Whitman Fall 2020 Magazine

Feature Articles

The Power of the Orange Network

While every issue of the Whitman magazine helps you stay plugged in to what’s happening on and around campus, much of what you’ll read in the pages that follow revolves around some of the amazing accomplishments taking place as the School operates in the midst of a global pandemic. Certainly, the credit for this success goes to more people than we could ever name, but one thing is clear — the power of the Orange Network has been vital to making things happen. Though in locations all over the globe, our alumni are never too far away to lend a hand. This has never been more apparent, as they’ve reached across the miles (albeit virtually) to extend new opportunities in real estate, finance, entrepreneurship and other areas of business to students whose intended internships were canceled due to COVID-19. They’ve taken the time to Zoom in for one-on-one mentoring, networking events, panel presentations — and just honest talk about personal and professional growth. And they’ve offered their resources to guide students toward micro- internships and special projects that helped them build their resumes in nontraditional ways. Most of all, alumni have taken pride in helping this next generation of business leaders, just as so many from the Orange Network helped them along the way, too.

Student Spotlights

Salvatore Pepe

Student Profile: Salvatore Pepe ’22

Student Spotlight: Salvatore Pepe ’22 Hometown: Yorktown Heights, New York Major: Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises and Supply Chain Management (WHIT); Information Management & Technology (iSchool) Minor: Environment & Society (A&S) Salvatore Pepe’s ’22 (WHIT/iSchool) initial introduction to Syracuse University was…

Manpreet Singh

Student Profile: Manpreet Singh Saini ’21

Student Spotlight: Manpreet Singh Saini ’21 Hometown: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Degree: MBA Specializations: Finance and Business Analytics Manpreet Singh Saini ’21 MBA earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology in 2015 from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University in…

Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez

Student Profile: Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez ’21

Student Spotlight: Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez ’21 Hometown: Miami, Flordia Degree: Online M.S. in Professional Accounting Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez ’21 M.S. is an individual who exemplifies the term “life-long learner.” Earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1993 from the University…

Ying Zahn

Student Profile: Ying Zhang ’21

Student Spotlight: Ying Zhang ’21 Hometown: Xi’an, China Degree: Ph.D. in Accounting Before deciding to earn her Ph.D., Ying Zhang ’21 already knew she had a keen interest in financial research. After completing a bachelor’s degree in China, Zhang continued…

Andrew and Dominique Visser

Dominique Visser ’20 MBA: Online MBA Program Was “Business as Usual” During Belgian Lockdown

Dominique Visser ’20 MBA: Online MBA Program Was “Business as Usual” During Belgian Lockdown Completing the online MBA program in Belgium while COVID-19 had the country locked down was “business as usual for me,” says Dominique Visser ’20 MBA. “I…

Image 1: Thank you sign on top of ice cream cups. Image 2: Group photos of sororities who helped fundraise. Image 3: Screenshot of 3 Dollar Challenge from Justyn Knight.

Student Innovators Created Positive Opportunities in Hard Times

Student Innovators Created Positive Opportunities in Hard Times COVID-19 has certainly had a negative impact on the Syracuse University community, but some Whitman students were able to find a small piece of the positive in recent months. And while there…

first place winners, Nick Barba and David Fox, pose with a large check

Syracuse University 2020 Panasci Business Plan Competition Winners

Syracuse University 2020 Panasci Business Plan Competition Winners Each year, the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosts the campus-wide Panasci Business Plan Competition. This event encourages students to think entrepreneurially and…

Screen shot of winning capstone team Mediguardian

Whitman Takes Competitions Virtual

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. Graduate students were also able…

Alumni & Friends

Alumni Class Notes

Focus on Faculty

Julie Niederhoff

Supply Chain Professor Uses Innovative Spirit to Help Community

Supply Chain Professor Uses Innovative Spirit to Help Community Over the past several months, Julie Niederhoff, associate professor of supply chain management, spoke to multiple major media outlets, including CNN, NBC Nightly News and The New York Times about supply…

Haiying Yang, Kurian George and Devin Stein

Ph.D. Students Pursue Research Remotely

Haiying Yang, Kurian George and Devin Stein Ph.D. Students Pursue Research Remotely While the pandemic impacted all students at the Whitman School as they transitioned to online instruction in March 2020, doctoral students had other obstacles to overcome. Some, including…

Sherman Chottiner

In Memoriam: Professor Sherman Chottiner

In Memoriam: Professor Sherman Chottiner Sherman “Sherm” Chottiner, retired professor in the Department of Quantitative Methods at the Whitman School, died May 20, 2020, at the age of 81. Chottiner attended college at Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon University, in…

Scott Lathrop

In the News and Trending: Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? It May Be More Complicated Than You Think

In the News and Trending: Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? It May Be More Complicated Than You Think Politics and the Perception of Economic Well-being So, are you better off today? It’s a quintessential question that…

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