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CBE Experiences with Noah Tart ’22

This summer, CBE Fellow and incoming Student Government President, Noah Tart ’22 is working on a research project with Dr. Kathryn Bender and Katie Nichols investigating industry compliance and food waste management. We asked Noah…   What are your duties? Noah: We have scheduled in-person research collection in Columbus, OH, but have been compiling literature and drafts for [...]

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CBE Summer Experiences with Kaylin Tang ’22

CBE Fellow and Allegheny Navigator, Kaylin Tang is doing a finance and business operations internship this summer at the global headquarters at Leidos. Leidos is an American defense, aviation, information technology, and biomedical research company.  We asked Kaylin… How did you find your summer internship? Kaylin: I heard about the company because it is right [...]

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CBE Summer Experiences with Maya Ginter-Frankovitch ’22

Maya Ginter-Frankovitch ’22, CBE Fellow and  recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Junior Major Prize in Economics, is an undergraduate intern at PNC supporting the Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management team in Independent Risk Management. We asked: How did you find your summer internship? Maya: One of my neighbors actually works at PNC who talked to me about the [...]

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Marketing Monday with Kimberly Scochin ’10

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics welcomed Kimberly Scochin ’10 on March 15 to present “New Product Commercialization into various Markets through Omni-channel Strategies and Execution.” She shared her career path from Allegheny, giving students a window into the life of a busy, high profile marketing professional. Kimberly is the Channel Marketing Manager [...]

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Allegheny College Student’s Dry Lake Farm Pitch Wins Zingale Big Idea Competition

Allegheny College student Brandon Bolling won the $10,000 first-place prize at the 14th annual Zingale Big Idea Competition, held virtually by the College’s Bruce R. Thompson Center For Business & Economics on Saturday, May 8. Bolling pitched a concept for Dry Lake Farm, an environmentally friendly chicken producer, in the competition, which emulates the experiences seen on [...]

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Two Allegheny College Professors Receive Fulbright Awards to Teach and Conduct Research Abroad

Allegheny College Professors Christopher Bakken and Stephen Onyeiwu have received 2021–22 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards to teach and conduct research in Greece and Nigeria, respectively. Each will return to a country that played a formative role in his development as a scholar and educator. Bakken, the Frederick F. Seely Professor of English, has taught, [...]

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Allegheny College and Duquesne University Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Join Forces

A new articulation agreement will enhance the admission of Allegheny College students into any of five master’s degree programs at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh: Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) MBA Sustainable Business Practices (MBA-SBP) Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM) Master of Science in Management (MSM) [...]

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Alumni Connection Provides Allegheny Students With Financial Services Career Opportunities

As 2020 drew to a close, Annemarie Murphy, a 1991 Allegheny College graduate, knew she needed some versatile and talented student interns to help handle increased loan activity at First Bank of the Lake, where she is the executive vice president and president of Small Business Administration lending. She reached out to Jim Fitch, Allegheny’s [...]

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Allegheny Students Compete at College’s Second Annual Financial Literacy Challenge

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny College held its second annual Financial Literacy Challenge on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, with 23 Allegheny students presenting personal financial budgets and investing plans appropriate for life after graduation. The top four finishers, who together received $5,000 in prizes and trophies, will advance to [...]

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Allegheny Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2020

It’s quite the fusion of talents joining the ranks of Allegheny College’s faculty in the fall of 2020. From scholars in modern Arabic literature and French and Francophone studies to a former economic analyst for a global banking firm, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring unique backgrounds and qualities to the campus classrooms this academic year. [...]

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Allegheny Alumnus Fields Jackson, Jr. to Speak on Diversity in the World of Commerce

Allegheny College’s Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics (CBE) will welcome Fields Jackson, Jr. ’80, chief executive officer of Racing Toward Diversity magazine, to address students in an online forum at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8. Jackson will present his talk, “Making the Business Case for Diversity,” via Zoom. “This year, the Center [...]

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Allegheny Graduate Greg Merz Helps Track Down Coronavirus Therapies

Dr. Greg Merz is hot on the trail of a killer. He spends most of his workday watching proteins interact with one another, usually eavesdropping on this give-and-take on his computer screen with the help of a cryo-electron microscope. Merz, a 2010 Allegheny College graduate, conducts his observations and research at the University of California [...]

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Zingale Big Idea Competition Expands to Include Track for Area Residents Seeking Business Funding

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny College has introduced a new opportunity for area residents to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes by presenting their ideas for a business or nonprofit based in Crawford County. The college’s Zingale Big Idea Competition will expand this year to include a track for [...]

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Allegheny Professor Helps Explore the Economics of Nutrition

Everyone thinks like an economist about food. They just don’t necessarily know it, says Amelia Finaret, assistant professor of global health studies at Allegheny College. The economics of nutrition is not just about how much consumers spend on certain types of food, she adds. “It’s a lot broader than people think. It’s not only about [...]

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