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Welcome the newest Pointer alumni!

CommencementCongrats to all the students from the School of Business and Economics who were among the nearly 650 Pointers earning degrees at the UW-Stevens Point commencement ceremony on Dec. 17.

New data analytics major moving ahead

Data AnalyticsThe Pointer takes a look at how expectations are being exceeded for the data analytics major, fueled by a $4 million endowment from Sentry Insurance. Read More


Students enrolled in the new data analytics program come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. They were treated to a reception by Sentry Insurance on Oct. 3 where they got to meet Sentry employees, other students in the major, faculty and administrators. View Photos

Distinguished Alum visits SBE seniors

Dick OkrayDick Okray '82, the 2016 CPS Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, and Tracie Roberson '06 were the guest speakers at the School of Business and Economics Senior Banquets Sept. 28-29. Graduating seniors joined local professionals for a career roundtable banquet as a part of the "Kickstart Your Career!" programming, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. View Photos

SBE alum taking off

JetDale Klapmeier '83, co-founder and CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, is about to have the first single-engine jet built for personal use out to customers by the end of the year. Read More

Culver's co-founder visits SBE

CulverCulver's co-founder Craig Culver spent time with our students at the Nov. 10 View from the Top event. He has been in the restaurant industry since the age of 11, including nearly four years at a McDonald's where he learned the ropes. Read More

Pointers visit the Packers

LambeauStudents from the School of Business and Economics spent an afternoon at Lambeau Field Nov. 7. They heard from a member of the Green Bay Packers front office talk about the business side of the NFL and watched a live taping of the "Packers Live with Larry McCarren" TV show with special guest Packers safety Morgan Burnett. View Photos

CWERB presentation addresses creative communities

CWERBProf. Jerome Segura III, Ph.D., chief economist of the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau (CWERB), presented his first Economic Indicator Report in December to more than 80 local business professionals. Greg Wright, executive director of Create Portage County, then joined him for a special report on "The New Economy: How Creative Communities Attract Growth." Read More

SBE hosts annual golf outing

SBE golfThanks to everyone who participated in the Fifth Annual School of Business and Economics Scholarship Golf Outing on Sept. 19. View Photos

Joan North Place grand opening

Joan North PlaceEmeritus Dean Joan North, who served as dean of the College of Professional Studies at UW-Stevens Point for 25 years, was honored with a new space on campus that celebrates the college’s alumni, students and history. Read More | View Photos | Watch Feature Video | Watch Ceremony Video

Class Notes

  • Four alumni were a part of an SBE Events panel for "Career Roundtable: Sales" Nov. 14 and provided valuable tips on cold calling, networking and commission/salary.
  • Aaron Johnson '12 recipe featured on cover of The Chew Approved Cookbook

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Hello Pointers!

We have had a great 2016-17 year to date and are nearing the end of our search for the Sentry Insurance Endowed Chair in Data Analytics.

Additionally, we hired Prof. Nikolas Butz as a professor of management information systems. Prof. Butz will be working in the data analytics program as well.

In news concerning AACSB accreditation, we are moving into the final stages of the accreditation process. In a recent visit, our review team from the AACSB was very positive about the quality of our School of Business and Economics – especially the hire of Leah Rose to help us with the accreditation process. We hope to have good news on this front in the near future.

Be sure to look for future updates ... in the meantime, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!

Gary Mullins, Ph.D.
School of Business and Economics Head

Alumni: Where are they now?

Alumni Maps
Find out where SBE alumni are and what they are doing with their degrees on the new interactive alumni maps! Alumni can now tell us what's new and connect with other Pointers around the world by adding information to our alumni map! View Alumni Map

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See why our students say UW-Stevens Point feels like home. Take a virtual campus tour anytime through our website, including stops about our programs in the CPS Building, Health Enhancement Center and the Science Building! Start Tour

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