Whitman Voices

Introduction

Spring 2021 Whitman Magazine

Spring 2021 Whitman Magazine

Whitman Magazine | Spring 2021

ON THE COVER

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 the U.S. and the world since early 2020. Not only is the pandemic causing serious health issues and dramatic loss of life, but its economic impact has been devastating for so many.

COVER STORY BY INDUSTRY

WHITMAN BRIEFINGS

STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS

Finding a home away from home was important for Jared Byrd ’23 when choosing a college. While his mom encouraged him to attend her alma mater, his first visit to the Whitman School gave him all the reasons to attend: academically challenging coursework, a competitive nature and a second family.

Finding a home away from home was important for Jared Byrd ’23 when choosing a college. While his mom encouraged him to attend her alma mater, his first visit to the Whitman School gave him all the reasons to attend: academically challenging coursework, a competitive nature and a second family.

Ryan Raymond ’03 believes that one of the most meaningful benefits of a Syracuse University education is gaining the confidence to be yourself. “You have to embrace what makes you unique and relentlessly pursue your passions,” he says.

After participating in the Orange Tank Pitch Competition and the Panasci Business Plan Competition while pursuing her MBA at the Whitman School, Mi Hoang Tran ’19 MBA discovered an interest in entrepreneurship. That interest led her to remain at Whitman to pursue a doctorate.

THE CLASS OF 2021

2021 Whitman Scholars

2021 Whitman Scholars

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 and leadership at the Whitman…

Graduate Student Spotlight

2021 Graduate Student Spotlights

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 to continue my studies and…

ALUMNI & FRIENDS

Alumni Awards

Whitman Honors Alumni and Friends with Awards of Distinction

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 helped us overcome obstacles and…

Kreischers

Kreischer Family Fondly Recalls Three Generations of Orange Traditions

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 Kreischer ’91—both accounting majors at…

Nick Doria

Nick Doria Creates Military Scholarship, Credits Whitman Program for Success

A chance encounter with a corporate recruiter set Navy veteran Nick Doria ’74 MBA on to a career that has concluded with a planned gift to the Whitman School. His bequest will establish an endowment providing scholarship assistance for veterans…

Scott Pickens

Whitman at Work: Online MBA Program Helped Alum to be a “Transformational Leader”

As a packaging engineer for Northrop Grumman, Scott Pickens ’18 MBA always knew he wanted to further his education, but he wasn’t sure if his graduate work should be in applied science or business. During his deliberation, Northrop Grumman placed…

CLASS NOTES

FOCUS ON FACULTY

Ravi Dharwadkar teaching

Management Professor Emphasizes Diversity in all Aspects of Campus Involvement

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,” says Dharwadkar, professor of management…

In the News and Trending Burak Kazaz

In the News and Trending: Where’s My Vaccine?

Whitman Professor Leads Webinar of Experts to Explain COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chains “In the News and Trending” includes the perspectives of accomplished Whitman professors on timely issues impacting business. Stated wording and opinions are those of the author. Burak Kazaz…

FACULTY RESEARCH

IN MEMORIAM

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