CWUBusiness NewsBusiness Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/business/newsen-usCWU accounting professor receives another national business awardhttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3341Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:18:46<p><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/Holtfretter%20AFCE%20award2.jpg" style="width: 451px; height: 349px; margin: 3px; float: right;">The <a href="http://www.acfe.com/" target="_blank">Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)</a> has honored Central Washington University’s Robert Holtfreter, College of Business distinguished professor of accounting and research, with its 2017 Hubbard Award. Holtfreter, along with his co-author Adrian Harrington, earned the award after being judged to have produced the best feature article in the ACFE’s peer-reviewed journal <em>Fraud</em> by members of the ACFE editorial advisory committee.</p><p>The three-part series pertained to a new model that identified five internal and four external data breach causal factors.&nbsp; Harrington, of Yakima, is a former student of Holtfreter, having taken his CWU fraud examination course. As part of the service-learning element of the course, Holtfreter provides students with volunteer opportunities to collaborate with him on fraud projects. Over the course of the last six years, such collaboration has led to 12 feature co-authored and published peer-review articles in academic and professional journals.</p><p>“This competitive award is especially important to me because it comes from an organization that is strongly committed to detecting and preventing fraud,” Holtfreter said. “In addition, having a student like Adrian as a co-author is even more satisfying because it gives me great pleasure in seeing a former student continue to excel in this way.”</p><p>ACFE includes more than 81,000 professional and academic members in 179 countries worldwide. Many of the articles published in <em>Fraud</em> go on to inclusion in ACFE’s continuing public educational outreach program about vital fraud related issues. Holtfreter and Harrington received their award during the association’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee June 18-23. Holtfreter was previously named the ACFE’s Educator of the Year in 2006 and received their Outstanding Achievement in Accounting award in 2005.</p><p>Since he joined CWU, Holtfreter has published more than 90 articles, most of which have been published in various peer-reviewed academic and professional journals.</p><p>In addition to his scholarly achievements, Holtfreter is an acknowledged leader in research and service within the academic and professional accounting communities. He has been routinely recognized for his efforts to provide continuing education pertaining to fraudulent practices, identity theft, and security breaches.</p><p>For his voluntary executive leadership efforts with an assortment of academic, civic, and professional organizations, he has received 15 significant leadership service awards. They include the <a href="https://www.phikappaphi.org/" target="_blank">Phi Kappa Phi</a> Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award for 2016-18, for which he was in competition against faculty from more than 300 university chapters nationwide.</p><p>The Phi Kappa Phi award, given once every two years, is based on outstanding dedication to service beyond academia. Holtfreter was chosen for the award because he has made a substantial impact through his research and sustained service leadership committed to educating the public on important fraud issues. For winning that award, Holtfreter received a citation, along with a $1,000 honorarium, and Phi Kappa Phi life membership. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and regarded as the most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society.</p><p><strong>Media contact</strong>: Robert Lowery, director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications, 509-963-1487, Robert.Lowery@cwu.edu</p><p><strong>Photo</strong> (l. to r.): Holtfreter receives the Hubbard research award at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners conference from ACFE President James Ratley. (Courtesy: ACFE, Victor Goodpasture/ProDigital)</p>Freshman Finance Major: Alex Kenny http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3321Tue, 30 May 2017 12:40:41<h2 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/Alex%20Kenny%20Head%20Shot.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 355px;"></h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Alex Kenny</h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Finance Major, Business LLC, Investments Club</h2><p style="text-align: center;"><br>Alex Kenny is currently a freshman here at Central Washington University, planning to major in Finance. Alex decided to attend Central because of the College of Business AACSB accreditation.<br>He was interested in all of the opportunities to get involved at CWU and the College of Business. Alex has become Vice President of the Investment Club as well as The Business LLC.<br>“The Business LLC allows me to connect with other Business majors in close proximity, by living with them. This has helped me bounce around business ideas.”</p><p style="text-align: center;">Alex is certainly on track to do great things here at CWU!</p></h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></br></p style="text-align: center;">Annual Beta Alpha Psi Spring BBQhttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3318Tue, 23 May 2017 14:04:17<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_4177.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">The event started off with a tradition Washington rain storm, but the Annual Beta Alpha Psi Spring BBQ was another success! Friday May 12, 2017 students, faculty and financial professionals gathered at North Alder Park over hotdogs, hamburgers and casual conversations between like-minded individuals.</p><h4 style="text-align: center;">"This event is a great way for students to mingle with professionals in a casual setting."- Professor, Jenny Cravens</h4><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_2166.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 315px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">This event allows accounting and finance students to meet with business professionals from local accounting and finance firms and learn more about what the field has to offer.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Ashley Kirk, was a large contributor to the event, organizing the students, professionals and of course, the spread. "This is a great opportunity for students to meet professionals and learn how to take the CPA exam, from people who have already passed it."</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_2175.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">Students engaged with recruiters and alumni from firms including Moss Adams and Trellis. The conversations were casual, some students discussed why they were interested in the field, tips for the CPA exam and where each professional got their start.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Multiple raffle drawings were held with prizes spanning from Starbucks to Subway gift cards. The event wrapped with a huge give away basket to the first person who could answer what "EIC" stands for (Answer: Earned Income Credit).</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></h4 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">College of Business Participates in the "Eastern Region Wildcat Day Tabling!" http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3316Thu, 18 May 2017 14:32:07<p style="text-align: center;"><br>The College of Business participated in the Eastern Region Wildcat Day Tabling event that required our student ambassadors to travel to multiple community colleges. Our student ambassadors were able to connect with future business wildcats at all three Community Colleges. The College of Business visited Big Bend Community College, Wenatchee Valley College, and Yakima Valley College.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/tabling.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 515px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">"It is important because it allows us (the College of Business) to be present and accessible to students who are still in the decision process of what 4-year university to transfer to."- Lupe Campos</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/tabling%202.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 515px;"><br>The College of Business connected with frehsman and sophomores at each Community College.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">"It is effective way to promote not only the College of Business but Central Washington University as well."- Javier Blanco</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;">College of Business Students Attend Mt. Stuart Elementary Fifth Grade Camp http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3314Wed, 17 May 2017 13:01:52<p>Last week, CWU had three College of Business students, Cailyn Hegland, Wyatt Shelton, and Jackson Wollan attend the Mount Stuart Elementary fifth grade camp as counselors! These counselors had camp names: Cailyn went by Hollywood, Wyatt went by Cowman, and Jackson went by Action. This was a three day adventure where the students were able to utilize their leadership skills.</p><p>&nbsp;"Being a business major and not an education major, going into this experience I didn't think it would be as beneficial to me as it actually was. There were moments that tested my patience. Sometimes it was tough keeping track of all 6 girls at once, but it was such a great and humbling experience. I'm very thankful that I was able to be a kid at camp again, with my group of girls from Mt. Stuart. I plan on coming back next year to be a camp counselor!" -Cailyn, a Human Resources</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/18519497_1535539386477961_1576983705925007144_n.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 289px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br>Wyatt, an Economics major, said "As business majors, we understand the importance of wise investment decisions. I would argue that among the best is investing in the next generation of kids. By doing so, you can change the life of an individual, and affect our culture for the better".</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/18491677_1535523563146210_3206889633665111027_o.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 344px;"></p><p><br>"This experience showed me that I was capable of managing people. I had to deal with some stressful situations, but was able to control the situation. Overall I gained great insight from attending this fifth grade camp and hope to attend next year". -Jackson, Supply Chain Management&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/18527665_1535523566479543_3262153021263620739_n.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p><br>The College of Business was thrilled to hear that students were expanding on their experiences. These three students took advantage of an opportunity and excelled at doing it!</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br>YoPro Networking eventhttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3312Mon, 15 May 2017 15:01:59<p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Student and professional networking event</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; background: white;">YoPro was a recent event hosted in the Wellington Event Center here at CWU. The event brought in professionals from Boeing, Amazon, our local Iron Horse Brewery, along with others. The event started off with time for students and professionals to network with each other.&nbsp;</span><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/picture%201%20edits.jpg" style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; width: 515px; height: 379px;"></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; background: white;">Next on the agenda was the question and answer for the panel. Students asked intriguing questions and the panel followed with heartfelt answers. Along with the panel having an impressive professional career, there were a handful of CWU alumni in the mix. The alumni on the panel were Jared Vallejo, Matt McCorkle, Austin Allemand, and Robyn Stewart. This event was hosted by the Student Alumni Association, Career Services, CWU Latinx, and the College of Business. The moderator of the event from Student Alumni Association, Nicholas Birkenfeld, said that "YoPro was a great success in my opinion, the students were very engaged and asked great questions to our panelists. I also believe that our panelists provided a lot of useful insight to our students regarding what it's like in the professional world."</span> Students also got the opportunity to learn firsthand from professionals who are currently in the workforce about what it takes to be successful.&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/picture%205%20edit.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></span></p></p style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; background: white;"></p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; background: white;"></p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"></p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"></span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Yakima Cinco de Mayo Festival!http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3308Wed, 10 May 2017 15:23:12<p style="text-align: center;">Yakima had their annual Cinco De Mayo Festival from Saturday May 6th through Sunday May 7th. This event was located in Downtown Yakima, it is the largest culture festival in the Yakima valley celebrating Latin heritage and culture. The festival brings the authenticity of the culture by the homemade food, with all different types of street vendors such as making homemade tamales, tortillas, etoles (corn on the cob with mayo, cheese, tajin), one of the vendors was making fresh churros.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/cinco%202.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">Not only did the festival have food, but they had live music, a car show, sports game, and the Miss Cinco De Mayo pageant. The College of Business had the opportunity to team up with CWU admission and talk with students about the many programs we offer here at central. The ambassadors for the College of Business shared with them about how diverse our college is, and the many activities we hold as a community.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/Cinco%201.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"><br>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br>Freshman & Sophomore End of Year Celebration on Campus! http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3307Wed, 10 May 2017 14:57:16<p style="text-align: center;">Friday May 5th was our annual Freshman &amp; Sophomore End of the Year Celebration. Students came out and enjoy the spring sunshine to celebrate graduation and discover their new career direction.&nbsp; Students stopped by the College of Business to eat donuts, take Polaroid’s, and most importantly connect with our student’s ambassadors.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_1203.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">We had the opportunity to connect with new faces around campus and celebrate with current student in the College of Business.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/images/IMG_1143.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;"><br>“The End of Year Celebration was a great way to discuss the College of Business with new underclassman, and connect with new faces around campus” – Tiara Curow</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br>Boeing Visits the College of Business!http://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3306Wed, 10 May 2017 13:02:59<p style="text-align: center;">The College of Business was happy to have Boeing Representatives come to Central Washington University on May 2, 2017 to discuss internship opportunities with students. The Boeing representatives held an information session where their goal was to promote and encourage underclassman to register for their upcoming 2018 internship opportunities. Boeing will be back on campus in the fall hosting interviews with students in regards to their internship program. This opportunity gave students the chance to know what to expect and how to prepare for this upcoming fall recruitment.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/IMG_1057.JPG" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">“A great opportunity for underclassman to prepare for your future with a great company” &nbsp;-Kelley McClung</p><p style="text-align: center;">Three Boeing executives visited accounting and economics classrooms, filled primarily with freshman and sophomore business students. A brief presentation on the proper steps to take when applying for an internship at Boeing was given.<br><br><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/picture%20.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 343px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">An information session was held in the afternoon, where they gave a more detailed presentation on their internship opportunities. They provided pizza and a PowerPoint for the interested students who attended. Students were able to engage and interact with the Boeing representatives during this information session, asking them what specifically they look for in an intern, when to apply, etc.</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></p style="text-align: center;">Student Spotlight: Miya Mukaihttp://www.cwu.edu/business/node/3305Wed, 10 May 2017 11:46:09<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/business/sites/cts.cwu.edu.business/files/18342290_1529084853790081_7408585471302671692_n.jpg" style="width: 515px; height: 413px;"></p><h2 style="text-align: center;">Miya Mukai, Junior, Makerting Major&nbsp;</h2><h2 style="text-align: center;">Her Campus, Women's Soccer Club, Department of World Languages&nbsp;</h2><p style="text-align: center;">Miya Mukai, is a junior here at the CWU College of Business; she is majoring in marketing and minoring in Spanish. Miya plans to pursue a career in marketing, because it incorporates numbers and creativity. After college, she wants to be a marketing manager for a fashion or media company in California.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Miya is the President of the CWU Women’s Club Soccer Team, The Social Media and Marketing Intern at CWU Department of World Languages and she will be the Marketing and PR Director at Her Campus CWU, fall 2018. She believes it is important to be involved on campus because it allows you to make valuable connections with likeminded individuals. Showing interest in organization and gaining experience while in college is a great resume builder.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>“Working hard now will pay off later. When I do something, I never want it to be mediocre. My attention to detail, I believe is what makes my work stand out.”</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><br>Miya will be working at Nordstrom in a Retail Management Internship position this summer. She will be interning at an LA store where she will be increasing her experience in sales and higher level management. She hopes to gain a lot of experience and make more connections during her time in LA. Clearly, Miya’s hard work is paying off; we cannot wait to see where her work ethic will take her next!</p></p style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></h2 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br>