Six WWU business students selected for leadership program

Six Western Washington University students have been chosen to participate in the Leadership Lunch event to be held at Boeing Employees Credit Union  in Tukwila on Feb. 10.

The quarterly CBE Leadership Lunch Program recognizes students who distinguished themselves through scholarship and leadership while in the College of Business and Economics.  Students are nominated by faculty in their respective departments.

The selected students include Aly Howisey, MBA, Kirkland; Matthew Hale, Accounting, Gig Harbor; Kristi Gross, Decision Sciences, Lynden; Tessa Griffin, Economics, Bainbridge Island; Shelly Durfey, Marketing, Sunnyside; Matthew Davenport, Management, Bellingham.

The students will be joined at the lunch by seven business leaders and four faculty and administrators from the CBE and the Western Foundation. At the lunch, students will meet with the business leaders to discuss topics concerning organizational leadership and career development.  The lunch provided an opportunity for the business professionals to contribute to the educational mission of the College of Business and Economics through interactions with students and faculty.

The lunch will be sponsored by Scott Strand, BECU senior vice president of Member Operations and chief lending officer.  The luncheon program is organized by the Center for Excellence in Management Education at the CBE.  The Center for Excellence in Management Education provides a variety of programs designed to connect business and industry leaders with faculty and students to promote business and economics education.

For more information about this event, contact Craig Tyran at (360) 650-2207 or

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