On top of receiving the Outstanding Recreation Student Org Award for the second year in a row, the Entrepreneurship Club also took home the Campus Impact Award, which recognizes an innovative initiative that has had a positive effect on the university.
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Isenberg Hospitality & Tourism Management Associate Professor Melissa Baker was named a "Favorite Business Professor of the Class of 2020" by the business school ranking and analysis website Poets & Quants in May.
Isenberg students brought UMass Amherst into the ranks of a select group of universities—including Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale—by creating a new chapter of a club called Smart Woman Securities (SWS) on campus.
This year’s UMass Amherst round of the Hult Prize, hosted by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, was won by an Isenberg-led venture called Qualtags, which aims to develop stickers that will more effectively show when food has spoiled.
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During the fall semester, a course in project management taught by Radu Vlas, an operations and information management lecturer, married student teams with local venture founders vetted through Isenberg’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.
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A student team in Professor Mila Getmansky Sherman’s Alternative Investments course worked with Isenberg finance alumnus Michael Philipp ’82 MBA to evaluate the pros and cons of investing in a local, sustainable food hub in the Pioneer Valley.
Isenberg sport management graduate Dennis Mannion ’81 spoke to McCormack students about his work as a change agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and Philadelphia Phillies.
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Two Isenberg finance majors served as keynote speakers at commencement events: Yaseen Gholizadeh represented his classmates at the school’s Senior Celebration, and Daniella Iannuzzi was chosen to be the UMass Amherst Undergraduate Commencement's student speaker.
A month after the debut of Isenberg’s game-changing Business Innovation Hub, impromptu interviews with undergraduates reveal unanimous appreciation for the new building and its resources. Students agree that the 70,000-square-foot addition to Isenberg offers great study and social space, and they applaud its architecture, its abundance of natural light, and its internationally diverse café.
Tony doesn’t take his success for granted. He worked hard to get where he is today. “There aren’t a lot of people that look like me in the Boston market doing the job that I have. And you know, I was told by others, ‘I don’t know that you can do this, because not many minorities are successful.’ And I put my head down a long time ago to say hey, I’m going to be the example.”