Spend an evening celebrating with four Western alumni who are making an impact
Looking for some cheer, connection, and cause for celebration? We’ve got you covered. You’re invited to join our community from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14 via Zoom to get to know Western’s 2021 Alumni Award recipients. We are delighted to honor four alumni and hope you will join the party to celebrate with these inspiring changemakers:
Tyler J. Malek ('10) Entrepreneur of the Year: One decade ago, Tyler began his sweet journey to become co-founder and head ice cream maker for Salt & Straw Ice Cream based in Portland, Oregon. In addition to its bold flavors and reputation for hospitality, Salt & Straw is known for supporting local artisans, students, and organizations.
Deborah Dull ('07) Young Alumna of the Year: Deborah has dedicated her career, and her expertise in the supply chain field, to solving complex and challenging global problems while working for Microsoft, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other prominent companies. She also endowed the Available to Promise scholarship for supply chain management students.
Donald L. Hardwick ('84) Larry “Go Vikings!” Taylor Alumni Service Award: Donald entered the computer industry fresh out of Western, starting out in sales at Data General Corporation and moving on to a variety of national, international, and worldwide leadership positions at Microsoft. He also founded and chaired the university’s first alumni legislative advocacy committee.
Julie B. Larson-Green ('86) Lifetime Achievement Award: Julie is a product design and engineering leader who led the definition and design of many of Microsoft’s most iconic products from the Office Suite to the Windows operating system. She enjoys mentoring and coaching startups and is currently an advisor at Magic Leap, an augmented reality platform, and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.
The virtual awards presentation will include remarks from President Randhawa, a current student ambassador, and a lively discussion/Q&A with the honorees moderated by Craig Dunn, Western's Wilder Distinguished Professor of Business and Sustainability.
Friday, May 14, 2021 5:30-6:30 p.m. On Zoom