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The Juxtaposition of How COVID-19 is Impacting Business, Diversity is Key

By Maya Bingaman | June 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the world in early 2020 and brought capitalism to its knees…to an extent. Many large retail stores have added themselves to the list of companies filing for bankruptcy. However, at the same time, a select group of companies has increased stock and thrived during the “Coronavirus Crash.” As the United States acts as the epicenter of the…

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Finance Major’s Journey Pairs Passion with Opportunities

By Kimmy Kimball | June 8, 2020

Opportunities have been abounding for Jack Benedict ’20, finance major, from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. He believes his relationships with professors, hands-on work experience and extracurricular activities have helped him excel. Benedict says that he always knew he was going to come to Syracuse University. He explains, “My mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin and sister all attended the university before me. I grew up…

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Course Engages Students to Challenge Assumptions about Entrepreneurship

By Kerri Howell | June 8, 2020

A hidden gem in the Whitman School’s entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises department, the undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, provides a bird’s eye view of entrepreneurship not usually studied. Offered at least once a year, and perhaps more in the future, the class is open to all Syracuse University students and…

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Whitman Alumni Connect with Students Virtually in New Webinar Series

By Kimmy Kimball | June 6, 2020

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management understands that the transition to online learning has meant the loss of many opportunities on campus to connect with and learn from alumni. However, there are still ways to engage with alumni and make career connections during this time. The Whitman Career Center and Alumni offices launched an alumni-student online mentorship community,…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Appoints Andrew Bleaken Director of Development

By Kerri Howell | June 5, 2020

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently announced the appointment of Andrew Bleaken as director of development.

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Orange Accounting News 2019-20

By Joe Comprix | June 2, 2020

Orange Accounting News 2019-20 The Whitman School’s 100th academic year was one for the record books. We began the year with a re-articulation of the school’s core values – inclusion, integrity, collaboration, innovation and excellence. And we ended the year with the COVID-19 pandemic sending all classes online for approximately seven weeks. Our accounting graduates were not able to participate…

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Winnie (Uyen) Nguyen ’12, ’13 M.S.

By Julia Fiedler | June 2, 2020

Like many international students, Winnie Nguyen ’12, ’13 M.S. had few connections in the United States upon starting her college career. However, in coming to Syracuse, she quickly discovered her passion for accounting, and has been working in Public Accounting for the past seven years with experience at Ernst & Young and Dermody, Burke, & Brown, CPAs, LLC. Nguyen was…

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Robert Spichiger ’19, ’20 M.S.

By Julia Fiedler | June 1, 2020

Like most students, Robert Spichiger ’20 stumbled upon his major, and later career path, through trial and error. In doing so, he discovered his love for accounting and tax, a passion almost comparable to his love of swimming.  Spichiger chose to attend Syracuse University because of the faculty and staff’s enthusiasm during his first and only visit to campus. He…

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Julia Fiedler ’21: Close to Home, Close to Opportunity

By Kerri Howell | June 1, 2020

When it came time for Julia Fiedler ’21 to search for a college, she didn’t bother. She knew Syracuse University was the place for her.  “Syracuse University and the Whitman School have always been close to home for me, both literally and figuratively,” she says. “I remember hanging out in my mom’s office, meeting the Whitman faculty, and even helping…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Spring 2020

By Kerri Howell | May 28, 2020

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly.

Entrepreneurship Professor Receives 10-Year Research Impact Award

By Kerri Howell | May 26, 2020

SAGE Publishing recognized a 2009 paper co-authored by Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, with a 10-year Impact Award for receiving the most citations over the span of a decade. Wiklund’s paper, “Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance: An Assessment of Past Research and Suggestions for the Future,” with co-authors Andreas Rauch, G.T. Lumpkin and Michael Frese was first published…

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Kari Morrow: It’s Not All Business at Whitman

By Maya Bingaman | May 26, 2020

Most students at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management recognize Kari Morrow as the program manager of the Goodman IMPRESS Program. Since August of 2017, she has helped to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities to prepare business students for the workforce. Morrow finds it very rewarding to see the students who were sophomores when she began her role thrive as current seniors receiving job offers…

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May Class Notes

By Alison Kessler | May 19, 2020

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 rather than in print. To update your address or contact details, please visit https://securealumni.syr.edu. NEW POSITIONS AND PROMOTIONS: Christopher DeVoe ’79: Board Member, Food Bank of Central…

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View Recordings of Our Recent Virtual Events

By Alison Kessler | May 19, 2020

If you were unable to join us for any of the following recent virtual events, we invite you to watch the recordings: Whitman Day Town Hall with Dean Anderson (April 23) COVID-19 and the Supply Chain with Professor Patrick Penfield (May 6) Whitman-Maxwell Faculty Forum on COVID-19 and the Economy (May 12) Perspectives on Retail in the Wake of COVID-19…

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Empow-her: Alumna Works to Build Stronger, More Connected Communities

By Sandhya Iyer | May 18, 2020

From a young age, Alexis Drickel ’17 MBA has been a go-getter. She was always one of the first to raise her hand in class or try new things, purely because of her passion for learning. Early on, Drickel realized that her ambition was often seen as a negative thing. People would say, “Oh, there she goes again — why is…

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More Than an Intern, Cherished Member of the Whitman Mailroom

By Maya Bingaman | May 15, 2020

Music and the Whitman mailroom; these are two staples in Bobby Pangborn’s ’20 life in which he takes great pride. Pangborn is a current senior in the InclusiveU program at Syracuse University.  Karly Grifasi, the director of communications for InclusiveU explains, “Through the Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities have had access to Syracuse University classes for over…

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Syracuse University Launches Online Master of Supply Chain Management in Partnership with 2U, Inc.

By Kerri Howell | May 14, 2020

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management today announced it will offer an online Master of Supply Chain Management in partnership with 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), a global leader in education technology.

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WISE Women’s Business Center and Southside Innovation Center Awarded Grants to Help Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

By Kerri Howell | May 13, 2020

Two entrepreneurship programs run by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently received funding to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. The WISE–Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship–Women’s Business Center and Southside Innovation Center both will use acquired funding to offer more resources and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Faculty and Staff Honored with Annual Awards

By Kerri Howell | May 13, 2020

Each year the Whitman School celebrates excellence among its faculty and staff members at a special event the week following commencement. Members of the faculty and staff are recognized for living the core values of the Whitman School, as well as excellence and innovation in teaching and research.

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Whitman Student Helps Raise $100K with COVID-19 Relief Campaign

By Kimmy Kimball | May 13, 2020

Jack Adler ’23 was excited to start his first-year experience at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. What he didn’t expect was having to cut his time on campus short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Adler made the most of his studies this spring, back at home in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He even brainstormed an idea that could help…