Whitman Voices

The Latest Stories from the Whitman School

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What Convinces an Entrepreneur to Become an Entrepreneur?

By Kerri Howell | June 9, 2020

It’s not enough to want to become an entrepreneur, according to new research; the context has to be just right for a startup to become a reality. Other people and organizations significantly influence whether people…

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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…

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Finance Major’s Journey Pairs Passion with Opportunities

By Maya Bingaman | 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…

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Course Engages Students to Challenge Assumptions about Entrepreneurship

By Kerri Howell | June 8, 2020

A hidden gem in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’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…

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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. Bleaken, a resident of Cortland, New York, joins Whitman most recently from Cornell University,…

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Whitman Takes Competitions Virtual

By Karley Warden | June 2, 2020

Whitman Takes Competitions Virtual The pandemic has hindered many students from traveling to business competitions. However, at the Whitman School, undergraduate seniors were able to complete their spring 2020 capstone with a virtual pitch competition.…

Student Stories

Alumni Awards

Whitman Honors Alumni and Friends with Awards of Distinction

By Dawn McWilliams | May 13, 2021

Whitman Honors Alumni and Friends with Awards of Distinction On Thursday, April 29, 2021, we celebrated the close of a historic academic year and extended our appreciation to our alumni, corporate partners and friends who…

2021 Whitman Scholars

2021 Whitman Scholars

By Kimmy Kimball | May 7, 2021

2021 Whitman Scholars Each year, Whitman Scholars are chosen from the senior class through a competitive selection process. To be considered, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.65 and a demonstrated history of engagement…

Graduate Student Spotlight

2021 Graduate Student Spotlights

By Kimmy Kimball | May 7, 2021

2021 Graduate Student Spotlights Shiwen (Valerie) Wang ’19 (iSchool, A&S), ’21 M.S. Hometown: Shanghai, China Degree: M.S. in Business Analytics “I studied information technology and economics at Syracuse University during my undergraduate experience. I wanted…

Focus on Faculty: Faculty Profiles and Research

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Retail Influencer Shelley E. Kohan Shares Her Expertise at Whitman

By Caroline Reff | April 30, 2021

Shelley E. Kohan has been long recognized as a “retail expert,” but over the past five years, she has also become an established “retail influencer,” as she shares her vast experience in the retail industry…

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Management Professor Emphasizes Diversity in all Aspects of Campus Involvement

By George S. Bain | April 30, 2021

Growing up in the largest city in India taught Ravi Dharwadkar about diversity. In the former Bombay (now Mumbai, which has swelled to nearly 20 million people today), everyone was a minority “in some way,”…

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IES Postdoctoral Researcher Works to Shows Data-driven, Localized Solutions Bring Innovation Forward

By Caroline Reff | February 15, 2021

“Serendipitous.” That’s what Zachary Rodriguez, Ph.D., calls the opportunity to join the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management as a postdoctoral researcher. And, while that’s probably the…

Alumni and Friends

Class Notes

June 2021 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | June 6, 2021

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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Kreischer Family Fondly Recalls Three Generations of Orange Traditions

By George S. Bain | May 7, 2021

Passing along traditions—from supporting Orange basketball to supporting Syracuse University—is a way of life for the Kreischer family, a three-generation University family with deep roots in the Whitman School. Siblings Jennifer Kreischer ’88 and Brian…

Class Notes

May 2021 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | May 7, 2021

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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Future of Business Post-Pandemic

What Does the Future of Business Hold? Whitman Faculty Weigh in on a Post-Pandemic World

By Caroline Reff | April 26, 2021

Any major event with substantial economic impact and unprecedented shifts in market expectations naturally accelerates change—but a “major event” may be an understatement when history looks back on the global COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped…

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Whitman Women in Business Panel

By Alison Kessler | March 16, 2021

As part of our Women’s History Month programming, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University invites you to a virtual panel discussion featuring accomplished alumni and members of our advisory councils. Panelists will share…

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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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