School of Business News
Four St. John Fisher College students traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for the American Marketing Association (AMA) Regional Conference, held from Thursday, Oct. 13 to Saturday, Oct. 15. Students competed in the 5th Annual AMA Sales Competition and the Perfect Pitch Competition, where junior Megan Yeaple took 4th place out of more than 100 competing students.
St. John Fisher College’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) hosted a week-long showcase of career opportunities and highlighted the benefits of AMA membership during its annual Marketing Week.
On Friday, Sept. 16, 18 students from the St. John Fisher College School of Business had the opportunity to examine their strengths and talents during the first session of the Women’s Leadership Series.
Aleksandr Hunt ’17 was selected as St. John Fisher College’s nominee for the National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholar award. Hunt was chosen for work on a paper, “Fracking: On the Road Again.”
A student organization at St. John Fisher College devoted to promoting the human resources profession was recently recognized by the world’s largest HR association, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Fisher’s student chapter, which is housed in the School of Business, was one of 163 schools to be given the 2015-2016 Honorable Mention Award, signaling the superior growth and development opportunities the organization provided its members.
After a nationwide search, St. John Fisher College has appointed Dr. Rama Yelkur as the new dean of the School of Business, effective July 1.
On Thursday, May 5, students, faculty, and staff from the School of Business gathered to recognize graduating students at the baccalaureate and master’s degree levels. During the event, nearly 20 students were given awards for their academic achievement and leadership within the school.
On Friday, April 15, the St. John Fisher College School of Business inducted 42 students into the College’s Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) chapter. BGS is the international honor society for business students and scholars.
This summer, Dr. Merouane Lakehal-Ayat, a professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance in the School of Business, will travel to Rodrigues, a small volcanic island in the heart of the Indian Ocean. His second trip to the island, he’ll be meeting with government officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce to analyze plans to grow the small country’s economy and ecotourism. Lakehal-Ayat was tapped to serve as an expert counsel to the country through the Fulbright Senior Specialist program.
Juniors, seniors, and MBA students in the St. John Fisher College School of Business had the opportunity to gain advice and wisdom from several alumni during the School’s first-ever Executive Speed-Networking event.