Whitman Voices

The Latest Stories from the Whitman School

John Torrens

Honoring the Foundation and Future of Whitman EEE: John Torrens

By Alison Kessler | February 7, 2015
John Torrens entered college as a music education major but realized he was meant for another path after observing an elementary school clarinet lesson. He earned a bachelor’s in psychology from State University of New…
Alejandro Amezcua

Professor Amezcua’s Research Featured in Industry and Consumer Media

By Alison Kessler | February 7, 2015
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…
The Good Life Foundation

Whitman Plays Landlord and Mentor to Syracuse Start Ups

By Alison Kessler | February 7, 2015
With the faith of family and the urging of mentors who saw his potential, Hasan Stephens fought daily temptations and fear in the Bronx to earn admission to Hobart College. After graduation, he took a…
60 Minutes

Veterans Program Gives Former Soldiers Entrepreneurial Training and Support

By Alison Kessler | February 7, 2015
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…

Whitman EEE Helps Student Realize Success in Energy Market

By Alison Kessler | February 7, 2015
James Shomar ’13 MSE, ’12, is the CEO of Solstice Power, a company he started in Whitman’s Couri Hatchery. The company is developing the Solstice Hybrid System, an on-site solar power system capable of providing…
Steve Pincus

Experiential Learning Yields Mutual Benefits for Students and Businesses

By Alison Kessler | February 7, 2015
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…

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…
Kyle Trusch giving a speech at commencement

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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Webinar: “Successfully Navigating a Multi-Country and Multi-Cultural World”

By Dawn McWilliams | March 11, 2022
The Kiebach Center for International Business Studies at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and the Central New York International Business Alliance presented: “Successfully Navigating a Multi-Country and Multi-Cultural World“ Our panelists discussed: the multi-market…
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Burak Kazaz Elected President-Elect of MSOM and Continues Sharing his Research on COVID-19 Vaccines and Wine Analytics

By Caroline Reff | December 7, 2021
Burak Kazaz Elected President-Elect of MSOM and Continues Sharing his Research on COVID-19 Vaccines and Wine Analytics Burak Kazaz has been an exceptional member of the Whitman School faculty since 2007. Much of his research…

Business in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

By Dawn McWilliams | October 28, 2021
Held Nov. 17, 2021 The Whitman School of Management hosted its popular Syracuse University Talks Business webinar series on Business in Asia. The panel featured experts who discussed many topics including: The implications of the…
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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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