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Congratulations Summer 2021 Graduates

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Message from the Dean

Dean SpakeI am pleased to share with you that the College of Business Administration added 540 new graduates to our alumni family at the Spring 2021 Commencement. These recent graduates celebrated their achievements at an in-person ceremony last month, joining the ranks of successful alumni such as Grace Wakulchik, MBA ’96, President and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital. Grace was honored during the college’s 2021 Spirit of Women in Business Conference for her achievements leading the region’s premier pediatric hospital.

In recent newsletters I have shared with you the high rankings achieved by the Online MBA Program. This semester the program added a new achievement earning the #35 spot on Fortune’s Best Online MBA Programs 2021 ranking. College faculty are also being recognized for their expertise. Dr. Kathryn Wilson, Chair and Professor of Economics, has been appointed to the Ohio Economic Experts Panel and Dr. Ilgaz Arikan, Associate Professor of Management, launched an international business experts video series in collaboration with the Academy of International Business. We are truly surrounded by excellence and inspired by those in our community who continued to excel during the past year.

I invite you to read more about these achievements, along with additional college updates and upcoming events, in this issue of the newsletter.

Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business Administration


PAST ISSUES

Past Issues

February 2021

KSU Online MBA Ranked #25 by U.S. News and World Report

November 2020

Featured in National Media

August 2020

Continued Success

April 2020

Helping Students Succeed

December 2019

Season's Greetings

October 2019

Continuing Ever Upward

July 2019

Destined for Success

May 2019

Transformative Education

February 2019

Presenting the 2019 CEBIpitch Finalists

December 2018

Happy Holidays from the College of Business Administration

March 2018

Meet the 2018 CEBIPitch Finalists

March 2017

A Message From the Dean

College of Business Administration Designated Advanced PRME Signatory

Career Services Office Connects Employers and Students with Job and Internship Opportunities

Kent State University's College of Business Administration Launches Online MBA

Spirit of Women in Business Conference Highlighted by Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jooyoun Park, Ph.D. Interviewed on WKYC Cleveland on Economic Impact of Immigrants

Chris Groening, Ph.D. featured in Lab Manager for Research on Maximizing Firm Value

Craig Zamary Interviews IBM Watson Vice President on Huffington Post

December 2016

A Message From the Dean

Donor-Funded Career Clothes Closet Provides Business Suits to 63 Students

Spirit of Women in Business 2017 Keynote Speaker Announced

Alumnus Launches Organic Skincare Business

Mark Whitmore, Ph.D. Awarded Grant by Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Wendy Tietz, Ph.D. Receives Accounting Award for Innovative Curriculum Materials

Shawn Rohlin, Ph.D. Receives Grant to Forecast Economic Future of Ohio Cities

Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator Denise Lee Quoted in The Alert Investor

Asli Arikan, Ph.D. Interviewed in Corporate Board Member Magazine

October 2016

Kent State Moves Forward With Largest Comprehensive Campaign in University History, Endorses Campaign for a New Building for the College of Business Administration

Greg and Kathy Long Receive 2016 Friend of Philanthropy Award from Wayne County Community Foundation

Fastenal Professional Sales Laboratories Unveiled as Gift to College of Business Administration

Tim Clegg Named Keynote Speaker for Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Alumna Kathy McElligott, CIO of McKesson, Featured in Forbes Interview

Assistant Professor of Economics Jooyoun Park, Ph.D. Discusses Trade Adjustment Assistance Program on NPR 

MBA Student Profiled by Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business

EMBA Alumna Veronica Cook-Euell Recognized at Ohio Asian Awards

July 2016

A Message From the Dean

Kent State University College of Business Administration Students Receive Student Venture Funds

Kent State Alumnus and Sand Hill Group CEO Featured in Kent State Magazine

Kent State College of Business Administration Launches Master of Science in Business Analytics

College of Business Administration Associate Dean Named to Startup Officers Leadership Council

College of Business Administration Students Meet President of Iceland During Overseas Trip

Management Graduate First-Round MLB Pick

Education Abroad Photo Gallery

COBA 2015-16 by the Numbers

MARCH 2016

Kent State University College Of Business Administration To Hold Firestone Lecture Series In Finance

Supply Chain Executive To Speak At Kent State University's Global Management Center Speaker Series

College of Business Administration Associate Professor Announced Kent State Scholar of the Month

Kent State College of Business Administration Launches Master of Science in Business Analytics

Kent State University's College Of Business Administration Announces New General Business Major

February 2016

Kent State College of Business Administration Associate Dean Featured in CEO Magazine

Kent State University's College of Business Administration Offers New Data Analytics Minor

Kent State College of Business Administration Student Showcases Business On Steve Harvey Show

Kent State College of Business Administration Student Named University Innovation Fellow

December 2015

A Word From the Dean

Kent State University's College of Business Administration Faculty Awarded Grant

$400,000+ Grant Awarded to Kent State and the College of Business Administration's Career Services Office

Kent State University College of Business Administration Welcomes New National Advisory Board Member

November 2015

Kent State's College of Business Administration to Host Spirit of Women in Business Conference

Kent State University's Master of Economics Program Ranked by the Financial Engineer

Kent State University's College of Business Administration to Host Firestone Lecture Series Debate

Kent State University College of Business Administration Student Founds Business For Cancer Research

October 2015

Message from the Dean

Inaugural Influential Leaders Award

Faculty Spotlight

Student Success

Insurance Intern Earns Target 20 Award

Kent State's College of Business Administration Announces Speaker for Michael D. Solomon Series

Kent State’s College of Business Administration Elects Next National Advisory Board Chairman

Kent State University’s Accounting Program Endorsed by Institute of Management Accountants

Kent State College of Business Administration Welcomes New National Advisory Board Members

April 2015

A Word from Dean Spake

Alumnus Credits Success to the College

Administrative Secretary Receives 2014 President's Excellence Award

Kent State College of Business Administration Husband and Wife Published in Separate Leading Journals

Prominent Global Entrepreneurship Scholar Named Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs

October 2014

Faculty News

The TechSpot Grand Opening

A Word from Dean Spake

Faculty Promotions

New Faculty & Recent Promotions

Sheena Iyengar To Speak At Fifth Anual Spirit Of Women In Business (SWIB) Conference

U.S. Commercial Service Partnership

College of Business Administration Reports Record Retention and Enrollment

College of Business Administration Recognized as Best Business Program

June 2014

Kent State College of Business Administration Student Receives Entrepreneurship Award

Kent State Accounting Alumnus Recognized for Work with College

Finance Professor Receives Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Award

College of Business Student Awards and Recognition

College of Business Administration Recognized for Top Professional Sales Education

College of Business Administration Receives Grant to Support Student Career Service Efforts

College of Business Administration Faculty Recognized for Work with Students

A Word from Dean Deborah F. Spake

College of Business Administration Professor Named University’s Scholar of the Month

April 2014

A Word From Dean Deborah F. Spake

Cathy Dubois, Associate Dean, Reflects On Networking Trip To India

College Of Business Administration Partners With University In Germany

GMC Board Member Appointed To Ohio Chamber Of Commerce

Kent State University's Global Management Center To Launch Speaker Series

MBA Competition Provides Unique Experience For Students

Students Explains Benefits Of Studying Abroad

February 2014

Kent State’s EMBA Program Exceeds Expectations of Successful Alum

Kent State to Offer Executive MBA for Healthcare Professionals at College of Podiatric Medicine’s Independence Campus

Executive Programs Benefit from International Experience

EMBA Student Reflects on Time (& Money) Well Spent As Graduation Approaches

Alum Credits His Success to EMBA for Healthcare Professionals Program

A Word from Dean Deborah F. Spake