College of Business & Technology

CBT in Western News
2012 to present

Fall 2014 Issue of Western News

  • Edward Bridge II '10
  • Derek Bloomfield ’11
  • Joe DeBold '02 M.S. '06
  • School of Agriculture greenhouse breaks ground
  • CBT Advisory Board contributes to student scholarships
  • MBA available online
  • In memory of: Professor Emeritus Lewis Wall, Professor Stephen Axely, Professor J. Pat Spicer
  • Engineering technology students present winning design at national conference
  • CBT welcomes new faculty and administrators: John "Jack" Elfrink, William Polley, Chad Hankins
  • Staff and adviser spotlight

Summer 2014 Issue of Western News

  • Janene Finley '98 M.Acc. '99
  • Amy Kerr ’00
  • Kim Limkeman '83
  • CBT celebrates student success
  • Boyer awarded service honors
  • State Farm donates to WIU's Computer Sciences
  • WIU named Best for Vets Business School
  • WIU students visit John Deere
  • WIU approves new Finance 101 course
  • WIU part of $70 million Department of Defense grant project
  • Ag Students Selected for GROWMARK Summer Internship Programs

Spring 2014 Issue of Western News

  • David Erickson ’80
  • Markus Keller MBA '08
  • Martin O'Connor '78, 2014 CBT Distinguished Alumnus
  • Students prank Professor Dobson before Fulbright trip
  • 56th annual Ralph Dirksen WIu Engineering Technology Exhibit
  • 44th Annual WIU Ag Mech Farm Expo
  • WIU football players excel on the field, in the classroom
    Mason Howington, Ryan Ricketts, Jimmy Holtschlag

Winter 2013 Issue of Western News

  • Craig Allaman '91
  • Monique Rocourt ’81 MS ’82
  • Catherine Hadley '98
  • CBT Professional Development Week Recap
  • CBT Executive in Residence: Nancy Cardea
  • WIU student tour Guardian Glass
  • Magoon: 2013 Ferguson Lecturer
  • Supply Chain Management Day - Sept. 30 2013 Recap
  • WIU students benefit from welding equipment grant from Lincoln Electric Co.
  • Ag Mech Show to include new agriculture alumni weekend
  • CBT National Advisory Board

Fall 2013 Issue of Western News

  • John Distefano '80 (iPad project)
  • Lori Sundberg ’95 MBA ’98
  • Janice Wyffels '78, Abby Wyffels '09, Megan Wyffels '13,Kelly Wyffels '14
  • New department chairs and directors in CBT (Conrad, DeVolder, and Baker)
  • WIU MBA students excel in national exam results
  • Allison Farm Field Day offers lessons on nutrient management
  • Four CBT majors designated as "Signature Programs"
  • WIU agronomy team places first in summer contest

Summer 2013 Issue of Western News

  • Shane "Mac" McSimov '08
  • Honey Zimmerman ’02 MBA ’04
  • Oscar Aguirre M.A. ‘99 MBA ‘00
  • Alpha Tau Chapter of AGR celebrates 50th Founder's Day
  • CBT adds online graduate certificates
  • Finance alumnus builds Zaarly
  • CBT Fresh-I Program beneficial to students, businesses
  • Facilities Management donates equipment to CBT program
  • Dobson named Fulbright Scholar to Romania

Spring 2013 Issue of Western News

  • Stella Owusu-Ansah MBA '02
  • Linsey (Froelich) Ackerman ’01 M.A. ’02
  • Christina Frank '98
  • Pat Smith '80
  • Holly D. Deem '77
  • ADM donates to WIU Supply Chain Management
  • Beta Gamma Sigma celebrates 100 years
  • WIU Livestock Judging team takes third overall
  • Students study abroad with help from Caterpillar donation
  • B.A. in graphic communication earns national ACCGC accreditation
  • Bachelor's in fire protection approved

Winter 2012 Issue of Western News

  • Gerry Salzman ‘71
  • Mona Sawyer ’55 & Wayne Yard ’34 M.S. ’47
  • Peter Tronick ’04
  • Jordan Danner ’01
  • WIU professor completes 1,000th skydive
  • WIU engineering program achieves ABET accreditation
  • Visiting scholar: Soon Suk Yoon

Fall 2012 Issue of Western News

  • John Distefano '80
  • Sam Annable '11
  • Enrique Arce B.A. '90
  • WIU plays host to annual Allison Farm Field Day
  • CBT Study Abroad Advisor travels to Cuba
  • CBT announces new department leadership
  • Atlantis program celebrates fifth year

Summer 2012 Issue of Western News

  • Ember Keithley '94 MBA 01'
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visits Macomb
  • Keithley named outstanding advisor by National Organization
  • WIU Team in Finals of Case Competition
  • CBT announces new human resource management major at WIU-Quad Cities
  • Ekena serves as 13th Executive in Residence
  • CBT to offer new minor in entrepreneurship
  • Six CBT students awarded CAT scholarships for semester in China
  • Accounting and finance sponsors panel on identity theft
  • CBT develops new 'integrated' MBA programs

Spring 2012 Issue of Western News

  • Sean Moore '09
  • Nick Padgett '88
  • Students participate in "Fusion TECH Week"
  • Engineering Technology programs receive accreditation
  • Electric Leatherneck racing team on track with educational entry
  • Supply Chain Management program receives scholarship donation from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Economics Day held in February on Macomb campus
  • Students compete in Fed Challenge

CBT in Western News
2008 to 2011

Winter 2011 Issue of Western News

  • Jay Solomonson '92
  • Ford recognized as top performer on CMA
  • WIU Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter recognized as "Premier"
  • WIU partners with local business to build better engines
  • Keithley named outstanding advisor
  • Chicago business author recognizes alma mater
  • McDonald's senior-level marketing director returns to WIU as CBT Executive in Residence

Fall 2011 Issue of Western News

  • Kami Kates '08
  • Laura Belville '04
  • Bryan Schullian '10
  • WIU finalizes $20 million contract for QC Manufacturing Lab
  • CBT faculty send thousands of books to Africa
  • Retired urban forestry professor receives international award
  • WIU student poses question to the President during his visit to her family's business
  • CBT Dean maintains longtime connection with educator's conference

Summer 2011 Issue of Western News

  • Donald Tomnitz MBA '75
  • Kathleen McEntee '74
  • Derek Bloomfield '11
  • Michael Ortman '95 MBA '97
  • Derek Kane '04 and Jason Strimpel '05
  • CBT sees increase in strength, number of internships
  • SCIMA student team advances to nationals
  • Ford receives Mentor of the Year from the IMA

Spring 2011 Issue of Western News

  • Ed McManus '73
  • Baker named Distinguished Teacher by national association
  • Rock appointed to task force reviewing MAP grant proposal
  • Engineering scholarship established at WIU-QC
  • WIU-QC adds new major
  • WIU MBA: 40 years in the making
  • Ag/IIRA capacity building project recognized
  • Illinois Soybean Association establishes new scholarship
  • New scholarship established for international women

Winter 2010 Issue of Western News

  • Douglas Reese '85 MBA '86
  • Rich Myers '73
  • Nancy Pechloff '73
  • Baker, educators participate in National Agriscience Institute
  • Forestry Club honors professor with tree-planting ceremony
  • Johnson selected as Distinguished Faculty Lecturer
  • Information Systems major named Lincoln Laureate

Fall 2010 Issue of Western News

  • Steve Orwig '95 MBA '97
  • David Vogel '70 MA '71
  • CBT sees reorganization, merged departments
  • Saying so long...
  • Conduct-ing research, one track at a time

Summer 2010 Issue of Western News

  • Jay Solomonson '02
  • Nick Padgett '88
  • Kathleen Hensel '02 MACC '03
  • Patrick Leyendeckers '98
  • CBT names Distinguished Alumnus
  • The 'Tripp' of a lifetime
  • CBT, accountancy maintain AACSB accreditation
  • A year-in-review: WIU School of Engineering
  • Business professor can to true 'tunes' of business ethics

Spring 2010 Issue of Western News

  • John Carroll '02
  • Engineering Technology students win award at invited competition in Taiwan
  • Ethics Day 2010: 'The Ethics of Debt'
  • Eastern Opportunities
  • Gabler Fund supports teaching and learning

Winter 2009 Issue of Western News

  • Rob Grove '80 MBA '85
  • Lori & Craig Glattly '81
  • Bryan Lunt '98
  • George Potter '88
  • Student organization gathers support for member in Iraq
  • From basement rooms' to alternative crops
  • WIU faculty provide expertise on health care reform panel
  • McDonald's executive speaks at WIU
  • Kelloggs continue legendary commitment to WIU
  • Modern Woodmen Invests in the WIU-QC Riverfront Campus
  • Riverboat Development Authority Funds WIU-QC Classroom

Fall 2009 Issue of Western News

  • Julia Oßenbrügge '02
  • Ribbon-cutting held at new WIU-QC engineering facility
  • Western renames Department of Agriculture to School of Agriculture
  • CBT Faculty Spotlight: Barb Ribbens
  • Seeing the future in development for CBT
  • Alternative Crops Day points out the possibilities

Summer 2009 Issue of Western News

  • Kimberly Aldridge '94
  • CBT unveils Beta Gamma Sigma Key
  • 2009 CBT Ferguson Lecture
  • Professor Emeritus John "Jack" Daniels passes away

Spring 2009 Issue of Western News

  • Mark Dempsey '87
  • Charles Carey '75
  • Tim Heth '93
  • Kimberly Hughes '05
  • Bradley Will '06
  • Accreditation 101
  • CBT conducts MBA survey
  • Fimmen retires
  • CBT appoints diversity officer
  • End of an era
  • CBT hosts economic outlook events

Winter 2008 Issue of Western Online

  • Patty Sullivan '88 MBA '89
  • Terry Kestner '84
  • Emily Knox '02
  • Steve Larson '78 MBA '79
  • John Garvey '78
  • C-FAR Day at WIU
  • CBT officially unveils new coffee shop
  • An 'amusing' business
  • The World Series on a "Little" level
  • Marx, founder of WIU economics department, dies
  • WIU student selected as National Agricultural Ambassador
  • University Relations launches Web 2.0 resource site
  • Hallwas's "Dime Novel Desperadoes" blends bio with true crime
  • Housing changes on the horizon
  • WIU-Quad Cities: A five-year retrospective

Fall 2008 Issue of Western News

  • Joe Maxwell '71
  • WIU Allison Farm organic field day
  • Computer science celebrates 25 years
  • Peek named academic mentor of the year
  • SCIMA chapter wins national competition
  • Richard Longworth to speak on campus
  • WIU hosts visiting international students
  • Pi Kappa Phi Fellowship