Recipients of Broad Alumni Achievement Awards Named
Five alumni have been named the winners of this year’s Broad College alumni achievement awards in recognition of their excellent career achievements and their impact on their community and Michigan State University. The recipients are:
Teamwork and Excellence Take the Lead at May 15 Broad Executive Forum
Leadership and teamwork – its challenges and rewards were on the agenda at the 7th annual Broad Executive Forum of Chicago, May 15, at the University Club in downtown Chicago. Some 80 Spartans turned out to learn how to take charge of their career from an alumni panel and for an inside look at MSU Athletics from the event keynote speaker Mark Hollis. Finally, Broad alumnus Bruce Leech (pictured at right with Dean Stefanie Lenway) was presented with the 2012-2013 Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award. Read more about the forum.
Graduates Recognized at Commencement
Finance Students Earn Internships on Wall Street
Three Broad finance majors are getting real-world experience at investment banks in New York this summer thanks to internships earned through Sponsors for Educational Opportunities, a national program that recruits and trains students of color for summer internships that lead to full-time jobs. Britney Holloway, David Walker, and Shawn Glasper are interning at J.P. Morgan Securities, Jefferies, and a yet-to-be-determined company, respectively. Read more about the internships.
Spartan Consulting Gives Back to Fellow MBAs
Spartan Consulting, MSU’s MBA student-run consulting firm, recently donated $4,000 from their net profits to four Broad MBA student groups to help raise the profile of the Broad MBA programs by providing support for students to travel to conferences around the country. The Broad MBA Finance Association, Broad Net Impact, Graduate Supply Chain Management Association, and Multicultural MBA Association each received $1,000 to be used to increase student participation at events and drive exposure for the program at conferences and symposiums. Spartan Consulting made a change to its bylaws earlier this year that allowed it to donate a portion of its net profits to the student groups.
Students Show Skills at Entrepreneurship Competition
Several Broad students earned top spots in the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference, held in California in April. In the “Entrepreneurship-Starting Your Business” category, Brooke Vanderkelen (Marketing ’13) and Brittanie Vitkuske (Advertising, ’14) placed third for the concept Top Dog Tablets, a substance to reduce film on dogs’ teeth, which was also a finalist in the 2012 Broad Business Pitch Competition. Other Broad finalists in the DECA competition included Gillian Asiala (Supply Chain Management, ’15) and Michelle Leeuw (Hospitality Business, ’15), who finished third in their category “Business to Business Marketing,” and Lea Bommarito (Finance, ’13), who placed in the top ten in “Corporate Finance.”
Supporting Michigan Businesses
MSU recently became the first university to partner with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in a program designed to boost Michigan companies. Through the program, MSU aims to use in-state suppliers for at least 50 percent of its purchases. In explaining MSU’s participation, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon said, “We’re a leader in supply chain education…so we understand the potential of such a network to benefit everyone.” Read more about MEDC.
2014 Big Ten Football Schedule Announced
The 2014 Big Ten football schedule was released last week. The schedule features a new division alignment with each team playing eight conference games. MSU will play both new additions to the conference, Maryland and Rutgers. Read more about the schedule.
‘Flipping’ the Way College Students Learn
MSU has introduced a new model of teaching in some of its classrooms. In these “flipped” classrooms, students listen to a lecture as the homework assignment and do the homework in the classroom setting. To accommodate the new model, classrooms are undergoing physical changes as well. Known as Rooms for Engaged and Active Learning, or REAL, the space is specifically designed to enable lively interaction, enhanced learning, and increased faculty-and-student engagement. Read more about the classrooms.
Business and Bagels: Ethical Decision-Making: Challenges and Opportunities
Thinking Strategically to Build a Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar
Implementing & Sustaining Process Excellence
Business and Bagels: Is Your Business C-Worthy?
Broad College Alumni Reunion Breakfast
Hospitality Business Patriarchs Breakfast
Power, Influence, and Negotiation