Management Student Stories


UMC Accounting Profile Photo - Mawaye Appleton

Mawaye Appleton, 2014, Brooklyn Park, Minn., it was much more than a visit to company headquarters. For the accounting and management double major at the University of Minnesota Crookston, it was a time she will never forget. See more...


Alex Buscher and Abbey Wemimo, students in the Business Management Program at the University of Minnesota Crookston, discusses their experience at UMC and the benefits they've found in respect to preparing for a career in business. Alex is from Merrifield, Minnesota, and Abbey is from Lagos, Nigeria.


Abbey II Wemimo, 2013 - A social entrepreneur and research analyst, Abbey hails from Lagos, Nigeria. His experiences at the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) have empowered him to devote to fight for the powerless, stand up for women, and never give-up on the hopeless. He is the president and founder of Change Africa, a nonprofit that manages a portfolio of expert projects and organizations in Africa dedicated to fighting poverty with education and sustainable free enterprise endeavors. Abbey is also the founder and project leader of the Clean Water for Everyone, an initiative that has provided clean water to over 1,600 people in four countries. He was admitted to graduate programs in both Columbia University and NYU, and he will be attending the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in New York University as a Dean Scholar with a 100% tuition scholarship studying the Master of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy with an international specialization. Abbey will also be attending the PPIA Fellowship program at UC Berkeley in the summer of 2013.



Alyssa Jensen is a 2010 graduate of the University of Minnesota Crookston with a bachelor's degree in business management. She is originally from Rice Lake, Wisconsin.



Irma De La Guardia, 2010, originally from Panama talks about how she came to the University of Minnesota Crookston, studied abroad in China and pursued a bachelor's degree in business management. Read "The Understanding That Comes with Understanding" in the Spring 2010 Torch article.