FISHER NEWS QUARTERLY
Spring Commencement 2012
Alumni Mentors needed for Undergraduate & Graduate Students for 2012-13
Classes of 1962, 1987, 2002, 2011: Watch your mail for your Reunion invitation!
Jul. 23: Cleveland Alumni Event
Aug. 13: Registration Opens for Reunion-Homecoming Weekend
Aug. 17: MBOE Reunion
Sep. 1: Pre-Game at Fisher (all football home games)
Sep. 21: Alumni Board Fall Meeting
Sep. 21: 2012 Alumni Awards
Oct. 4: Dean's Advisory Council Meeting
Oct. 5-7: Reunion-Homecoming Weekend
Fisher In the News
Nathan Hurd (second from left) with Fisher MBA alumni and Nationwide Marketing Department colleagues from left to right: Robert Cary, Hurd, Nick Ferrugia, Ryan Stalzer, and Jon Yoon.
After Nathan Hurd lost Will, his two-month-old son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), he never imagined that utilizing his Fisher education would help his family cope with their monumental grief.
However, Hurd found himself falling back on entrepreneurial skills he gained at Fisher to navigate the lengthy and difficult process of establishing a charitable organization that now bears his son's name, Baby Will (BabyWill.org). Within hours after Will's funeral, Hurd, his wife Michelle and other family members came up with the idea to start a charity that would help local families and support SIDS research. Read More >>
Michael Camp (left), director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, poses with Core Quantum Technologies, winners of the 2012 business plan competition.
Three Fisher undergraduates were members of the first-place winning team in the 2012 Ohio State University Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher. A complete list of winners can be found on the Center for Entrepreneurship website.
Sean Moore, who graduated in the spring with a bachelor's in finance, Joe Zaycosky, an operations and logistics management major, and Alex Gruenhagen, an accounting and operations management major, were members of the first-place team, Core Quantum Technologies. Their team was led by Kunal Parikh, a chemical engineering student. Read More >>
Paula Bennett, president and CEO of J. Jill, receives Pace Setters Executive Award.
The 52nd annual Pace Setters Awards ceremony, held on May 10 at the Blackwell, celebrated the achievements of students, faculty and alumni. 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. Awards to faculty and alumni honor their contribution to the college. Read More >>
The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today announced that the middle market, a leading indicator of America's future competitiveness, grew at a rate of 8.4% in the past year, but expects future revenue growth will slow according to findings unveiled today in the first Middle Market Indicator (MMI), a look at the health and outlook of middle market companies in the United States. The NCMM is a partnership between The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and GE Capital. Read More >>
"The O.P.E.N. Brand-When Push Comes to Pull in a Web-Made World" provides the framework for Executive Education's new course.
One of the nation's top ranked digital marketing agencies, Resource Interactive, is teaming with The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business to offer a unique Executive Education course in digital marketing.
Digital Marketing Strategies and Innovation, which will begin Oct. 18, will infuse Resource Interactive's successful business practices and thought leadership into an Executive Education offering delivered online as a distance course. Registration for the course is available online. Read More >>
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