The Wall Street Journal released its annual ranking of the world's top executive MBA programs, and the Penn State Smeal College of Business is ranked No. 26.
Entrepreneurship scholars from universities around the world will converge on Penn State's University Park campus this month for the 2010 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) annual conference, the largest international gathering for university entrepreneurship.
Nine new faculty members joined the Penn State Smeal College of business this academic year.
Chief Learning Officer magazine, the leading publication in the workforce learning and development industry, has awarded Penn State Executive Programs with its highest provider partnership award for Penn State's executive education partnership with Auntie Anne's, Inc.
Terry Harrison, professor of supply chain and information systems at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been elected 2011 president-elect of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the world's largest society for professionals in the field of operations research, management science and business analytics.
Two Smeal College of Business alumni were honored on Oct. 13 for their outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. Smeal's 2010 Alumni Fellows are Karen L. Quintos '85, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Dell Inc., and Walter C. Rakowich '79, chief executive officer of ProLogis.
Smeal College of Business alumnus Walter C. Rakowich '79, chief executive officer of ProLogis, has been named a Penn State Alumni Fellow. Rakowich, who sits on the Institute for Real Estate Studies advisory board, was honored for his outstanding profession accomplishments on Oct. 13. The Alumni Fellow award is lifetime title and is the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell appointed Smeal College of Business Executive MBA alumnus Paul H. Silvis, founder of Restek Corp. and currently the head coach of SilkoTek, to the Penn State Board of Trustees.
Penn State alumnus Richard Sokolov, president and chief operating officer of Simon Property Group, Inc., will deliver this year's Advance Realty Group Real Estate Lecture at the Smeal College of Business on Nov. 5. Sokolov's talk will begin at 10:10 a.m. in 108 Business Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Smeal College of Business has officially launched its faculty and staff initiative of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students with the creation of a new scholarship, announced at the initiative's official kickoff on October 7.