|College of Business and Public Administration celebrates women in business|
College students at the UND can take part in an exclusive opportunity to hear from female alumni who serve as role models for their career ambition and success. On Thursday, Feb. 8, the College of Business and Public Administration hosts its annual Hultberg Lectureship Series, an event recognizing women in business and their professional savvy in handling work and life.
This year’s Hultberg theme is “Hey, I Did It! So Can You!” The panel of four women share their experiences from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl in the Memorial Union. The Hultberg Lectureship Series celebrates 20 years; this year its featured alumni are: Heather Johnson Kukla (’96), Jackie (Simon) Anderson (’90), Sarah (Stanford) Nielsen (’95), and Stephanie Helgeson (’95).
The College invites all UND students, as well as other members of the University and Grand Forks community, to attend.
The Hultberg panelists represent a variety of career backgrounds ranging from the legal field and accountancy to sales management and athletics. The discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. and is moderated by Bob Kerr, general manager of WDAZ-TV.
* Stephanie Helgeson, who currently serves as the director of athletics at the University of Minnesota – Crookston (UMC). Helgeson has been involved in university athletics since graduating from UND in 1995 with a degree in business administration. She played an instrumental role in UMC’s transition from NAIA to Division II athletics in the NCAA.
* Jackie (Simon) Anderson has an extensive career in the retail food industry, starting at Hormel Foods in Dallas, Texas, and later transitioned to Kraft Foods, where she now serves as a regional sales manager for the world’s second-largest food and beverage company. Anderson is a 1990 marketing and management graduate.
* Heather Johnson Kukla is a 1996 accounting graduate and attorney in New York City. Johnson Kukla’s career began in Washington, D.C., where she served in a variety of positions in the United States District Courts in the District of Columbia, as well as working for Hogan & Hartsen, LLP. She was the editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, where her research on stem cells was published.
* Sarah (Stanford) Nielsen, is vice president and chief financial officer for Winnebago Industries in Minneapolis. She graduated from UND in 1995 with a degree in accountancy. Before being named CFO at Winnebago Industries, her successful career began in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche, LLC.
The Hultberg Lectureship was established with a gift through the UND Foundation by Clara E. Anderson, a 1928 graduate from Washburn, N.D. Clara named the series in honor of her parents, Hans and Susanna, because of the love and encouragement she received from them and her interest in stimulating both challenges and opportunities for women in business. Each year prominent women alumni from the College of Business and Public Administration and UND bring their leadership and experiences to the University community through this event.
Please make plans to attend the 20th annual Hultberg Lectureship Series. The event is free and open to the public.
-- CK Braun-Schultz, Director of External Relations, College of Business & Public Amdinistration, email@example.com, 777-6937