In the Sentry School of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, we pride ourselves on our mission of creating career-ready graduates and leaders through applied learning. The Keith and Tammy Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center provides a single location for Sentry School students to learn about majors, receive career and financial support, and discover internship and professional development opportunities. The Anderson C2C Center also serves as a hub for business outreach and event planning.
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In 2018, Keith and Tammy Anderson committed $1 million to establish the Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center. The center equips School of Business and Economics students with the tools and strategies needed to launch their careers and follow their dreams. The C2C Center officially opened its doors on Oct. 4, 2019, on the first floor of the College of Professional Studies Building.
We have on a wall in the Anderson Center a quote from Keith which reads, in part, “No dream is too big for a Pointer.” Not only is that the spirit we want to embed in our students, it’s also how we approach our job of constantly improving the education of our students.
In 2010, then-Dean Joan North invited Prof. Elizabeth Martin to dedicate part of her time to programming that would improve School of Business and Economics students’ professional development. We started with some straight-forward goals, such as encouraging our students to attend Career Services workshops on campus. We didn’t stop there, however! We now have many outstanding programs housed in the Anderson Classroom to Career Center, all of which would have initially seemed out of reach:
From the beginning, our co-curricular programming has been developed with the support of, and guidance from, our incredibly strong alumni and employer community.
Before the start of our program, some of our largest local employers told us they wanted more ways–beyond the typical career fair visits–to connect with our students. Knowing how much our students could benefit from enhanced connections with employers, we saw how a vibrant co-curricular program could bring students and employers together.
Once our programming began, countless Corporate Partners, Business Advisory Council members and Pointer alumni have spoken at events, given feedback on student presentations and attended networking receptions and banquets. While we sometimes worry about overloading them with requests, the most frequent feedback we get is, “What else can we do?” Their generosity towards our students has been truly heartwarming.
We owe a special thank you to one particular alumnus, Keith Anderson, and one particular business, Northwestern Mutual. In 2015, these two supporters challenged us to do even more to improve the career-readiness of our students. In response, we developed our “Kickstart Your Career!” program which runs in the early part of every semester and includes special speakers, senior banquets, an etiquette dinner and a networking reception.
A 1985 business administration graduate, Keith had a successful career as a top executive with companies all over the United States. Keith recently retired as executive vice president of operations from NVR, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilding and mortgage-banking companies.
Keith serves on the School of Business and Economics Business Advisory Council. Keith and Tammy return to Stevens Point a few times each year to participate in our Senior Banquets.
Mark and Julie Smiley met while attending UW-Stevens Point in the early 1980s. Mark is a 1985 business administration alumnus and Julie is a 1987 communication alumna. Since their time at UWSP, the Smileys settled in Baraboo and founded a manufacturing company headquartered in Port Washington called Badger Paperboard Inc., which continues to grow and expand to new locations throughout the U.S. Mark and Julie also raised a daughter and a son, both of whom now take active leadership roles in the family business.
Mark traveled back to Stevens Point to participate in a School of Business and Economics alumni panel discussion in 2014 as part of what is now known as the Smiley Professional Events. Since then, Mark and Julie have established two UWSP scholarships in business and communication as well as a program fund to support a variety of student opportunities such as soft-skill development, professional-style communication.
Ray Mundt graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1953 with a degree in mathematics. Later he attended Harvard Business School. He married Ruth Stanchik and in 1953 went to work for Kimberly-Clark as a paper salesman where he later became a vice president and general manager. In 1970, he was recruited by ALCO Standard Corporation and eventually become COO, president, CEO and chairman of the board. Ray retired in 1994, but returned to take Unisource Worldwide public in 1996.
A board member of many corporations and civic organizations, he was also a Global Jewish Advocacy Honoree, a Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Inductee and a UW-Stevens Point Distinguished Alumnus Award winner.
A generous estate gift from Ray and Ruth Mundt helps provide internship and career-readiness experiences for School of Business and Economics students.