In 2013, 54 Leadership Walton students completed the program. These students were honored at a ceremony on May 10. Each received a certificate of completion and gold honor cord to wear at commencement.
In March 2013 10 Walton College students participated in the Heifer International Alternative Spring Break Program in Perryville, AR. 6 of the participating students were Leadership Walton members. Through the week long immersion at the Heifer Ranch, students experienced lifestyles from around the world and engaged in service work, community building, and hands on educational learning activities focused on hunger, sustainable development, and caring for the earth.
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The October 2012 Spirit Week included a training sessions on social and dining etiquette, a syndicated data workshop presented by the Nielsen Company, a tour of the RFID Research Center, and a Halloween Party and Picnic. Leadership Walton also completed two service projects: the Career Closet Overstock and Scull Creek Trail cleanup.
The Walton College Career Center is proud to recognize this year’s graduates who have completed the required components of the Leadership Walton program. The 69 May 2012 graduates were recognized at a ceremony on May 11. Each received a certificate of completion and gold cord to wear at commencement.
The Walton College Career Center hosted Leadership Walton Spirit Week in April 2012. Leadership Walton members were encouraged to show their spirit throughout the week by participating in a variety of events and by wearing their Leadership Walton t-shirts. Events included community service projects, guest speakers and a picnic. Members seen with their t-shirts received a fun razorback prize!
Leadership Walton hosted two trail cleanups in fall 2011. On September 30, 3 Leadership Walton students volunteered, along with Career Center staff members, to pick up liter along the trail. On October 21, 7 other Leadership Walton members participated in the cleanup. The Buckle also sent three volunteers to assist with the cleanup in October.
The Walton College Career Center is proud to recognize this year’s graduates who have completed the required components of the Leadership Walton program. Only two hundred students are selected to join the program each year; and since the program began in 2007, only fifty-three other students have received these honors. The fifty-seven May 2011 graduates were recognized at a ceremony on May 13. Each received a certificate of completion and gold cord to wear at commencement.
On March 4, 2011, Leadership Walton hosted a cleanup along Scull Creek Trail in Fayetteville. Five representatives from Henkel Consumer Goods - Brent Horn, David West, Pete Louree, Greg Kell, and Scott Marchewka - assisted with the cleanup, along with seven Leadership Walton students and George W. Edwards, Jr. Career Development Center staff members.
Team Razorbacks placed second at the National Finals of the Dannon TRUST Challenge on March 11 in White Plains, New York. The team included team leader and MBA student, Alex Kieslich, and four Leadership Walton students: Brianna Turner, Grace Santi, Ryan Moshtagh and Thomas Davis.
In January 2011, 4 U of A teams were selected to compete in the Dannon TRUST Challenge in White Plains, NY. The 4 teams consisted of 3 Walton College MBA students and 16 Leadership Walton members. A total of 20 teams from across the US competed and 6 groups, including 1 U of A team, advanced to the National Finals in March.
In September 2010, the students of Leadership Walton, along with the Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Center and the Graduate School of Business, collected supplies for the Fayetteville Senior Center. The supplies collected will help offset operational costs and allow the center to provide their Meals on Wheels service to more home bound seniors in our area. Leadership Walton students volunteered at two benefit lunches and three snack cart sessions to collect supplies for the center, raising over $1,000 in cash donations and collecting many supplies.
On October 1, 7 Leadership Walton students volunteered to cleanup Scull Creek Trail.
The group picked up litter along the entire trail, which is approximately 4 miles long!
On July 14, two Leadership Walton members, Trenton Green and Adam Webber, volunteered along with Career Center staff members to cleanup Scull Creek Trail. The group cleaned over 1.5 miles of the trail and was featured in the NWA Times.
On June 11, three Leadership Walton volunteers (Badr Alasem, Terrance Boyd and Brian McCaster), along with Walton College Career Center staff members, planted a garden box outside the Walton College of Business building. Leadership Walton has officially adopted the box and will continue to maintain the area.
In April 2010, the Walton College Career Center hosted a picnic for Leadership Walton participants. Senior participants were recognized at the picnic and received a graduation cord and certificate of completion.
In March 2010, Leadership Walton adopted Scull Creek Trail in Fayetteville. Along with Walton College Career Center staff members, six Leadership Walton students and one MBA student volunteered at the first clean-up day on March 5.
Throughout the month of November, the students of Leadership Walton, along with the Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Center, collected over 630 donations for the Northwest Arkansas Children’s House. Items collected include plastic storage containers, spiral notebooks, cake mixes, frosting, and school supplies. Donations were delivered in early December.
On November 13, 2009, Leadership Walton students met with Johnson Fellow Lt. Gen. Marty Steele for lunch and an informal discussion of business ethics.
In March of 2009, Leadership Walton students, in conjunction with SIFE and Leadership Fayetteville participants, collected over 400 CFL light bulbs. On April 17, a group of Leadership Walton and SIFE students used these bulbs to replace energy inefficient lights at Fayetteville Housing Authority properties. These bulbs are expected to save utility users over $17,500 and prevent over 100,000 pounds of harmful CO2!
In fall 2008, Leadership Walton students collected over 390 books and 350 magazines to donate to the local VA Hospital. The five students who collected the most donations were: Elise Dudley, Tahiya Nuzhat, Chelsey Bruner, Courtney Duhamel and Sawyer Burnett.
At the first annual Leadership Walton Halloween Party and Costume Contest, Tori High won with her homemade “Bailing out Wall Street” costume.
Leadership Walton students are recognized at graduation with a gold cord and receive a certificate of completion after finishing the program. Four seniors completed the program in spring 2008: Deborah Johnson, Adam Kinney, Stephanie Williams and Jenella Young.
In April 2008, 5 Leadership Walton students volunteered at a carnival to support local grade school children. Lana Hong, Garrett King, Nicole Nichols, Adam Shock and Jenella Young helped setup and manage a ring toss and a bean bag toss game at the event.
In fall 2007, the Walton College Career Center initiated a “Treat and Toy” drive for the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. Nine Leadership Walton students volunteered to organize and manage this project. The group collected over 100 pounds of treats and over 50 toys, as well as many other necessities for the shelter. Cintas Corporation, in Springdale, AR, also participated in this project and donated hundreds of towels and hand wipes. This project was featured on the local news and in the student newspaper. Donations were delivered in December 2007.