Beer is Love Partner Spotlight: Lundquist College of Business Honors ProgramJun 07, 2016 Comments (0)
We have many proud University of Oregon alumni on Team Ninkasi, so we enjoy supporting the Ducks whenever we can. One way we get to do that is through different departments within the University. Earlier this year, our Beer is Love program donated some brews to the Lundquist College of Business Honors Program’s Alumni Networking Event in Portland.
Tell us about your organization and the event.
We are the Business Honors Program from the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon. Members of the Business Honors Program take their upper-division core classes together in a cohort of no more than 35 students. The program comes with no additional tuition charge for the students and gives them the opportunity to be challenged by their peers and professors. Outside of the classroom, we enjoy going to the bowling alley and haunted corn mazes. We also plan an alternative spring break trip to another country for volunteer work and team building.
We also have the opportunity to connect and network with alumni from the program. One of the ways in which we connect with the alumni is through our Alumni Networking Event. Every year, we invite all of the alumni from the program to Portland for dinner, drinks, and networking. Students have the chance to meet the alumni that work in the position or company that they are interested in and alumni have the opportunity to reconnect with members from their cohort.
How did the donation impact your event?
Our event is a night for hanging out with friends, old and new, a night for catching up and learning about someone’s career. Having Ninkasi beer at our event allows guests to relax and enjoy the evening with their peers. It gives alumni the opportunity to reminisce and students the chance to look forward to the future.
What does the Beer is Love Program mean to you?
The core purpose of the Beer is Love Program is to “Perpetuate Better Living.” For us, the program symbolizes the movement to make the world a better place for everyone. The movement starts locally and then grows. In the Business Honors Program, we are taught how to be leaders that will make a difference in our communities. It starts first at the University of Oregon and then expands to the companies that we work for and the communities in which we live.
Music is an integral part of our brewery. In that spirit, what would be the theme song for your organization?
The theme song of our organization would be Green Day’s Good Riddance (Time of Your Life). In the Business Honors Program, we spend around two years together, taking a total of nine classes with each other during our junior and senior years. This song by Green Day summarizes our time in the program and demonstrates where we are at in our lives when we leave the program and move into the business world. We hope that the Business Honors Program provides students with lifelong friendships and something to look back upon with a smile.