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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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Penn State Smeal promotes diversity with launch of Minority-Owned Business Network

June 17, 2021


A new initiative of the Penn State Smeal College of Business aims to help alumni who own businesses network and engage with the University. The Smeal Minority-Owned Business Network is designed to afford more opportunities for alumni whose businesses are classified as Black-American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American and Asian-Indian American owned to become involved in the University’s procurement program.

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Penn State Smeal’s SC&IS collaborates with CSCR® corporate sponsors to maintain curriculum leadership position

June 8, 2021


A unique partnership between the Penn State Smeal College of Business Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) and the college’s Center for Supply Chain Research® (CSCR®), the outreach arm of the department, is designed to make sure Smeal maintains its leadership position in both undergraduate and graduate supply chain education.

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Penn State Smeal Ph.D. student selected as recipient of RISE Above Graduate Student Award

June 3, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business Director of Honor and Integrity Michelle Darnell recently announced that Felix Xu has been selected as the 2020-21 academic year recipient of the RISE Above Graduate Student Award.

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Woods endow Penn State Smeal scholarship to encourage diversity in actuarial science

May 19, 2021


Penn State alumni Candace and Richard “Rick” Woods have made a $250,000 commitment to endow the Candace J. and Richard A. Woods Scholarship in the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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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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Penn State Smeal names Alumni Award recipients

April 13, 2021


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced the recipients of its 2021 and 2020 Alumni Awards.

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Penn State Smeal MBA programs join Forté Foundation to continue supporting women in business

April 9, 2021


Online, residential, and executive MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business can now leverage the Forté Foundation, a non-profit consortium of multinational corporations and top universities and business schools, through a new MBA partnership.

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Warm feelings about human-looking robots can turn icy when bots blunder

April 7, 2021


If a robot worker makes a mistake on the job, or annoys customers, businesses may not give it a pink slip and a cardboard box for its office belongings, but companies may be forced to shut down these expensive machines, according to a team of researchers.

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Penn State Smeal names winners in first annual Undergraduate Sustainability Case Competition

April 6, 2021


The inaugural Smeal Undergraduate Sustainability Case Competition wrapped up recently, with the three winning teams demonstrating the college’s dedication to business that makes a difference not just a profit.

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Accomplished female business leaders headline Penn State Smeal’s Powerful Women conference

March 29, 2021


Registration is under way for the 2021 Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference, scheduled to be held virtually on April 15-16. The event, which is hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and its student-run Women in Business organization, will commemorate its 12th year with five accomplished speakers, valuable networking opportunities and engaging breakout sessions.

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Smeal alumnus leaves lasting legacy by creating the Fred H. Schaefer Scholars Program in Accounting

March 25, 2021


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has received a $4 million gift from the estate of late alumnus Fred Schaefer to create the Fred H. Schaefer Scholars Program in Accounting.

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