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John Mau Former student-athletes building a roster at Rockwell

Returning to Milwaukee after a year of graduate school in Seattle, former Marquette men’s soccer player John Mau ran into his friend and fellow ex-student-athlete, former men’s tennis player Daniil Mamalat. Both recent Marquette Business graduates had exciting news to share: They were about to start new jobs. Between the College of Business Administration’s comprehensive approach to education and their athletics experiences on and off the field, Mamalat and Mau believe they had a significant advantage when it came time to start a career. They’re not alone: The college has 96 student-athletes enrolled this year, the most of any college at Marquette.

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Finalists named for next Keyes Dean of Business Administration

The search committee for the next James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration has named four finalists: Dr. Kevin Stevens, professor and director of the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University; Dr. Norean Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of undergraduate programs for the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University; Dr. Eric Morse, professor of entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School at Western University, and founder of and the academic director for Ivey and KPMG Enterprise’s QuantumShift Program for Exceptional Entrepreneurs; and Dr. Brian Till, dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University.

Economics professor Chowdhury profiled in university research publication

Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, was recently profiled for his research on Bitcoin, “that prickly virtual currency that’s giving everyone from global investors to counterterrorist organizations fits.” According to Chowdhury’s research, Bitcoin’s strength has been predicated on three supposed qualities: it’s anonymous, difficult to hack and requires no financial middlemen, such as banks. The problem: it’s not regulated.

Read the entire profile in the 2015 issue of Discover, Marquette University’s annual research publication.

 

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, commented on Wisconsin’s proposed right-to-work legislation saying that union membership tends to decline in right-to-work states.
Story aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), March 3, 2015

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing, commented on Goodwill Industries' achievement as one of Milwaukee's fastest-growing retailers. Akhter noted that Goodwill's thriving growth is a window into what is happening socially and economically, and also psychologically in our society.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 2, 2015

David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program, explained on a National Public Radio interview that with prices of commodities such as copper and iron sinking, the mining equipment used to produce those materials is taking a hit.
National Public Radio interview was syndicated nationally on at least 20 news outlets, March 9, 2015


Marquette Business announces recipients of college’s 2015 Alumni National Awards

The College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management have announced the recipients of its 2015 Alumni National Awards, who will be honored Friday, April 24, at a luncheon reception on campus. The honors are part of the university’s annual Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 23-25. The recipients are: Ronald K. Kujawa (1953), Distinguished Alumnus of the Year; Margaret Druml Boyle (1980), Professional Achievement Award; Richard A. Wiegand (1981), Entrepreneurial Award; Ann Marie Wick (1992), Service Award; and Jorge M. Garcia (2008), Young Alumnus of the Year.

Accounting alumnus named CFO of the Year

Jonathan Sohn, a 1995 accounting alumnus and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, was named CFO of the Year by the Business Journal of Milwaukee. In its fifth year recognizing southeast Wisconsin’s accomplished CFOs, the Business Journal honored Sohn in the Large Private Companies ($250 million+) category.

EMBA alumna named executive director of nation’s largest youth orchestra

Linda Edelstein, a 2011 executive MBA alumna, has been named executive director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the largest youth orchestra in the United States. She leaves her role as the chief operating officer for the United Performing Arts Fund.