One of the strategic priorities at the Lam Family College of Business is Community Engagement. We dedicate resources to developing strong and sustained connections and working collaboratively with the business, academic and alumni communities. Through these efforts, we execute specialized programs, events, research projects and other engaging activities that expand the knowledge, skills, opportunities and networks of our students, faculty, staff, and any of our external community members.
Our annual flagship event, Women’s Emerging Leadership Forum (WELF), provides an engaging environment for participants to enhance their leadership skills, learn insights on career advancement and expand their professional network. This is an externally-focused event and open to everyone! Every year, WELF features a series of accomplished speakers and interactive activities that leave participants feeling inspired and empowered.
The CE Initiative extends annual mini-grants to faculty in order to support, motivate and help produce community-engaged research and teaching activities. Applications are evaluated by a committee along several dimensions, including but not limited to: the project’s potential direct impact on its community stakeholder, along with its focus on diversity, inclusivity and equity; the project’s innovativeness; its potential to succeed; and the continuation of its impact in future years.
These awards are supported by the Lam-Larsen Fund for Global Innovation, established through a generous gift from alum Chris Larsen (B.S., ’84), his wife Lyna Lam, and the Rippleworks Foundation.
The annual Community Engagement Performance Awards recognize selected faculty and staff for outstanding achievements in community engagement activities that have a meaningful and positive impact on a community.
These awards (to be given every two years) are supported by the Lam-Larsen Fund for Global Innovation, established through a generous gift from alum Chris Larsen (B.S., ’84), his wife Lyna Lam, and the Rippleworks Foundation.
Internal Community Events with Alumni, Faculty, and Staff:
Date: June 11, 2023
- "Money Talks: Insights into Planning, Investing and Financial Psychology"
- Speaker: Bugra Bakan (MBA, '02), CFP
- Do you have a project/idea you’d like to share with our faculty and staff?
- Do you want to be in the loop with our WELF event?
- Do you want to be considered to be a speaker at one of our events?
- Do you/your company wish to consider sponsoring a project or an event?
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