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Penn State Smeal spring 2020 ROTC marshal says management degree will enhance his military career

April 30, 2020


Kevin Sheridan, who will graduate May 9 with a degree in management and a minor in legal environment of business, has been selected as Smeal’s spring 2020 ROTC student marshal.

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Penn State Smeal names spring 2020 Senior Award honorees

April 29, 2020


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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Penn State Smeal names student marshals for spring 2020 commencement

April 29, 2020


The Penn State Smeal College of Business recognizes graduating seniors each spring as student marshals. A student is selected to represent the college, each of six academic departments, and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

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A community that works out together stays together: Penn State Smeal MBA student unites with fitness

April 28, 2020


When Penn State students were faced with the unprecedented challenge of remote learning for the remainder of the semester in response to COVID-19, Orlando Acevedo saw an opportunity to connect his community by organizing a 9-week fitness challenge.

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Michelle Darnell named director of Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

April 27, 2020


Michelle R. Darnell, associate clinical professor in management and director of honor and integrity at Smeal, has been appointed as the inaugural director of the Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.

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Penn State Online MBA nursing supervisor shares reflections of hope in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

April 20, 2020


Penn State Online MBA student Joshua Carlson is a night shift nursing supervisor in Dallas, Texas, for the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Baylor University Medical Center. Carlson has agreed to share his personal reflection of being a healthcare professional during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Penn State Smeal adds master’s incentive for incoming Executive MBA class

April 15, 2020


Qualified applicants who enroll in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA in Philadelphia this August may choose to complete a secondary 30- to 33-credit online master’s degree or a 9- to 12-credit online graduate professional certificate.

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Stuart Rothstein named to Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

April 15, 2020


Penn State Smeal College of Business graduate Stuart Rothstein ’88, a partner and chief operating officer of Apollo Global Management’s global principal finance and real estate business, recently accepted an invitation from Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean, to join the Smeal Board of Visitors.

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Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index suggests inflation downturn

April 11, 2020


The latest Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index analysis revealed that the inflation rate for February was 3.21 percent, down from 3.31 percent in January. That reversed a trend of accelerating inflation rates from September 2019.

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Smeal’s one-year master’s programs extend application deadlines due to COVID-19

March 30, 2020


Students from all undergraduate majors now have more time to apply to one-year master’s programs offered by the Penn State Smeal College of Business. The college has extended the application deadlines in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Be the expert: Flooring company CEO reflects on Smeal Executive MBA

February 28, 2020


Entrepreneur Scott Appel reflects on his time in the Smeal Executive MBA program, why he never stops learning, and why he sponsored his current CFO to enroll in the same program.

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Registration open for Smeal’s Diversity Enhancement Programs START Conference

February 24, 2020


Business leaders from a variety of companies, students, staff, faculty, and administrators from the Penn State Smeal College of Business, and members of the State College community will gather March 24 to celebrate diversity at the 21st Annual START Conference.

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Smeal Sustainability graduate certificate provides many pathways to a master’s

February 21, 2020


An online graduate certificate specializing in business strategy and sustainability now offers multiple pathways to different master’s degrees at Penn State, giving students a unique opportunity to leverage their graduate education.

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Penn State Smeal CBoS forges partnership with Perdue Farms

February 13, 2020


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced a partnership with Perdue Farms as a founding member of the college’s Center for the Business of Sustainability (CBoS).

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Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index reveals continued increase in inflation

February 12, 2020


The latest Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index analysis shows that the inflation rate for December was 3.2 percent. This continues the trend of accelerating inflation rate from September 2019.

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Penn State Smeal team places third in inaugural entry into ICBC

February 11, 2020


Two students representing the Penn State Smeal College of Business placed third recently in the ethics stream of the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) hosted by the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Rick Ayers named Penn State Smeal’s first chief marketing officer and assistant dean for strategic communications

February 6, 2020


Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has named Rick Ayers as the college’s first chief marketing officer and assistant dean of strategic communications.

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Former Marine finds his entrepreneurial spirit through Penn State's Online MBA Program

February 4, 2020


Former Marine Robert Bussey enrolled in the Penn State Online MBA program, led by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and delivered by Penn State World Campus, in May 2018 to ultimately build a company from scratch after taking courses in the corporate innovation and entrepreneurship concentration.

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Pearces hope $500,000 gift will open doors to Penn State Smeal

January 30, 2020


A $500 senior-year scholarship inspired a $500,000 gift from Paul Pearce and his wife, Cynthia, last year to create the Paul and Cynthia Pearce Open Doors Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business.

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Penn State Smeal introduces new one-year residential master’s in business analytics

January 29, 2020


The Penn State Smeal College of Business is now offering a new accelerated master’s that delivers the skills needed to transform raw data into evidence-based decisions for students who want to quickly rise in their organization.

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Penn State Online MBA rises three spots to No. 6 in U.S. News' Best Online Programs rankings

January 14, 2020


The Penn State Online MBA tied for No. 6 overall in U.S. News’ 2020 Best Online Programs rankings, released Jan. 14, up three spots from the previous year.

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Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index shows continued increase in inflation

January 13, 2020


The latest Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index analysis revealed that the inflation rate for November was 2.79 percent. This continues the trend of accelerating inflation rate from September 2019.

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Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index shows slight increase in inflation

December 5, 2019


The latest Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index analysis revealed that the inflation rate for October was 2.45 percent. This reflects the first uptick in the ACY inflation rate since July.

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Smeal partners with Susquehanna University to benefit STEM graduates interested in a business foundation

November 22, 2019


The Master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) Program from the Penn State Smeal College of Business is now offering assured acceptance to students in Susquehanna University’s science programs through a newly formed relationship between the universities.

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Penn State Online MBA graduates inaugural class since redesign

November 21, 2019


The redesigned Penn State Online MBA (OMBA) ushered in its first graduating class in August 2019. In a partnership with Penn State World Campus, and led by the internationally recognized Smeal College of Business, the redesigned program opened in fall 2017, offering students greater flexibility and more choices with a total of 15 concentrations and a summer start date.

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Smeal finance grad Warner receives Alumni Fellow Award

November 7, 2019


Lara Warner, a 1988 Smeal finance grad, was one of 16 Penn State alumni to receive the Penn State Alumni Association's Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the association.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Program improves multiple spots in recent rankings

November 5, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business residential MBA improved seven spots globally in The Economist 2019 Global MBA rankings and five spots in the 2019 Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business School rankings.

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Smeal teaching support specialists pave the way in the online classroom

October 25, 2019


The Penn State Online MBA Program, which is led by the Smeal College of Business and a World Campus partner, has developed and incorporated a new learning dimension by integrating teaching support specialists (TSS) into the online classroom.

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Prudential chief actuary talks about actuarial science, leadership during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

October 25, 2019


Candace Woods, senior vice president and chief actuary of Prudential, shared her thoughts Friday, Oct. 18 on actuarial science, professional development, leadership, and other topics with a packed Struthers Auditorium in the Business Building.

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Run-DMC founder Darryl McDaniels to speak on mental health, addiction, recovery

October 23, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs has partnered with several units across the university to provide a unique opportunity to hear real talk about mental health. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC fame will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday in 101 Thomas Building about mental health, addiction, and recovery.

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