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Jennifer Seeley with students

Fisher alumnus Jennifer Seeley, an executive with Accenture, meets with students at the Industry Clusters kick-off on Oct. 4.

Oct. 15, 2010

In This Issue

EMBA receives top scores, ranking in Wall Street Journal

Companies partner with Fisher to launch Industry Clusters

Six new faculty join the college

CIBER Case Challenge to be held Oct. 27-30

Fisher News Video: "Ohio Means Business: Sharon Alvarez."

Fisher People: Roberta Albert

News Briefs

Open Enrollment for for health benefit plans begin Oct. 25

Faculty, staff invited to Fisher Family breakfast Oct. 20


Fisher In The News

Oded Shenkar - NPR

Chris Henneford - The Columbus Dispatch

Larry Robinson - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Fisher Professional Services - The Columbus Dispatch


Upcoming Events

Oct. 20, 2010
Net Impact: Global Energy Water Issues: Bob Williams, Water Issues Manager, Dow Chemical

Oct. 25, 2010
Fisher Entrepreneurship Association: Eric Ralph, creator of

Oct. 26, 2010
Conversation with Dean Christine Poon and Associate Dean Karen Hopper-Wruck

Oct. 26, 2010
Fisher Real Estate Society: Bonnie Roberts, Excel Logistics

Institute for Managing Services: Fall Symposium

FisherOSU on Facebook

EMBA receives top scores, ranking in The Wall Street Journal

Fisher’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program was ranked third in a Wall Street Journal international ranking that measured classmate learning experience as well as overall excellence in “helping to shape and build strong managers and leaders,” the newspaper reported in its Sept. 30 edition.

Overall, Fisher was ranked 17th in “The Wall Street Journal’s Best Executive MBA Programs for 2010.” Fisher was highlighted in a “Report Card” section on “peer-to-peer” experience; the Executive Education program also received the third highest score from alumni surveyed on their classmates' contributions to the learning experience.


Companies partner with Fisher to launch Industry Clusters

Jamillah Green-Davis and Sally Curley
Cardinal Health executives Jamillah Green-Davis (left) and Sally Curley (right) talk with students at the Industry Cluster kick-off.

Corporate executives representing five major companies joined with Fisher faculty and undergraduates at Pfahl Hall to launch Industry Clusters, an innovative pilot program designed to advance students’ career prospects.

Health care and energy and sustainability are the first two clusters offered to the 47 students selected to participate in the pilot. Through coursework and projects led by corporate executives, experts in the fields and Fisher faculty, students participating in the pilot will have intense exposure to a specific industry during their junior year.

“I like to think of this program as the heart of our land-grant mission—focusing on industries that are pertinent to our economy and the future economic development of our nation,” Christine A. Poon, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business, said during the kick-off event. “You will learn from the best people who practice in those industries today,” she told students.


Six new faculty join the college

Andrew Van Buskirk Sergey Chernenko George Pinteris
Lu Zhang justin miller Gökçe Esenduran

Six new faculty members joined the Fisher community this year. Accounting & MIS: Andrew Van Buskirk; Finance: Sergey Chernenko, George Pinteris and Lu Zhang; Management and Human Resources: Justin I. Miller; Management Sciences: Gökçe Esenduran (All pictured above left to right).


CIBER Case Challenge to be held Oct. 27-30

Business undergraduates from China, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore will join with students from U.S. universities on the Fisher campus for the CIBER Case Challenge Oct. 27-30.

Hosted by Fisher’s International Programs Office and Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), the business case competition is organized by Fisher undergraduate students in coordination with faculty and staff.

The competitors, who represent 16 universities from around the world, will retreat to rooms at the Blackwell Inn for a grueling 24 hours to analyze an international business case and prepare a solution for presentation. The business problem is kept secret from the students until the start of the competition that morning.


Fisher News Video: Ohio Means Business: Sharon Alvarez

Sharon Alvarez

Sharon Alvarez, associate professor in Management and Human Resources, discusses how small businesses are faring in the current economic climate and how entrepreneurship can improve the economy. Click the arrow above to watch her interview on ONN's Ohio Means Business.

Fisher People: Roberta Albert

Title: Office Associate, Information Technology Services, and Miss Ohio 2007

Hobbies: "Singing. Volunteering. Ohio Partners in Character Education Steering Committee. Camp Sharp for Girls. Being a newlywed. My husband and I will celebrate our 1.5 year anniversary at the end of the month! Thoroughly enjoying being a recent grad of OSU! Bargain shopping. Planning a trip to Europe for 2011. Enjoying and cooking in our newly renovated kitchen. I’m amazed at what delicious concoctions’ I can create in the kitchen now…like homemade baked sweet potato french fries!"

Fisher Lure: "Fisher helped me get through my last two years of undergrad, where I worked as a student assistant in the GPO. Upon graduation, I knew I didn’t want to leave. I am extremely grateful to be able to continue to work at Fisher and with the ever growing, determined and terrific ITS team! I’m excited to see what the future holds."

Roberta Albert

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