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UW Bothell School of Business Honors Nordstrom Family and Nordstrom, Inc.

Nordstrom For their unyielding commitment to their customers, their employees and this community, the University of Washington Bothell School of Business Retail Management program will honor the Nordstrom family and Nordstrom, Inc. with the 2014 Icons of Retail Award.

Nordstrom got its start as a small Seattle shoe store in 1901. Since going public in 1971, the company has expanded to 260 Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores in 35 states, with net sales of $11.8 billion in 2012.

The company has long been committed to offering its customers the best possible service, selection, quality and value, providing its employees a great place to work and supporting the communities it serves.

UW Bothell School of Business Dean Sandeep Krishnamurthy says he is proud to have Nordstrom as a strong supporter and he feels closely aligned to its mission. “We are inspired by Nordstrom’s deep commitment to open innovation, community building and partnerships with the university,” he says. “Our undergraduate and graduate students get the best of both worlds. They gain valuable tools for retail success from the best in the business, and they learn the importance of being a part of and giving back to the community.”

Read more about Icons of Retail Award.


Thank you to all who attended the 2013 Chancellor’s Dinner.

UW Bothell congratulates William and Lydia Abbott, recipients of the 2013 Legacy Award for their contributions to UW Bothell.