Bowling Green State University
December 2015

Happy Holidays!

It is hard to believe we are at the end of fall semester. We held our commencement ceremony this past weekend and are excited to announce that 87 percent of our undergraduate students are employed or in the interviewing stages. The average salary of our graduates is more than $55,000.

We had another successful semester. Our students and faculty received some impressive awards this fall, and we are excited to tell you about their achievements.

As you read the December issue of Biz News, you will note how our students, faculty and alumni are Going Beyond Business as Usual. If you are aware of other College of Business stories, please share with me at

We wish you a Happy New Year and will return in 2016!

Warm regards,
Raymond Braun '80
Dean, College of Business

Power Play
BGSU just hosted its December Commencement ceremony and the College of Business is pleased to highlight one of our graduates for Going Beyond Business As Usual!
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Graduate Accounting Students Reflect on Holiday Season in Puerto Rico
Two international Master of Accountancy students - Limary Lopez-Ortiz and Antonio Soto Rodriguez - have fond memories of the holiday season from their home country of Puerto Rico. It is much different from American winter holidays.
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Class assignment Promotes Team Building and Benefits Charities in service learning project
A management class service learning project provided a real-world application that taught team work, business planning, social responsibility and giving back to one’s community by raising money for charities. Dr. Sherry Sullivan, who teaches the MGMT 4700 - Leading for Success class, says this is not a typical team project. “It has real-life impact on people who need assistance. It is an opportunity to use business training and experience to benefit others and to showcase student talents and abilities.”
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Employers Seek ISAC Students from One of Few Programs in the World
As the world of business becomes more and more reliant on technology, the fields within information technology (IT) are growing and prospering. BGSU’s College of Business is keeping up with this trend by providing students with a number of specializations related to business information systems including information systems, audit and control (ISAC) and encouraging students to join ISACA, the premier preferred association for IT auditors.
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International Graduate Student Describes Diwali Festival Celebrated in India
In America, the holidays are highlighted with a lot of celebrating, shopping, and decorating in December. India celebrates a huge festival during November. Suresh Gajapathy, a Master of Applied Statistics student, describes the Diwali festival celebrated in his home country.
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Alumnus Emanuele Conti '89, was the graduation speaker for the College of Business December Commencement ceremony. The finance alum is an operating partner for Providence, a premier global asset management firm, with over $40 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses.

Congratulations to our Hatchlings who will spend spring semester working on their business pitches in preparation for the fourth annual Hatch event on April 7, 2016!

College of Business faculty members Dr. Janet Hartley (right)and Ms. Karen Eboch (left) received the 2015 Instructional Innovation Award at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting for their submission “Pseudo-Live Cases: Experiential Learning in Services Sourcing." Also presented the award was alumnus Jonathan Gilberg '12. (not pictured)

Congratulations to the fall 2015 winning Service Marketing Blueprint Competition team. Members pictured in front row are Audrey Meyer (L) and Julie Thielman (R) Back row center Matt Noone, Carli Eddy and Taylor Wycoff. (Celena Tunila not pictured). Two guest judges included Adam Maidment from Marathon Petroleum (back left) and Evan Benedick from Enterprise Holdings (back right).

Several Business District students and visiting faculty from China visited the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank. Also joining them were members of the BGSU Financial Management Society and Economics Club.

In the spirit of giving, Beta Alpha Psi collected more than 900 pairs of socks to support Hannah's Socks as part of their community service project this fall. Donation boxes were set up around campus as well as off campus.
Congratulations to the College of Business Biz Fit winners! These individuals definitely "Stepped" Beyond Business As Usual!"
Collin Newton 371,166 (center)
Derek Caier 252,673 (right)
Cameron Walter 256,507 (left)
Congratulations to our four top CBA Rewards Point earners fall semester. Pictured is the winner, Cassie Davis (center), second place winner Reid Mankowski (right) and third place Joseph Goldblum (left). Not pictured is 4th place Charles Naegle.
Congratulations to the Marketing and Communications team led by Amy West and student intern, Anna Crabill, for earning a gold District V CASE Award for The 2015 Hatch promotions. The awards are a platform to celebrate the hard work and successes of colleagues in higher education. District V comprises Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.