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.