MBA@Syracuse First Residency

MBA@Syracuse Students Come to Campus for Program’s First In-Person Residency

In April, Whitman hosted the first residency of the newly revamped online MBA known as MBA@Syracuse. More than 120 students from around the world traveled to campus to meet other classmates, faculty and staff in person for the first time since…

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Ray Wimer’s Passion for Teaching and Penchant for Retail Converge at Whitman

When Ray Wimer arrived at Syracuse University to pursue master’s degrees in history and education, there were no available teaching assistantships in either major, but there was one in retail management. He accepted and began work grading course material for an…

Faculty News: Burak Kazaz

Malbec and the Mambo: Professor Kazaz Brings Innovation to Industry and Teaching 

To bottle or barrel? That is the question examined by Whitman’s Burak Kazaz, associate professor of supply chain management, and his co-authors in a paper recently accepted in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. “Our work is significant as it is…

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Enactus: Students Creating Positive Change through Social Entrepreneurship

Enactus is a global non-profit organization. The Syracuse University Enactus Team, formed at the Whitman School in 2006, is one of the many groups that offer student members invaluable career and life preparation experiences. The SU team supports nine projects…

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Class Notes

We welcome announcements of new jobs, promotions, board positions, marriages and family additions. Please send your news items to Cindie Adams, executive director of alumni and corporate relations. Promotions: Jeff Abeson ’94: Chief Sales Officer, MXD Group Taylor Childs ’12:…

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Michael Sadicario ’03: A Career Path Paved by a Passion for Media

When it came time to choose a university, Michael Sadicario ’03 knew he wanted to do two things: watch competitive college basketball and learn everything he needed to know about business to become a successful media executive. The Syracuse University…

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Class Act Graduation Challenge: Whitman Seniors Leading All Schools

Whitman’s Seniors Sprint Ahead in Gift Giving  Whitman’s 2015 graduates are on a mission. Within one week of launching the Class Act 2015 Graduation Challenge, they beat last year’s total percentage of giving. Class Act is Syracuse University’s annual senior…

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Mara Silver-Smith ’02: The Mutual Advantages of Alumni Engagement

Mara Silver-Smith’s resume reveals an accomplished career with posts at leading international brands. Her first position came after graduating from Whitman in 2002 with a degree in marketing and supply chain management. She was hired as an industrial engineer in…

Sue Smith

Professor of Practice Sue Smith Brings Corporate-Tested Know How to the Classroom

The first marketing course Professor Sue Smith ever took was through an MBA extension program that Syracuse University ran in Corning, N.Y. “It was taught by Whitman Professor Emeritus Ted Wallin, and it changed the course of my career. I…

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Accounting@Syracuse May Application Deadline for July Class

Whitman has launched a rebranded and enhanced online Master of Science degree in professional accounting. Accounting@Syracuse prepares students with the analytical and technical skills to advance their accounting career in a variety of organizations. The first class will commence in…

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Game On! Undergrads Get Points and Gain Skills

You have likely heard about Whitman’s Goodman IMPRESS program that was launched last fall. IMPRESS is designed to provide undergraduates with the skills and experience employers seek, including leadership, communication, certifications, global context and industry exploration. The program is named in…

Johan Wikland

Faculty Profile: Entrepreneurship Professor Looks to Apply Research to the Classroom to Prepare Aspiring Entrepreneurs with Neurological Disorders

What do the founders of Virgin Group, JetBlue and Ikea have in common? They are all successful entrepreneurs who share an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis. Dr. Johan Wiklund, Whitman professor of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, is studying the…

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Class Notes

We welcome announcements of new jobs, promotions, board positions, marriages and family additions. Please send your news items to Cindie Adams, executive director of alumni and corporate relations, at csadams@syr.edu. Promotions: Tatiana Kidd ’10: Associate Buyer at The TJX Companies, Inc.…

Todd Moss

Professor Todd Moss to Lead the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership

Todd Moss has joined Whitman as an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and faculty director of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership. Moss’ research is focused on the intersections of entrepreneurship, social responsibility and innovation and has appeared in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice,…

Melanie Witkower

PANASCI Winner Bridges Gap Between Production Companies and Audiences

Melanie Witkower ’14 earned the top prize and a $20,000 award in the Panasci Business Plan competition for her business, Screen-Bridge. Screen-Bridge is a social television production company that works with TV networks to engage viewers online through campaign conceptualization,…

Alejandro Amezcua

Professor Amezcua’s Research Featured in Industry and Consumer Media

Research by Alejandro Amezcua, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, on business incubators was published in the Academy of Management Journal. The paper, titled “Organizational sponsorship and founding environments: A contingency view on the survival of business-incubated firms, 1994–2007,” was co-authored with…

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Veterans Program Gives Former Soldiers Entrepreneurial Training and Support

J. Michael Haynie, executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the Barnes professor of entrepreneurship at Whitman, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. In his post-service role as a professor, it weighed on him…

Steve Pincus

Experiential Learning Yields Mutual Benefits for Students and Businesses

The objective of EEE420/621 “Corporate Entrepreneurship” is for students to understand the entrepreneurial behavior of corporations. Student teams are assigned to local companies and examine growth, organizational structure, culture, employee compensation, knowledge management and human resource issues. The teams are…

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Adam Gold ’07 and Kyle Corea ’07 Open Second Location of Funk ‘N Waffles Restaurant

Adam Gold ’07 and Kyle Corea ’07 started Funk ‘N Waffles in Whitman’s Couri Hatchery. It is a specialty café, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with an emphasis on natural, organic, locally-grown food. At night, Funk ‘n Waffles features…