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Spring Commencement 2012

Spring Commencement 2012

Summer 2012

In This Issue

Fisher alum receives Nationwide's Volunteer of the Year award

Fisher students win Business Plan competition

Faculty, students, alumni honored at 2012 Pace Setters

First Middle Market Indicator gives data, analysis on sector

In Memoriam

Harley E. Rouda, Sr.


Alumni Alerts

Alumni Mentors needed for Undergraduate & Graduate Students for 2012-13

Classes of 1962, 1987, 2002, 2011: Watch your mail for your Reunion invitation!

Maximize your leadership potential. Learn more about Fisher's unique executive education and master's degree programs.


Upcoming Events

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

Oded Shenkar-The Economist

Anil Makhija-The Washington Post

Karen Hopper Wruck-The Wall Street Journal

The National Center for the Middle Market-CNN Money


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Fisher alum receives Nationwide's Volunteer of the Year award

Nathan Hurd (second from left) with Fisher MBA alumni and Nationwide Marketing Department colleagues Robert Cary, Nick Ferrugia, Ryan Stalzer, and Jon Yoon
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 >>

Fisher students win 2012 Business Plan competition

Michael Camp, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, poses with Core Quantum Technologies, winners of the 2012 business plan competition
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 >>

Faculty, students, alumni honored at 2012 Pace Setters

Paula Bennett, president and CEO of J. Jill
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 >>

First Middle Market Indicator gives data, analysis on sector

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 >>

Executive Education, Resource Interactive offer online course

The O.P.E.N. Brand-When Push Comes to Pull in a Web-Made World
"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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