Nonprofits a No-Nonsense Business

“Engage the culture, change the world;” this is the school motto here at SPU and something that everyone in the MAM-SSM program aspires to do. Many of my peers hope to enter into the nonprofit sector after graduation. On an early Friday morning, my class had the privilege of meeting Mr. Jeff Wilcox, the President … Continue reading Nonprofits a No-Nonsense Business


Learning From Our Community

Boardroom We have now finished our second Module! Each Module we have been given a distinct assignment to be completed in our groups. This culminates in a boardroom presentation to community business professionals who play the role of the company we are consulting. In 15 minutes we present the information we gathered over the last … Continue reading Learning From Our Community

Student Spotlight: Shree Banerjee

  Name: Rajyasree (Shree) Banerjee Hometown: Kolkata, India (cultural capital of India, the city where Mother Teresa lived) Degrees : B.A. in History from Presidency College, Kolkata , M.A in Modern Indian History from University of Calcutta, M.A is South Asian History, Middle Eastern History and History of England from Syracuse University Interests: Solving puzzles, cooking, traveling, reading and … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Shree Banerjee


REI Talks Business Responsibility

We have been learning throughout the program about the ways businesses can contribute to human flourishing both socially and environmentally. This week, we had the pleasure of hearing from two pioneers who do just that, everyday, at REI through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. REI is known for their co-op model (customers are members and take part … Continue reading REI Talks Business Responsibility


Case Analysis 101

As a part of the program we live and breathe Business Case Analysis, we complete these reports in our assigned teams for the quarter. What is a case analysis? We study a written case about an existing company including: their mission, current operations, marketing strategy, finances and engagement in social and sustainable practices. Based on what … Continue reading Case Analysis 101


Student Spotlight: Aaron Hire

Aloha kakou! My name is Aaron Hire, and my mission is to serve all through righteousness. Whether that is through God’s love, relationships, sustainability or leadership, my life is for helping people and the planet. Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawai’i & Salem Oregon. Undergraduate Degree: Philosophy, Minors in Anthropology and Art & Visual Culture. Extra-curricular Activities: Surfing, ukulele, painting, drawing, shirt … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Aaron Hire


Meet a Student: Kaili Hunsaker

Hello, my name is Kaili Hunsaker. I love dogs, coffee, chocolate and horror movies, and am excited to give you a glimpse of the MAM-SSM program! Hometown: Seattle, WA Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Psychology & B.A. Sociology Extra-curricular Activities: Psi Chi National Honor Society, Union Gospel Mission Women’s & Children Shelter, Childcare Director at CODA, Dance, Study Abroad: England, … Continue reading Meet a Student: Kaili Hunsaker