Fall 2016

School of Management

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Mentors enhance student success

This is an exciting time of the year as we get ready to welcome an outstanding class of freshmen and transfer students.

The Chile Connection

Say you’re visiting a foreign country and want to see the sights of the capital. What do you do? Take part in a competitive scavenger hunt. That’s how 15 executive MBA students got to know Santiago, Chile, earlier this year.

Lessons in Leadership

School of Management students don’t just learn from their professors, they learn from those who have gone before them: alumni.

Clubs help shape careers

College students join campus clubs and organizations to acquire skills, share common interests or just have fun. But in the School of Manage- ment, two student clubs — the Finance Society and the Binghamton Consulting Group — take the experience to a whole new level.

New Zealander in New York

Dali Lu-Grobe’s home in Wellington, New Zealand, is more than 8,000 miles away from Binghamton University.

Freshmen get homework before they leave home

s a freshman at Binghamton University, Shawn Graber was able to walk around campus with his head held high. He attributes his poise to his participation in the Dean’s Inaugural Case Challenge.

Student speakers challenge classmates

This year’s Commencement featured two student speakers from the School of Management and one MBA student from the Grad- uate School.

Money rich, cash poor

When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to slow down a speeding economy — effectively raising the price of money — banks often sell down their stockpile of securities to keep the financial assembly lines going. That’s much like a widget-building company might rely on a warehouse of raw materials when prices rise.

Reynolds continues spirit of support

Friends in other business schools used to tell Greg Reynolds ’08 stories of how competitive their classmates were, taking out multiple copies of a book needed for an assignment or hiding books in the library. He listened, but couldn’t relate.

Chief economist says modest growth is ahead

The long-term economic challenges the United States faces as a result of its aging population was among the topics Tom Porcelli ’96 discussed when he presented “How Sturdy is the U.S. Economic Backdrop,” at the School of Management’s annual alumni networking event, held in May at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

EY Trajectory teaches students to assess risk

A group of consultants has given Binghamton Bank a plan to manage its technology risks, and its executives couldn’t be happier.

From the Dean

Dean Dhillon addresses students, faculty, and alumni

Investing in Our Future

Fiscal Year 2013-14 Gifts

Abraham Briloff in 1994

Briloff Lecture

The 27th annual Briloff Lecture on Accountability and Society was held at the Anderson Center Chamber Hall in Fall 2013

SOM Faculty Awards

Faculty excel in research and teaching

Scott Krug, '96

Alumnus offers insider perspective on the business of baseball

Scott Krug '96 speaks at the School of Management's alumni networking event held at the New York Athletic Club

SOM Alumni

From social media experts to Entrepreneurs, SOM alumni speak about their success after SOM

Maris Sweeney, '14

Student speakers offer parting thoughts

Marissa Sweeney '14 and Kimberly Brower '13, MS '14 leave students with parting thoughts

Peter Fiduccia

Class of 2014 profile

SOM leaves Fiduccia with a desire to keep learning

Bridging the Gap

Faculty members' efforts to get to know students have enhanced the learning experience

Charles M. Kim '98 and his wife, Jean Su Maeng-Kim

Planting the seeds of Opportunity

Charles Kim '98 helps SOM students achieve their dreams

Hitting the target

Alumni working in integrated marketing share how they get their messages heard amid all the clutter in the marketplace.