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College of Business
Going Beyond Business as Usual
Read the success story of 2018 Hatchlings

A message from the Dean
Greetings from the College of Business! It has been a tremendous year of success! We are proud of the many accomplishments which will drive the college forward into the next academic year.

At May graduation, nearly three-fourths of our students already had a job and 95 percent will have a job within six months of graduation. Our students are among the highest paid business graduates in Ohio, with an average starting salary of more than $54,000.

The college recognized three seniors who were awarded the prestigious Karl Vogt Outstanding Senior Award and the Leadership Council presented four Faculty Excellence Awards.

Our enrollment has increased 40 percent over the last five years despite a declining number of high school graduates overall and we continue to attract the best and brightest to BGSU. This summer these high achieving students who make up the Class of 2022 are coming to campus and registering for their fall classes.

Poets & Quants, the influential publisher of rankings for business programs, ranked our undergraduate business program among the Top 50 in the country, Top 25 among public institutions. In addition, our graduate business programs continue to be ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

We are preparing to break ground in the coming months on the new, state-of-the-art business building - the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center - which will support and accelerate our culture of engagement, providing classrooms to facilitate interactive teaching and experiential learning.

These successes are possible only through the dedication of our staff and faculty, the support of our business community partners, alumni, and the hard work of our students.

E-Week

Our celebration of the innovative spirit during E-Week was fantastic. Thousands of students, alumni, business community members, high school students, and faculty engaged in our events. Five student business ideas were supported by alumni investors during The Hatch, bringing the total amount of support over the past six years to more than $500,000. Check out The Hatch recap video!

Alums Gary Cotshott '73, '74; Mitch McLeod '85; Decai Sun, Ph.D. '90; and George M. Weiss '63 were inducted into the prestigious Paul Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame and "Unleashing your Company's Start-Up Energy" was the theme at another sold-out Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship.

In this issue of Biz News, you'll read how our students, alumni, and faculty are going beyond business as usual.

Fall 2018 Events

We are gearing up for fall events. Please mark your calendars for the following:

Family Weekend- September 14 -16
Homecoming- October 12 - 14
Business Analytics- October 19
Women in Leadership- October 26

We hope to see you at these events this fall! In the meantime, have a fun and relaxing summer, and please let me know of any success stories you would like to share. Biz News will return in late summer.

Warm regards,
Dean Ray Braun
Dean Ray Braun '80
twitter@DEANRAYBRAUN

Job with Fortune 500 company awaits business graduate Job with Fortune 500 company awaits business graduate
BGSU senior Angel Alls-Hall wins state recognition BGSU senior Angel Alls-Hall wins state recognition
Senior Earns 3rd Place in National Sales Competition Senior Earns 3rd Place in National Sales Competition
Alumnus Pays it Forward Alumnus Pays it Forward
Paul Hooker Honored for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Paul Hooker Honored for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
Amy Shore Profiled in Fortune Magazine Amy Shore Profiled in Fortune Magazine
Alumnus Art Curtis '71, '73 honored by The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association Alumnus Art Curtis '71, '73 honored by The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association
Student Success
Peer Leaders Chosen to Mentor Class of 2022
New Class of Student Ambassadors Selected
BGSU Honors student to enter competitive sales arena
Seniors Attend Graduation Luncheon; Honor Top Students and Make Gift to College
Supply Chain Students Learn Beyond the Classroom
College's Top Graduating Seniors Announced at Class of 2018 Graduation Luncheon
Supply Chain Students Attend 2-Day Boot Camp on ERP Systems
Immersion into Chinese culture prepares students for International Business Career
Departments Honor Their Top Graduating Seniors
From China to BGSU Commencement


Faculty Success
Leadership Council Recognizes Four Faculty With Excellence Awards
Best Paper in 2017 Awarded to Dr. Arka Roy by Institute for Industrial Engineering Journal
Philadelphia Radio Show Featured Accounting Professor
Faculty Are Going Beyond Teaching As Usual
Management Professor Shares Healthcare Expertise on Regional PBS Program


Biz Bits
Hartley elected as President of Decision Sciences Institute
Hartley elected as President of Decision Sciences Institute
Dr. Jan Hartley, professor of management, was elected to serve as the president of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). Formed in 1968, DSI is the premier interdisciplinary global scholarly society for business school professors across information systems, analytics, and supply chain and operations management.
AMA Student Chapter Among Top 25 Worldwide
AMA Student Chapter Among Top 25 Worldwide
During the American Marketing Association Conference, the BGSU chapter of AMA (BGAMA) was recognized among the Top 25 Chapters in the world out of 370 chapters. The BGAMA organization continues to remain one of the best chapters in the world! Joining the BGAMA members at the conference was faculty advisor Mearl Sutton.
BGSU Student Top Six in the World
BGSU Student Top Six in the World
For the seventh time in four years, a BGSU business student finished among the "Top Six" in the world in the Capsim Foundation Challenge. Junior Mike Hites (center), specializing in business analytics & intelligence and marketing, earned 5th place. According to Jim Zeigler (right), lecturer, BGSU accounting department, BGSU has had more Top Six finalists than any other participating university. Brian Rohrs (left) is also a lecturer in the BGSU accounting department.
Alumnus Mark West '90 Discusses being an Intrapreneur
Alumnus Mark West '90 Discusses being an Intrapreneur
Mark West '90, President of SharedClarity, discussed his executive experiences being an intrapreneur of procurement in the high-impact medical product market at one of the E-Week Lunch and Learns. West's proven leadership capabilities came through experience in key roles within multi-billion dollar companies, specializing in the re-engineering of procurement organizations.
Business District Students Travel to Washington D.C.
Business District Students Travel to Washington D.C.
Members of the Business District journeyed to Washington, D.C., and one of their stops included meeting Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, Robinson Njeru Githae (center). Other stops included visiting companies such as CSI-DMC and CACI. Students also took in a lot of sight-seeing activities.
Professor Doug Ewing Granted Tenure and Promotion
Professor Doug Ewing Granted Tenure and Promotion
Marketing Department Professor Doug Ewing was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor by the BGSU board of trustees in May. Dr. Ewing joined BGSU in 2012 after earning his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati where he taught for two years.
Chinese Exchange Students Graduate with Dual Degrees
Chinese Exchange Students Graduate with Dual Degrees
Congratulations to the Chinese exchange students from Tianjin Polytechnic University (TPU) who graduated in May with dual business degrees from BGSU and TPU. The two universities established a 3 + 1 educational partnership, where students study at TPU for their first three years and at BGSU for their final year. This is the first cohort of TPU students to graduate from BGSU under the partnership. Read more about their experiences.
Marketing student Abigail Paskvan (right) and marketing assistant professor Fei Weisstein
Marketing Student Earns Top Honors for Poster Research
Marketing student Abigail Paskvan (right) and marketing assistant professor Fei Weisstein were selected to receive a Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) Spring Research Grant. Paskvan presented her research poster "Consumers' Price Perception of Green Products: A Cross-Cultural Study" at the Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship. More than 140 research posters were presented university wide.
Lunch and Learn Featured Katie James '13
Lunch and Learn Featured Katie James '13
One of E-Week's Lunch and Learns featured Katie (Fazekas) James '13, FarmHer & Owner/Founder of Teal Tractor. James shared her entrepreneurial story about community supported agriculture from farm to table and how her BGSU design degree was combined with her passion for farming.
 Benz '81 Shares Innovation and Strategy Techniques
Benz '81 Shares Innovation and Strategy Techniques
Gary Benz '81, Senior VP Strategy & Innovation, First Energy Corporation, discussed intrapreneurship, innovation, and strategy at his company during E-Week's first Lunch and Learn. Students and faculty learned what First Energy is doing to reimagine their business which is committed to customers, the environment, and communities.
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