Smeal Update: Monday, April 26, 2021

Cahoy receives Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching

Dan Cahoy, professor of business law, Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Business Law, and research director for the Center for the Business of Sustainability, was one of two recipients of Penn State’s 2021 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award recognizes excellence in teaching and student support among tenured faculty who have been employed full time for at least five years with undergraduate teaching as a major portion of their duties. Read the Penn State News story. 

Limoges honored with 2021 McCoy Award

Alex Limoges, a senior majoring in supply chain management and a forward on the Penn State men’s hockey team, has been selected as a 2021 recipient of Penn State’s Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award. The McCoy Award is presented annually to one senior student-athlete who has combined successful athletic participation with academic excellence. Read the Penn State News story.

Gatto gift to fund Global Social Impact Fund at Smeal

Penn State Smeal College of Business alumnus Lou Gatto and his wife, Kathy, have made a $1.1 million commitment as part of their estate plans to create the Gatto Global Social Impact Fund at Smeal. The fund will provide financing, resources, and mentorship for socially minded student entrepreneurs, drawing on the strengths  of the college and the university, including the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Penn State’s Small Business Development Center, and Invent Penn State. Read the story.

Penn State chapter of AMA named International Chapter of the Year

The Penn State Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) was named International Chapter of the Year from a pool of more than 290 schools at the recent AMA International Collegiate Conference Awards Ceremony, which was held virtually. PSAMA is led by President Jackie Tucker, a senior marketing major, and faculy adviser Franklin Carter, the William A. Donan Clinical Professor of Marketing. This marks the second time in PSAMA’s 49-year history that it has received the honor. The last time was in the 2017-18 academic year.

Smeal students win multiple placings at International Business Ethics Case Competition

A team of Smeal undergraduate students — Katherine Groves (supply chain and information systems), Anna Simek (management information systems), and Annika Sernyak (supply chain and information systems) — combined to place in the three competitions that were part of the recent International Business Ethics Case Competition, the oldest and most distinguished intercollegiate business ethics competition of its kind. Each team selects a topic, prepares a presentation describing the problem, and proposes a solution. Smeal’s team developed a case study on “Google is Bringing Back the Corporate Town.” Smeal took first place in the 90-second presentation, first place in the 10-minute presentation and second place in the full (25-minute) presentation.

Smeal Ph.D. student sweep awards at Haring Symposium

Two Smeal marketing Ph.D. students swept top honors at the recent Albert Haring Symposium for Doctoral Research in Marketing, hosted by the Indiana Kelley School of Business. Fourteen universities (12 Big Ten schools plus Columbia and the University of Chicago) were represented by pairs of students in presenter and discussant roles. Felix Xu was named Best Presenter, while Ben Beck shared Best Discussant honors with Qihui Chen, a University of Maryland student who is auditing Lisa Bolton’s Ph.D. seminar in advanced consumer behavior. Bolton was Smeal’s faculty representative at the symposium. Duncan Fong is the Ph.D. coordinator for the Department of Marketing.

Seniors encouraged to fill out exit survey

Graduating seniors are encouraged to fill out the Smeal Senior Exit Survey by using the following link: