Chicago, Illinois (February 9, 2010) — Aurora Reinke has joined the faculty at the Kendall College School of Business effective January 2010. Reinke first joined Kendall in March of 2009 as an adjunct professor and now makes the transition to full-time faculty. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Reinke also brings 15 years of marketing experience within the technology industry.
Reinke has notably developed compelling marketing collateral, supported sales teams as a subject matter expert, and established effective marketing and product strategies. Her background in marketing within technology startups lends to her extensive experience designing and delivering software applications in the retail and financial services industries. In 2008, Reinke taught small business management to immigrants in the U.S. and strategic management to business owners in Ukraine.
At Kendall, she teaches the Business Case Development course, where she instituted the living case studies.
"Aurora’s living case studies for our Business Case Development course gave the students an enriched experience, connecting Kendall with the business community," said Michelle Coussens, Dean of the Kendall College School of Business. “She has a passion for entrepreneurship as a mechanism for hope and opportunity and also dedicates time working in youth entrepreneurship programs.”
Reinke received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University. She earned a Master in International Business degree from the University of South Carolina, with a focus on Latin American studies.
The Kendall College School of Business teaches practical skills that define successful careers to produce graduates who are professionally savvy, globally driven, and services-oriented. Its courses use tools such as situation-based challenges, living case studies, management simulations and integrative projects. Succeeding in a changing and increasingly unpredictable marketplace is a fundamental focus. While the program is innovative, the curriculum still provides the solid academic foundation found in more traditional business programs.
About Kendall College
Kendall College, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009, offers undergraduate degrees in business, early childhood education, culinary arts, psychology, and hospitality management. Current enrollment is approximately 2,400 students. The school occupies a stunning “Riverworks” campus near downtown Chicago. Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org, 1-312-263-0456. The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission has accredited the Culinary Arts Associate and Baking & Pastry Associate programs since 1988. Kendall College is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. For more information about Kendall College, visit www.kendall.edu.