May 14, 2012
Weber and Mulholland named Outstanding Management Majors; Management Students Recognized
Left to right: Distinguished management majors Laura Wendorff, Katherine J. Smith, and Alison Dykhuizen; Outstanding management majors Nicholas Mulholland and Jenna Weber
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business management faculty and staff recognized senior management students for their scholarship, leadership and community service at the annual Outstanding Management Major Recognition Luncheon, Friday, May 11, 2012. The event was held in the Davies Center Arrowhead Room.
Jenna M. Weber and Nicholas Mulholland were named the 2012 UW-Eau Claire Outstanding Management Majors. Weber, a human resource management major from Elk Mound, WI, will graduate in May, and Mulholland, a management major from Rochester, MN, will graduate in August. See box below for more information about Weber and Mulholland.
In addition, three students graduating in May 2012 were presented with the Distinguished Management Major Award. These students are
- Alison Dykhuizen, an entrepreneur major from Buffalo, MN.
- Katherine J. Smith, an operations/materials management major from Shakopee, MN.
- Laura Wendorff, an entrepreneur major from Hudson, WI.
Meet the 2012 Outstanding Management Majors
Jenna M. Weber has spent her college career developing the skills and knowledge she needs to be a successful human resources manager. Weber completed HR internships with Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, and 3M Menomonie. While at LSS, she designed a step-by-step new hire process guide, assisted employees with human capital questions, and organized and maintained active and termed employee files. At 3M, Weber led behavioral based interviews with two other supervisors to fill a hiring pool for manufacturing candidates, implemented a disciplinary action database for use as a past practice reference, developed a step-by-step hiring process tool for supervisors, and created marketing materials for a new smoking cessation program.
An active member of the UW-Eau Claire student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Weber passed the SHRM Assurance of Learning Assessment Exam in November 2011.
In addition, Weber worked on a community leadership project for the Eau Claire YMCA which required her and her team mates to research and develop a proposal to implement a $12,000 diabetes prevention program.
She helped finance her college career by working as an office assistant for UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education for 3 ½ years.
Weber will graduate magna cum laude in May 2012.
Nicholas Mulholland developed critical leadership skills through his involvement in residence hall and campus organizations.
As a resident assistant in Sutherland Hall for 3 ½ years, Mulholland helped the 30 students on his floor adapt to university life by serving as a mentor, information resource, and community builder. In addition, he was a responsible for enforcing university policies and rules and helping roommates resolve conflicts.
Mulholland was president of the Sutherland Hall Council where he directed and led weekly council and board meetings. He was vice president of scholarship for the National Resident Hall Honorary, an organization that provides leadership opportunities, programs, and activities to students who live on-campus. He served as a leadership and education intern for UW-Eau Claire Housing and Residence Life. In this position he created and executed new Freshman Orientation activities, organized a communication summit for student organizations, and helped implement and coordinate University Hall Council executive training.
In addition, Mulholland was selected as a campus ambassador where he represented the university at college fairs and on-campus events. He is a member of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate Organizations Commission, and was co-founder and treasurer of the Men Opposing Sexual Assault, an organization that seeks to educate and acts to prevent sexual assault in the university community.
Mulholland will graduate magna cum laude in August 2012.