2014-15 Leadership Fellows Cohort Named; Reception Honoring Fellows Slated for Friday
The University of Alaska Anchorage College of Business and Public Policy is celebrating the latest cohort to be named to the school’s Leadership Fellows program this Friday, April 18, in a reception at Rasmuson Hall on campus from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in room 316.
The program, sponsored by Northrim Bank, pairs 15 exceptional students – 10 graduate students and five senior-level undergraduates – with mentors from Anchorage’s business community for a year of one-on-one coaching and leadership training. Northrim CEO Joe Beedle and CBPP Dean Rashmi Prasad will be on hand Friday to welcome the new cohort into the program.
The purpose of the program is to identify and prepare Alaska and Anchorage’s future leaders for success through the personal support and guidance of an experienced and accomplished business or nonprofit leader. Fellows were chosen after an application and interview process. Mentors are selected based on their fit with students’ career goals and fields of interest.
“This is a great opportunity for our students to gain insight into the corporate world that really enhances what they’re learning in the classroom,” said professor Terry Nelson, who teaches leadership and organizational behavior courses in the masters of business administration program at UAA.
Now in its second year, the program is open to undergraduate business majors and graduate students in UAA’s masters of business administration and masters of public administration programs.
The cohort includes the following graduate students: Peter Arlein, Heather Karwowski, Lauren Riley, Sarah Henry, Amy Miller, Nick Morrill, Kevin Mihm, Marvindan Anunciacion, Laura Cameron and Misha Sajjad. Undergraduate inductees include Xavier Mason, Bridgette Coleman, Taylor M. Mitchell, Chantae Kochuten and Alexandra Weill Marsolais.
UAA press release