Scores of Isenberg students were honored with substantial scholarship assistance at the annual Isenberg Scholarship Celebration, on April 21. The principal speakers—Vinnie Daboul ’87 and Marty Boyle ’15—praised Isenberg as an engine of opportunity and upward mobility. They urged alumni and students to support the school financially and through personal engagement.
Hospitality & Tourism Management’s annual Awards Dinner, at the Boston Harbor Hotel, honored alumnus Robert McCarthy ’78, MGM Resorts Chairman James Murren, and HTM student Vimbai Moyo ’16. The event and its honorees celebrated the program’s values of personal resilience, continuous improvement, and hard work.
Hosted by the Isenberg-based Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship and the UMass Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, HackUMass attracted 300 students who competed in teams that generated and demonstrated innovative software and hardware projects. Students received advice and additional resources from mentors, who represented 33 corporate sponsors.
During her two-day visit to Isenberg as McCormack Executive in Residence, Women’s Tennis Association Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster explored her organization’s growing global footprint, its increasing deployment of technology, and its greater focus on the fan experience. Allaster also recounted a life in tennis dedicated to the advancement of women in the sport.
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Student-driven ideas will be the focus at HackUMass at UMass Amherst’s Integrative Learning Center on April 11-12. More than 600 participants, including 70 companies and students from across the region, will take part in the event, which is the Pioneer Valley’s largest hackathon and is hosted by the Isenberg-based Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.
Red Cross executive Jeff Meyer dissected the supply and demand of blood supplies, in Anna Nagurney's course, Humanitarian Logistics and Healthcare. Cost and waste reduction have been the principal drivers in an increasingly consolidated national blood supply network.
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Todd Bari '94, an assurance partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Boston office, will be honored as Alumnus of the Year at Isenberg's Annual Accounting Awards Banquet on April 16th. Todd, who helps lead the PWC Boston office's Financial Services Assurance practice, will be the event's keynote speaker.
Isenberg undergraduate Rob Flanagan ’16 and his interdisciplinary team, FogKicker, won the top prize in the campus-wide Innovation Challenge on March 31. Other entrepreneurial teams also won prizes at the annual business plan competition.
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management honored alumni and students at its Annual Awards Banquet on March 30. Alumni received the department’s VanderZwaag Award and its Alumni on the Rise Award. Twenty-two students earned scholarships.
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Like many aspiring business leaders, Kaila Kennedy likes to push herself out of her comfort zone. Initially attending a small school, she transferred to Isenberg because it would force her to interact with different types of people. Ultimately, she knew she needed to improve her people skills in order to have a successful career.
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Three Isenberg finance majors—Sam Jezard ’15, Hannah Kim ’17, and Joshua Owczarski ’17—are competing against student teams from 14 other business schools in this year’s Kerrisdale Capital Investment Case Study Competition on the Economist.com web site.
Seven Isenberg Hospitality students attended the World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo in San Antonio on March 8-12. The students participated in a competition and idea fair, networked with peers and employers, and attended education sessions that explored the club management industry.
Recruiters from diverse industries—hotels, food services, property management, senior living, clubs, and casino gambling—were in force at HTM’s 41st annual Career Day on March 4th. Two to three hundred students attended the daylong event to learn about opportunities at the 74 companies and to network with alumni and company representatives.
An Isenberg faculty member and part-time MBA student are Massachusetts’ two appointees to the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. The volunteer group voices consumer concerns over IRS policies and issues.
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Hospitality graduate/entrepreneur Ben Goldberg’s ventures, Enjoy Nantucket and Enjoy Aspen, bring his upscale clients value and peace of mind on their vacations. Ben and his team offer concierge, household management, catering, event planning, and property rental services.
Sport Management students gained invaluable career insights and advice from alumni and other practitioners at the inaugural McCormack Future Industry Leaders Conference. The event featured a panel, case work, and networking.
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