Working For a Purpose

Sometimes you have to open your mind to the unplanned, because it is there that you can often find what you really need and more. Like JJ Cawelti, the Albuquerque native who found herself at WT for her undergrad and hopes of riding on the equestrian team more than 20 years ago, and then coming home to roost for her MBA in Marketing. She completed her MBA in 2009, and her career has taken off. Read more

Faculty Spotlight – Interview with Dr. Nick Gerlich

Dr. Nick Gerlich is in his 34th year at WT. He earned his PhD and MBA at Indiana University, and his BA at Anderson (Indiana) University. His teaching specialties are Digital Marketing and Consumer Behavior, although he also teaches the MBA Seminar in Marketing. His research interests run the gamut from social media to consumer boycotts. In his spare time, he bicycles for fitness, and travels the country with his camera gear in search of vintage roadside signage and attractions. He is married to Deanna, and father of two young women, both of whom are current or graduated students in the COB. This year, Dr. Gerlich Read more

Student Connects with Human Resources 

Earning your undergraduate degree is a big step in launching your career. Keeping going, or returning, for your MBA or other graduate degree allows you to reach farther and higher. But when you add specialized certifications on top of that all, it becomes the icing on the cake. Keaton Irons is the perfect example. Keaton earned his BBA in Management in 2018 with a Human Resource specialization, all the while working at United Supermarkets. He then took a position with Xcel Energy in Amarillo, and began working on his MBA, which he competed in 2020. But Keaton was not done just yet. Read more

Message from the Dean – Spring 2022

As we wrap up the 2021-2022 academic year, we have cheered and applauded the Class of ’22 who have walked across the stage at graduation. This is a time of celebration and reflection, when we honor our graduates and their wonderful accomplishments. All things considered, these future leaders have persevered through another year of uncertainty, challenges, and change. These students enjoy the head start afforded by a world-class education, earned through the completion of a rigorous business curriculum.  I share in the pride that these students feel and I am confident that the opportunities that the world holds for them are wide open. I am fascinated by the successes that our graduates will go on to accomplish. I know my colleagues and I are proud of the part that we in the College have played to shape another class of leaders who will positively change the world around us. In this... Read more

Alumni Spotlight – Shannon & Josh Pukl

Convenience, value, and quality of an online program are one thing. But sometimes it inspires you to go on to do even more afterward. Like the case of Shannon and Josh Pukl (both MBA 2020), who had such a rewarding experience pursuing their graduate degrees in the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business that they went on to develop their own online program for professionals in their field. The Pukls, who now live about an hour northwest of Chicago, had completed their PharmD degrees at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania. But they realized that, in spite of Read more