Bunton-Waller Fellowship

Information on the Mildred S. Bunton-Calvin Waller Fellowship.

Named in honor of the first-recorded African American female and male Penn State graduates, the Bunton-Waller Fellowship seeks to enhance the diversity of the student population among Smeal undergraduates and graduates. Assistantships from this program are awarded to individuals from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds with strong academic and professional potential.

Requirements for Undergraduate Students

For undergraduates, a typical student who has received this fellowship has earned a high school minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5-4.0, SAT scores of at least 1800 (600 minimum for math), and has demonstrated leadership involvement.

Requirements for Graduate Students

Factors considered in assessing each Penn State Smeal MBA candidate’s application include quality and quantity of professional work experience, academic performance and potential as shown by transcripts and GMAT results, extracurricular and community activities, leadership potential, and the candidate’s ability to add strong and unique value to the overall class experience.

Bunton-Waller fellowships are awarded for two years and carry a full tuition waiver. In addition, recipients receive a monthly stipend. The tuition waiver does not include the enrollment deposit, program fees, or the cost of the global immersion experience as part of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

Current Bunton-Waller Fellows

Class of 2018

Portrait of Ashleigh Dominguez.Ashleigh Dominguez

Ashleigh Dominguez is originally from Little Rock, AR. Asheligh is a first-year MBA at the Smeal College of Business. Prior to enrolling at Smeal, Ashleigh worked for 2 years as a Production Supervisor for ConAgra Foods and 4 years as a Strategic Sourcing Analyst for Coating Excellence International and Overhead Door. Ashleigh received her BSBA in 2010 in Transportation and Logistics, from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Ashleigh is concentrating in Supply Chain Management. This summer Ashleigh will be interning for A.T. Kearney in Chicago, IL in their Procurement and Analytics division.


Danny Goldstein

Danny Goldstein is a first-year MBA at the Smeal College of Business with concentrations in Strategic Leadership and Marketing. Danny chose Strategic Leadership for the creation of long-term plans that allow a corporation to thrive in current and future positions. Danny decided to pursue his MBA at Smeal to build upon his knowledge with a Marketing concentration due to the adaptable, proactive, and reactive paths to connecting with customers with their needs and wants.



Portrait of Macsood Hoosein.Macsood Hoosein

Macsood Hoosein is originally from Guyana and New York City.  Macsood is a first-year MBA at the Smeal College of Business.  Prior to coming to Smeal, Macsood worked in various capacities in ecological restoration, sustainability, and international development.  He was a fellow of the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU), through which he obtained a MS in Forest Ecology and Management from West Virginia University.  Macsood has training and experience in conflict resolution and has interests in negotiation and in leveraging business for sustainable development. He is in the first year of his MBA, concentrating in Supply Chain Management, Marketing, and Sustainability. This past summer Macsood interned with Dell in Round Rock, TX in their Global Business Operations department.

Portrait of Carlton Langley.Carlton Langley

Carlton Langley graduated from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Carlton is a first-year MBA at the Smeal College of Business. Prior to enrolling in the Smeal MBA program, he began his career as a management consultant focused on financial systems. His expertise is in ERP systems with a focus on Finance, Accounting, and Logistics has helped many large multi-national companies advance their transformation initiatives. Carlton has over 17 years of experience in consulting, presales, product development, and business development prior to joining SAP’s Professional Services industry practice in North America.  Carlton has held global roles for SAP and its customers / partners in industries such Automotive, Consumer Products, Public Services and Professional Services.  Companies Carlton has worked for and engaged with include: SAP, Delphi Automotive, Owens Corning, Deloitte Consulting, and IBM with his most recent role as an Industry Principal for Professional Services at SAP America.

Portrait of Dario Reyes.Dario Reyes

Dario Reyes was born on Camp Pendleton, CA and has lived all over the United States. Dario is a first-year MBA at the Smeal College of Business. Prior to enrolling in Smeal’s MBA Program, Dario served eight years in the United States Marine Corps as a Communications Officer. Dario received his BS in Computer Engineering from Penn State University.  Dario is concentrating in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Leadership, and Supply Chain Management.  This past summer Dario interned in the Information Technology department of Shaner Hotels in State College, PA and will continue this internship this upcoming summer.  After graduation he plans to pursue a career in Project Management and Technology Strategy and Integration.

Portrait of Dan Ruiz.Dan Ruiz

Dan Ruiz is originally from Chatham, NJ he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Colby College in Maine, and his J.D. from Ohio Northern University. Dan is a first-year MBA at the Smeal College of Business.  Prior to joining Smeal, Dan was a practicing attorney for six years and is licensed in the State of NJ. Dan previously worked as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Criminal Division and as an Assistant Prosecutor in Morris County, NJ. He also worked in private practice. Dan is a state certified mediator for the Superior Court and has prosecuted a variety of cases including matters involving financial crimes. He is concentrating in Supply Chain Management, Strategic Leadership and Finance. This summer Dan will be interning at Intel in Global Supply Chain Management. 

Portrait of Malick Traore.Malick Traore

Malick Traore is originally from Baltimore, Maryland by way of Mali, West Africa. Malick is a first year MBA at the Smeal College of Business.  Prior to enrolling in the Smeal MBA program, he worked for 3 years at Leidos as a project control analyst and spent several years working for Jewelry Television as a Technical Director. Malick received his BS in Finance with a minor in Economics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Malick is concentrating in Finance and strategic management.