Bowling Green State University
January 2018
College of Business
2018 Hatchlings
A message from the Dean
Happy New Year! We are off to a great start here in the college, and I look forward to seeing many of you back on campus throughout the spring semester.

We have great news to share. Poets&Quants has announced its rankings of the nation's top undergraduate business programs, and our college has been named No. 24 among public institutions, as well as No. 3 in Ohio and No. 47 nationwide. This was an impressive way to end 2017 and welcome an even brighter 2018.

The ranking capped a semester of superlatives, with record attendance at our Business Analytics Symposium, continued sold-out crowds at our Women in Leadership conference, and a new phase of progress for our upcoming Maurer Center as we test prototype collaboration spaces within our existing building.

We fully expect achievements like these to continue into the spring semester, as we prepare for E-Week April 16-20 -- just over three months from now. Many of our alumni will be joining us to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship. Please mark your calendars to join us for this dynamic experience!

Our Hatchlings are busy preparing their business pitches to present during E-Week, and we will induct alumni into the newly named Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Hall of Fame. This honors the substantial bequest for the center and overall longtime support from BGSU alumni and Falcon Flames Paul and Margo Hooker. In addition to the bequest, Paul Hooker serves as a member of the center’s advisory board and has been a mentor for the highly acclaimed Hatch entrepreneurship program.

As remarkable as these successes are, they are just the highlights of a team of faculty, staff, students, alumni and business professionals working tirelessly to go beyond business as usual. Catch up with all our achievements at our news page, which we update regularly.

We hope you enjoy our success stories. Please let me know of any success stories you would like to share in Biz News!

Warm regards,
Dean Ray Braun
Dean Ray Braun '80

Bob Rothermel '65, Gregory L. Forte '76 and other Alumni Bob Rothermel '65, Gregory L. Forte '76 join Academy of Distinguished Alumni
Mid-Autumn Festival Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates diversity, welcomes cultures
Insurance and Risk Management Symposium Insurance and Risk Management Symposium explores job opportunities, future trends
Dr. Hartley Dr. Hartley selected for prestigious international supply chain award
Student Successes
Speed Interview Participants Speed interviewing leads to internship offer
International Business Student Awards International Business students earn Embracing Global Engagement award
Sales Competition Winners Sales Competition winners announced
Alumni Highlights
Valerie Newell '75 Valerie Newell '75 recognized by Barron's as best in state
Jeff Boutelle '85 Jeff Boutelle '85 is always ready for a challenge
Steve Rado Alumnus driving "digital transformation"
Faculty research projects and updates
Gene Poor recognized by Kent State Professor recognized by Kent State University
Dr. Fei Weisstein Assistant professor explores effects of negative customer reviews
Dr. Amelia Carr Supply chain professor studies opportunities for businesses to recycle glass
Biz Bits

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important festivals for the Hindu people of India. On November 15, the Dean's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion organized a Diwali celebration to teach students about India's dances, songs, costumes and cuisines.

For the sixth time in four years, BGSU students have finished in the top six Capsim Challenge finals, a business simulation challenge pitting students from around the world and measuring their business skills and acumen. This fall, two finance students, Benjamin Mangas, a senior, and junior, Alex Scheele, accomplished this impressive feat for BGSU. Capsim competition faculty advisors are Jim Zeigler and Brian Rohrs, accounting lecturers.

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