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Penn State Smeal convenes panel of leading infrastructure experts to discuss challenges facing the U.S.

June 3, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business assembled a group of the country’s leading transportation and infrastructure experts in May in New York City to discuss the most critical infrastructure issues facing the United States.

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Penn State Smeal alumnus receives Charles Lupton Volunteer Award

May 23, 2019


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumnus Ronald E. Sloan recently received the 2019 Charles Lupton Volunteer Award from Penn State’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations. The award―one of the University’s highest honors for a volunteer―recognizes outstanding volunteer service to Penn State, the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, and the greater community.

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Four Penn State Smeal supply chain students win MIT awards

May 21, 2019


Maria Lucchi, Maria Tartaglia, and Benjamin Vruwink, all 2019 graduates of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) major, earned first place in the Supply Chain Excellence Award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Kaitlyn Rakestraw, who also graduated with a degree in SC&IS, was a runner-up.

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Manager of Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund joins Penn State Smeal Finance Advisory Board

May 14, 2019


Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has announced that Sonu Kalra, a 1993 graduate in finance, recently joined the college’s Finance Advisory Board.

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Quintos to Penn State Smeal graduates: Thank you!

May 8, 2019


Karen Quintos, executive vice president and chief customer officer of Dell, delivered the 2019 Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement address on Sunday in the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Penn State Smeal to graduate more than 1,400 this weekend

May 3, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will bid farewell to 1,442 graduate and undergraduate students this weekend at spring commencement ceremonies.

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Consulting a career path for Penn State Smeal spring 2019 student marshal

May 3, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Matthew Cherry, who is graduating with a 4.0 GPA in finance, as the student marshal for spring 2019. He will lead Smeal’s commencement procession during the Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Ceremony on Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Penn State Smeal names spring 2019 Senior Award recipients

May 2, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business recognizes graduating seniors each spring with four named awards. Seniors who are graduating in the spring, summer, or fall of the same year are eligible. Recipients will be recognized at commencement and receive a Nittany Lion statuette, as well as a monetary award.

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Meloy to assume role of Penn State Smeal Marketing Department chair

April 29, 2019


Meg Meloy, a professor of marketing and the Calvin E. and Pamala T. Zimmerman Fellow, will assume the role of chair of the Marketing Department in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, effective July 1.

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International student finds second “home” within Penn State Smeal MBA community

April 26, 2019


International student Benedetta Piva finds a second “home” within the Penn State Smeal MBA Program after finding a strong support system and making connections with alumni.

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Penn State Smeal team wins Mulroy Real Estate Challenge

April 16, 2019


A team of four Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate students combined to produce the winning presentation in the 10th Annual Mulroy Real Estate Challenge, a national real estate development case competition hosted by Villanova University’s Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate.

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Penn State Smeal College of Business names two new members to Board of Visitors

April 12, 2019


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni Farid Alias and Jerome Griffith have accepted invitations from Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal, to join the Smeal Board of Visitors.

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Penn State Smeal Executive MBA student transfers classroom lessons to life and the workplace

April 11, 2019


Jo Diaz, a business analyst with more than a decade of experience, details her pursuit of an MBA degree and how she ended up with the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA in Philadelphia.

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Penn State Smeal Alumni Society Board recognizes 2019 honorees

April 10, 2019


As part of the celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board honored its 2019 Alumni Society Board award winners on Friday. Two students and six alumni were recognized at the 2019 Awards Program and Hammond Society Dinner in the Business Building Atrium.

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Three new members join Penn State Smeal Sustainability Advisory Board

April 3, 2019


Andy Kaufman, chief investment officer of Community Capital Management, Stephan Levitsky, vice president of sustainability for Perdue Farms, and Lori Michelin, president and chief executive officer of the World Environment Center, have agreed to serve on the Penn State Smeal Sustainability Advisory Board.

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Executive Insights: President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership series

April 2, 2019


Tim Baxter, president and chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics North America, will share his insights on leadership and business with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Executive Insights: Senior advisor to American Express chairman/CEO to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership series

March 28, 2019


Jim Bush, senior advisor to the chairman and chief executive officer of American Express, will share his knowledge on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Dynamic female business leaders to headline 2019 Powerful Women conference

March 19, 2019


Registration is still open for the 2019 Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference, scheduled for April 11-12 at The Nittany Lion Inn. The event, which is hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and its student-run Women in Business Organization, will commemorate its 11th year with engaging speakers and valuable networking opportunities.

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Supervisor and employee unlikely partners in Penn State Online MBA program

March 13, 2019


Otis supervisor Esteban Perez and his employee Mandy Lund transform from colleagues to classmates when they enroll in the Penn State Online MBA together.

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President Barron to help Penn State Smeal celebrate 20th anniversary of S.T.A.R.T. Conference

March 5, 2019


Penn State President Eric J. Barron will join business leaders from a variety of companies, as well as students, staff, faculty, and administration from the Penn State Smeal College of Business on March 28 to discuss business initiatives in diversity as the college celebrates the 20th annual S.T.A.R.T. Conference.

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Jonathan Haidt to present lecture at Smeal on Feb. 22

February 14, 2019


Jonathan Haidt, a New York Times bestselling author, widely-known moral psychologist, and the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, will present a lecture on “What Capitalism Does to Us and For Us” at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 22 in 110 Business Building.

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Five Below chairman talks about success, failure, and the importance of supply chain during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

February 5, 2019


Thomas G. Vellios, co-founder and chairman of the board of Five Below, Inc., discussed a wide range of topics Friday in the Business Building’s Struthers Auditorium. Vellios spoke as part of Executive Insights, the signature speaker series of the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Executive Insights: Chairman of Five Below to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership series

January 28, 2019


Thomas G. Vellios, the co-founder and chairman of the board of Five Below, Inc., will share his viewpoints on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Penn State Smeal MBA recognized for high ROI in latest Financial Times Rankings

January 28, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA ranked No. 8 globally in the “value for money” category in the 2019 Financial Times MBA Rankings, propelling the program 12 spots ahead from the previous year.

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Penn State Online MBA No. 9 in U.S. News' Best Online Programs rankings

January 17, 2019


The Penn State Online MBA tied for No. 9 overall in U.S. News’ 2019 Best Online Programs rankings, released Jan. 15, up one spot from the previous year.

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Smeal’s Ghadar gives University’s largest #GivingTuesday gift

January 15, 2019


Fariborz Ghadar, Smeal professor of finance, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Management, Policies and Planning, and director of the Center for Global Studies, supported Smeal's #GivingTuesday initiatives with what was the biggest gift to the University on that day.

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Penn State Smeal adds two accelerated, STEM-designated master’s degrees in corporate finance, real estate

January 8, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business is offering two new accelerated master’s programs designed to address growing demand in the marketplace and give postgraduate students greater flexibility in customizing their academic plans to match their career goals.

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Leadership immersion experience puts concepts into practice for Penn State Smeal management students

December 10, 2018


With help from the Penn State Student Engagement Network, Smeal management professor Jennifer Eury was able to provide her students with a leadership immersion experience that reinforced and enhanced the concepts Eury taught her students in the classroom.

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Team of Penn State Smeal undergrads wins Maryland real estate case competition

December 14, 2018


A team of three undergraduate students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business combined to take first place in the 2018 Colvin Case Study Challenge, a national intercollegiate real estate competition hosted by the University of Maryland’s Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development.

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Penn State Smeal MBAs place first in Fifth Annual Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition

December 13, 2018


Five MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business teamed up to place first in the Fifth Annual Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition. Second-year students Amanda Flecha, Ryan Roach, Sophia Schuster, Anoop Sharma, and Sarah “Harvey” Weidman claimed the top prize of $10,000.

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