Student lands prestigious internship with Unilever
Junior business administration major Maddy Onumbu was nominated in November to a highly selective diversity leadership conference with Unilever. One of the world’s leading food, home and personal care product companies, Unilever’s portfolio includes Ben & Jerry’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Lipton, Axe, Dove, Slim-Fast and Suave.  Maddy completed her initial interviews with Unilever in December and was one of 10 selected finalists from a field of over 200 applicants. In early February, she traveled to Unilever North America Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., to attend the conference and to interview for a summer internship, which she successfully landed.

Maddy also was among 20 SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) students nationwide chosen to participate in the SIFE Top-to-Future-Top Forum, which is part of a SIFE Partner Summit that student members, partner companies and the SIFE USA National Advisory Board attended. The event was held in February in New York City. Participants contributed insights on the strategic growth of SIFE USA, attended roundtable discussions on relevant business topics and learned best practices on how companies build win-win partnerships with SIFE.

The Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta international honor society in business was established at Jewell in 1970. In the past 40 years, more than 400 students have joined Jewell’s chapter, and more than 155 million people worldwide are members. Delta Mu Delta promotes higher scholarship in training for business and recognizes and rewards business administration students who have distinguished themselves scholastically.

Jewell’s business honor society turns 40
The Alpha Lambda Chapter #35 of Delta Mu Delta celebrated 40 years of outstanding business students at William Jewell College. More than 400 students have joined the national honor society since it was established at Jewell in 1970.

A reception for alumni and current members was held October 1 in the Yates-Gill College Union, and the Department of Business and Leadership faculty and Jewell administrators also attended the celebration. Don Huntington, the Department of Business and Leadership’s first Executive-in-Residence, was named an honorary member of Alpha Lambda Chapter. Department Chair Dr. Kelli Schutte shared the changes and initiatives in the department and those anticipated for the coming year.

After the reception current officers and members presented information about Delta Mu Delta to the Jewell student body, faculty, administration and friends during the College’s weekly “Jewell Time” gathering in the Union.

A newly framed charter for Alpha Lambda Chapter will hang in the first floor lobby of Jewell Hall near the Department of Business and Leadership.

Jalene Brandom, 2010-2011 Chapter President

Dr. Kelli Schutte, department chair, and Aaron DeJong ’06, commercial banking officer at M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank 

Dr. Kelli Schutte, department chair

Nikki Kraft ’08, senior supervisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Chapter Treasurer Tim Brunson and Secretary Chad Kirkland at the 40th anniversary reception

Patti O'Dell Sturges ’84, wife of Brad Sturges ’83 and mother of Megan, senior

Academic Dean Tim Fulop and Executive-in-Residence Don Huntington

Don Huntington, First Executive-in-Residence, initiated as Honorary Member of the Alpha Lambda Chapter

Chapter Vice President Tom Farinacci and Treasurer Tim Brunson at Jewell Time

Chapter member Courtney Wilmsmeyer at Jewell Time


2010-2011 Officers 

President – Jalene Brandom
Vice President – Tom Farinacci
Secretary – Chad Kirkland
Treasurer  – Tim Brunson
Faculty Adviser – Dr. Jean Hawkins, professor of accounting and business


Delta Mu Delta was founded in 1913 at the School of Commerce of New York University by five professors from Harvard University, New York University and Yale University. They believed that recognition should be given to outstanding students of business administration subjects and started the first chapter.

Delta Mu Delta was incorporated in 1952 and in 1963 was admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies. In 1992, the Society established an affiliation with the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) whereby future chapter establishment occurs only at colleges and universities with business programs accredited by the ACBSP at the baccalaureate/graduate level.

The Greek letters in the Society's name stand for Dia Matheseos Dynamis (ΔΙΑ ΜΑΘΗΣΕΩΣ ΔΥΝΑΜΙΣ), signifying Delta Mu Delta's motto: Through Knowledge, Power - the power to manage creatively for social and economic good.

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