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Cathy Dunkin, lecturer in communications at Olin, was named to the YWCA Metro St. Louis Academy of Leaders at a ceremony Dec. 5, 2014. The annual YWCA Leader Luncheon honors women for their career achievements and the important roles they play in business, politics, education, science, technology, and the arts.

Video intro to Cathy Dunkin.

YWCA-LogoDunkin was among 10 women named to the Academy this year described as “role models – living the YWCA Mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.”

Dunkin is the founder of the Standing Partnership, a communications strategy consulting firm.

 

 

 

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St. Louis-based customer service consultant Shep Hyken writes a column on Forbes.com this month about EMBA alum Seth Burgett’s Yurbuds, “A Cue from Apple: How Yurbuds Stood Out in a Competitive Market.”

Burgett developed his business plan for Yurbuds while at Olin in the Hatchery course and won the student prize in the Olin Cup for the earbuds designed by athletes for athletes. Harmon International recently acquired Yurbuds for a reported $37 million according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

Seth Burgett participated in the Olin Business Symposium discussion on “Innovation in the Era of Entrepreneurism,” covered in the recent issue of OlinBusiness, p. 9-10.

 

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Congratulations to our friends at Tarlton construction for recognition at the recent St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) annual awards for best practices and inclusion advocacy.

Accepting a 2014 Best Practices Award for the Olin Business School Expansion at Washington University in St. Louis are (front row, from left) Tarlton project manager Sondra Rotty and project assistant Kelly Santacruz; and (back row) Jerry Anderson of Ameren, SLCCC chairman; Cameron Denison, Tarlton project manager; Frank Freeman, Washington University project manager; Joshua Fisk, Tarlton senior project engineer; and Hiram Warner, SLCCC Awards Committee member. Photo courtesy of St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers. - See more at: http://www.rejournals.com/2015/01/12/tarlton-corp-earns-best-practices-award-for-work-at-washington-university-in-st-louis/#sthash.NO5pFHGT.dpuf

Accepting a 2014 Best Practices Award for the Olin Business School Expansion at Washington University in St. Louis are (front row, from left) Tarlton project manager Sondra Rotty and project assistant Kelly Santacruz; and (back row) Jerry Anderson of Ameren, SLCCC chairman; Cameron Denison, Tarlton project manager; Frank Freeman, Washington University project manager; Joshua Fisk, Tarlton senior project engineer; and Hiram Warner, SLCCC Awards Committee member. Photo courtesy of St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers.

Tarlton was honored for their work on Knight Hall and Bauer Hall completed in March 2014. Here is the citation for their award:

Olin School of Business – Washington University in St. Louis was recognized for material management. Team members were Washington University; Tarlton; Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners; Mackey Mitchell Architects; BurroHappold Engineering; William Tao & Associates; KPFF Engineers; and Cole.  Switches to precast from poured in place to fight a winter time frame;  pre-assembly of the building’s centerpieces –  a 90-foot-by-90-foot unsupported skylight— in the fabricator’s yard to avoid on-site glitches; and prefabrication of mechanical systems, saving 90 days out of the schedule allowed the 22-month project to finish on time.

Read story on the Construction Forum St. Louis website.

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Brookings Executive Education’s Master of Science in Leadership (MS-Leadership) was recently highlighted in the Washington Post Express. In the article, “Local graduate programs adapt to students’ needs,” by Ambreen Ali, the focus is on graduate degree programs that are adapting to meet the needs of the 21st century student, one who needs flexibility.

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Nickerson and Morris

The article features Associate Dean and Director, Jackson Nickerson, and recent MS-Leadership graduate, Ray Morris.

“It’s a unique program. There’s no sequence, per se, but the courses fit together like a jigsaw puzzle,” says Jackson Nickerson, the program’s associate dean and director.

“This is the way grad school is supposed to be,” Morris says.

 




No matter what you’re dreaming of this holiday season, we here at Olin wish you the very best in the coming new year. Happy holidays!

Thanks to the Washington University a capella groups The Greeleafs and The Pikers for their beautiful singing; lyrics by Judy Milanovits and Gabe Watson, Olin Marketing & Communications department. Video by Mike Martin Media.

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