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Spring/Summer Quarter 2013 In This Issue Upcoming Events .......................... 2 School of Business Recognitions ... 4 Summer Quarter Faculty ................ 6 Student Announcements ................ 8 Graduation Recap................. 8 Bate Gamma Sigma ............. 9 Autumn Quarter Retreats .... 10 Tips for Current & New Students ............................. 12 Brazil Study Tour Recap .... 13 Alumni Announcements ................ 14 Don Whitney Scholarship Update ................................ 15 MBAA .......................................... 16 2013-2014 MBAA Officers .. 16 MBA Upcoming Events ....... 17 Student Fun Facts .............. 17 Recognitions ................................. 18 About Our Program ....................... 19 Contact Information ...................... 20


Warm Welcomes, Fond Farewells and Greetings! In March the MBA Team welcomed the arrival of Jana Hyde as Manager of MBA Programs. What a wonderful addition to the team Jana has been. Jana has already made it a point to meet most all of the faculty and MBA Students. In addition, she is making time to meet as many of the new students as possible. If you have not had the opportunity to meet Jana, please stop by the MBA Program Office and introduce yourself. We bid farewell to our MBA Student Assistant Arun Adiaman in June and welcomed Melissa Brockett into that role. Melissa is a quick learner and has already proven to be a valuable member of the MBA Team. It is a pleasure to have her on board. June was filled with the excitement of the graduation of the MBA Class of 2013. We bestowed our congratulations upon them and welcomed them as MBA Alumni at the annual MBA Graduation Celebration. It was a wonderful evening with 170 people in attendance to honor the accomplishment of these students. It is definitely a highlight for the MBA Program each year. Alas, the end of this month we will extend a fond farewell to Ellen Farber who served as the MBA Student Assistant for three years and as the MBA Assistant for the past six months. It has been a delight to have Ellen learn and grow in her role and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for her. Very soon we will extend warm greetings to the MBA Class of 2015, welcome back the MBA Class of 2014 and begin another busy year. I have begun registering both cohorts for Autumn 2013 courses. Both groups will begin the year with an off-site Leadership Course. Class of 2015 will be held on September 6-8 and Class of 2014 will be held on September 14-15. Additional information regarding these is given later in this newsletter. Remember, participation in these courses is mandatory. As I reflect on all the comings and goings, I am again reminded of the importance of “connecting�. In the coming year we hope to provide many opportunities to make connections with faculty, fellow classmates and alumni. I hope you will take advantage of them. Beginning with the Fall Newsletter, I will turn this welcome page over to Jana Hyde so that you can hear from her each quarter. I am not going anywhere, though, so please feel free to connect whenever you have the chance. Kind Regards, Kathryn

Calendar Dates MBA Orientation Class of 2015: Sept 4, UW1-020 on UW Bothell campus, 7-9 p.m. Class of 2014: Sept 5, UW1-020 on UW Bothell campus, 7-9 p.m.

Class of 2014 BBUS 531 Leadership and Social Responsibility (Retreat) LMBA: Sept 10, 12, 19, 24: 6-10 p.m., Sept 14-15: retreat (bus leaves at 7:15 a.m.), final Sept. 28 10 -12. TMBA: Sept 9, 11, 18, 23: 6-10 p.m., Sept 14-15: retreat (bus leaves at 7:15 a.m.), final Sept. 28 time TBD

Class of 2015 BBUS 501 Leadership, Team Process, and Decision Making (Retreat) LMBA: retreat Sept 6-8 (bus leaves at 7:15 a.m.), follow-on classes meet Sept. 12 & 17, 6-10 p.m. TMBA: retreat Sept 6-8 (bus leaves at 7:15 a.m.), follow-on classes meet Sept. 11 & 16, 6-10 p.m. More dates to come for networking, career workshops, Nintex Leadership Series, Meet the CEO and more!

00:30 SECOND THURSDAYS 30 second videos from MBA students and Professors every Thursday. This is a brief glances into the perspectives of alumni, students and faculty views and comments on projects, events, research and more. Check out what some alumni and students have had to say:

Matrix Experience – Gregor Kneitz, Class of 2011

Starbucks Headquarters Presentation – LMBA students, Class of 2013

MBA in the workplace - Suzana Sakay, Class of 2013

“Sundar’s Rule of 7/2” – Christopher Mendez, Class of 2008

Why do we start with an off-site retreat? – Pete Nye, Professor

Global Study Tour Benefits – Chip Reno, Class of 2013

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Graduate Events at UW Seattle: Workshops: Resumes, CV's & Cover Letters

August 6 | 2:30 – 3:30pm | UW Seattle MGH Resume and cover letter need some updating? Let us help! At this workshop you will increase your understanding of how your resume and cover letter are used in the job search process and make sure they target your career goals. Learn how to compose a resume that reflects your greatest strengths and talents and explore different resume formats. By the end of this workshop your resume will say, "Interview me!" Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!)

August 7 | 2:30 – 3:30pm | UW Seattle MGH We know it takes a certain, special type of person to genuinely enjoy career networking. For the rest of us who may need a little help, there’s the “Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!)” workshop. Whether you are already job searching, just beginning to explore career options or researching graduate school opportunities, this workshop teaches some easy, nonthreatening ways to connect with others to meet your goals. Things you'll leave the workshop knowing include: “the approach,” ways to get “them” talking (so you can relax – and listen!), dealing with silence, getting the info, and how and when to move-on and follow-up. You will discover the excellent conversationalist you already are, even if it may be hiding somewhere deep inside of you. Successful Interviews

August 15 | 2:30 – 3:30pm | UW Seattle MGH Interviews can be scary. Especially when they include questions like the dreaded “Tell me about yourself”. Learn how to prepare for and conduct interviews that get the job offer! This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions. Leave our office feeling prepared to take on the interview world! Finding Jobs & Internships

August 21 | 2:30 – 3:30pm | UW Seattle MGH Students with questions about how to find internships and jobs: look no further! This workshop will answer all your questions about how to start the process of looking and finding part-time or full-time jobs and internships. Leave with specific steps on how to decide what to look for, where and when to search, and who to talk with. Get started on your search with confidence! Dependable Strengths Workshop for Alumni

Day 1 Sept 20 | 8:15 – 5pm| UW Seattle MGH Day 2 Sept 23 |8:15 – 5pm | UW Seattle MGH Are you seeking a career change? Been downsized in your current profession? Or, simply interested in exploring how to enhance your current employment situation? The Career Center's Dependable Strengths Workshop is an excellent resource for alumni in any stage of career transition. (Registration is required.) 3

Advising: GRADUATE FUNDING INFORMATION SERVICE DROP-IN ADVISING The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) helps current and prospective UW graduate students identify and use different resources to locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, and conference and research travel.

Graduate Student Writing Drop-In Consultations The Odegaard Writing and Research Center offer morning drop-in consultations in the Research Commons for graduate students only. Tutors staffing these consulting hours are experienced in supporting graduate level research and writing at all stages for a wide range of academic and professional purposes (e.g., conference proposals, seminar papers, articles for publication, thesis or dissertation work).

School of Business Recognitions New Dean for the School of Business

New MBA Teacher ManagerAward Distinguished

In March, the University of Washington Board of Regents approved the proposal to name Sandeep Krishnamurthy the dean of the School of Business. The School of Business along with the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Science and the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics worked together in the creation of the proposal to appoint deans to their schools. A UW Bothell Press Release stated:

Jana Hyde joined UWB as theTilden Manager, School of Business professor Ron MBA Programs on March 1, 2013. received the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award. A UW Bothell Press Release stated: She has a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of TildenAlabama. came to UW JanaBothell brings in 2001 aaswide a part-time lecturer. range of work He joined the faculty on a experience in the full-time basis in 2007 after a fields of advertising, successful career in higher financial marketing and management in the education. Most technology sector. Before recently, she was joining the university, he was associated with the chief College financialofofficer of Business WRQ,atInc., a software University of company in Seattle. Colorado at Colorado Springs. “Since joining the UW Bothell faculty, Ron has consistently been an outstanding mentor, She recently relocated to the Puget Sound teacher and from citizen,” says UW Bothell region Colorado Springs along with chancellor Kenyon an S. Chan. “Although he has her husband, engineer at Boeing, and been her nominated twice before for the learning two cocker spaniels. She’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Ron how to stay dry, how to drive in clearly Seattle rose to the top this year with a compelling traffic, and how to remove moss from dossier that included a package letters from everything, including cockerofspaniels. students, alumni, his fellow faculty, and the largerJana business and non-profit has enjoyed meetingcommunity.” students and alums and looks forward to getting to Tildenknow has taught wide variety of courses each ofayou. including the required courses at the junior level to electives at the MBA level. His courses have spanned the disciplines of Hyde economics, financeJana and accounting. He teaches courses that range managerial Manager, MBA from Programs economics, financial accounting, managerial 425-352-3646 accounting, corporate finance, investment analysis, intermediate accounting, to finance and accounting for the non-business majors.

At a university, a dean serves as academic leader of a school and is bridge between the faculty and senior administration. As a branch campus of the University of Washington, the University of Washington Bothell was created with academic programs, rather than schools. The proposal approved by the Board of Regents recognizes that the “UW Bothell Schools of Business; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics have now reached a maturity, size, support structure and status, with full potential for further growth to warrant their change of status to collegiate-level schools headed by deans.” “This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the accomplishments of the entire campus and growth of these three academic units,” said Chancellor Kenyon S. Chan in a message to the campus. With more than 4,200 students, UW Bothell is now the fastest-growing public university in the state of Washington. About 50 percent of the University of Washington’s 2012 enrollment growth came from the UW Bothell campus.

“Ron’s contributions reach beyond the classroom,” Chansays. “He mentors students in ways that are critical to their professional development and continued success. His work to start Beta Alpha Psi is legendary.”

Welcome Jana!


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Distinguished Teacher Award School of Business professor Ron Tilden received the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award. A UW Bothell Press Release stated: Tilden came to UW Bothell in 2001 as a part-time lecturer. He joined the faculty on a full-time basis in 2007 after a successful career in financial management in the technology sector. Before joining the university, he was chief financial officer of WRQ, Inc., a software company in Seattle. “Since joining the UW Bothell faculty, Ron has consistently been an outstanding mentor, teacher and citizen,” says UW Bothell chancellor Kenyon S. Chan. “Although he has been nominated twice before for the Distinguished Teaching Award, Ron clearly rose to the top this year with a compelling dossier that included a package of letters from students, alumni, his fellow faculty, and the larger business and non-profit community.” Tilden has taught a wide variety of courses including the required courses at the junior level to electives at the MBA level. His courses have spanned the disciplines of economics, finance and accounting. He teaches courses that range from managerial economics, financial accounting, managerial accounting, corporate finance, investment analysis, intermediate accounting, to finance and accounting for the non-business majors. “Ron’s contributions reach beyond the classroom,” Chan says. “He mentors students in ways that are critical to their professional development and continued success. His work to start Beta Alpha Psi is legendary.”

Congratulations Ron! Other UW Bothell School of Business Professors that have received the Distinguished Teacher Award: 2011 – P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan 2008 – Gowri Shankar 1999 – Kevin Laverty The Distinguished Teaching Award is given annually to seven faculty members: five from the Seattle campus and one each from UW Bothell and UW Tacoma. Recipients are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter; enthusiasm and innovation in the teaching and learning process; ability to engage students both within and outside the classroom; ability to inspire independent and original thinking in students and to stimulate students to do creative work; and innovations in course and curriculum design. 5


Summer Quarter Faculty: Michael Dimeo - B BUS 544 Negotiations Michael grew up outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and began his career with The Boeing Company 32 years ago as a drill press operator. He has held a variety of jobs in operations and human resources, and recently retired as director of organization development for Material Management in Commercial Aviation Services. That position gave him an opportunity to help improve the performance of individuals and teams, and gain an insight into management and leadership. He currently teaches Strategic Communications in University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, and a variety of organizational behavior classes at UW Bothell. He also facilitates leadership development workshops at the Boeing Leadership Center in St. Louis and consults with a variety of companies in the private and public sector. Michael’s academic study has focused on improving individual and team behavior through increasing our emotional intelligence. He holds a BA in English and Sociology, an MS in educational psychology, and a Ph.D. in adult education from Kansas State University. Michael is married with three children. In his spare time, he and his family like to go where the weather is warm and the waves are high.

Richie Campbell – B BUS 556 Entrepreneur Finance For the last fourteen years, Ritchie Campbell led (CEO) emerging technology/science companies to numerous breakouts, including a start-up science company that was using naturally-derived anti-amyloid molecules for brain/memory health (nutraceutical); a publiclytraded Internet company with a seven-person board (company co-invented “Desktop Originator;” first to use Internet to deliver e-mortgages over the Internet to Fannie Mae for automated underwriting); and a privately-held conglomerate in Alaska with 990 shareholders and a 7-person board (through M&A created the largest regional airline in SE Alaska). Prior to these positions, his middle management years were spent leading key departments at Washington Natural Gas Company (Director of Rates and Regulatory Affairs), AT&T Wireless (implemented DOJ’s requirements that cleared the way for AT&T’s $12 billion acquisition of McCaw Cellular) and Blue Cross (led Corporate Strategy, Regulatory Relations and Financial Analyses).

Juan Camilo Gomez – B BUS 590 Intro to Game Theory Juan Camilo Gomez is an assistant professor in the UW Bothell School of Business. He obtained his Ph. D. at the Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, with minor fields in game theory and financial economics. His research, which includes topics such as bargaining, efficiency, cooperative solution concepts and coalition formation, has already appeared in "Games and Economic Behavior". He has taught both graduate (Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen) and undergraduate audiences (Macalester College, University of Minnesota and Universidad de los Andes) a number of courses including game theory, mathematical economics, international economics and Latin American economies among others. 6

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P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan – B BUS 590 Marketing Strategy & Simulation Prof. P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan obtained his Ph.D. in Marketing from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from I.I.T., a Masters' in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and another Masters' degree in Marketing from The Wharton School. He was one of the founding faculty members of the Business Administration Program of the University of Washington, Bothell, when it launched in 1993, and he is now a full Professor in the UWB School of Business. He has served in numerous administrative roles. He was the Acting Director of the Business Program from 1998 to 2000, where he was responsible for managing and running a business school involving both Strategic and day-to-day operational activities. He was previously on the Marketing faculty in the College of Business at The Ohio State University. He has been a visiting faculty member at the Indian School of Business (ISB) and the Graduate School of Business of The University of Chicago.

Pradyot Sen – B BUS 590 Managerial Accounting Prior to UW Bothell, he has been a Professor at the Lindner College of Business at University of Cincinnati, and a faculty member at the School of Management at SUNY Buffalo and at the Haas School of Business U.C. Berkeley. Professor Sen has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (I.I.T. Kharagpur) and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (I.I.M. Calcutta), prior to obtaining his PhD from Columbia University, New York. Professor Sen teaches Strategic Cost management, Cost and Managerial Accounting, Accounting Theory, Accounting based Valuation and has been involved in International Business Programs for many years in different institutions and offered study abroad seminars at Austria, Czech Republic, India, South Africa, and Thailand. He has received several teaching awards and nominations in different institutions. Papers written for his class by his students won numerous awards at the Ohio American Accounting Association’s annual meetings in different years. Prior to his coming to U.S., Professor Sen worked for many years in India as a Management Consultant and Investment Banker at the Citibank and Grindlay’s Bank and has been a Divisional Finance Manager for a major corporation.

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Congratulations Class of 2013! MBA Graduation Celebration On June 15th the UW Bothell School of Business formally recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of our MBA graduating students at Overlake Golf and Country Club, with friends and family and Guest Speaker this year, Phil Condit, Former-CEO, Boeing. Suzana Sakay and Rahul Patil were voted class speakers. They shared stories and reflected on experiences from their time in the MBA program. Manuela Hoehn-Weiss and Surya Pathak were elected professor of the year for the second year in a row. Phil Condit, Former-CEO of Boeing, was the guest speaker for the evening and shared two important points with the students:  Do every job that you have, to the best that you can, for your attitude is what makes the difference.  Be willing to walk away at any time. In order be to valuable, you have to be willing to speak your mind. And sometimes that means walking away.

UW Bothell Commencement 64 MBA degrees were conferred during UW Bothell’s 22nd Commencement Ceremony, held June 16 in Seattle. The Commencement speaker was Dr. Oscar Arias, two-time president of Costa Rica and Nobel Laureate. Watch his speech here. Arias outlined three things that the Class of 2013 could teach the world.  Teach us to bind the borders that keep one nation from another. The fate of one people is impossible to separate from others.  Teach us to use our power to alleviate human suffering.  You - not your parents or grandparents - know how to use technology to change the world. Teach us that the ability to set the course for humanity is no longer in the hands of the few. Teach us to use these tools to make a difference. (Source:


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Beta Gamma Sigma 2013 Congratulations! Leadership MBA Class of 2013 Rahul Patil Doug Anderson Johanna Pajanen-Dierks P.D. Wanjari Colin Mead Mathew Clements Edward Sarausad Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) was founded as a national organization in 1913 and is the Honor Society Serving Business Programs at schools accredited by the AACSB International. Membership in this honor society is by invitation only and is very prestigious, as BGS invites only the very best students in business to become members. An invitation to become a member in BGS is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive. The society has some of the brightest and best of the world’s current and future business leaders. Its mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and professional excellence in the practice of business. To be eligible for membership, the academic ranking of those being considered must place them in the upper 10% of the senior undergraduate class; or the upper 20% of the graduating master’s class. Please note that while almost 300,000 students in the U.S. receive baccalaureate or master’s degrees in business each year, fewer than 20,000 earn lifetime memberships in Beta Gamma Sigma. In short, we are a highly selective and prestigious honor society. If you want to get more information on BGS, please do check out the national organization’s website: 9

Technology MBA Class of 2013 Marc Jensen Matt Bettilyon Caitlin Gamble Matt Juel Takashi Maruo

Start Planning - Autumn Quarter Off-site Course (Retreat)! Class of 2014! Congratulations on completing your first year! Second year students will begin the year with a two-day, one night off-site course at the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, WA on September 14-15th. This course helps to increase students’ effectiveness as managers and leaders and introduces frameworks for understanding organizational processes. Second year students will reflect on their experiences and examine progress toward their development goals to enhance success during the second year. Additional Dates of Instruction for this course:

Click Here for the general University academic calendar for the 2013/2014 year.


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Class of 2015! Welcome new MBA students First year students will begin the program with a three-day off-campus retreat (Sept. 6th – 8th) starting at the Odyssey III Challenge Ropes Course in Cottage Lake and then students will be staying in Leavenworth. There students examine factors associated with leader and team effectiveness using high and low element tower exercises and lecture/discussion. Second, students are introduced to management analysis and decision making using the case study method.

Check out this video with Dr. Pete Nye, associate professor, and Travis Muhlestein, LMBA Class of 2013, about what to expect at the retreat.

The retreat will be held September 6th – 8th.

New Graduate Student Funding Webinar

Additional Dates of Instruction for this course:

What types of graduate funding are available outside the UW and how do you find these opportunities? Join us for this 40 minute webinar in which the Graduate Funding Information Manager will give you an overview of resources and simple search strategies. Q&A to follow. Click here to watch.

Technology MBA Sept. 9th & Sept. 16th Leadership MBA Sept. 12th & Sept. 17th

More information about the retreat will be provided to you soon.

Click Here for the general University academic calendar for the 2013/2014 year.


Tips for Current & New Students from the UW Graduate School

In graduate school you need to be proactive on every level. Every graduate student has a slightly different set of goals, values and skills, and it is up to you to assess your needs and then seek out resources, experiences and people to help you meet them. Be proactive in seeking out: • Mentors, advisors, friends – a team of role models Personal relationships have the potential to make a big difference in your success here. Look to different people to get different needs met. For example, you may discuss your research interests with your faculty advisor, while you may look to a mentor as someone who could give you great advice on your career trajectory. Amass a team of people to help support you.

• Experiences to expand your skills and perspective Whether you came in knowing exactly what you wanted to do or are exploring, graduate school is a great time to expand your repertoire of skills, theoretical models, and even disciplines. Saying “yes” to the right kinds of experiences—seminars, colloquia, guest lectures, lab rotations, internships, volunteer opportunities—can open up new connections and opportunities for you. It is a big campus and region! The more you talk with people about what you might be looking for, the more options will become visible.

• Resources to help you gain the skills you want to learn There are many free resources across campus, both online and in-person, that can help you with researching; writing and editing; teaching and mentoring; learning new technologies; and interviewing and networking.

• Funding Opportunities Think about looking for funding opportunities early, up to one year ahead! The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) works with current and admitted students to help students identify and use different resources to locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, and conference and research travel.

• Time Management Solutions As graduate students, you're busy with competing priorities. Find what works best for you when it comes to using your time in the most productive way. Could physical activity give you the stamina to go back to studying after a long day, rather than forcing yourself to continue working without a break? Could rewarding yourself once you're done with some reading or writing help you complete the task at hand (e.g., getting a snack, watching a tv show, calling a friend)? Here are some great time management reminders, especially the one about remembering why you are here in the first place! Keeping an eye on what really matters to you in your work will help you prioritize and stay motivated as you move forward.


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Brazil Global Study Tour 2013 A group of 15 UW Bothell MBA students traveled to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil in March for two weeks. Led by Professor Steve Holland, MBA students focused on the key issues, opportunities and challenges that businesses and other institutions in Brazil face as their global profile and impact grows. Dear Brazil, From the beautiful people and landscapes to the inspiring NGO programs and successful businesses, our small group of touring students remained engaged and eager to absorb more and more about Brazil throughout our recent travels. Our journey began in the bustling commercial capital of Sao Paulo, meandered through lively Rio de Janeiro and reluctantly finished in the progressive metropolitans of Curitiba. Each location had its own unique charm including Sao Paulo's commercial opportunities, Rio's picturesque views, and Curitiba's green tech sustainability programs. The varying businesses and NGO's we visited greatly expanded our appreciation of Brazilian culture and knowledge of business practices. I'm confident our team is better prepared to interact with Brazilian commerce in our future roles and many are personally seeking those opportunities. I now know it’s not a coincidence Brazil leads the emerging market acronym - - BRIC. Now I must return to my search for job openings in Brazil. Tenho saudades tuas From, Vincent Alsoudi (TMBA Class of 2013) and Laurie Robison (TMBA Class of 2013)


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Thank you everyone for attending the Alumni & Student Networking Evening on April 12th! We had a great time catching up with all of our alumni and celebrating the Class of 2008 on their 5 year reunion and the Class of 2003 on their 10 year reunion. A special thank you for Christopher Mendez (’05) and Tony Arns (’03), for speaking. It is always fun to hear the stories from the alumni as they reflect on their days as an MBA student at UW Bothell. This is an event that we look forward to every year, as it is a chance for our students to reconnect as a cohort, program and school. During the evening, alumni Michelle Huynh, (’10) and Wade Sugiyama (’10), gave an update of the Don Whitney Scholarship. Alumnnus Chris Boody, (’00) generously offered to match the amount that was raised the night of April 12th. We raised $2,000! If you were not able to attend this year, we are sorry that we missed you. We hope that you will be able to attend next year. If you have not already updated the UW Bothell MBA program on your new contact information, please take a moment to do so. This will help us keep you updated about special events; but most importantly we are interested to reconnect with you!

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Don Whitney Scholarship Fund In September, 2012 the UW Bothell Office of Advancement partnered with MBA Alumni and began reaching out to faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Don Whitney to try and create a scholarship to honor Don and the impact he had on us all, but most importantly, the UW Bothell MBA students over the years. Through these efforts we were able to raise enough money to endow this scholarship, which will allow it to live in perpetuity and help to benefit countless MBA students here at UW Bothell. To date, we have received over $25,000 in gifts and pledges, with more coming in every week. This would not have been possible without all of you and we want to thank you all for your generous support in honor of Don. We are currently working on the endowment paperwork with the Office of Advancement and External Relations and we are thrilled to announce that this Fall we will announce our first Don Whitney Endowed Scholarship recipient. In addition, we are continuing to raise money for this scholarship so that it may benefit even more MBA students in future years while again honoring Don Whitney for all that he has meant to this program. For more information on how to contribute or questions about anything related to this scholarship, please contact Associate Director of Advancement, Sean Marsh at Thank you everyone for your generous donations! 15

Message from MBA Association Dear students, alumnus, and faculty members, Almost before we knew it, the class of 2013 graduated, the class of 2014 is halfway through the program, and the class of 2015 will be enrolled for next year’s classes. Soon we will look back at our time at UW Bothell and realize how fast it all went by. Even though our time at UW Bothell will not last forever, the relationships we build will. The bonds we make today - with our professors, alums, and fellow students - will help us achieve our goals tomorrow. Whether it’s enhancing our professional skills or organizing a cross-campus networking event with other MBA programs in the Puget Sound area, the UW Bothell MBA Association will continue to provide a platform where students can make connections - connections that will hopefully last a lifetime. I would like to thank the current MBA Association team for all their hard work in creating this incredible platform. Next year’s team is excited to build upon this success by delivering exceptional events in the 2013/2014 academic year.

2013-2014 MBAA Executive Committee Justin Warren President Aaron VanDyke Senior Vice President Tiffany Defarbus Vice President of Professional Development Ken Huang Vice President of Networking Kathryn Jester-Brod Vice President of Marketing Joel Lentz Vice President of Community Relations

Justin Warren President - MBA Association

Thank you 2012-2013 MBAA Officers! Thank you 2012-2013 MBAA Officers for all that you have done. And congratulations on graduating! Sean Buchanan Adrienne Neubert Jason DeMotts Chris McKee Rose Becerra Chip Reno 16

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About MBAA The MBAA exists to: Provide workshops, networking, and speaker series that develop the skill sets required of business leaders of the community, while adding value to the academic program. Provide opportunities for students to connect with MBA students, professors, and professional staff intra-campus and inter-campus The MBAA aims to:  Immediately, the MBAA wants to understand, define and help develop the culture of our students.  Intermediately, we will increase UW Bothell’s standing and propel our MBA program to international prominence.  Long term, the MBAA strives to be recognized with, work with and in and be identified with the local community.

Student Fun Facts T.J. Armstrong TMBA 2014  I enjoy building custom cars  In my off time I like outdoor activities like snowboarding, camping, and mountain biking  I used to bowl in several leagues with a 210 average.

Hilary Gray TMBA 2014 Hilary focuses on the marketing side of Troubadour Productions, a small Indy filmmaking group. Thanks to her, people get to see and hear about all the company’s projects. She is also a writer and a producer of several Troubadour Projects, including award winning shorts "Humpty" and "Derailed". The “Troubadours” just finished their first feature length film on a budget of $600. Check out the Troubadours’ upcoming projects at


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It’s a Boy!

LMBA Class of 2013 I got a new job at Lease Crutcher Lewis Construction as a Sr. Project Engineer leading their Biotech/Healthcare Division. Lewis Construction is also the same contractor who is current building the new UWB-3 Building on campus.

LMBA 2014

Suzana Sakay PROMOTED! TMBA Class of 2013 Suzana was promoted to Merchandising Director and Spa Operations at the Washington Athletic Club.

Let us know about your new job, promotion, or new additions to the family!

Peter was born on April 9th just 2 days before my birthday. He was 2 weeks early, weighed 6 lbs and was 19.75 inches tall. My wife Peggy, and Peter are doing great. Lana (4 year old daughter) and Mark (2 year old son) are also enjoying their young brother and are adapting to sharing their parent’s attention with their new baby brother.

Jake Tadema It’s a Boy! TMBA 2014 Jake and his wife welcomed their third child! It’s a boy!

Derek Mitchell It’s a Girl! TMBA 2014 My wife Chrissy and I had our first child on April 12th, an 8 pound 10 ounce baby girl named Sylvia Alice. We can already tell she's got the pretty face of her mother and killer sense of humor from her father. She likes sleep, food, cuddles, and the color pink. So far, dislikes are limited to dirty diapers and her noisy cousins. But that will change. Well maybe not the diapers.

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About the UW Bothell MBA Programs: The UW Bothell MBA programs emphasize experiential learning through interactions with business leaders and entrepreneurs. Corporate executives share real-life insights, coach and mentor our students to advance in their careers. As a result of the interactions inside and outside class, students are able to view the world through the lens of a business leader, learn from the experiences of businesses and create a practical path to success. A decade ago, UW Bothell became the first school to offer an MBA program focused on technology management in the Puget Sound region. In 2009, we started offering a Leadership MBA program in Bellevue, at the Eastside Leadership Center, to meet the needs of professionals and businesses in the Bellevue-Redmond and adjoining areas.

The Leadership MBA

The Technology MBA

The UW Bothell Leadership MBA is a oneof-a-kind dynamic program that attracts a diverse student population eager to develop as leaders. The students are passionate about their goals and like to challenge one another to achieve ever greater heights.

The UW Bothell Technology MBA is a rigorous program attracting students who are passionate about technology. Many of these students are engineers and scientists. Others are nontechnical, but have a great enthusiasm for managing technology-driven corporations.

The Leadership MBA is built on these ideas:

The Technology MBA is built on these ideas:

1. Leadership is a central challenge in today’s corporation.

1. Technological innovation is at the heart of the modern economic structure.

2. Leadership matters in every functional area and every career stage.

2. Technologies are changing every aspect of the corporation- functions, products, processes, roles, strategies, and structures.

3. Leaders come from diverse backgrounds- young and old, men and women, all ethnicities and cultural heritages. 4. There is no one formula for leadership. What is important is that you develop and practice a clear, coherent and thoughtful leadership philosophy. 5. Communicating effectively across different cultures is vital. 6. Mentoring and being mentored are vital leadership elements.


3. Understanding the intersection of innovation and entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship is crucial. 4. Simply being a super-engineer is insufficient. What is needed is a holistic technology management perspective. 5. Engineers and scientists need to learn to work in cross-functional global teams. 6. Communication is central to a technology manager’s success.

Special Thank You to Maia Beaty Technology MBA Class of 2013

Along with family life, school and work, Maia has been assisting with the development and implementation of the MBA Quarterly newsletter for the past year. Upon graduating this June, Maia will be handing parts of the newsletter over to Kate Jester-Brod, MBAA Vice President of Marketing, Technology MBA Class of 2014. Thank you for all your help Maia!

Let us know about upcoming events, learning opportunities, job postings, and more; and we will post it in next quarter’s newsletter. Please contact Kathryn Chester or Melissa Borckett ( or; we will post the newsletter quarterly online.

Vicki Tolbert MBA Recruiting Specialist 425-352-3277 Kathryn Chester Graduate Admissions & Student Services Coordinator 425-352-3275 Jana Hyde Manager, MBA Programs 425-352-3646 20

Spring/Summer Quarter 2013