Hans Baumgartner, professor of marketing at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, has been named interim chair of the college's marketing department, effective July 1.
Louis Benzak, Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State's Smeal College of Business and president of the Benzak Investment Company, died last month at his home in Water Mill, N.Y., at the age of 66.
Penn State's Smeal College of Business ranks 32nd overall and 12th among public institutions in BusinessWeek magazine's inaugural ranking of undergraduate business programs.
J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, reminds investors that the guilty verdicts in the Enron trial will not close the book on financial reporting misconduct.
Jonathan Hirtle, CEO of Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. and 1982 graduate of the Smeal MBA Program, will deliver the keynote address at the Smeal MBA Pre-Commencement Ceremony, which will be held at 1 p.m. on May 7 in the atrium of the Business Building.
Marcio Oliveira, a supply chain and information systems major at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, has been chosen by the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation as one of six students around the country to receive the 2006 R. Gene Richter Scholarship Award.
After years of formal education—of classrooms, exams, lectures, presentations, and professors—graduation day began at Penn State's Smeal College of Business with a celebration hosted by Kenneth Lusht, interim dean.
James Stengel, global marketing officer for Procter & Gamble, was the commencement speaker this year for Penn State's Smeal College of Business graduation ceremony on May 14. The following are excerpts from his remarks:
Alan J. Stenger, professor of supply chain management in Penn State's Smeal College of Business, will be on leave for the 2006-2007 academic year while he serves as Ports of Auckland Visiting Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the University of Auckland Business School in Auckland, New Zealand. Stenger will be the first visiting holder of this new position.