Isenberg in the News--July 11, 2014
July 11, 2014
Recent News about Isenberg in the print and electronic media
In a post-trip survey of their class visit in May to South Africa, 18 Isenberg students rated a service project as their top experience. When asked how to improve future overseas class trips, the students were decisive: "We want to do more service."
The Mark. H. McCormack Department of Sport Management's master's degree program has achieved elite status in Sport Business International magazine's 2014 Postgraduate Course Rankings. In the survey, released in the magazine's June edition, the Isenberg program ranked 2nd among all postgraduate programs in the United States for the third year in a row. It ranked 4th among all postgraduate programs worldwide.
Isenberg's second annual Business Leadership Awards gathering, on June 18 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, was a high-energy milestone in the school's rising reputation and expanding national footprint. Three hundred alumni joined Isenberg faculty and students in a premier networking opportunity and celebration of Isenberg's unique culture. They also honored two alumni, David Fubini '76 and Christina Calvaneso '03.
Profiles in Leadership: Kyle Lawless '12
June 20, 2014
Kyle Lawless '12 has remained a champion of Isenberg after he earned his BBA in accounting and moved to Boston. Lawless is now a member of the planning committee for the second annual Isenberg Business Leadership Awards (IBLA).
Three Isenberg marketing professors-Easwar Iyer, George Milne, and Elizabeth Miller-excelled as co-chairs of the American Marketing Association's annual Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Boston on June 5-7. The Conference, at the Omni Parker House, attracted over 200 participants, including attendees from academe, industry, and the policy world. An associated doctoral seminar on June 2-5 at Isenberg drew 43 participants, including eight nationally prominent faculty members and 35 doctoral candidates.
Isenberg Celebrates Alumni and Students
June 16, 2014
In April, Isenberg honored students and alumni in four separate events, including an all-school celebration and gatherings for its departments of accounting, sport management, and hospitality & tourism management.
In April, the department honored Laurie Stroll '83 with its highest alumni accolade, The Stephen E. Elmont Award, at a banquet in Boston befitting Stroll's own high professional standards.
Graduate students in the sciences and engineering at UMass Amherst are gaining state-of-the-art business skills through a new program offered by the Isenberg School of Management and the Graduate School. The The Business Foundations Series for Scientists and Engineers, offered free-of-charge to master's and Ph.D. students from June 4th to July 30th, comprises eight weekly one-day workshops, each devoted to a different applied subject area. Each workshop is taught by a different Isenberg faculty member, most of them senior professors.
Profiles in Leadership: Robert Epstein '67
June 11, 2014
"It's important to celebrate Isenberg's success right where most of our graduates live and work," notes Isenberg alumnus Robert "Bob" Epstein '67. The school's second annual Business Leadership Awards Dinner on June 18th at the Colonnade in Boston is sure to energize Isenberg grads by reminding them of their collective accomplishments and influence, he promises.