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Penn State Smeal graduate competes in “The Investment”

May 12, 2021


As a freshman, Penn State Smeal College of Business student Austin Thomas was inspired with a business idea. Four years later, his clothing company JERPA is among six student startups competing for a share of $30,000 on WPSU’s Shark Tank-style TV show “The Investment,” which premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Penn State Smeal names spring 2021 Senior Award honorees

May 6, 2021


The Penn State Smeal College of Business recognizes graduating seniors each spring with six named awards. Seniors who are graduating in spring, summer, or fall of the same year are eligible.

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Business consulting impacts Smeal spring 2021 student marshal Allie Mollo

May 5, 2021


Chosen as Smeal’s spring 2021 college marshal, finance major Allie Mollo said her consulting experiences have been the highlight of her Penn State story.

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Penn State Smeal team excels at International Business Ethics Case Competition

May 4, 2021


In its first time competing at the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC), the Penn State Smeal College of Business Ethics Case Team proved it belonged, as it placed in each of the event’s three main competitions.

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Penn State Smeal Ph.D. students sweep awards at Haring Symposium

May 4, 2021


Two Smeal marketing Ph.D. students swept top honors recently at the Albert Haring Symposium for Doctoral Research in Marketing, hosted by the Indiana Kelley School of Business. Felix Xu was named Best Presenter, while Ben Beck shared Best Discussant honors.

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Penn State chapter of AMA named International Chapter of the Year

May 4, 2021


The Penn State Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) was recently named International Chapter of the Year at the AMA International Collegiate Conference Awards Ceremony, which was held virtually.

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Fred H. Schaefer Named Accounting Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

April 30, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business Dean Charles H. Whiteman announced that Fred H. Schaefer has been posthumously named the Department of Accounting’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. The award will be presented by Penn State President Eric J. Barron.

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Consumers might not return to old product choices once finances improve

April 28, 2021


When faced with job losses, a sudden drop in income, or other stormy economic conditions, consumers will likely need to shift their purchasing priorities and preferences. Those changed preferences outlast the contraction and shape choices even after income recovers. In a series of studies, Penn State Smeal College of Business-led researchers say that consumers may not return to their original spending patterns even after those gloomy economic clouds finally clear up.

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Lou and Kathy Gatto set sights on future with Global Social Impact Fund at Penn State Smeal

April 20, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumnus Lou Gatto and his wife, Kathy, have made a $1.1 million commitment as part of their estate plans to create the Gatto Global Social Impact Fund at Smeal.

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Oelwang to lead inaugural Susman Sustainability Leadership Award Speaker Series panel

April 19, 2021


Jean Oelwang, the founding CEO and president of Virgin Unite and a member of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors, will lead a panel discussion in the inaugural Susman Sustainability Leadership Award Speaker Series at noon Wednesday.

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