Bowling Green State University
March 2016

Greetings from the College of Business!

Our students just returned from spring break and campus is busy as we finish the semester.

We are gearing up for E-Week with renowned speakers presenting to our students and regional business leaders. Four alumni will be inducted into the Dallas-Hamilton Hall of Fame. Eleven students are working on their business pitches for The Hatch and alumni are heading back to campus to spend E-Week with us.

Check out how our students, faculty and alumni are Going Beyond Business As Usual this month!
The BGSU Sales Team earned a victory at the inaugural Sales Competition at the University of Toledo. One of our faculty members received the Women of Distinction Award. Our MAcc program is offering a unique partnership with other universities. Business alumnus, Gregory Stefani, was recognized with the University's College Alumni Award. Read about Matt Kelly '08 who was a social media innovator with Facebook, and Tyler Johnson, a recent accounting alumnus, who was back on campus recruiting College of Business talent to his firm.

Please let me know of any success stories you would like to share in Biz News!

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

Partnerships in Master of Accountancy Program Yields Additional Students from Other Universities
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at BGSU draws students from all over to participate in our program mainly because of its reputation and prestige. BGSU is one of 171 universities worldwide to hold the highest accreditation in both business and accounting programs. This accreditation is from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and has ranked BGSU in the top 2% of the world.
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Serving As Student Ambassador Gives Unique Leadership and Networking Opportunities
To become a College of Business Student Ambassador, students apply to the dean through a highly selective process, and then once selected as a “candidate,” students go through a rigorous eight-week course to develop their networking, oral presentation, and leadership skills. These students use their polished skills to interact with prominent alumni, current students, and prospective students and their parents to help the dean promote the College. Read More
From the classroom to the interview room, alumnus Tyler Johnson recruits top BGSU talent
Just a year ago, Tyler Johnson was a student in the Master of Accountancy program and last fall, he was back on campus in a completely different capacity. Johnson is a staff audit associate at Rehmann where he performs audits, reviews and compilations for a variety of clients in manufacturing, construction and the non-profit sector. Johnson spent two days on campus recruiting talent during the career fair. Read More
BGSU Sales Team Earns Victory at Inaugural Sales Competition at University of Toledo
BGSU students Phil Rich and Jessica Miller brought home a first place team finish at the first annual University of Toledo Sales Competition on February 25-27. BGSU tied for first with Baylor University. There were 30 universities competing in this event from around the country, with each school entering one student in the lower division and one student in the upper division.
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Christine Seiler Honored with Women of Distinction Award
The Women of Distinction Award honors a student, staff member, or faculty member who demonstrates excellence, ingenuity, and the ability to overcome barriers that still exist for women. Criteria used to select women for this honor include being a lifelong advocate for promoting equity for women and girls, serving as a mentor/role model, and being dedicated to empowering women and girls to achieve their goals.
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BGSU honors graduates at college alumni awards
College of Business alumnus Gregory Stefani was recognized. Stefani serves as the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Appointed to the position in 2011, Stefani is the second ranking official of the bank, which serves the Fourth Federal Reserve District, comprised of Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. He also chairs the bank’s executive leadership team and oversees all operating and support activities in both the Cleveland headquarters and the bank’s branches in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
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‘08 alumnus was innovator at social media company
Ever since he was 12 years old, College of Business alumnus Matt Kelly ’08 has had a fascination with the Internet. So much so, that he taught himself how to code. His fascination led to determination and hard work that eventually landed him a job at one of the biggest companies in the world: Facebook. Kelly spent six years at the social media giant and was a leader who helped the company grow.
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Meet Student Ambassador Michael Gallagher, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Michael Gallagher, senior at BGSU, spent his fall semester working at a co-op at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC in Elyria, Ohio. Bendix is a company that is constantly growing, and specializes in manufacturing braking systems for trucks and other commercial vehicles. During his tenure, he was a co-op in the Global Purchasing Excellences Department, and his job was to assist buyers on his team with their daily tasks.
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Dr. Sherry Sullivan, professor of management, was named Best Reviewer for the 2016 Southwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Welcome Ashley Barnes! Ashley is the new administrative secretary in the dean's office.

Ashley Materise, a senior supply chain management and international business student, was “unveiled” at the last regular season home hockey game. Materise was the SIC SIC character sporting a mask of Laura Bush. SIC SIC dates back decades and promotes school spirit among the student body.

Marketing department alumni returned to campus Feb. 25 and 26 to share their insight with students during the annual Marketing Alumni Days. Alumni presented in panels during class and enjoyed a dinner on Day One.

Alumnus Clayton Stewart '12 was selected as one of the "Thirty Under 30" by Ford Motor Company. Stewart specialized in both supply chain and economics during his tenure as a CBA student. The Ford program is a year-long course that teaches civic engagement and leadership skills.

Students from The Business District, the CBA’s themed community, attended a site visit to Owens Corning along with other College of Business students.
Meet Hatchling Baqer Aljabr
Meet Hatchling Ryan Murphy
Meet Hatchling Collin Newton
Meet Hatchling Sophia Schmitz
Meet Mentor Paul Hooker
Meet Mentor Mariana Mitova