Whitman Voices

The Latest Stories from the Whitman School

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Shubham Krishna ’23 M.S.: Over 100 Years of Supply Chain Expertise Drew Graduate Student Around the World to Syracuse University

By Caroline Reff | June 28, 2022
Coming from Patna, India, an ancient city along the banks of the Ganges River, Shubham Krishna M.S. ’23 was interested in another placed steeped in tradition: Syracuse University and its supply chain program at the…
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Cassie Durkin ’23 M.S. Marketing: Student Couldn’t Pass Up Opportunity to Earn a Master’s Degree at Hometown University

By Caroline Reff | June 28, 2022
Cassie Durkin ’23 M.S. knew she wanted to pursue a master’s degree right after finishing her undergraduate education at Hartwick College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Unsure of exactly what area…
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Julia Fiedler, ’21, ’22 M.S.: Master’s Degree Has Prepared Her for Real-World Requirements of Today’s Professional Accounting Field

By Caroline Reff | June 28, 2022
Julia Fiedler ’21, ’22 M.S. grew up around Syracuse University’s Whitman School. Long before she decided to attend Whitman and pursue a career in accounting, she could often be found hanging out in the office…
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Bruno Gonzalez Hauger ’21, ’22 M.S.: Entrepreneur Surpasses $100,000 in Prize Money While Completing EEE Master’s Degree

By Caroline Reff | June 28, 2022
Bruno Gonzalez Hauger ’21 (WHIT/NEW), ’22 M.S., not only just graduated from Syracuse University with a master’s degree, but this entrepreneur also walked away with a stunning $102,000 in winnings through various Whitman School business…
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Ruixia Zheng ’21 MBA, ’22 M.S.: International Student Grateful for Support of Whitman Community While Earning MBA and Master’s in Business Analytics

By Caroline Reff | June 27, 2022
The determination of Ruixia Zheng ’21 MBA, ’22 M.S., took her from a self-described “small and remote town in China” across the world to Syracuse University’s Whitman School. There, she earned not one but two…
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Sustainability Has Become a Key Decision Maker for Businesses’ Success

By Rylee Pohancsek | June 22, 2022
Increasingly, companies are starting to reflect environmentally conscious decisions in their operations, affecting much of how the business operates for consumers. Because of this, these businesses are hiring more people who have knowledge in both…

Student Stories

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Shubham Krishna ’23 M.S.: Over 100 Years of Supply Chain Expertise Drew Graduate Student Around the World to Syracuse University

By Caroline Reff | June 28, 2022
Coming from Patna, India, an ancient city along the banks of the Ganges River, Shubham Krishna M.S. ’23 was interested in another placed steeped in tradition: Syracuse University and its supply chain program at the…
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Cassie Durkin ’23 M.S. Marketing: Student Couldn’t Pass Up Opportunity to Earn a Master’s Degree at Hometown University

By Caroline Reff | June 28, 2022
Cassie Durkin ’23 M.S. knew she wanted to pursue a master’s degree right after finishing her undergraduate education at Hartwick College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Unsure of exactly what area…
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Julia Fiedler, ’21, ’22 M.S.: Master’s Degree Has Prepared Her for Real-World Requirements of Today’s Professional Accounting Field

By Caroline Reff | June 28, 2022
Julia Fiedler ’21, ’22 M.S. grew up around Syracuse University’s Whitman School. Long before she decided to attend Whitman and pursue a career in accounting, she could often be found hanging out in the office…

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

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From Malls to Microchips, Alumna Helps Put Syracuse on the Map

By Caroline Reff | June 3, 2022
From Malls to Microchips, Alumna Helps Put Syracuse on the Map When Barbara Ashkin ’74 (A&S), ’77 M.S. was studying accounting at Syracuse University in the mid-’70s, there weren’t many women accountants in the workplace.…
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Sharing Her Expertise and Showing Her Generosity to Benefit the Whitman School 

By Caroline Reff | June 3, 2022
Sharing Her Expertise and Showing Her Generosity to Benefit the Whitman School Deb Leone ’86, ’87 MBA didn’t think twice about attending Syracuse University. Following in her older sister’s footsteps, the Long Island native loved…
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Five Under Five: Yuhong (Ellee) Chen ’18 (WHIT/iSchool)

By Alison Kessler | June 3, 2022
Five Under Five: Yuhong “Ellee” Chen ’18 (WHIT/iSchool) Our Five Under Five column features a Q&A with a Whitman School graduate of the last five years. In this issue, meet Yuhong “Ellee” Chen ’18 (WHIT/iSchool),…

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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