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Smeal’s Cahoy new president of Academy of Legal Studies in Business

August 20, 2015


Dan Cahoy, professor of business law in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has assumed the role of president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB).

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Petruzzi new department chair in supply chain and information systems

August 19, 2015


Nicholas C. Petruzzi has assumed the role of chair of the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems in the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal welcomes 19 new faculty members

August 18, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes 19 new members to its faculty this academic year.

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Smeal junior makes history as first student-selected student trustee on BOT

July 30, 2015


Smeal junior supply chain and information systems major Luke Metaxas made Penn State history recently as the Penn State Board of Trustees (BOT) met at Penn State Beaver. Metaxas, a Schreyer Scholar who is also majoring in information sciences and technology, attended his inaugural BOT meeting as the first student-elected student trustee.

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Alumnus Jason Stieg named Smeal Executive MBA managing director

July 23, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Jason A. Stieg as managing director of its Philadelphia-based Executive MBA Program. Stieg, who graduated as valedictorian from the Smeal Executive MBA in 2011, joins the college with 15 years of experience in direct sales and sales management.

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Smeal names new chair, vice-chair of Board of Visitors

July 21, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced a leadership succession plan for the college’s Board of Visitors. In early July, Lou Grabowsky ‘73 ascended from vice-chair to chair. Julie McHugh ‘86 assumed the role of vice-chair.

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Mallison named Smeal MBA student services director

July 17, 2015


Ann Mallison has been promoted to student services director of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program. She formerly served as assistant director of admissions for the program.

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Smeal students compete for $50,000 scholarship in year-long real estate competition

July 13, 2015


Five Penn State students, four from the Smeal College of Business, have teamed up to try win a $50,000 scholarship for the University in The Real Confidence University Portfolio Challenge.

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Smeal finance faculty member testifies before statehouse

July 8, 2015


James Miles, professor of finance and Joseph F. Bradley Fellow of Finance, testified in June before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives about one of the most contentious issues facing state lawmakers — state pension reform, specifically how Pennsylvania’s pension is managed.

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President of Smeal Alumni Society Board one of the youngest alumni to give $100,000

July 7, 2015


James P. Brandau ’03 and his wife, Micaela, have created the Brandau Family Trustee Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business with a gift of $100,000, one of the largest gifts ever given to the college by a young alumnus.

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Research shows impact of student debt on small business creation

July 3, 2015


Small business creation — a critical economic engine — is significantly hampered in areas of the country where residents carry more substantial student loan debt according to research co-authored by Brent W. Ambrose of the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal faculty/staff advocating culture of integrity

June 29, 2015


Efforts to create a culture of integrity in the Smeal College of Business extend beyond students in the classroom to faculty and staff in the workplace.

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New scholarship will honor Smeal faculty member Robert Novack

June 15, 2015


John J. Coyle, founding director of the Center for Supply Chain Research at Smeal and professor emeritus of business administration, is spearheading fundraising efforts for a new undergraduate scholarship named for Robert Novack, associate professor of supply chain and information systems.

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Smeal students leverage Penn State, Axalta partnership to gain insight into business of racing

June 12, 2015


Nearly 30 Penn State Smeal College of Business students spent last weekend at Pocono Raceway, but their visit was as much about the business of racing as it was about the sport of racing.

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Crowe Horwath, Delta Airlines join Smeal’s Corporate Associates Program

June 11, 2015


Crowe Horwath LLP and Delta Airlines are the newest members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Associates Program. Those companies join 25 existing Corporate Associates as well as Corporate Partner Kohl’s Department Stores.

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Pfizer CFO to address Smeal IRES spring board meeting

June 8, 2015


A networking event, featuring Frank D’Amelio, the chief financial officer of Pfizer, Inc., will be the culmination of the spring meeting of the Penn State, Smeal College of Business Institute for Real Estate Studies (IRES) today (June 8) at The Penn Club in New York City.

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Recent Smeal doctoral grads to begin academic careers at top 20 programs

June 5, 2015


The strong national reputation that attracted Kimball Chapman and Abhinav Gupta to the Penn State Smeal College of Business Ph.D. Program has helped them land positions at two of the nation’s top 20 programs in their fields.

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Sridhar co-authors article on customer-centricity

June 4, 2015


Shrihari Sridhar, associate professor of marketing and program director of B2B customer analytics for the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, has co-authored a story for Harvard Business Review titled “Customer-Centric Org Charts Aren’t Right for Every Company.”

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Penn State Smeal launches online boot camp to help close supply chain skills gap

June 4, 2015


Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, Gartner’s No. 1 graduate and undergraduate supply chain program, has unveiled the Supply Chain Leadership Academy.

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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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