Valentine’s Day is big business for many KU alumni, including the Ward family, who led Kansas City-based Russell Stover for more than 50 years.
KU alumnus and then-Russell Stover CEO Tom Ward was highlighted in a Feb. 2014 Bloomberg Business feature, How Russell Stover won the Valentine’s chocolate war.
Later that year, worldwide chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprungli purchased Russell Stover from the Ward family. The company joined Ghirardelli Chocolates as part of Lindt’s U.S. portfolio.
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This week prospective Jayhawks received a special postcard from the KU School of Business. The “first-class ticket” arrived in mailboxes as a final push as high-ability high school students choose where they’ll attend college.
“I wanted the first class of students in Capitol Federal Hall to feel like they are getting first-class treatment,” undergraduate recruiter Amber Rhoades said. “The new building will be a destination point for students who choose KU, which is why we wanted the piece to look like a first-class ticket.”
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