Business Students to Hear From Alumnus

Arkansas Tech University alumnus Russell Apple will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 ATU College of Business College to Career Conference on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Apple will speak from 11 a.m.-noon in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall. Attendance is open to students and faculty in the ATU College of Business.

A 1999 graduate of Arkansas Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, Apple majored in accounting at ATU. He has been employed by First National Bank of Fort Smith since 2006 and holds the position of senior vice president for risk management.

ATU College of Business students will also have an opportunity to attend panels from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday. The panels will include 18 industry experts in the fields of accounting (Rothwell Hall room 138), management and marketing (W.O. Young Building Ballroom), business data analytics (Rothwell Hall room 212) and economics and finance (Rothwell Hall room 311).

The Arkansas Tech alumni scheduled to serve as panelists are:

Accounting
Luke Duvall (Kent Dollar CPA)
Karaline Paul (Tyson Foods)
Sam Collier (Arvest Bank)
Jordan Saunders (Arkansas Legislative Audit)

Management and Marketing
Alex Hunter (Walmart)
Nancy Lee McNew (Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Ark.)
Matthew Ferren (Field Agent)
Colton Dillard (Walmart)
Khiem Nguyen (AT&T)

Business Data Analytics
Luke Porter (ArcBest)
Makayla Sparks (Walmart)
Sarah Noel (Acxiom)
Zach Bennett (Acxiom)
John Lassiter (Dillard’s)

Economics and Finance
Dylan Edgell (University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service)
Joseph Hunt (Dillard’s)
Kelby Wiles (J.B. Hunt)
Heather East (Bank of the Ozarks)

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