Whitman Voices

The Latest Stories from the Whitman School

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Whitman Student Takes on Spring Semester in NYC Program

By Rylee Pohancsek | September 22, 2022
Living, working and experiencing the endless possibilities of New York City is the dream for many students at the Whitman School of Management. Luckily, Whitman can help make that dream come true – at least…
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Syracuse University’s Business Programs Move Up in U.S. News and Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings

By Dawn McWilliams | September 20, 2022
Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management received external validation of its upwards trajectory among business schools in the form of double-digit leaps in the rankings for both their undergraduate and full-time MBA programs.…
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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Marches Into Its 15th Year with an Alumni-Filled Celebration

By Caroline Reff | September 16, 2022
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Marches Into Its 15th Year with an Alumni-Filled Celebration This summer, not only did 25 military veterans complete the 2022 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program offered through the Syracuse University D’Aniello…
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Big Tech Employee Takes On Not One But Two Online Graduate Degree Programs at Whitman

By Caroline Reff | September 14, 2022
For Matthew Stockhaus ‘22 MBA, ’22 M.S., one graduate degree and a full-time career were not enough. So, instead, the senior business program manager at Microsoft in Virginia decided to pursue an online MBA, an…
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Newly Elected MSOM President Burak Kazaz Launches New Initiatives

By Dawn McWilliams | September 14, 2022
Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Professor Burak Kazaz has been elected as president by The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM). Being elected to this position is the ultimate recognition and honor the MSOM Society bestows on…
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Gartner Ranks Whitman’s Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Program Among Top 25

By Dawn McWilliams | September 14, 2022
Gartner, Inc. announced that the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is one of the top 25 in the country for its supply chain management (SCM) program, granting a No. 23 ranking to the undergraduate program. Fifty-five institutions…

Student Stories

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Big Tech Employee Takes On Not One But Two Online Graduate Degree Programs at Whitman

By Caroline Reff | September 14, 2022
For Matthew Stockhaus ‘22 MBA, ’22 M.S., one graduate degree and a full-time career were not enough. So, instead, the senior business program manager at Microsoft in Virginia decided to pursue an online MBA, an…
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Chanel Webb ’23 MBA Is Pursuing Her Online Degree and Getting a Seat at the Table

By Caroline Reff | September 6, 2022
When Chanel Webb ’23 MBA was determined to find an online MBA program, she wanted one that would help her differentiate herself from others in her field. She found it at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management,…
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Jordan Jackson ’24 MBA Has Learned to Foster a Sense of Community While Earning Her Degree Online

By Caroline Reff | September 6, 2022
For years, Jordan Jackson had thought about continuing her education, but the timing never seemed right. A graduate of Andrew’s University with a degree in journalism and communications, she finally made the leap in January…

Focus on Faculty: Faculty Profiles and Research

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Assistant Professor of Marketing Shares Her Fascination With Data-Driven Marketing

By Caroline Reff | January 8, 2021
Number-driven data has always been fascinating to Hyoryung Nam, Ph.D., who joined the faculty at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as an assistant professor of marketing in August 2020.  “Data matters. Data…
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Assistant Professor Drawn to Whitman’s Niche Appreciation of Quantitative Marketing, Cross Section of University Researchers

By Caroline Reff | December 15, 2020
Assistant Professor of Marketing Meheli Basu, Ph.D., was drawn to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management because she knew that many of her peers were involved in exactly the type of work she,…
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Post-Doc’s Appreciation for Veterans, Entrepreneurship Shapes Career Path

By Caroline Reff | December 1, 2020
Mirza Tihic’s ’03 (A&S), ’04 (ECS), ’06 MBA, G’19 (SoE) interest in helping military veterans and their families stems from the peace the U.S. military helped to bring to his native Bosnia in the mid-1990s.…

Alumni and Friends

Class Notes

September 2022 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | September 9, 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…
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…

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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