May 2022 Dean’s Message

Greetings from the Schmidthorst College of Business at BGSU! We completed another successful academic year by celebrating Entrepreneurship Week, more commonly known as E-Week, and by recognizing our outstanding seniors and faculty.

The theme for E-Week was “Turning Lemons into Lemonade” and featured presentations about overcoming adversity during the pandemic. The keynote speaker for the annual Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship was philosopher Tom Morris, author of “Plato’s Lemonade Stand: Stirring Change into Something Great.” We recognized successful alumni entrepreneurs by inducting Julie Brandle, Bruce Fisher, Mike Hart, and Eric Nowlin into the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame. We launched new entrepreneurs at The Hatch, where five students received funding from alumni investors to start their businesses.

E-Week coincided with Senior Week where we recognized outstanding seniors. Emma Harris, from Findlay, Ohio, specializing in business analytics and intelligence, supply chain management and marketing, was the recipient of the Karl Vogt Outstanding Senior Award named after former business school dean Karl Vogt. We recognized and thanked the senior Student Ambassadors for their work engaging students, prospective students, and alumni and friends. The Leadership Council, an advisory board comprised of accomplished alumni, presented Faculty Excellence awards to Steve Koppitsch, Amanda Cook and Amelia Carr recognizing their positive societal impact through teaching, research, and engagement with industry and the community. We also celebrated the establishment of the Chan Hahn Professorship in Supply Chain Management and its inaugural appointment to Dr. Janet Hartley, associate dean of graduate programs, faculty affairs, budgeting and research.

We hope you enjoy reading about the exciting culmination of our year! Best wishes for a relaxing and enjoyable summer!

Warm Regards,
Ray Braun '80

Updated: 05/25/2022 03:09PM