IN THIS ISSUE
Newsletter under new leadership
When the Department of Accounting and Business first developed this electronic newsletter, we hoped to use it as a means of keeping all of our alumni and friends up to date about what is happening in the department, but I have done a poor job of communicating with you on a regular basis. For that, I apologize.
In an effort to remedy this problem and as part of a restructuring of the Accounting and Business Club, we now have a publications assistant who will be responsible for developing and distributing Nexus more regularly. Doug Murphy, a senior accounting major from Ossian, Ind., applied for the position and, after an interview with the Accounting and Business Club's executive cabinet, was offered the job.
Doug will work in conjunction with the Club's marketing committee, and the department is pleased to have him leading this important effort.
Balancing athletics and academics
Manchester College has a long-standing history of encouraging its students to participate in athletics. Participation in college athletics requires discipline and a drive to succeed, both on the playing field and in the classroom. The Department of Accounting and Business has many talented individuals that work hard to balance academics and athletics on a daily basis. One such student-athlete is sophomore Matt Mest.
Matt is working on a degree in marketing with a minor in psychology, all while competing in both cross country and track and field. Matt has to balance his rigorous training regimen with his academic schedule every day and uses the challenge to his advantage. He says that his schedule motivates him to get his work done in a timely and efficient manner and is an asset in preparing him for life after college.
Matt is one of many intelligent and talented students representing the department that continue to build the legacy of Manchester student-athletes.
A passion for politics
Everybody has hobbies and interests that they like to pursue outside of the workplace. Sophomore accounting major Nick Barbknecht's passion is politics. Nick has been involved in politics in many capacities over the past few years – as a frequent contributor to hoosieraccess.com, a political blogging site and in helping to create a student political organization at the College.
Recently, he served as the Northern Indiana Political Director for an Indiana Secretary of State candidate. In a position that required excellent organizational and communication skills, Nick's duties included organizing volunteers, working with party chairs of 35 counties, and creating direct mail products to promote his candidate's campaign. He said that working in politics has been an exceptional way to network with individuals in the accounting and business profession, which is one reason why he would like to continue to do this in the future.
Nick's experience outside of the classroom will surely benefit him as he progresses toward graduation and beyond.
Kurt Adams '76 is self employed at Adams Consulting in Bellevue, Wash.
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