Alumni News



Wake Forest School of Business MBA students promote healthy grocery shopping

A team of MBA students from the Wake Forest University School of Business Winston-Salem Evening MBA program took first place in a student case competition featured during the Inmar Analytics Forum on Sept. 12, 2017. 
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Mastering Management: Welcoming the Class of 2018

The Wake Forest School of Business welcomed 119 students into the Master in Management program. The Class of 2018 represents 69 colleges and universities and 48 undergraduate majors.
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How smart leaders create engaged employees

Chris Arline (MBA ‘11) returned to the WFU Charlotte Center to lead a training session for current Charlotte MBA students on Saturday, June 24.
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Anil Rai Gupta delivers Graduate Hooding Ceremony keynote on the enduring value of living Pro Humanitate

“Wake Forest was love at first sight for me,” Anil Rai Gupta (MBA ’92) told the audience at the Wake Forest University School of Business Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 14. “Everything was fresh and exciting: the campus, the exchange of ideas, and the curriculum.” Gupta is chairman and managing director of Havells India, one of the fastest-growing electrical goods companies in India, which purchased the European lighting company Sylvania in 2007, an organization one and a half times larger than Havells.
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School of Business alumna honored with national accounting award

Kayla Elizabeth Gawlik (MSA ‘16) has earned the Elijah Watt...
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Life as a Consultant: More than Travel

Wake Forest School of Business alumni share their insights into...
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WFU School of Business Selects Alumnus to Deliver Graduate Hooding Keynote

Anil Rai Gupta (MBA ’92), chairman and managing director of Havells India, will offer the Wake Forest University School of Business graduate hooding ceremony keynote address on Sunday, May 14. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in Wait Chapel on the University’s Reynolda Campus.
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Alumna Elizabeth Lucas-Averett: 7 things no one else will tell you about being a woman in business

“If you had told me this would be my path, I wouldn’t have believed you.” Elizabeth Lucas-Averett claims career paths are often more winding or prone to taking sudden leaps than a linear progression.
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Wake Forest students achieve #1 CPA pass rate in the nation

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy has reported Wake Forest University School of Business students in the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program have once again achieved the #1 pass rate in the nation on the Certified Public Accounting exam, among all U.S. universities with accounting programs.
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Students explore career opportunities at Accounting Diversity Consortium

A scheduled alumni panel made of up EY representatives were stuck 90 minutes away in Charlotte due to the weather during the 2017 Accounting Diversity Consortium but ended up joining via Skype!
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WFU School of Business undergraduate program places #14 nationally

A new ranking of undergraduate business programs by Poets & Quants for Undergrads positions Wake Forest University School of Business No. 14 among the nation’s top 50 business programs.
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Making the world smaller, one connection at a time

The world is a huge place. Two Wake Forest School of Business grads are relying on the power of human interaction to make it a bit smaller.
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After Class

Warren Stephens and Professor Thomas Goho reconnected in Farrell Hall, and there, they laughed about memories that have shaped their friendship.
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Making A Statement: Purpose Over Mission

It took months and months of research and discussion that continues even today. But when Lowe’s Companies, Inc. settled on its purpose as a corporation, it was elegant, powerful, and short...
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Be Authentic: 5 Tips for Career Success

When Kelly Smith (’86) came to Wake Forest, he was looking for a challenge. “I decided I would try the hardest major, and I thought that was accounting,” said Smith, now the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Office at Replacements, Ltd.
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Wake Forest Had Her at Hello

Andrea Malik Roe is always on-call for her urgent care startup, Atlanta’s CRH Healthcare. As she works to grow her four-year old company, she and her husband are also raising their five and seven-year-old boys.
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Improving the World Through Community & Communication

Every day, Gaby Scarritt goes to work prepared to make things better. As a design researcher for Steelcase, she is part of the WorkSpace Futures team – the research and innovation arm of the Michigan-based furniture maker.
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A Commitment to Community On Tap at Bull City Ciderworks

John Clowney has set his sights on craft cider. Bull City Ciderworks is poised to succeed in an industry that his research shows is lagging a decade behind the craft beer industry, but has just as much growth potential.
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Family So Dear

Family. That’s the word that Josh McCutchen (MBA ’09) uses to describe his time at the School of Business. It’s where he found his professional niche, and where he established lifelong connections with classmates and faculty.
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Directing His Future

Wake Forest was Andrew Rodgers (MBA '13) top choice due to the University’s reputation and location, but because his nonprofit employer was not in a position to sponsor his tuition, he was afraid Wake Forest was out of reach.
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The Path to Career Transformation

For Padma Nunna (MBA ’09), pursuing a degree at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center was as much about personal transformation as it was professional transformation when she changed careers from information technology to finance.
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Leveraging Business Principles to Transform Healthcare

Yele Aluko (MBA '14) pursued his graduate degree in business administration – and why he is thankful that he found the School of Business Working Professionals program in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Marketing Analytics Summit

For the first time in the 26-year history of the Marketing Analytics Summit, both graduate and undergraduate teams from the Wake Forest University School of Business swept the competition.
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Commencement 2016

For keynote speaker Boston Scientific CEO and President Mike Mahoney (MBA ‘96), the venue was familiar, but his seat in Wait Chapel was completely opposite from his own graduate hooding ceremony 20 years ago.
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