Indiana Wesleyan University will send large delegations of students to two prestigious business conferences this summer, one at Cambridge University in England and the other at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Twenty-six students will attend the Cambridge Business and Economics Conference, June 26-28. Twenty-four students will attend the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, May 27-31, at Harvard.
The students will be accompanied by Dr. Shawn Carraher, professor of Business Administration who also holds the Hodson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Business; Dr. Harriet Rojas, professor of Business Administration and chair of the Division of Business; and Dr. Phil Millage, professor of Business.
The students earned the right to attend the conferences by submitting papers that were accepted for presentations. All 17 papers submitted for the conference in England were accepted as were the 12 papers submitted for the Harvard conference.
"The papers accepted at Cambridge were a far cry from our initial goal, which was to have three papers submitted and at least one accepted," said Carraher, who is also Oxford Journal Distinguished Research Professor at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. "The two conferences are typically for senior professors, rather than for students, so our students were competing with professors from around the world."
The conference at Cambridge formerly was held at Oxford University in England before changing locations a year ago. The International Journal of Arts and Sciences holds conferences around the world but has only been held twice previously at Harvard.
Participating students and faculty members are working to raise funds for the two trips, which are estimated to cost a total of $120,000. Carraher said people who help provide funding will have their names displayed on a plaque in the Division of Business Office.
Students planning to travel to England include Josh McCarthy, Jake Millage, Austin Doerr, Andrea Meyering, Matt Stonitsch, Erik Dorst, Michael Lipetri, Aaron Martin, Jordan Easley, Aaron Cecil, Collin Rhoade, Tom VanKley, Jacob Wheeler, Justin Gibson, Michael Nichols, Jason George, Santiago Jaramillo, Tyler Laidig, Jordan Oelschlager, Adam Flegge, Tom Taylor, Susan Shinkle, Adam Sharrard, Adam Miller, Abigail Erickson and Katie Wolfe.
Students planning to attend the Harvard conference include Adam Sharrard, Adam Flegge, Jordan Oelschlasger, Aaron Cecil, Jordan Easley, Michael Lipetri, Josh McCarthy, Jacob Wheeler, Andrew Hosek, Erik Dorst, Abigail Erickson, Katie Wolfe, Collin Rhoade, Matt Stonitsch, Austin Doerr, Andrea Meyering, Jason George, Santiago Jaramillo, Landen Ellyson, Justin Gibson, Michael Nichols, Jake Millage, Andrew Hanna and Tom VanKley.