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Ethics a guiding force for Penn State Smeal fall 2021 student marshal

December 15, 2021


Toni McFarland, Smeal's fall 2021 student marshal, charted an accelerated path through the Integrated MAcc Program. She will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and an impressive list of accomplishments.

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Business Building earns LEED re-certification, jumps from gold to platinum

December 15, 2021


This fall, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Business Building with LEED Platinum Certification, the highest ranking in the world’s most widely used rating system for green building design, construction, operations and performance.

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Penn State Smeal raises more than $27,500 for Student Emergency Fund on GivingTuesday

December 14, 2021


Thanks to the generosity of donors, Penn State Smeal College of Business students who face unanticipated financial difficulties will have a safety net. On GivingTuesday, those donors contributed more than $27,500 to the college's Student Emergency Fund.

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Smeal’s Executive MBA undergoes changes, increases opportunities for growth

November 30, 2021


The Penn State Smeal Executive MBA in Philadelphia recently enhanced its program format for Fall 2022, providing students with unmatched flexibility and customizable options to tailor a curriculum that aligns with their unique career ambitions.

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COVID-19 pandemic creates challenges for Penn State Smeal students

November 23, 2021


The Penn State Smeal College of Business is targeting its new Smeal Student Emergency Fund on GivingTuesday so that it can help students who face unexpected financial challenges.

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Penn State Smeal to raise funds for student emergency fund this GivingTuesday

November 16, 2021


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will raise funds to support students facing an unexpected crisis during this year’s GivingTuesday campaign.

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Bruce and Lucille McKee make estate commitment to Penn State

November 12, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumnus R. Bruce McKee and his wife, Lucille, recently made a $1 million estate commitment to the University.

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EQT Exeter’s Jason Borrelli named to Penn State Smeal Board of Visitors

November 11, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business Dean Charles H. Whiteman recently appointed Jason Borrelli, senior principal for operations at EQT Exeter, to the Smeal Board of Visitors.

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Emergency funds help students during times of crisis

November 9, 2021


Earlier this year, long-term donors to Smeal who wish to remain anonymous, created a $25,000 student care and emergency fund, the first donor-supported fund at the college that will provide short-term financial assistance to students in times of need.

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Patrick and Patricia Kinney are changing students’ lives, one gift at a time

November 2, 2021


Memories of food and housing struggles as a college student provided the motivation for Patrick Kinney and his wife, Patricia, to make a financial commitment to The Lion’s Pantry, an on-campus food pantry that provides groceries to students, free of charge, and the University’s Student Care & Advocacy Student Emergency Fund, a fund that helps students facing unexpected hardships as they work to complete their college degree.

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Poets & Quants shines spotlight on six Smeal MBA students

November 1, 2021


In recognition of their leadership and accomplishments, six graduates from the Penn State Smeal College of Business have been spotlighted by Poets & Quants, one of the top business education media outlets in the country.

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Penn State Smeal students learn about business by launching their own

October 29, 2021


In just six short years, Smeal's corporate innovation and entrepreneurship major has evolved and grown, as demonstrated by student ventures that have emerged.

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Smeal Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel highlights diverse experiences

October 28, 2021


Five Penn State alumni took the floor recently at the Smeal Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel, giving students valuable career insight, sharing their experiences and discussing the importance of diversity in entrepreneurship.

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Bonnie and Rob Yormack make estate commitment to Penn State

October 19, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumna Bonnie Yormack and her husband, Rob, recently made an estate commitment to create two scholarships for accounting students at Smeal — the Bonnie and Robert Yormack Scholarship and the Jerome O. Markowitz Scholarship in Accounting. They also pledged to support Penn State Athletics.

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Penn State Smeal Accounting External Advisory Board adds five new members

October 18, 2021


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced the addition of five new members to its Accounting External Advisory Board.

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Retired Marriott CFO Carl Berquist to receive Penn State’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

October 15, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business graduate Carl Berquist is one of eight alumni to receive the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed by Penn State. Berquist will accept the award Saturday.

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Lands’ End CEO Jerome Griffith to receive 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award

October 14, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business graduate Jerome Griffith was one of eight alumni selected to receive the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award. Because of the pandemic, the Board of Trustees Office postponed the 2020 celebration. Griffith will accept his award this weekend.

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6th Annual Prime Branding Panel provides students with invaluable industry insight

October 14, 2021


Penn State Prime held its 6th annual “Forging a Career in Branding” panel recently, providing students with the opportunity to learn more about brand awareness and marketing from successful Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni.

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Smeal graduate Wanda Hope receives Alumni Fellow Award

October 7, 2021


Wanda Bryant Hope, a 1987 Penn State Smeal College of Business graduate with a degree in marketing, was one of 22 Penn State alumni to receive the Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Fellow Award on Wednesday.

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Digital marketing campaigns focused on auto recalls can improve consumer safety

September 21, 2021


Regulator-initiated digital marketing campaigns aimed at urging consumers to comply with automobile recall requests can improve compliance, saving money and possibly even lives, according to a Penn State Smeal College of Business-led research team.

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Wallace joins Penn State Smeal IRES Advisory Board Executive Committee

September 14, 2021


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Matthew Wallace as the newest member of the college’s Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee.

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Dave and Susan Marcinek create University’s first early career professorship to support faculty diversity

September 13, 2021


Penn State alumnus David “Dave" Marcinek and his wife, Susan, have made a $500,000 commitment to create the David and Susan Marcinek Early Career Professorship in the Smeal College of Business.

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Penn State Smeal announces new chair, professorships, and fellowships

September 7, 2021


Charles H. Whiteman, dean of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has announced new professorships, fellowships, and chair positions within the college.

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Honorary Smeal Board of Visitors member to enhance diversity and inclusion programs for students, faculty, and staff through estate commitment

September 7, 2021


William Donan's recent estate commitment to Penn State will endow the William A. Donan Dean's Excellence Fund in the Smeal College of Business, as well as the William A. Donan Excellence in Diversity Fund.

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Accenture’s KC McClure leads with an eye to the future

August 30, 2021


KC McClure, who graduated from Smeal in 1987, has spent her entire career, more than 30 years, at the same company. She's now chief financial officer at Accenture.

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Bolton named as 2020-21 recipient of Penn State Smeal Faculty RISE Above Award

July 8, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business Director of Honor and Integrity Michelle Darnell has announced that Lisa Bolton has been selected as the 2020-21 academic year recipient of the Faculty RISE Above Award.

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Companies may tap social interactions with suppliers to manage complex modularization relationships

June 24, 2021


As supply chains grow more complicated and technology more complex, managing supplier relationships is becoming more challenging and, if mismanaged, could lead to hazards on how knowledge is shared – or not shared – with the buyer. However, in a study, a Penn State Smeal College of Business-led team of researchers found that companies that effectively manage these relationships might be able to not just minimize risks, but even uncover strategic opportunities in these relationships.

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The way new women CEOs are announced may shorten their tenure

June 22, 2021


When announcing newly hired women CEOs, companies may want to write glowing endorsements for the new leadership. But the language they use may inadvertently hurt the subsequent success of the incoming CEOs and their chances of staying in the office, according to new research.

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