Whitman Voices

The Latest Stories from the Whitman School

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Orange Tank 2022 Deadline

By Kimmy Kimball | August 8, 2022
Application Deadline Coming Soon for Orange Tank 2022! Orange Tank 2022 will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at 2 p.m. and will be held in Lender at the Whitman School. The application deadline for all aspiring…
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Bradley Pokorny ’22 MBA: U.S. Army Paratrooper Makes It His Mission to Complete Online MBA from Whitman School

By Caroline Reff | August 4, 2022
In August of 2021, Staff Sergeant Bradley Pokorny ’22 MBA was deployed to Afghanistan with the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, an elite infantry specializing in parachute assault operations. When he found out he was…
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Chris Douglass ’22 MBA Is Already Applying What He Learned at Whitman as Both an Employee and a Business Owner

By Caroline Reff | August 3, 2022
As a principal sales manager at HubSpot, a co-owner and coach of CrossFit and a new dad, Chris Douglass’22 MBA has plenty on his plate, but he decided he could add something more with an online…
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Whitman Student Gains New Global Perspective After Traveling to Kenya

By Anna Rooney | August 3, 2022
Tage Oster ’24 found that his views on business and work ethic shifted following his experience on the pilot Kenya Cultural Immersion trip. In May, Oster and 13 other students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman…
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Day-in-the-Life Interning for Macy’s

By Anna Rooney | August 3, 2022
In this “Day in the Life” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and internship experience of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they reflect on what a typical…
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Day-in-the-Life Interning at Robinhood

By Anna Rooney | August 3, 2022
In this “Day in the Life” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and internship experience of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they reflect on what a typical…

Student Stories

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Bradley Pokorny ’22 MBA: U.S. Army Paratrooper Makes It His Mission to Complete Online MBA from Whitman School

By Caroline Reff | August 4, 2022
In August of 2021, Staff Sergeant Bradley Pokorny ’22 MBA was deployed to Afghanistan with the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, an elite infantry specializing in parachute assault operations. When he found out he was…
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Chris Douglass ’22 MBA Is Already Applying What He Learned at Whitman as Both an Employee and a Business Owner

By Caroline Reff | August 3, 2022
As a principal sales manager at HubSpot, a co-owner and coach of CrossFit and a new dad, Chris Douglass’22 MBA has plenty on his plate, but he decided he could add something more with an online…
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Shital Mars ’23 MBA: Online Student Manages the Demands of Business, Family and Pursing an MBA for a “Better Tomorrow”

By Caroline Reff | July 27, 2022
“Do better today than you did yesterday, so you can be better tomorrow than you are today.” That’s the motto Shital Mars ’23 MBA lives by every day, as she juggles her career as a…

Focus on Faculty: Faculty Profiles and Research

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In the News and Trending: The Shopping Mall Crisis: What Will It Take for Them to Recover? Is There any Hope?

By Olivia Hall | June 3, 2022
In the News and Trending: The Shopping Mall Crisis: What Will It Take for Them to Recover? Is There any Hope? Ray Wimer is a professor of retail practice leading courses on retail, buying and planning,…
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Whitman Professor Firmly Grounded in Syracuse University and the Community

By Olivia Hall | June 3, 2022
Whitman Professor Firmly Grounded in Syracuse University and the Community John Petosa L’95 jokes that he is “a kind of Swiss army knife” of teaching at the Whitman School. Indeed, since 2003 the professor of…
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Supply Chain Disruptions Through a Marketing Lens

By Olivia Hall | June 1, 2022
Supply Chain Disruptions Through a Marketing Lens During the pandemic, shoppers in many places have reached for a product, only to find an empty shelf. COVID-19, however, is only the latest among a number of…

Alumni and Friends

Class Notes

August 2022 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | August 5, 2022
We welcome announcements of new jobs, promotions, board positions, marriages and family additions. Please visit our online submission form to share your news. You can also use this form to request your copy of the Whitman biannual magazine via email…
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Kyle Trusch ’22 M.S.: Online EEE Grad Student Follows His Passion Towards a Teaching Career 

By Caroline Reff | July 22, 2022
“When my life is ideal, I am ________.” That open-ended phrase, from the book “The Passion Test” was the impetus for Kyle Trusch ‘22 M.S. to make a change. His answer? “When my life is…
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Alumni Message From Interim Dean McKelvie

By Alexander McKelvie | July 7, 2022
Dear Whitman Alumni and Friends, As I take on the role of Interim Dean of the Whitman School, I do so with tremendous thanks to Gene Anderson and the work he has done at Whitman…

Thought Leadership

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Fireside Chat with John C. Williams, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

By Dawn McWilliams | March 15, 2021
Please join us! Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York invite faculty, staff, students and City of Syracuse business leaders, anchor institutions, community-based organizations and other stakeholders to join…
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The Teacher Becomes the Student: Adjunct, Entrepreneur Uses Skills to Pivot His Own Business

By Mallory Carlson | February 9, 2021
Over the past few months, individuals and businesses alike have had to adapt to the ever-changing conditions brought on by COVID-19. Though entrepreneurs and newer businesses might have been more immediately vulnerable to the economic…
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Faculty Stay Connected to Whitman Community by Sharing Expertise, Collaborating Through Virtual Formats

By Karley Warden | December 1, 2020
Faculty Stay Connected to Whitman Community by Sharing Expertise, Collaborating Through Virtual Formats When the 2020 spring semester transitioned online, the School began bringing instruction online but also wanted to find ways to ensure that…
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Inspiration from Personal Success Stories

By Greg Tully | June 29, 2022
During our week spent in Kenya, there were many moments on the trip that impacted me greatly. These moments will stay with me for the rest of my life, as they were not only learning…
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How Can You Spread Sunshine?

By Justin Soto | June 29, 2022
What is happiness? This question consistently went through my mind as we traveled the country of Kenya. People who have learned to appreciate what they have instead of complaining about what they could. This is…
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Inspired by the Children of Africa

By Devyn Digrande | June 29, 2022
On Thursday, May 19, the Kenya team had the opportunity to visit Mwangaza College and The Child Discovery Centre (CDC). The CDC serves street and very poor children in Nakuru, Kenya. They enroll the children…

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