, founder of University Academy public charter school and former CEO of H&R Block; Business Department Discover Your Inner Innovator series

Tom Laming, senior vice president and lead portfolio manager at Scout Investment Advisors; Business Department Discover Your Inner Innovator series

Scott McCormick, chief vision officer and a founder of VML, Inc., agency; Business Department Discover Your Inner Innovator series

Dr. Thomas Hoenig, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Everett P. Truex Economic and Financial Forum 


Mock Stockmarket
Accounting students team up with the Urban League of Kansas City to help break the cycle of poverty. Playing a stockmarket game with area high school students teaches more than financial education; it teaches teens they have the power to change their future.
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