On Wednesday, November 4, a group of alumni from the School of Business gathered on campus to network, hear updates on the school and University, and connect with former classmates. With backgrounds in marketing, small business ownership, entrepreneurship, insurance, investing, consulting, fundraising, ministry, and more, these alumni represented much of the diverse impact Cairn University is having regionally.
Admissions Director Becky Lippert shared some exciting updates from the Admissions department, including new online programs and alumni discounts for these programs. University President Dr. Williams also spent time with the group, articulating the mission of Cairn as it relates to business. He expressed the deep appreciation the University has for alumni who view business as a calling, which is an integral part of the University vision.
Later, the dean of the School of Business, Yunn Kang, echoed Dr. Williams’ statement and spoke of partnerships between the University and mission-driven organizations, the warm reception that business interns receive everywhere they go, and the quality of students that Cairn University has been able to turn out from the school.
Alumni Director Nate Wambold wrapped up the evening, inviting the alumni to continue to be involved and to recommend ways that the University can further serve Cairn alumni. He reminded the group of one of the greatest assets of being part of the Cairn family—to have personal interactions with the University president and dean of the School of Business.
With several breaks for networking and fellowshipping, the alumni enjoyed spending time together and many stayed well after the event ended.
Vanguard Accelerated Development Program participant Charles Hopkins ’15 shared, “The alumni meeting was great! I was especially happy to hear about what alumni are doing in the field of business. It is a joy to see God using people that graduated from Cairn to not only produce economic results through business, but also use their calling as a platform to glorify God.”
Next year, we plan to expand this event for all alumni. Educators, social workers, ministry leaders, and people who are in business fields will have the opportunity to come together to create connections through the University.
“It was an excellent opportunity to hear from Dr. Williams and Dean Kang on where the school is currently at and how the current students are being received in their intern and full-time placements,” financial manager David Olson ’97 said. “It was encouraging to hear about the current and future vision of the business program as Cairn seeks to prepare business students for the workplace.”
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