News and Events

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Events

Each year, we bring accomplished alumni, sucessful business people, and community leaders to campus to share their stories and offer advice to students. We are still putting the schedule together for the coming academic year, so check back for a complete list. Here are examples of our annual events.

Theodore D. Veru Symposium

Vivian Pfeiffer ’85, M’86

The Veru Symposium brings to campus world-renowned business and public leaders, providing students, faculty, and friends with access to esteemed thought leaders. The event is sponsored Barney School alumnus Peter Veru, and is named in honor of his father, Theodore Veru.  

The 2019 Symposium featured Vivian Pfeiffer BBA ’85, MBA ’86, a highly recognized specialist in contemporary and Latin American art.

Ellsworth Lecture

Hayley Foster '94

This lecture series promotes an awareness of and an appreciation for the American business system. It was created in 1979 by Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. to honor its former chairman, the late John E. Ellsworth.

Hayley Foster ’94, the founder and chief fostering officer of Foster Inc., was this year's speaker.

Corine T. Norgaard Women in Leadership Lecture

Susan Coleman

Susan Coleman, a professor of finance in the Barney School of Business, delievered the 2019 Corinne T. Norgaard Women in Leadership Lecture. Coleman is noted for her research that focuses on women entrepreneurs and access to capital for women-owned and minority-owned businesses, 

The Corine T. Norgaard Lecture is presented by the Barney School of Business in partnership with the Entrepreneurial Center and Women's Business Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, Presidents' College, and The Women's Advancement Initiative. Corine Norgaard was a beloved Barney School of Business professor, distinguished scholar, and dean who passed away in 2011.

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