Wendy Hensley Receives September’s Spirit of BG Award
Schmidthorst College of Business staff member Wendy Hensley received September’s Spirit of BG Classified Staff Award in recognition of her work in the Dean’s Office. Any member of the University community, including faculty, staff, and students, may nominate a full-time or part-time permanent classified employee for this award. Wendy was nominated by Marsha Bostleman, administrative assistant of the Marketing Department in the Schmidthorst College of Business.
Hensley started her current role in 2012, when Ray Braun became the dean of the college.
“I started this position at the same time as Ray, and it has been a great experience working with him,” she said. “He is an awesome mentor, and I have learned many professional skills.”
When the University went online back in March, Hensley was camping in the desert in Arizona pursuing her passion for travel. She said that the transition to remote went smoothly thanks to the University’s management of the COVID-19 situation. When the College’s budget administrator retired in June, Hensley helped with faculty contracts and budgets, while keeping up with her own job responsibilities.
“Simply stated, Wendy goes well above and beyond her designated duties as well as other duties as assigned,” Bostleman said. “She shows the true spirit of BGSU!”
Hensley thanked Teri Sass, Lisa Meyer and Teresa Earl for assisting with her transition in taking over the budget administration duties.
Secrets of the Job Fair
The Schmidthorst College of Business student ambassadors hosted a virtual Secrets of the Job Fair event to prepare students for the Fall Expo. The event featured personal insights, an internship panel and Q&A session.
Dr. Tim Chambers, director of undergraduate student development, began by offering students his advice. He talked about what students can expect for the first virtual career fair at BGSU.
Student ambassador Janae Johnson, a senior studying finance and business analytics, provided advice from a student perspective. Her discussion included advice for before, during and after the career fair. Pre-expo advice incorporated things such as updating and reviewing resumes, researching companies, preparing an introduction and making sure your technology is working and charged. During the expo, students should be prepared, engaged and curious. Things students can expect after the career fair included asking employers about next steps, sending a follow-up thank you, interviewing and receiving an offer.
Following Johnson was the internship panel comprised of Alex Caye, McKenzie Helberg and Emma Kohler, all students in the Schmidthorst College of Business. The panel talked about the different internships and co-ops that they have fulfilled. Some of the companies they have interned for include Bendix, Amazon, Owens Corning, Eaton and FirstEnergy. The virtual event ended with a Q&A session.
Two Marketing Students Recognized as Outstanding Seniors
The College of Business’ Marketing Department recently named two Outstanding Marketing Seniors, Collin Levandowski and Marharita-Sophia Tavpash. Collin was recognized for Sales and Services Marketing and Marharita-Sophia was recognized for Marketing.
During his time on campus, Levandowski participated in the BGSU Academy of Professional Selling, serving as President, the American Marketing Association and the College of Business Peer Leader Program. The recent graduate serves on the Marketing Advisory Board and is a Technical Account Manager at Microsoft in Chicago.
As a student athlete, Marharita-Sophia was actively engaged at BGSU. This fall, Tavpash will return to BGSU to obtain her Master’s degree in Financial Economics. She will continue playing for the BGSU Tennis Team as well.
Finance Department Named Two Outstanding Seniors
The College of Business’ Finance Department recently recognized two Outstanding Finance Seniors, Paige Redlin and Collin Reynolds. Redlin was named the Outstanding Finance Senior and Reynolds was named the Outstanding Insurance Senior for 2020.
While on campus, Student Ambassador Paige Redlin has been involved in Women in Business Leadership and College of Business Peer Leaders Program, the Dean’s Advisory Council and was selected for the Dean’s Scholar Program. Redlin will be pursuing her Master of Business Administration in Analytics at BGSU upon graduation.
Reynolds has been an actively engaged student. On campus, he participated in Delta Sigma Pi, Gamma Iota Sigma, worked as a campus tour guide, and worked in the Student Enrollment Communication Center. He will be working for Westfield Insurance within their graduate development program as a Property Claims Representative.
Zach Durliat Recognized as Outstanding Accounting and IS Senior
The College of Business’ Accounting and IS Department named recent graduate Zach Durliat as the Outstanding Accounting and IS Senior for 2020.
Durliat has been a highly engaged student on campus. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, he was involved in the H2O Life group, the National Accounting Society - Beta Alpha Psi - serving as vice president and special events coordinator, club baseball, the BG quidditch team, the College of Business Dean’s Scholar program, and Founder’s Residence Hall Council.
Following graduation, Zach will be furthering his education at BGSU in the Master of Accountancy program. After that, he will be working full-time with Gilmore, Jasion, Mahler (GJM) in their Assurance and Risk Advisory departments.
Zach was also named the Karl E. Vogt Outstanding Senior of 2020. The Karl E. Vogt Outstanding Senior Award, named in honor of a former Dean of the College, recognizes the top graduating business senior who has demonstrated superior scholarship and participation, leadership, and excellence in campus and community activities.
Austin Armstrong Named the ASOR Department's Outstanding Graduate Student
Graduate Student, Austin Armstrong, was named the James A. Sullivan Outstanding Graduate Student of 2020 by the Applied Statistics and Operations Research (ASOR) Department. This award was named after former ASOR Chair and Dean of the College of Business. The criteria includes superior scholarship, demonstrated participation, leadership and service to ASOR.
In August, Armstrong will be graduating from BGSU with his Master of Science in Applied Statistics degree with a specialization in Business Analytics. Following graduation, he will be working as an Elections Data Administrator within the Ohio Secretary of State’s Elections Division.
Summer McVicker Named Outstanding Economics Senior
The College of Business’ Economics Department named Summer McVicker as the Outstanding Economics for 2020.
During her time at BGSU, McVicker was involved in the Undergraduate Student Government, Honors College, and Kappa Delta Sorority. She worked as a Supplemental Instructor and a Subject Tutor, both in Economics, and was an Accounts Payable Assistant at the BGSU Controller's Office. She will be interning with J.P. Morgan this summer as an analyst in their investment banking division. Summer will be returning to Bowling Green in the fall to complete her Master's in Financial Economics.
Management Professor Sherry Sullivan Recognized as Distinguished Research Professor
Professor of Management Dr. Sherry Sullivan was recently awarded the title of Distinguished Research Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees in recognition of her innovative contributions to the study of organizational management at BGSU. Sullivan has published numerous research publications with colleagues around the world and also completed many solo research publications.
Sullivan has been an outstanding role model for BGSU students and faculty, and a valuable member of the College of Business for 26 years. Her innovative scholarly contributions to the field of organizational development have earned her an international reputation for scholarly excellence.
In 2019, Sullivan was recognized by Scopus as one of the top 100,000 most influential scientists in the world. Scopus examined the records of more than 6 million scientists who had published at least five articles, choosing the most cited scientists across 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields
“We are very proud of the research record of Dr. Sullivan,” said Raymond Braun, dean of the College of Business. “Her peers recognize her as one of the top scholars in the world. She is most deserving of the recognition as Distinguished Research Professor.”
Dr. Dwayne Gremler receives award from American Marketing Association
Gremler received the Best Paper Award of the Advertising, Promotion, and Marketing Communications track for “Do Product Testing Programs Lead to More Favorable Online Reviews?” and presented at the Winter 2020 AMA Academic Marketing Conference on Feb. 15.
Dr. Greg Rich receives BGSU Academic Advising and Mentoring Excellence Award
Rich was recognized for the many advising and mentoring activities he routinely performs.
He organizes the BGSU Sales Competition and prepares sales talents for multiple external competitions, which are tremendous undertakings and invaluable to student success.
Professional Risk and Insurance Society Meets on Campus
The Toledo Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) held their monthly meeting at BGSU on November 7. Representatives from such companies as Dana, Hylant and Oswald Companies were in attendance, along with business faculty and student members of Gamma Iota Sigma, the international insurance, risk and actuarial sciences fraternity.
Liam Murray, partner and director of sales and marketing at DigiStream Investigations, gave a presentation on how the current growth of social media and geosocial data is changing the face of risk management and investigations. Attendees learned what geosocial data is and how this information is used to investigate insurance claims.
Murray showed how to gain insight into accidents, site security, workplace harassment, and high exposure incidents, by locating social media photos, videos and posts at specific locations and times anywhere in the world.
Student Ambassadors Compete in Pumpkin Carving Contest
Student Ambassadors and College of Business alumni joined Dean Ray Braun and his wife, Dr. Theresa Popp Braun, for a pumpkin carving contest at their home. Teams of Student Ambassadors carved a pumpkin and created a story that went along with their carving. Each pumpkin was judged based on the quality of the carving as well as the story that went along with it.
The winning team was comprised of Paige Redlin, Allissa Nevison, Jazzmin Speziali, and Amanda Lively. Their pumpkin and story focused on the horrors of student debt. After the contest, Student Ambassadors enjoyed Toledo’s famous Tony Packo’s hot dogs, played ping pong and cornhole, and even took home leftovers.
Former Leadership Council Chair Speaks at EPIC Toledo Leadership Summit
Steve Zirkel '84, the former chair of the College of Business Leadership Council, is speaking at the EPIC Toledo Leadership Summit on November 8 at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. Zirkel, president and CEO of Blue Everest, will be participating in a panel discussion with Rhonda Sewel, manager, external and governmental affairs, of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. The panel discussion topic is “What do you wish you the 30-year-old you knew then that you know now?”
Zirkel and Sewel will be discussing the question “If you compared your current resume to your resume 20 years ago, what do you think is the most surprising to you?” Both will talk about their successes and challenges as they navigated through life, their careers and the community, and the unexpected paths that led them to where they are today. They will also explain how themes discussed by the other conference speakers apply to their lives.
Professor Emeritus of Economics Passes Away
We are sad to announce that Dr. Bevars DuPré Mabry, 91, professor emeritus of economics, passed away October 1 in Toledo. He was the former chair of the Department of Economics and taught at BGSU from 1959-95. During his tenure Dr. Mabry was instrumental in developing and expanding the department and mentoring new faculty. As a Rockefeller Foundation Grantee, Dr. Mabry was a Visiting Professor of Economics at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand from 1967-1968 and again from 1971-1973. He is survived by his wife, Mary, associate professor emeritus of art at BGSU, and both were among the pioneers in the field of Economics of the Arts.
Ruth White Selected as Chapter Advisor of the Year
The faculty advisor for Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), Ruth White, associate teaching professor in marketing, was presented the 2018-2019 Chapter Advisor of the Year award for the East Central Region. White was recognized for her excellence in advising the Theta Pi Chapter since 2017.
The chapter is a professional international business fraternity organized to foster the study of business; to encourage scholarship and social activity; to promote closer affiliation with the business community and to promote good ethics. DSP has nearly 13,000 collegiate members nationally, 296 Chapters and 4 Regions.
Faculty and Staff Get Sneak Peak of New Maurer Center
During the Opening Day activities of the College of Business, faculty and staff had the opportunity to tour progress of the new business building, the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center. Ground was broken last October and construction is scheduled to be complete and move-in ready by July 2020. This state-of-the-art building will serve as a gateway to the academic core for the BGSU campus. It will include the renovation of Hanna Hall and a more than 50,000-square-foot addition.
13 Faculty from China Visit BGSU for 2 Weeks
The College of Business at BGSU hosted a group of visiting faculty from X'ian International Studies University to learn what methods CoB faculty use in the classroom and have the faculty from Xi’an share their methods. The group of visiting faculty were on campus for about two weeks and attended the Faculty and Staff Opening Day activities. They posed with the BGSU sign.
Emily Ashley is Top Sales & Services Marketing Senior
The Outstanding Senior Award for the sales and services marketing specialization was presented to Emily Ashley by the Department of Marketing. While in the College of Business, she received the President Rodney K. Rogers’ President’s Award for Academic Achievement for graduating with a 4.0 GPA as well as the recipient of the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key in recognition of graduating with the highest GPA in the College of Business. She was a member of BGSU’s Women’s Rugby Club and Women’s Basketball Club.
Ashley, who also earned another specialization in supply chain management, was a member of the Supply Chain Management Association and interned with three companies - Columbia Gas of Ohio, Marathon Petroleum, and Cedar Point. After graduation, she joins Palmer-Donavin in Columbus as a leading wholesale distributor of residential building materials in their outside sales training program.
Top Graduating Senior in Marketing Announced
Matthew Manocchio was chosen for the Outstanding Senior Award for the marketing specialization presented by the Department of Marketing.
The marketing senior was actively involved in the Bowling Green American Marketing Association, a chapter that is among the top 10 percent of chapters worldwide while he served as president. He was also vice president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, studied abroad at the Audencia Business School in Nantes, France, and attended the Charles R. Walgreen Leadership Academy in Colorado. In addition, Manocchio was a finalist for the BGSU Outstanding Senior Award, the highest award a graduating senior at the University can achieve.
Besides academics, Manocchio participated in a co-op at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. After graduation, he joins BrightEdge as a sales development representative in Cleveland, Ohio.
Business Student Wins 1st place in Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Research Poster Competition
Mitchell Hogrefe presented his finance research poster at the 2019 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Undergraduate Poster Competition and was awarded first place in the Finance Division. Hogrefe, who is dual specializing in business analytics & intelligence and finance, presented his research on the impact of student loans on post-graduation life. Federal Reserve economists, research analysts, local finance professionals, and faculty from nearby institutions viewed the poster exhibit and talked with presenting students about their research.
Erica Augustyniak is Top Graduating Senior for ASOR Department
The Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research (ASOR) selected its outstanding senior for 2019 - Erica Augustyniak. She is specializing in business analytics & intelligence, and minoring in applied statistics, graduating with honors. Augustyniak was a College of Business Student Ambassador for three years and a former Peer Leader, and she studied abroad in Ghent, Belgium. Outside of academics, she has held leadership positions with BASIC (Business Analytics Student Chapter of INFORMS). The senior participated in several internships, including a data science internship at Owens Corning, where she is employed after graduation.
Business District Students Take to the Road for Learning Experiences
Students who live in the Business District learning community set out on road trips to businesses to meet with executives and learn more about their organizations. Spangler Candy in Bryan, Ohio, was the first stop with another visit to Marathon Petroleum’s world headquarters in Findlay, Ohio. Later in the month, students hopped on a bus and traveled to Chicago to meet with successful alumni - Michelle Paven, Associate, Renewable Development at Invenergy LLC, and Madelyn Rutter, Senior Manager, Collaboration at TechNexus Venture. While in Chicago, students managed to get in some site seeing as well, stopping at the Art Institute and Navy Pier.
Women in Entrepreneurship Panel Inspires Innovation
Students, alumni, faculty and business leaders heard entrepreneurial insight from an exciting panel of exceptional women business leaders about their journeys during the College of Business E-Week. Each panelist shared her story of what it takes to be successful and offered advice about overcoming challenges of being a business owner. The panel, pictured right to left, included:
- Julie Brandle: President/Founder, Metis Construction Services, Kent, OH
- Marilee MacAskill: Area Manager and Certified Trainer; Dale Carnegie Training of Northeast Ohio
- Patricia Maurer: Principle, Greenbriar Inc., and Community Philanthropist
- Elsa Vos: Founder, Elsa Leigh Designs LLC
Pam Conlin, VP for University Advancement & President of the BGSU Foundation, served as the moderator for the panel.
CEO of SharedClarity and a Falcon Investor Mentors Students
During E-Week, Mark West, CEO of SharedClarity and one of the Falcon Investors for The Hatch, was the executive-in-residence. This veteran executive shared his advice and expertise with students aspiring to be entrepreneurs. He sat one-on-one with students to answer questions and provide his perspectives about the road to success.
Supply Chain Management Professor Publishes in One of Top 4 Journals
Dr. David Dobrzykowski, associate professor in the Department of Management, recently published a paper in the Journal of Supply Chain Management which has “the potential to make a significant contribution to the supply chain management discipline,” according to co-editor-in-chief, Brian Fugate. The journal is one of the top four empirical journals in supply chain management.
Dr. Dobrzykowski’s article is entitled “Understanding the downstream healthcare supply chain: Unpacking regulatory and industry characteristics.”
The impact of the study on the supply chain management field is that hospital leaders face unprecedented pressure to improve traditional supply chain performance measures such as cost, quality, and customer experience. As such, healthcare executives are increasingly turning to the operations and SCM field to provide thought leadership and establish best practices around coordinating information, material and financial flows in healthcare delivery. Grounded in Institutional Theory, this study conceptualizes the downstream healthcare delivery supply chain, highlights important regulatory pressures that influence this supply chain, and examines the effects of government regulation and the unique characteristics of this network on coordination.
The Journal of Supply Chain Management has created a video to help promote Dr. Dobrzykowski’s article.
NCAA Chief Medical Officer Presents Insight on Sports Health at Lunch and Learn
The Lunch and Learn on April 10 featured neuroscientist and NCAA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brian Hainline. He spoke about the research he has conducted within the NCAA and other institutions involving concussions, mental health, and sleep deprivation and how these categories affect student athletes. Hainline spoke about books he has co-written and highlighted the importance of collaboration when being an entrepreneur. The advice he offered students at the end of the Lunch and Learn was “be in things for the long term; the long term is more successful.”
Journeys to Success for Two Entrepreneurs
Two entrepreneurs shared their journeys during one of E-Week’s Lunch and Learns. BGSU graduate Kati Thompson ‘04 explained her career path that got her to where she is today. Right out of college, she began working for start-up businesses, then eventually, she became a stay-at-home mom. In 2016, Thompson saw a need in Bowling Green for a clothes shop, so she opened Eden Fashion Boutique. With that success she opened a second location in Sylvania. Thompson presented three tools to success - passion, focus and flexibility.
As a rising senior at BGSU, Donovan J. Greening is the president of Greening Corporation United, a digital agency that focuses on highly competitive search engine marketing and consulting focused on law firms. When Donovan was 15 years old, he started making websites. Fast forward a few years and Greening has made websites for well-known personal trainers, a make-up academy, Get Juiced, Mesothelioma Lawyers and more. In 2019, the student entrepreneur is projected to make six figures and he hasn’t even finished his degree. Read more about Greening’s journey.
Business Leader Shares Insight on Company Launch
The President of BIOHM Health LLC, Marilyn Eisele ‘79, spoke at one of the Lunch and Learns during E-Week about her entrepreneurial career path. The BGSU graduate chose the path of start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses versus starting out at a big company. Eisele has worked in many industries throughout her career, IT and health, to name a few. During the Lunch and Learn she talked about tools that have helped her as an entrepreneur, such as business strategy, financial experience and experience in running a business. Eisele offered advice to attendees, including spending time in a “real’ business first, having a strong work ethic, taking risks, and networking.
Steve Cady Discusses New Doctorate Program on Radio Show
The new Doctorate in Organization Development and Change (DODC) is an innovative degree designed to open new avenues of opportunity for experienced professionals who wish to lead transformational change in business, organizations, education and communities.
Dr. Steve Cady, associate professor of management, is the director of the new program and the driving force behind its development. The first cohort will begin fall semester. Dr. Cady was the featured guest on a recent radio show “The Morning Show with Larry Weiss”, explaining the new DODC program.
For more information about the Executive Doctorate program, click here.
You can listen to the Wednesday, February 27th radio show to find out more about the newest program by clicking the player below.
BGSU Sales Team Captures 5th at Toledo Competition
Pictured left to right are Davida Frick, Josh Wolpert, Stephanie Stile, Noah Schumacker, Hayden Kuzma and Dr. Greg Rich.
A team of sales students finished 5th out of 36 universities at the University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition, beating out some of the top sales programs in the country.
BGSU sophomore Josh Wolpert and junior Stephanie Stile both advanced to the semifinal round. Sophomore Noah Schumacker was an alternate competitor.
Davida Frick volunteers as the lead BGSU sales coach and has over twenty years of sales and sales management experience. Marketing Associate Professor Greg Rich is in charge of the sales competition program and is a co-coach. Serving as the peer coach for the Toledo competition was current BGSU Sales Competition winner Hayden Kuzma.
New International Marketing Course Offers Experiential Learning
Next Winter Session, students interested in an experiential learning course about international marketing will have an opportunity to take a blended course that includes traveling to Vienna and Prague. Initiated by Dr. Steve Koppitsch, assistant professor, MKT 4550 (International Marketing) is designed to get students exposed to international marketing by interacting with marketing professionals from four different international companies. They will gain practical experience by working on a case for one of the companies and will also be immersed in the rich historic culture of both cities.
Read more about this valuable study abroad experience.
Student Managed Fund Beats S & P Despite Stocks’ Volatility
The BGSU Student Managed Fund continued to beat the market in the Fall semester as part of FIN 4360 – Portfolio Management. Seven undergraduate students managed a long-only equity portfolio valued at about a half million dollars. The goal of the class is to beat the S&P 500 index (a benchmark widely used in the investment management industry) by researching and presenting undervalued stocks as well as tactical asset allocation between industries. Each student must convince the other students of their investment idea in order to change the portfolio and the class must generate enough value in a single semester to outperform for the entire year. This was particularly challenging at the end of 2018 when market volatility caused many professional money managers to close their funds. The end of 2018 marks the third continuous year that BGSU students have beat the market, a track record on par with industry professionals.
Pictured left to right: Logan Elias, Luke Marcus, Brandon Alt, Corey Rench, Nicholas Bundy, Hervin Singh, and Reid Larkin
AMA Team Earns ‘Commendable’ Rating in National Case Competition
Congratulations to students Jenna Cline, Matthew Manochio, Paul Marous, and Ben Volschow who earned a “Commendable” rating at the American Marketing Association Case Competition. According to Dr. Doug Ewing, the Bowling Green AMA (BGAMA) student chapter advisor and marketing associate professor, this rating was a first for the chapter at this yearlong national case competition.
Also coaching the BGAMA team on primary data collection was Dr. Jeff Meyer, associate professor of marketing. The team worked on a case sponsored by The Wall Street Journal and teams were asked to develop a marketing strategy for the newspaper.
Insurance Program on Fast Track to Success with 100% Placement Rate and Strong Corporate Support
Insurance is a major industry in Ohio and it has positioned itself as one of the state’s largest employers. This industry prominence and a shortage of qualified work force is what led the College of Business to resurrect its insurance and risk management program and, in just a few short years, it has become highly successful. Read more about the insurance program success.
Loss of Former BGSU Accounting Professor, ’65 Graduate
Dr. James Wheeler, former assistant professor of Quantitative Analysis and Control in the accounting department, and a graduate of BGSU, passed away December 15, 2018. Dr. Wheeler ’65 graduated with highest honors in accounting and later earned a CPA in Ohio. According to his obituary in the Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin, where he was born, he was honored for his teaching excellence and tax expertise, including the Sommerfeld Award and Beta Alpha Psi, Accountant Educator of the Year, at Bowling Green State University. (Read his obituary in the Advertiser-Tribune.)
Our Students Get Jobs and Continue to Earn High Starting Salaries
Fall 2018 was a great semester for our graduates and continuing students to land a job. According to the College’s dedicated Business Career Accelerator Office, the following are job statistics from fall semester:
- The average starting salary of December graduates was up to $54,771 vs. $52,147 in fall of 2017; BGSU has one of highest average starting salaries among Ohio business schools.
- 81% of jobseekers were employed at graduation vs. 68% in 2017. Six specializations had 100% of students employed by December graduation.
- 75% of students participated in an internship vs. 68% last fall.
Marketing Students Design a Service Blueprint to Success
In Dr. Dwayne Gremler’s Services Marketing (MKT 4050) course, students go beyond the textbook to learn about service blueprinting. Each semester they are taught to apply marketing principles to the service sector of the economy through a hands-on project where teams identify a unique service process and develop a service blueprint to capture the steps in the process. To add some competitiveness to the learning process, Dr. Gremler incorporates a contest amongst the teams. The team with the best service blueprint project wins a prize generously donated by BGSU alumnus Herb Goetschius ’72, president of Help to Grow Services LLC. (To learn more about this project, click here.)
College Celebrates Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Students and faculty learned more about Chinese culture and traditions during the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. The Dean’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODI), in partnership with the Chinese Student Association, hosted this celebration which featured a variety of food, including mooncakes, lanterns hanging from the ceiling, native Chinese music and plenty of information from other students talking about their cultures.
In this event, students learned about the Legend of Hou Yi and Chang’e, a beautiful couple that was forced to be separated. September 24th is celebrated as the Mid-Autumn Festival, in China, which represents the reunion of the family and takes place every year with the full moon. It is also a celebration of the harvest and is tied to the lunar calendar with a full moon.
BGSU students Lu Chen and Wenzhao Li have been in the United States for almost three years and were part of the festival sharing their customs, holidays and traditions. They talked about the importance of the Mid-Autumn Festival and how family members get together to have a great time and share food.
Hanzhang Chi, a member of the Chinese Students Association, was one of the hosts of this event. He chose to study in BGSU because of its high reputation and decided to earn a Master’s in Accountancy to reinforce his knowledge. While at BGSU, he has learned a lot about his major, including information systems, big data and other concepts in the accounting system.
Healthcare Supply Chain Trends Topic of SCMI Networking Dinner
More than 300 industry leaders, students and faculty attended the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) Fall Networking Dinner, learning about SCM students’ summer internships and celebrating our top students who earned Professional Development Certificates.
Associate Dean Dr. Arthur Yeh and APICS Toledo President, Sheryl Holbrook, provided welcome remarks to kick off the event.
A dinner discussion featured Dave Myers, president & COO at Concordance Healthcare Solutions, and Nick Link, system director of Contracting and MMIS at ProMedica Health System, moderated by Dr. David Dobrzykowski, director of SCMI. The speakers provided an enlightening keynote address on healthcare supply chain trends and their efforts to collaborate to address the sweeping change facing healthcare provider organizations.
This year, SCMI added a new VIP networking luncheon attended by SCMI advisory board members and an elite group of highly engaged Falcon SCM students.
College Awards Nearly $425,000 in Scholarships to Business Students
The College’s best and brightest students, along with our generous donors, were recognized during the College of Business Honors and Awards Program. The College awarded a total of $424,875 in scholarships to nearly 270 students. Thanks go to the tremendous support of our donors whose contributions have steadily increased over the past few years.
Scholarships fill a critical role in many students’ college education, decreasing or eliminating loan debt and enabling them to get a more meaningful educational experience.
Renowned Management Professor Publishes in One of Financial Times’ Top 50 Journals
Dr. Sherry Sullivan’s paper entitled “Employment After Retirement: A Review and Framework for Future Research” was accepted for publication by the Journal of Management, a Financial Times Top 50 journal. Dr. Akram Al Ariss, professor at Toulouse Business School in France, co-authored the paper with Dr. Sullivan.
The management professor was chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer for Career Development International in the Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence. Dr. Sullivan was one of two reviewers selected for this honor. She was also honored as an Outstanding Reviewer for the Emerald Literati Network 2014 Awards for Excellence for the Journal of Management History and earned a “Best Reviewer” award from the same journal.
Dr. Sullivan is currently the College of Business Owens-Illinois Professor.
Dr. Li’s Scholarly Work on IPOs to Be Published in a Financial Times Top 50 Journal
Professor of Finance, Dr. Mingsheng Li, has a forthcoming paper to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics, a Financial Times Top 50 journal. His paper, entitled "Should Financial Gatekeepers be Publicly Traded?", and was co-authored by Dr. Haozhi Huang and Dr. Jing Shi, both professors at Macquarie University in Australia.
In this work, Dr. Li and his co-authors investigate how a broker firm’s initial public offering (IPO) affects its analysts’ fiduciary duty of providing independent and objective recommendations.
Dr. Li holds the College of Business Ashel G. Bryan Huntington Bank Professorship.
Young Alumni Board Member Honored with BGSU 10 Under 10
Erin Schwiebert ’02,’10, a diversity and inclusion specialist at Marathon Petroleum Company, was selected for the 2018 BGSU 10 Under 10 recognition. This honor was created by the University to highlight the accomplishments of our recent alumni.
Schwiebert is a member of the College of Business Young Alumni Board and was instrumental in developing Marathon as a corporate partner for the College of Business. She has presented at a number of BGSU events and workshops, including the prestigious Women in Leadership Conference, co-hosted by the College of Business. Schwiebert regularly dedicates her time and business knowledge to help BGSU students.
Schwiebert graduated from BGSU with a bachelor’s in communication and a master’s in learning design.
Management Professor Interviewed About Possible Comeback of Toys ‘R Us
Dr. Ho Wook Shin, assistant professor of management, offered his expertise in a news story broadcast by WTVG 13 ABC (Toledo) about the possible re-opening of Toys ‘R Us after reports stated that investors called off the bankruptcy auction. Dr. Shin has been following the impending bankruptcy activities since they were first reported earlier in the year. 13 ABC turned to Dr. Shin for his expertise about the possible rebirth of the former retail toy giant.
Click here to read the story and watch the video news report on 13 ABC’s website.
BGSU Student Wins Regional Sales Competition
Sophomore Hayden Kuzma (pictured right) beat out approximately 30 students from 15 business schools to capture first place at the 2018 Ball State University Regional Sales Competition, in the overall Competitive Track. Kuzma, who is specializing in sales and services marketing, won $500.
Students Learn More about Getting a Job at Open House
During the first week of classes, students attended the Business Career Accelerator Open House to meet the staff, learn about its resources, and start a fast track to getting an internship or full-time job. The Business Career Accelerator is a designated career center just for the College of Business and business students are successful in finding jobs. For May 2018 graduates, 100% of the students found a job within three months of graduation.
Former Accounting and Information Systems Professor Passes Away
We are sad to report that Dr. Andreas Nicolaou, Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Systems, passed away in early September. He taught at BGSU from 2000 to 2016.
Seasoned Finance Graduate Shares Executive Expertise
Students in Dr. Sherry Sullivan's Management 4700 (Leading for Success) course had the unique opportunity to learn about managing people and working their way to the top from a 36-year veteran of the financial world. College of Business Alumnus Geoff Radbill ’68 served in many roles at AXA-Equitable and he shared his best practices in managing teams with BGSU students.
Radbill worked 36 years at AXA-Equitable, a global financial services company, holding 21 positions in 10 different locations. At the time of his retirement, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for AXA-Equitable domestic retail sales force.
Students Seek Out Organizations to Engage With
The College of Business Student Organization Fair provided an opportunity for students to learn more about the variety of student organizations to get involved with to enhance their college experience. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations manned booths and talked with prospective members about joining.
Casino Night Provides Fun Time for Freshmen
Over 200 freshmen attended the first College of Business Casino Night. Students played a variety of typical casino games, including slot machines, roulette and Blackjack, but instead of competing for money, attendees competed for College “Swag”. Winners of the casino games had to answer questions about "odds - applied to business concepts" or "pertinent facts about the CoB" or "services available on campus" to win prizes from Dean Ray Braun.
Dean’s Picnic Welcomes Returning and Incoming Students
Students enjoyed good conversations with Dean Ray Braun, fellow business students, faculty, and staff at the annual Dean’s Picnic on the Green. Faculty, staff and Student Ambassadors served returning students as well as the incoming freshmen with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and cookies.
Econ-O-Palooza Event Mixed Economics, Fun and Cash
Students participated in several economic experiments during Econ-O-Palooza which their behavior could win them cash.
Graduate College Hosts MBA Orientations and Networking Events
The Graduate & Executive Programs in Business hosted orientation and networking sessions for the newest cohorts of students in the full-time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs during the first week of classes.
227 Internships Completed by the Spring 2018 Graduating Class
101 different cities; 16 different states; and 4 different countries.
Management Professor Selected as Department Editor of Premier Business Research Journal
Dr. David Dobrzykowski, associate professor, management department, was selected as Department Editor for the Healthcare and Service Operations Department of Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ).
Dr. Min Selected for Prestigious Emerald Literati Award
An article published by Dr. Hokey Min, Professor of Management and the James R. Good Chair in Global Supply Chain Strategy, was selected by the editorial team as Highly Commended in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards.
Marketing Professor Earns Two Best Paper Awards
Dr. Fei Weisstein, marketing, earned two honors - “Best Paper in Conference Award” and the “Best Track Paper Award” (pricing track) at the 2018 American Marketing Association Summer Academic Conference held in Boston.
Marketing Student Develops Proposal for Nike
Marisa Abbott is a senior marketing student whose internship took her to Madrid, Spain, for the summer. In her role, she involved developing a proposal for sports and fitness giant Nike.
College of Business Hosts Business Camp for Young Women
This summer, the College of Business hosted another successful Young Women in Business Leadership Camp. This five-day camp is designed to prepare rising seniors in high school for the business world through experiential learning opportunities. The camp's mission is to encourage self-assurance in the early stages of a business career.
Student Lands Supply Chain Management Internship at Owens Corning
Supply chain management student Tom Crookston spent the summer connecting the classroom with the real world at the Owens Corning World Headquarters. Tasked with developing a product guide for a recently acquired mineral wool insulation business, Crookston applied his skills from day one.
Accounting Student Interns with Fortune 500 Company
Megan Troyer, a junior in the accounting program, spent her second summer interning with Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 500 company that specializes in motion and control technologies. Troyer put her accounting skills to work in the accounts receivable department.
Alumnus "Powers" His Career to Executive Role at Energizer
The iconic mascot of Energizer batteries is the Energizer Bunny™ that “keeps going and going and going.” That can describe the energy-filled supply chain career of Greg Kinder ’83 whose positions have taken him around the globe millions of miles. Currently, he is Energizer’s executive vice president and chief supply chain officer and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Visiting Scholar Expands Joint Research with Zhejiang University
A visiting scholar from China, Dr. Milad Jannesari traveled from Zhejiang University to work with one of BGSU’s renowned organizational behavior professors, Dr. Sherry E. Sullivan, during late spring and early summer. A major goal of this collaboration was to expand a joint research endeavor between BGSU’s College of Business and Zhejiang University.
EMBA Alumni Win International Competition
Two Executive MBA students, John Michalak and Chris Shope, won the Grand Champion award for their performance in the Best-Strategy Invitational, a global competition of more than 100 teams.
Marketing Professor Earns International Designation
Distinguished Teaching Professor Dwayne Gremler, a leader in the field of services marketing, recently became the first faculty to be designated a Visiting International Professor by the School of Business and Economics at the University of Münster, in Germany.
Supply Chain Management Program Ranks Top 25 in North America
The supply chain management (SCM) program was ranked among North America’s Top 25 supply chain management programs by Gartner, a leading IT and supply chain management research and advisory company. The Gartner 2018 Supply Chain University Top 25 ranked BGSU's SCM program at No. 21, making it the second-highest ranking SCM program in Ohio.
Management Professor Earns Prestigious Research Award
An article published by Dr. Hokey Min, Professor of Management and the James R. Good Chair in Global Supply Chain Strategy, was selected by the editorial team as Highly Commended in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards. The article is entitled “Measuring the supply chain risk in offshoring countries using data envelopment analysis and the analytic hierarchy process” and was published in Benchmarking: An International Journal.
Groundbreaking Set for Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center
Groundbreaking for the new Business Building – the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center – is set for Homecoming Weekend – Saturday, October 13 at 10:00am. This state-of-the art building is designed to create a culture of engagement, innovation and creativity. The Maurer Center is expected to be finished by July 2020.
Dean Visits CACI International
Dean Ray Braun’s summer road trip included stops at numerous companies nationwide to visit alumni and provide updates on the college and BGSU. This stop at CACI International Inc., headquartered in Arlington, VA, was hosted by alumna Amanda Christian ’98 (left of dean), VP and Corporate Director of Procurement.
Marketing Professor Climbs the Ranks
Marketing Department Professor Doug Ewing was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor by the BGSU board of trustees. Dr. Ewing joined BGSU in 2012 and his research interests include branding, symbolic consumption, and role-identity development.
New Doctorate Program Announced
A new Doctorate of Organization Development and Change is our first doctorate housed in the College of Business. It was signed by the Chancellor and is waiting on final approval from the Higher Learning Commission. This is a 60 semester hour program intended for students who already earned a master’s degree and serves managers and executives that aspire to higher levels in their organizations. The first cohort is expected to begin in the fall of 2019.
Alumnus Earns Law School Scholarship
BGSU Supply Chain Management alumnus Jeffery Carr ’13 (center) earned one of two DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. Carr is a third-year law student at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Selection is based on demonstrated academic excellence, service to the profession, service to the community, and service to the cause of diversity.
Business Career Accelerator Announces Largest Hiring Employer Partner
From the Business Career Accelerator Office, Marathon Petroleum hired the most students for internships AND full-time positions according to our May 2018 graduates. Marathon Petroleum is also one of the five companies who are business partners with the College of Business.