Hosted by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship and Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), the Collegiate Summer Venture Program (CSVP) wrapped its 10 weeks of programming, mentoring, networking and curriculum with a Celebration on Monday, July 29, at VVM’s Hub in Springfield, Mass.
On June 13th, Isenberg honored alumni Paul Carney and Michele Equale for their leadership and philanthropy in the business community. The event was held at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston and was attend by over 200 close Isenberg and UMass friends, faculty, staff and alumni.
On May 9th, Isenberg hosted hundreds of graduate programs students and their families to celebrate their completion of their program. Students from the MBA, MS in accounting, business & analytics, and sport management programs from on campus and online, along with doctoral graduates, were invited to attend. The reception took place in the new Business Innovation Hub. MBA graduates gathered early in the evening to recite and oblige to the MBA Oath.
The Class of 2019 celebrated with family and friends on May 11, 2019 at the Isenberg Senior Celebration. Yaseen Gholizadeh, the senior class speaker, thanked his mother for her support during his time at Isenberg.
Isenbergs annual Senior BBQ invites seniors, faculty, and staff together to celebrate their graduation and time they've spent at Isenberg over the past years. This year the seniors wrapped up the Senior Gift Campaign with almost 80% of their class contributing to an endowed scholarship as their parting gift to the school.
The opening of the Business Innovation Hub is a critical turning point in getting the tools we need to become one of the top ranked business schools in the nation and it enables us to create greater opportunities for our students.
Isenberg held a networking and panel discussion at the UMass Club in March for students and alumni of the graduate programs. The panel hosted a discussion on Diversity in Analytics with Isenberg's Associate Dean for an Inclusion Organization, Nefertiti Walker, Nina Baliga, Co-Founder of <div>ersity, and Alex Graber, Market Researcher and Data Scientist, MS/Analytics Candidate, Drexel LeBow College of Business.
“It takes a village to make a name in this industry,” observed former sport management department head and current Isenberg Senior Associate Dean Lisa Pike Masteralexis at the annual McCormack Awards Banquet on April 1. She underscored the department’s exceptional collaboration between its faculty, students, and alumni, four of whom were presented at the event with the department’s highest honor—the Harold J. VanderZwaag Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Isenberg’s Department of Accounting honored students and alumni at its annual banquet at the Log Cabin on the summit of Mount Tom in Holyoke. At the event, 60 students received awards for academic excellence and community service. The principal alumni honorees were Rick ’79 and Susan '81 Gulman.
At its annual event at the Boston Park Plaza March 28, Isenberg’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) lived up to its name. With 350 alumni, faculty, and friends from industry in attendance (along with 30 HTM students who made the trip), the event attracted a dynamic cross section of Greater Boston’s hospitality community. The gathering honored two HTM alumni—Victoria Vega ’88 (left), who received the Stephen Elmont Award, and Matt Alemany ’10, who earned the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
The Isenberg Doctoral Program’s 50th Anniversary Celebration brought together over 250 alums, faculty, current students, and their families who have spread themselves all over the globe. The Celebration was a full-day event on Friday, April 5th, 2019, in the new wing of the Isenberg building, the Business Innovation Hub, inaugurating the building as the largest event yet.
The 3rd Isenberg Stock Pitch Competition took place Thursday, March 28th 2019 at the Revere Hotel in Boston. The event brought together over 65 attendees, consisting of 11 schools who competed, corporate employers, faculty, and Isenberg Alums. $6,000 in prize money was awarded, with Holy Cross, MIT, and Northeastern placing top three respectively.
The Isenberg Women in Finance Luncheon was presented by MassMutual and hosted at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. Panelists included Teresa Hassara, Head of Workplace Solutions, MassMutual Financial Group, Ellen Goodman, Financial Advisor, Prudential and John J. Murphy, managing director, Business Analytics - Investment Products and Strategies, Wellington Management. The event was attended by undergraduate and graduate students along with supportive faculty and staff advisors.