Robert W. Koehler, associate professor emeritus of accounting at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, joined the Smeal faculty in 1963. For more than 40 years, "Bear," as he was known to friends and students alike, served Penn State and its students as one of Smeal's most beloved professors.
Very few events in life have shocked me as much as the news of Bob Koehler's passing did on Jan. 3. "Bear" was a very dear friend. Actually, he was my dearest friend in this world. I got to know him as a brother. He was a special friend to my wife Anjoe and to my three sons and their families—even to 5-year-old Adam, the youngest of my grandchildren. Every member of my family loved Bear dearly.
Smeal College of Business Dean Jim Thomas rang the closing bell of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange on Jan. 19 in Smeal's Trading Room on Penn State's University Park campus.
Two upcoming events in New York and Washington will provide an opportunity for area friends and alumni of the Smeal College of Business to meet the college's dean and hear the latest news from Penn State and Smeal.
A Smeal College of Business real estate professor has been elected to the board of directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), the leading worldwide academic organization in real estate, mortgage finance, and urban economics.
W.L. Gore & Associates, manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabric and thousands of other innovative products, has awarded a $10,000 grant to support Penn State's Quality and Manufacturing Management (QMM) Program, which is administered jointly between the College of Engineering and the Smeal College of Business.
With recent natural disasters bringing more attention to environmental issues like global warming, a new paper from the Center for Global Business Studies (CGBS) at Penn State's Smeal College of Business provides a comprehensive look at the current state of the environment and offers recommendations for individuals and industry to reverse the current ecological degradation.
For the second year in a row, the MBA Program at Penn State's Smeal College of Business ranks 25th domestically on the Financial Times' annual ranking of MBA providers. The newspaper ranks Smeal 10th overall among U.S. public colleges and 43rd internationally.
Joseph Amado, vice president and chief information officer of Philip Morris USA, will be the first guest in a new program at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, which is designed to bring high-profile business leaders to the college to connect with students, faculty, and administrators.
Several upcoming events in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, and Washington will provide an opportunity for area friends and alumni of the Smeal College of Business to meet the college's dean and hear the latest news from Penn State and Smeal.
Administrators and faculty from Penn State's Smeal College of Business held a Special Task Force Meeting yesterday in the Washington area with a team of leading executives to discuss leadership development and future trends in executive education.
Four Smeal College of Business MBA students spent a portion of their winter break in Costa Rica participating in a program for graduate students designed to showcase sustainable development and highlight ways that business can protect the environment while still making a profit.