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February 29, 2012

In This Issue

Student receives two Congressional Medals

Lahmers receives OSU honor society's highest award

10x hits $1 million mark in funding in less than a year

Middle market center launches several new programs

Speakers recount personal challenges at BMBAA series

Fisher People: Melanie Collier

News Briefs

Spring Quarter brings changes in Fisher administration

Awards presented at Student, Staff and Faculty Mixer

Fisher In The News

MSNBC-The Dylan Ratigan Show

Robert Lane-Columbus Business First

10X-Columbus Business First

Chris Poon and Anil Makhija-President & CEO: For & About the Middle Market Executives


Upcoming Events

March 2, 2012
Applied Finance Seminar: Royce West, director, State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio

March 9, 2012

Fisher Association of Marketing Professionals Columbus Advertising and Marketing PowWow

March 14, 2012

Executive Education: Increasing Managerial Effectiveness

John Wiseman, managing director/vice president for the East Central Region of Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp.

March 16, 2012
Working Professional MBA Winter Graduation Ceremony



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Student receives two Congressional Medals

Fisher alumnus and U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers awarded his first Congressional Medal to a Fisher student.

Make that medals.

Nielsen Dias, a first-year finance student, received both silver and bronze Congressional Medals for his volunteer work for a variety of charitable and social services organizations. Read More >>

Lahmers receives OSU honor society's highest award, other faculy and staff honored

nancy lahmersNancy Lahmers (pictured right), the newly appointed executive director of the Graduate Programs Office, was the recipient of the John T. and Ruth Weimer Mount Award. The award was given at the annual Sphinx and Mortar Board Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception on Feb. 16.

The award is presented annually to a faculty or staff member who is the most exceptional example of commitment to leadership, scholarship and service and the dedication to students that John and Ruth Mount epitomized throughout their lives. John Mount, former vice president and dean emeritus, served the university for 46 years and supported the university through his philanthropy. Read More >>

10X hits $1 million mark in funding in less than a year

The Center for Entrepreneurship’s 10-xelerator program (10x) was awarded an additional grant of $200,000 to support 10 teams of entrepreneurs during the summer of 2012 through Ohio’s New Entrepreneurs (ONE) Fund.

"We are thrilled that the Ohio Third Frontier Commission as well as donors and angel fund investors have recognized 10x as a successful program," said Michael Camp, executive director of Ohio State’s Center for Entrepreneurship. "The total state, donor and matching fund support to date for 10x is $1.1 million in less than a year." Read More >>

Middle market center lauches several new programs

Before an audience of policymakers and business leaders in Washington, D.C., professor Anil Makhija, academic director for the National Center for the Middle Market, stated middle market manufacturers are not receiving the attention they deserve from policymakers.

Makhija was a panelist at the What Works Summit on American Competitiveness held Feb. 13. The four-day event in the nation’s capital, hosted by GE, was dedicated to discussions on America’s long-term economic and industry growth with a focus on manufacturing, innovation and jobs. Read More>>

Speakers recount personal challenges at BMBAA Leadership Speaker Series

Recounting her rural childhood in 1950s and 60s segregated South and relating examples of  current issues of bigotry here in Ohio, United Way of Central Ohio President and CEO Janet E. Jackson (pictured right) offered a very personal and frank view of  the challenges of leadership as a person of color.

Jackson’s discussion was part of the month-long Black MBA Association Speaker Series, sponsored by the Black MBA Student Association. Read More >>

Fisher People: Melanie Collier

Title: Program Assistant, Leadership Development Office

Hobbies: "Having recently moved from Cleveland, much of my time is spent exploring Columbus with my boyfriend. When not frequenting local shops and eateries, I enjoy watching HGTV for DIY inspiration, organizing our apartment, shopping handmade, and running around with our puggle, Hailey."

Fisher Lure: "I've been at Fisher for six months and am thoroughly impressed with its supportive environment, where others want what is best for you. There is also a good mix of people from both higher education and corporate backgrounds, allowing for innovative ideas from a culmination of both perspectives."

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