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Recalling his time as Ford’s recall coordinator: Gioia shares Pinto lessons in the classroom and The New Yorker

May 26, 2015


Decision making with limited or ambiguous information is a recurring theme in Denny Gioia’s MBA and Executive MBA classes. One case he frequently uses to illustrate the implications of leading in the real world of business and working within powerful corporate cultures is based on lessons learned as a young employee at Ford Motor Company.

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Griffith encourages Smeal graduates to show gratitude

May 22, 2015


Jerome Griffith, the chief executive officer and president of TUMI Holdings, Inc., delivered the 2015 Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement address. Griffith, a 1979 Smeal marketing graduate, has been CEO and president of TUMI since 2009.

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Smeal faculty members earn promotions

May 20, 2015


Eight members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty, which ranks among the best in the world for research productivity, have received promotions that will take effect on July 1.

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Smeal EMBA helps Penn State Hershey Medical Center physician make better business decisions

May 18, 2015


Penn State Hershey Medical Center/College of Medicine physician and professor of dermatology Jeff Miller said he has become a more effective healthcare leader since completing the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program.

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Smeal’s sustainability efforts continue to expand

May 14, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business’ commitment to sustainability grew stronger during the spring semester on a variety of fronts. And there is more to come in the near future according to Terry Harrison, the college’s lead on sustainability-related initiatives.

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Rueckerl earns MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award

May 13, 2015


Karoline Rueckerl, a graduating senior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems major, has earned a Supply Chain Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Smeal junior awarded prestigious supply management scholarship

May 8, 2015


Jenna Fischer, a junior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been recognized as an R. Gene Richter Scholar by the Institute for Supply Management and the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation. The recognition is reserved for the top undergraduate supply chain students in the country.

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Peterson named spring 2015 Smeal student marshal

May 8, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Dale Peterson as the student marshal for spring 2015. He will lead the college’s procession of graduates during the Penn State Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 10 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Smeal MBA students learn decision-making, leadership lessons in Gettysburg

May 7, 2015


Second-year MBA students took an April trip to Gettysburg and into history as a culminating leadership experience, a reaffirmation of the skills honed across nearly two years in the Smeal MBA Program.

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ADM chair discusses emerging global middle class

April 28, 2015


Patricia A. Woertz, chairman of the board of directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company, spoke to a full audience in the Struthers Auditorium of the Business Building on Friday, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series. Woertz started the session by giving a talk entitled “The Emerging Global Middle Class — Threat or Opportunity?” She also spoke about her career path and her personal leadership style, among other topics.

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Smeal College recognizes the impact of philanthropy

April 24, 2015


Alumni, administration and friends of the Penn State Smeal College of Business gathered in the Business Building Atrium on April 17 to celebrate the impact of philanthropy on students and faculty. The college’s annual Leaders Celebration acknowledges the generosity of donors who provide student scholarships, enhance physical resources and technology, support faculty research, and more.

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Smeal College Business Fundamentals Certificate to prepare non-business majors with business skills

April 23, 2015


A new certificate program offered by the Penn State Smeal College of Business will allow non-business undergraduates at Penn State to develop fundamental business skills in areas such as finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management.

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Marketing students competing to assist Fox Sports

April 23, 2015


Thirty students in John Powell’s Sports Marketing 443 class are working to devise a marketing plan they hope Fox Sports will utilize to help it take on The “Worldwide Leader in Sports.”

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Dick’s Sporting Goods executive VP, COO/CFO discusses priorities, leadership, sustainability

April 16, 2015


Andre Hawaux, executive vice president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, spoke to a nearly full audience in the Struthers Auditorium of the Business Building on Friday as part of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive Insights series.

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Inaugural Center for Supply Chain Research Corporate Advisory Board announced

April 15, 2015


Steve Tracey, executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has announced the formation of the center’s inaugural Corporate Advisory Board.

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Executive Insights: ADM Chairman Patricia Woertz to speak at Smeal leadership lecture series

April 13, 2015


Patricia A. Woertz ’74 ACCTG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) will deliver a presentation titled “The Emerging Middle Class—Threat or Opportunity” on April 24 at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Her visit is part of the college’s Executive Insights speaker series.

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Penn State Smeal EMBA helps Pagano reach professional goals

April 7, 2015


A Penn State Smeal Executive MBA helped Tony Pagano navigate a professional and personal crossroads and reach his goals.

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Smeal MBA student wins 7th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition

April 3, 2015


A second-year MBA student at the Penn State Smeal College of Business and self-described serial entrepreneur won the 7th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition on March 27.

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Alumni, staff, faculty encouraged to register for Powerful Women Paving the Way

April 3, 2015


The 2015 Powerful Women Paving the Way conference, hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and its student-run Women in Business organization, provides an opportunity to join fellow professionals, students, and high-profile keynote speakers in a celebration of women in business.

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Accounting graduate recognized with Alumni Achievement Award

April 1, 2015


The Penn State Alumni Association honored Smeal College of Business alumnus Ryan Healy ’06 ACCTG, along with 11 other Penn State alumni, with an Alumni Achievement Award on Friday.

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Software Advice ranks Smeal supply chain technology undergraduate education No. 1

March 30, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has earned the No. 1 rank in undergraduate supply chain technology education and the No. 4 spot in graduate education, according to Software Advice, a subsidiary of IT research and advisory firm Gartner.

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Lord Michael Hastings talk highlights inaugural Smeal Corporate Citizenship Conference

March 25, 2015


More than 1,800 Penn State Smeal College of Business students flooded the atrium and classrooms of the Business Building on Tuesday night as part of the inaugural Smeal Corporate Citizenship Conference.

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Penn State Smeal, World Campus offer new Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

March 25, 2015


Business professionals interested in enhancing their data analysis skills can now apply for fall 2015 enrollment in a new nine-credit online graduate certificate program offered by the Penn State Smeal College of Business in partnership with Penn State World Campus.

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Executive Insights: Dick’s Executive VP, COO/CFO André J. Hawaux to speak in April

March 19, 2015


André J. Hawaux , executive vice president, chief operating officer/chief financial officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, April 10. His visit is the second in a series of three Executive Insights sessions this semester.

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Women of Smeal coordinate series of events to mark International Women's Day

March 9, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has coordinated a series of events over two weeks to help celebrate International Women’s Day, recognized by Penn State this year on March 25. International Women’s Day celebrates economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future.

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Lavin named executive director of Institute for the Study of Business Markets.

March 4, 2015


The Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM), which connects academic research with business-to-business marketing practitioners around the globe, has announced the appointment of Suzanne Lavin as its executive director. She replaces Ralph Oliva, who will step down on April 6 after nearly 20 years as executive director.

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Smeal MBA students about to embark on global immersion trips

February 27, 2015


Awareness of international business practices and diverse cultures is an integral part of life as a Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA student. The annual Smeal MBA Global Immersion experience, planned for March 2-6, provides a weeklong opportunity for first-year students in the program to strengthen and deepen their international perspectives.

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Military personnel transition easily to Smeal MBA program

February 24, 2015


Military personnel have traditionally found a welcoming home in the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

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Smeal junior named IES Abroad Ambassador of the Month

February 24, 2015


A Penn State Smeal College of Business finance major’s fondness for and dedication to studying abroad has been rewarded. Junior Sondra Goldschmidt, who is minoring in Italian and theater, has been named the IES Abroad Ambassador of the Month for January.

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Smeal Executive MBA Program to host Women’s Leadership Forum

February 19, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia will host its third Women’s Leadership Forum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

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