Whitman Magazine Fall 2019

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Whitman’s Second Century Builds On First 100 Years

Deep run the roots of the Whitman School’s core values, reaching back to the school’s founding 100 years ago. A trip through the school’s first century reveals that these five principles, codified earlier this year, have guided the school since its beginning.

Whitman School Adopts New Core Values

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Whitman School community came together to discover what’s important in the life of the school. Led by the One Whitman Council, faculty, staff, students and alumni had an opportunity to ponder, discuss and arrive at core values that will help guide the school.

Whitman Program Has Been Training Military Comptrollers for More Than 65 Years

Since 1952, Syracuse University has been training members of the military and civilian personnel for careers as comptrollers for the armed forces and the Department of Defense. The program was originally called the Army Comptrollership Program, as it was specifically geared to U.S. Army personnel. It came to be a way to institutionalize a financial management redesign of the “unconscionable way of handling money” that had occurred during World War II.

Whitman100 Timeline Through History

Take a journey through the Whitman School’s first century, including milestones, celebrations and more, by visiting the digital timeline.

Whitman Briefings

A Chat with Diane Crawford: Newly Appointed Executive Director for Institutional Culture

Diane Crawford was recently appointed to the new position of executive director for institutional culture at the Whitman School. Crawford came to Whitman after serving as president of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals of Central Pennsylvania, providing professional development and networking for diversity and inclusion practitioners throughout the region.

MBA@Syracuse Residency Program Is Differentiator for Online Student Networking, World View

Students in the MBA@Syracuse program at the Whitman School are classmates, but they rarely, if ever, get to spend time together, as these working professionals pursue their degrees online from all over the world.

Student Spotlights

Brian Sotnick ’20

Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Major: Marketing Management
Minors: Information Management Technology and Psychology

Nandita Rebello ’20

Hometown: Mumbai, India
Degree: MBA

Brittany Jackson ’19

Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut
Major: MBA/Online
Specialization: Marketing Management

Almantas Palubinskas ’20

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Degree: Ph.D. in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises

NFL Star Latavius Murray Suits Up for College at Syracuse

Latavius Murray ’20 MBA, a New Orleans Saints running back, holds his hometown of Syracuse close to his heart. So much so that when the National Football League star decided to continue his education, attending Syracuse University was his first choice. Now, more than halfway through the MBA@Syracuse online program, he feels confident in his decision to enroll and in his future after football.

Alumni & Friends

Alumnus Pushes Boundaries, Broadens Student Experience through NYC Network

Jeff Lipkin, ’92, looks back on his education at Whitman — then known as the School of Management — and appreciates the solid foundation and opportunities he received as an undergraduate accounting major. He is proud to be a part of such a strong alumni network that exists both through the Whitman School and the University as a whole, but he also sees even greater opportunities to utilize this alumni base, particularly in nearby New York City, to the benefit of current Whitman students.

Luke Pesane ’49

Luke Pesane was the first in his family to go to college. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1949, after earning a marketing and psychology degree from the College of Business Administration. Now, at 101, he recalled how groundbreaking it was for him to earn a college degree.

Alumnus Knows Paying It Forward Is the Real Meaning of Success

It was a family tragedy and some of the darkest days of his life that led Marcel Vernon Sr. ’94 MBA to attend Syracuse University’s School of Management, but it was the opportunities he found there that helped him get to where he is today. For that, he is not only grateful but eager to pay it forward.

More Alumni & Friends Stories

Focus on Faculty

Long-time Faculty Member Recalls 35-Year Effort to Advance Globalization

In his more than 35 years at the Whitman School, Peter Koveos has witnessed how globalization and technology have changed teaching. In his first semester in 1982, Koveos — now professor of finance, Kiebach Chair in International Business and chair of the Department of Finance — stood on the stage of Hinds Auditorium in front of 250 students who were trying to read what he wrote on the blackboard.

“Innovative” Professor David Wilemon Remembered

Exceptional leader, teacher, mentor and scholar Professor Dave Wilemon died Aug. 18, 2019. A native of Texas, Wilemon served as the Earl and Josephine Snyder Professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the time of his retirement in fall 2009.

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