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Fisher receives educational excellence award from National Society of Hispanic MBAs

Fisher has received the 2009 Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. The college will receive the award on Oct. 10 at the Brillante Awards Gala at the NSHMBA 2009 Conference and Career Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

David Harrison, director of Fisher’s Office of Minority Student Services and Francisco Gomez-Bellenge, associate to the Dean, will accept the award on behalf of the college at the gala. This year, 10 Fisher students will also attend the national conference and the awards ceremony. Read More>>

Fisher 2009 Alumni Awards to be presented Oct. 23 at the Blackwell
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Clayton (Clayt) Daley, Jr. (pictured right), William Yeack, Katherine Anne Mabe and Timothy B. Gallagher will be honored at the 2009 Dean’s Dinner and Alumni Awards on Friday, Oct. 23 in the Overmyer Ballroom at the Blackwell Inn. Reservations for the dinner are now being accepted online.

Since 1993, the Alumni Society of Fisher College of Business has recognized outstanding alumni, who have brought distinction to themselves and the college through their outstanding achievements as well as generously contributed time and resources to Fisher.
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CEO's home mortgage explains firm's use of debt, according to study

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Anil Makhija

If you want to know how much debt a corporation is willing to take on, take a look at the CEO’s personal finances, according to a study co-authored by Anil Makhija, Rismiller Professor of Finance.

The study finds that corporations with higher levels of debt tend to have CEOs who also owe more on their own homes. Firms whose CEOs have home mortgages have about 4 percentage points more debt than do firms whose CEOs do not take out a mortgage to finance their primary personal residences. The results suggest that the personal attitudes of CEOs toward debt have a strong effect on their firms’ financial decisions.
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11 join Fisher faculty this year

Michael Drake, Brian Mittendorf, Jack Bao, Berk A. Sensoy, Ashton L. Hawk, Aravind Chandrasekaran, Xiaoyan Deng and Rebecca Walker Naylor joined the Fisher faculty this year.

More information about their appointments and research background is available.
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2010 business plan competition kicks off

Registration is now open for the 2010 Fisher Business Plan Competition offered by the Center for Entrepreneurship. Up to $130,000 in cash and services will be made available to winning teams for use as start up funds to transform a business idea into a thriving business.

All Ohio State students are eligible to participate. Each team must have at least one Ohio State student. Alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate with an eligible student member.

Registration can be completed online. For more information contact Nikki Modlich at (614-247-4695) or stop by The Center for Entrepreneurship (256 Fisher Hall).

Fisher People: Dawn Zimmerman

dawn zimmermanTitle: Office Associate, Dean’s Office

Hobbies: "When I’m not in school or studying for the MLHR program, I like to hang out with my friends, try new things around Columbus, and watch OSU football. I also really like to watch TV and movies."

Fisher Lure: "Fisher is a great place to work because everyone is really supportive and truly cares about one another, Fisher, and the University. It’s nice to work in a close knit community where everyone is willing to help; it makes a huge university like OSU feel like home."

Oct. 9, 2009

In This Issue

Fisher receives educational excellence award from National Society of Hispanic MBAs

Fisher 2009 Alumni Awards to be presented Oct. 23 at the Blackwell

CEO's home mortgage explains firm's use of debt, according to study

11 join Fisher faculty
this year

2010 business plan competition kicks off

Fisher People: Dawn Zimmerman

You Need to Know

Ohio State is taking extra precaution this year in implementing influenza prevention and education programs. Vaccination, communication and education are the emphasis for this year, especially in light of the H1N1 virus.

Wilce Student Health Center is available to provide flu vaccinations and help to students with any flu-like symptoms. Additionally, the university is expanding the availability of free vaccinations to employees beyond university campuses to include participating area Kroger stores.

Bill Watercutter, Fisher's human resources director, is available to provide confidential assistance to any employee or supervisor faced with a suspected influenza case or diagnosis. Comprehensive information is available at

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