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Information Technology and Administrative Management

Wendy Alkire, Lecturer

Office: VirtualWendy Alkire, Information Technology and Administrative Management, Instructor
Email: Wendy.Alkire@cwu.edu

Introducing students to Business and the world of possibilities for their ideas and passions in the business world is a welcome adventure for me.  Having built several different businesses over my lifetime and having earned my Master of Business Administration overseas in Germany, this is a natural next step to give back to the next generation of business students and also allows me to continue to grow and learn as well.

My experience includes teaching in Germany at a large pharmaceutical company that offered sales training and role play in English to improve their sales performance and also the learning curve that comes from founding three successful entrepreneurial companies in America.  In addition I worked for the Juiceman, a Seattle company that launched the juicing health trend and was a pioneer in the use of infomercials. My job was to manage and motivate a customer service staff of 140 people and help bring feedback into new product innovations.

ADMG 201 Introduction to Business is a great overview of major concepts and allows students to learn key skills that employers are seeking in today’s job market.  ITAM has truly understood that students need practical information and concrete skills in order to successfully compete in today’s fast paced world.


"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts."
~ Richard Branson


Advice to Students

Creating a rich online experience is my goal so please ask questions, involve yourself in the discussions and unlock your passion for business because I believe it lies in each of us!


Education

B.A. University of Washington
Master of Business Administration, City University Bellevue WA

Experience

Founded Air Design, a successful business designing, marketing and selling wind socks nationwide that included collegiate franchises and private collections for the Smithsonian Museums.

Co- founded Waterline Design, a local Ellensburg tile company that specialized in water jet cut designs.

Developed and currently manage a Property Management company for student rentals here in Ellensburg.

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