Feb 12, 2015 12:30 PM Dallas-Hamilton Newsletter
Greetings from the Dallas-Hamilton Center (DHC) for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Bowling Green State University! We are pleased to bring you our inaugural newsletter highlighting our recent accomplishments.
May 18, 2015 1:45 PM Departments Honor Their Top Graduating Seniors
This spring, three departments in the College of Business honored their top graduating seniors. The Department of Management recognized the year’s outstanding graduating senior for each specialization. Recipients of the award are based on overall GPA, leadership in student professional organizations, campus or community organizations, co-op/internship experience and positive contributions to the respective programs. The 2015 winners include the following:
Jul 20, 2015 2:28 PM Organization Development Executive Students Learn Important Life Lessons from Trip to France
One of the great experiences students have in the Executive Master of Organization Development (EMOD) program is an international field study tour. An intensive one-week study abroad program was added in 2014 to provide a global perspective to the program. Similar to last year, the cohort of executive graduate students was impressed with what they saw and learned from this unique experience.
May 18, 2015 1:45 PM Seniors Attend Class Luncheon; Karl Vogt Winner Announced
Graduating seniors gathered for their Graduation Luncheon and Time Capsule Ceremony with one last opportunity to enjoy conversations with their classmates. The seniors heard their “Last Lectures” from two professors they selected – Dr. Dan Klein, finance, and Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict, economics.
May 5, 2015 1:15 PM Best Wishes to Retiring Faculty
The College of Business is saying goodbye to nine faculty at the end of this academic year due to changes in the State Teachers Retirement System’s structure. This is the third and last article in a series spotlighting faculty who are retiring from BGSU.
Apr 14, 2015 1:45 PM Retiring Faculty Provided Years of Teaching Excellence
The College of Business will say farewell to nine faculty at the end of this academic year due to changes in the State Teachers Retirement System’s structure. This is the second article in a series spotlighting faculty who are retiring from BGSU.
Mar 17, 2015 3:15 PM College of Business Has Several Faculty Members Retiring; Three in Marketing
With changes to the State Teachers Retirement System’s benefit structure, the College of Business will see nine faculty retire this year. Over the next three issues of Biz News, we will provide brief summaries about these dedicated and inspirational teachers who have had a positive impact on the students.
Feb 17, 2015 10:30 AM Corporate Executives to Present at Alma Mater’s Women in Leadership Event
Some of the thousands of Bowling Green State University graduates take a career path that leads them to executive roles in high-profile corporations, and they drive these companies to success. These highly motivated business executives often return to campus and share their valuable insights with students, faculty, and the business community. This year’s Women in Leadership event on March 27 is an opportunity to learn from our outstanding alums.
May 18, 2015 10:30 AM Faculty Promotions Approved By BGSU Board of Trustees
Congratulations to the following individuals promoted by the Board of Trustees. We appreciate their service to the University and their commitment to students.
Aug 17, 2015 10:12 AM College Announces Two Department Chairs and Welcomes New Faculty Members
With the new academic year comes some changes to the College of Business with two new chairs and several full-time faculty. Dr. Peter VanderHart, professor, was appointed chair of the economics department, replacing Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict who retired in the spring. Dr. Susan Kleine was named the interim chair of the marketing department, replacing Dr. Bob Wu who also retired. Dr. Kleine is an associate professor and has been serving as the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at the University.
Apr 16, 2015 9:30 AM Students “Hatch” a Deal with Investors to Launch Startups
The Stroh Center was packed with 3,500 cheering fans anxious to see which of the nine student entrepreneurs would convince Falcon Alumni Investors to fund their business ideas at The Hatch™. After presenting their business ideas “Shark Tank-” style, two of the Hatchlings were successful in obtaining investments and four others received investor support to “hatch” their proposed business venture.
Nov 3, 2015 11:18 AM Culture of Engagement Provides Educational Experiences that Go Beyond Business As Usual
The College of Business is creating a culture of engagement where students develop and sharpen essential business skills such as critical thinking, communication, presentation, collaboration and teamwork inside and outside the classroom. We continue to go beyond business as usual compared to other traditional business programs.
Sep 9, 2015 1:42 PM Students Living in Business District Enjoy Hands-on Events
Since the start of fall semester, students living in The Business District in Kreischer Darrow Hall have participated in a number of fun, interactive activities.
Aug 17, 2015 9:35 AM The Hatch™ Takes Flight Across the Globe
With the huge success of BGSU’s unique entrepreneurial program The Hatch™, other universities across the globe have contacted our Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership about assistance in starting up a similar program at their institutions. As a result of the high interest, the Dallas-Hamilton Center is beta testing a Hatch licensing program with ten other universities - two in Asia, two in Europe, four in the U.S. and two local community colleges.
Aug 19, 2015 3:16 PM Awards Presented to Faculty and Staff During Opening Day; O-I Professor Named
The College is proud to have such outstanding faculty and staff who are dedicated to student learning, to the College of Business, and to their fields of study. Each year faculty and staff are nominated for awards and the winners are announced at the Opening Day Luncheon held prior to the start of fall semester classes.
Aug 17, 2015 9:49 AM High School Teachers Can Earn Professional Development Credits through College of Business
BGSU’s College of Business continues going beyond business as usual. We have initiated many programs and activities that differentiate us from other business schools. One of these new programs allows high school business teachers to earn two professional development units by attending a workshop being offered at locations around the state on the topic of financial literacy. This initiative is in collaboration with the BGSU College of Education which will oversee the workshop content.
Aug 17, 2015 9:30 AM Insurance Specialization Added to Business Program
Due to a projected strong job growth in the insurance industry, the Department of Finance is now offering a new specialization in insurance, along with a minor in insurance. At the national level, more than half of insurance professionals are projected to retire by 2025, creating ample opportunities for entry and career advancement for insurance graduates. According to a recent workforce study by Regionomics, based in Columbus, the insurance industry in the state of Ohio alone will require approximately 26,000 new workers to fill positions open between now and 2020. The state of Ohio ranks seventh in the nation with over 250 insurance companies and 100,000 employees.
Class of 2019 Begins College Education
The College of Business is excited to welcome another incoming freshman class. The Class of 2019 is larger than last year’s, an increase of more than ten percent.
Jul 20, 2015 2:43 PM College of Business Hatches Entrepreneur
Jerrod Witt was destined to become an entrepreneur. “Jerrod was the little kid who got into everything!” exclaimed his mother. “He was always taking things apart and putting them back together in an unusual way but with a purpose. I knew from the time Jerrod was very young that he was going to become an entrepreneur,” she added.
What will I do after graduation? It’s a big question faced by every student. It’s a particularly pressing question for art students, who after completing their studies often don't have well-defined career paths available to them. Tim Smith, President of the Medici Circle, a group that has long supported School of Art students and programs, recognized the problem and decided to do something about it.
Jul 20, 2015 2:14 PM College Helps Organize Business Analytics Symposium in China; Educational Program Created
BGSU’s business analytics program is being recognized internationally as a U.S. leader in this data driven field of study because of its annual business analytics symposium and the specialization the College of Business offers. Tianjin Polytechnic University (TPU) in China asked BGSU professor and chair of the Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research, Dr. Arthur Yeh, to assist that university in organizing a business analytics symposium similar to ours as well as present as a speaker.
Jul 20, 2015 2:40 PM Dr. Sullivan Selected for 2015 Award for Excellence
Management Professor, Dr. Sherry Sullivan, has again been honored for her scholarly contributions. She has been chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer for Career Development International in the Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence. Only two reviewers were chosen for this honor.
Jul 14, 2015 9:08 AM 2015 Hall of Fame
The 2015 inductees into the Dallas-Hamilton Center Hall of Fame were Drew Forhan ‘81, Kathy Hunt ‘84, Richard Kappel ‘69 and Gene Novak ‘74.
May 26, 2015 12:00 PM E-Week Celebrated Innovation and Passion
The spirit of entrepreneurship was evident during Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week) as thousands gathered for a variety of outstanding events. The week kicked off with a breakfast featuring Jamie Zulch, owner of Jamie's Seams to Fit & The Formal Detail, who discussed her small business startup.
May 5, 2015 1:00 PM Graduating International Student Finds His “Home” is BGSU
For graduating senior Pedro Petribu, no distance is ever too far to travel toward his dreams.
May 4, 2015 9:30 AM Students Demonstrate Prowess in “Spirited” Business Olympics
To earn the coveted “Golden Tie” award and a prize, 20 teams of business students competed in the 3rd annual Business Olympics.
May 4, 2015 9:30 AM Students Apply Services Marketing Concepts Through Real World Projects
Each semester the Service Marketing Institute organizes a Service Blueprint Competition with students enrolled in Dr. Dwayne Gremler’s Service Marketing course (MKT 4050). Teams of students go out into the local community and find a services-oriented business or organization to study customer and employee interactions. Students prepare a detailed service blueprint as a graded assignment and have 10 minutes to present the highlights of their service blueprints and service improvement recommendations to a panel of judges.
May 18, 2015 11:00 AM Faculty Honored for Excellence by Leadership Council
The College of Business Leadership Council created Faculty Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding faculty accomplishments in teaching, engaging with industry to provide experiential learning, and using technology to improve learning outcomes. This was the second year for the Leadership Council to honor the outstanding contributions made by faculty to achieve the Council’s vision. The award selections were made by a committee from the Leadership Council.
May 18, 2015 1:45 PM Supply Chain Institute Welcomes New Member Companies
The Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) at BGSU has a tradition of engaging the business community and cultivating strong relationships with supply chain professionals to enhance the field of supply chain and to connect BGSU students with supply chain recruiters. SCMI membership for 2015-2016 has grown to include 20 companies, including three new companies - Worthington Industries, Dana Holding Corporation, and United Technologies Aerospace Systems.
Apr 14, 2015 12:00 PM MOD Program Contributes to Professional’s Career Success
Ben Blanquera, Vice President of Growth Hacking for Pillar Technology, is a business and community leader in Columbus, Ohio. He has spent decades being a change agent and accelerator in roles such as: Vice President of Information Services, curator of Columbus Startup Digest, and founder of TechLife Ohio.
May 19, 2015 2:00 PM Summer Faculty Research Awards Announced
The College of Business sees how critical it is for faculty to conduct scholarly research, so each year the College, along with the Supply Chain Management Institute, financially supports projects through Summer Research Awards. Members of the College’s Faculty Achievement Committee and Dean Raymond Braun are pleased to announce the following 2015 award winners and their research project titles:
Apr 14, 2015 12:45 PM Marketing Alumni Return to Campus to Reconnect and Network
Marketing Alumni Day started three years ago with a one-day event for marketing department alumni to return to campus and network with fellow alums as well as current students. It has been such a success that it expanded to a two-day event and includes more networking opportunities.
Apr 14, 2015 11:45 AM BGSU College of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation
The College of Business at Bowling Green State University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Apr 15, 2015 10:45 AM Students “Sell” Their Way to National Sales Competition; Ludwig Finishes in the Top 12
BGSU has a long tradition of excellence when competing against the best sales talent in the country at the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC). The top two winners of the BGSU Sales Competition, Andrew Ludwig and Amy Wolf, competed at Kennesaw State University in Georgia April 7-10 and performed very well again this year. In fact, Ludwig earned his way into the semifinal round and placed in the top 12 out of 147 students who competed for the national title.
Apr 14, 2015 11:45 AM First Two Annual National Investor Awards Go to BGSU Finance Alumni
Another BGSU finance alumnus has won a prestigious national award that honors the most outstanding and innovative Corporate Plan Sponsors in North America. Neil Roache ‘96, Vice President, Investment Strategy and Private Markets for Exelon Corp. in Chicago, was the winner of the 2nd Annual Investor Intelligence Award for Alpha Generation. The first year’s winner of this award was BGSU alumnus Leo Svoboda ’08, senior portfolio manager, UPS Group Trust.
Apr 17, 2015 10:30 AM Experts Advise How to Be a “Disruptive Force in Business” and Create Change
With the largest audience since its inception twelve years ago, the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship featured experts who presented their insights on how to challenge the status quo and be a disrupter that results in changing the way business is done.
Mar 17, 2015 10:00 AM New Theme Community Created for Business Students
Coming to college can be a stressful time by leaving friends and family behind and finding new friends that have similar interests. BGSU has established a number of Learning Communities in residence halls to help in the transition and build a sense of “community” amongst the residents. Now freshmen and sophomores who are interested in studying business have the opportunity to live with other business students in a new theme community called The Business District.
Mar 9, 2015 2:30 PM College Loses Retired Economics Professor
The College lost a retired faculty member and former chair of the economics department last month. J. David Reed, professor of economics, taught at BGSU for 37 years and served as chair for 8 years. He was hired in 1968 and appointed a full professor of economics in 1978. Dr. Reed retired from the University in 2005. During his tenure at BGSU, he traveled overseas where he helped to establish the environmental economic policy in Estonia.
Apr 27, 2015 10:45 AM Sales Education Foundation Names BGSU Among Top Sales Programs in U.S.
In the upcoming 2015 edition of its annual publication, BGSU is named a “Top University Sales Program” by the Sales Education Foundation. According to the Foundation, these university programs are recognized for preparing students for careers in professional selling and helping to elevate the sales profession.
Apr 16, 2015 11:00 AM Student Marketing Chapter Among Best in the World Once Again
They have done it again! For the second consecutive year, the BGSU chapter of the American Marketing Association has earned the Bronze Chapter Award. The Bronze status places our chapter in the top 5% of all chapters in the world (more than 350 chapters). This is also the tenth consecutive year the BGSU organization has been honored as an Outstanding AMA Chapter.
Apr 16, 2015 10:45 AM High School Business Teacher Has Passion for BGSU Business Program; One Reason is The Hatch
Even though he is not a BGSU alum, high school business teacher Phil Forshey knows the quality of the business program at BGSU and encourages all of his students to enroll here, even his own daughters. Forshey teaches at Canton South High School in northeast Ohio, and “practices what he preaches.” His oldest daughter, Alivia, is currently a student at BGSU and his younger daughter, Savanna (“Vanni”), has been admitted to BGSU to study business in the fall.
Apr 29, 2015 12:15 PM Employers Impressed with Student Performance at Speed Interviews
Business students at BGSU get workforce ready by preparing for job interviews as part of the marketing curriculum. Each semester students enrolled in the Introduction to Marketing (MKT 2010) course learn how to “sell” themselves with a two-minute “elevator pitch” to business employers in an event called Speed Interviews. This event is the highlight of the course which teaches students how to “package” themselves much like the concepts they learn through the course in marketing a product. They move from employer to employer after their two-minute pitch and three-minute employer feedback.
Mar 17, 2015 3:00 PM BGSU Finance Team Finishes Third in National Competition
BGSU has another team of students that finished among the top colleges and universities. Business students Alex Batt and James Knippen represented BGSU in the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals (FSP) 2015 Industry Issues Competition. The competition offers colleges and universities the chance to explore important hot topics in the financial services profession. The critical issue of this year’s competition was “Career Evolution…How Did You Begin, Where Are You Now, and Where Do You Expect to Wind Up?” The finalists were selected from written submissions exploring three professional career paths and the top teams presented at the FSP Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mar 16, 2015 4:00 PM Fourteen Students Chosen to Become Student Ambassadors
The College of Business Student Ambassador Program utilizes a select group of knowledgeable, motivated, and enthusiastic student leaders to assist the dean and the College with engaging business alumni, current students, and prospective students. Student Ambassadors represent the College at events both on- and off-campus.
Mar 17, 2015 3:00 PM Dr. Gremler Named Distinguished Teaching Professor
Business students at BGSU have the benefit of learning from faculty who are world-renowned for their expertise. These dedicated faculty members share their insight and research with their students and have received recognition for their teaching excellence.
Mar 17, 2015 3:30 PM Michael McGranaghan Honored by University For Outstanding Achievements
Bowling Green State University honored one accomplished graduate from each of the seven colleges at the 2015 BGSU College Alumni Awards held March 7. Michael McGranaghan, a 1980 business graduate, was the alumnus recognized for the College of Business. In a career at Johnson and Johnson spanning more than 32 years, McGranaghan made significant contributions to the enterprise, including senior finance leadership roles in each segment of the business as well as procurement.
Feb 4, 2015 9:00 AM A Week of Celebrating Entrepreneurship and Innovation
April 7 through 11 is a week packed with events to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship. New entrepreneurs, seasoned entrepreneurs, and yet-to-become entrepreneurs will be part of this celebration.
Mar 17, 2015 3:30 PM New Peer Leaders Chosen to Transition Incoming Freshman Class
After its inaugural year, the College of Business Peer Leader Program is a huge success. Twenty-five Peer Leaders went through four hours of training and made contact with incoming freshmen over the summer and continued their mentoring role throughout the academic year.
Feb 16, 2015 12:30 PM Alumnus Uses Business Expertise to Launch Nonprofit For Advanced Cancer Patients
We usually think of entrepreneurs as business school graduates that launch for-profit businesses, but a 1997 BGSU marketing graduate was faced with a profound, life-changing experience that led him to use his business expertise, marketing savvy, and passion to launch a nonprofit organization in 2012. Troy Haslinger founded a nonprofit called Life Is Good No Matter What to honor his 39-year-old sister, Holly, who died from colon cancer, leaving behind a husband and three children.
Feb 23, 2015 10:30 AM Student Case Competition Team Headed to APICS District Semifinals
The BGSU student team from the Department of Management qualified to advance to the semifinal round of the 2015 APICS-Mid-Atlantic District Student Case Competition – The Fresh Connection.
Jan 13, 2015 2:00 PM Hatchlings Selected for The Hatch 2015
Eighty student applications were narrowed to ten of the best business ideas to compete for investor funding in The Hatch™ 2015. The Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership announced the 10 Hatchlings at the Global Entrepreneurship Week event on November 20. These Hatchlings are paired with an Alumni Mentor to make a business presentation in April to a panel of Falcon Investors in an event similar to the hit television show “Shark Tank.”
Feb 18, 2015 8:30 AM Business Career Day Prepares Students to Find Their Dream Job
Students came away with valuable resume and interviewing advice after attending the Business Career Accelerator’s Business Career Day, held the day before BGSU’s Spring EXPO Job and Internship Fair. Business Career Day kicked off with a panel of six employers answering student questions regarding what they look for when recruiting employees.
Feb 16, 2015 1:15 PM Hundreds Attend Supply Chain Management Spring Networking Dinner
More than 300 students, faculty, staff, and supply chain professionals attended the Spring Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) Networking Dinner, held jointly with the Institute for Supply Management NAPM - Toledo. The University’s SCMI hosts a networking dinner for member companies and students the evening prior to BGSU’s EXPO Job and Internship Fair.
Jan 16, 2015 1:15 PM CBA Rewards Point Program Continues to Engage Students; New Top Prize Added
The intent of the College of Business Rewards Point Program is to motivate students to engage with the College through participating in designated activities and rewarding students with a prize depending on the number of points accumulated. After two and a half years, the results of the CBA Rewards Point Program continue to be highly successful.
Jan 16, 2015 1:00 PM Sultz Honored with Financial Executive International Award
Chad Sultz is a senior finance and accounting student who was selected to receive the Toledo Chapter’s Financial Executive International (FEI) Award. Sultz is a 4.0 student from Fremont, Ohio, who is working this semester as a tax intern with Rehmann and will work at Cooper Tire this summer. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in August, Sultz will enter the BGSU Master of Accountancy program in the fall.
Jan 26, 2015 1:00 PM Innovation Celebrated During Global Entrepreneurship Week
Agribusiness is one of the largest industries in northwest Ohio and it has a positive impact that stretches across the globe. Innovation in agribusiness as well as supply chain and logistics topics were part of the day’s celebration in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Jan 16, 2015 1:00 PM President at Nationwide’s Property and Casualty Division is 1986 BGSU Grad
Graduates from Bowling Green State University’s business program continue to go beyond business as usual and successfully lead highly notable companies. Their keen business expertise and strong leadership abilities have led to promotions to executive roles. Amy Shore is one of those BGSU graduates with nearly three decades of senior leadership experience and was recently promoted to president of Nationwide Insurance Property and Casualty Distribution – Exclusive.
Jan 20, 2015 2:00 PM University Honors 1982 Business Graduate for Distinguished Achievements
Alicia Fernandez-Mott did not take the traditional route to becoming successful. As a mono-lingual Spanish speaking first grader in a Texas school district that only spoke English, Fernandez-Mott dropped out of school in the 10th grade, traveling around the country as a migrant agricultural worker. She later received her general equivalency diploma at age 30 and enrolled and graduated from BGSU with a business degree at the age of 38.
Jan 16, 2015 1:30 PM BGSU Alumnus to Lead California’s Business Development Efforts in China
Ken Petrilla’s renowned international banking experience has led to California Governor Jerry Brown selecting him to lead his state’s business development efforts with China. Petrilla was recently named the executive director of the California-China Office of Trade and Investment, an agency Governor Brown created in conjunction with the Bay Area Council in 2013 to serve as a central office for California companies interested in entering or expanding in China as well as promoting and facilitating Chinese investment into California. According to a statement, the governor’s senior jobs advisor says Petrilla is “one of the most experienced international banking executives in California.”
Jan 27, 2015 8:45 AM Management Professor Elected to Lead International Business Organization in Midwest
Dr. Man Zhang , associate professor of international business in the Department of Management, was elected president of the Academy of International Business (AIB)-U.S. Midwest Chapter. Dr. Zhang has been involved with AIB-Midwest since 2008. She served in different executive positions in this chapter, including secretary and program chair.
Jan 20, 2015 12:30 PM Recruitment for Fall Enrollment Shows Strong Results; College of Business Day is January 23
With strong recruitment efforts continuing, the College is seeing an increased number of applications for fall 2015 with high school students who are performing academically higher. Applications from prospective students, and housing deposits are up in the College of Business compared to 2014.