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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon speaks to MBA students during a visit to Columbus for the company's annual shareholder meeting.

May 31, 2011

In This Issue

Fisher community honors 2011 Pace Setters

Fisher MBAs Q&A: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon

Executive Education develops Principal Leadership Academy

Students share first year experience with Industry Clusters program

Military officer, attorney, entrepreneur, actor: professor brings diverse experiences to Fisher

Fisher People: Stefanie Freeman

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Fisher community honors 2011 Pace Setters


Scholarship donors and their recipients sat side-by-side at the 51st annual Pace Setter Awards ceremony held on May 18.

Pace Setters represent the top two percent of Fisher's undergraduate and graduate students, and are selected not only on the basis of their academic performance, but also their ability to demonstrate leadership. Students are nominated, selected and voted upon by faculty and staff.

This year's Pace Setter executive award winner is William Arthur, the former chairman of the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur and its Business Law Department. He is now counsel to the firm. Currently, he is chairman of Broad Street Financial Co., a private investment company engaged in oil, gas and real estate.

Student award recipients are: Rebecca Reed, Walter M. Rudin Pace Setters Junior Achievement Award; Seth Myers, S. Maurice Bostic and Birch S. M. Bostic Memorial Award, the outstanding male member of the graduating class; Alexis Swain, Katherine Porter Allen Prize, outstanding female member of the graduating class; Ulrike Denker, Jack W. Stephenson Award for scholastic leadership and athletic achievement; and Liang (Jason) Xiao, Robert E. Georges Senior Award, graduating senior who demonstrates a strong commitment to excellence.

Faculty award recipients were: Richard Young, Westerbeck Undergraduate Teaching Award; Benjamin Campbell, Westerbeck Graduate Teaching Award; John Gray, Pace Setter Research Award; and Roy Lewicki, the Bostic-Georges Faculty Service Award. For a complete list of award winners. To view all of this year's honorees visit the Pace Setters web page.

Fisher MBAs Q&A:
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon

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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon conducts a question and answer session with Fisher MBA students.

Minutes after landing at Columbus airport, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chairman of the Board and CEO, first stop on his two-day visit to the city was Fisher College of Business. Dimon, named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2011, spoke to MBA students on May 16. He spent a majority of the hour answering students' questions on leadership success, the financial industry and the global economy.

In his introductory remarks, Dimon gave an overview of Chase's philosophies on conducting business, philanthropy and as an employer.

Describing his philosophy on company stakeholders, he said: "I never saw a conflict between employees and community, companies and shareholders. I think they are all the same thing, I think it's an artificial break when people do that. Don't ask me which one is important, they are all important. They pretty much go hand-in-hand."

On employees, Dimon said. "I don't think you get good employees if you don't treat them with respect."

On the economy and government policy, he said: "I don't think you should destroy the economy in the name of morality. If we don't have a healthy vibrant economy, we're in trouble. But don't believe what you hear about the decline of America. When I sat in business school in 1982, I heard endlessly about Japan. Japan was taking over the world; they had better technology; they worked harder. That turned out to be dead wrong. But we can't have policies that drive out capital, drive out industry and you're going to drive out brains." Read More >>

Executive Education develops Principal Leadership Academy

After nearly a year of planning and preparation, Outreach & Engagement—in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education and Fisher College of Business has launched the Executive Principals Leadership Academy.

The academy is a state-of-the-art executive training program specifically designed to train Ohio primary and secondary school principals in leadership and management skills to enhance the teaching and learning atmospheres in their buildings.

Fisher's Executive Education program, led by Carol Newcomb, houses the academy and has taken a leadership role in crafting a curriculum with a significant business leadership bent, focused on impactful performance and effective management. This curriculum's content and development were guided by a series of focus groups that engaged principals and their educational partners. Read More >>

Fisher News Video: Students share first year experience with Industry Clusters program

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Students, faculty and business executives share their experiences after the first year of the Industry Cluster pilot. Click the play button above to view the video.

Military officer, attorney, entrepreneur, actor: professor brings diverse experiences to Fisher

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Justin Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources, lends his acting talents for an Educational Technologies video. Click the play button above to watch the video.

While a doctoral candidate, Justin Miller told some fellow American scholars at an Academy of Management (AOM) conference he was thinking about conducting research into the chocolate industry.

They laughed, loudly, at his idea.

He floated the same thought to some European researchers also attending the same AOM conference. "They said, 'of course, what a fantastic and original idea,'" Miller recalled.

Miller's sometimes unconventional, but always enterprising approach to scholarship is also reflected in his diverse careers. He was a U.S. Navy officer who served on submarines and ships; a civil-rights attorney, a technology entrepreneur, and a Hollywood actor who worked alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the blockbuster film, Titanic.

Although Miller is not a finance scholar, the assistant professor in Fisher's Department of Management and Human Resources is regarded as an expert on the history and invention of hedge funds and hedge fund firms. Read More >>

Fisher People: Stefanie Freeman

Title: Program Specialist, Executive Education

Hobbies: "I am passionate about a local non-profit Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research and Education ( Funds raised by MMORE go to blood cancer research at The James Cancer Hospital. We have an upcoming MoveMMORE run/walk at Fred Beekman Park on Sunday, June 19, 2011. Our events have raised $131,000 over three years."

Fisher Lure: "I was very excited to join Fisher earlier this year; it is an amazing opportunity to work with great people, engage in the business community and take part in the Fisher excellence."

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