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Coin Capital Team Wins Zingale Big Idea Competition at Allegheny College

Allegheny College students James Burnette, Austin Bristol and Joe Nagel won first prize and $5,000 in Allegheny’s Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition, a contest sponsored by the college’s Center for Business and Economics and modeled after ABC’s popular “Shark Tank” show. Burnette, Bristol and Nagel’s team — Coin Capital — pitched an idea for a hedge

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Allegheny College to Host Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition

The Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny College will hold its Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition April 27–28 in Quigley Hall on the Allegheny campus. The contest emulates the experiences seen on the popular CNBC broadcast “Shark Tank.” The public is invited to attend the final round of presentations on Saturday, April 28, from 9

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Senior Samantha Bretz Sets Her Sights on Becoming Miss Pennsylvania

Allegheny College senior Samantha Bretz will compete for the title of Miss Pennsylvania in June, now that she already carries the banner of Miss Crawford County. Bretz was crowned Miss Crawford County 2018 in February, competing against eight other contestants in Conneaut Lake. She won the interview, talent and evening gown awards as well as

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Allegheny to Host Panel of Experts Discussing the Economic Impact of the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis has hit Pennsylvania hard. Fatal overdoses rose 37 percent across the state between 2015 and 2016 and are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50, health statistics from Pennsylvania and other states show. Death rates have been particularly high in counties in Western Pennsylvania. Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Butler, Crawford

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Allegheny College Introduces New Major in Business

Allegheny College will introduce a new major in business that integrates classroom learning with experiential opportunities available through the college’s Center for Business and Economics. The program will be offered beginning with the 2018–19 academic year by the Department of Economics, which has provided a business/managerial track within its economics major for 18 years.

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Grassroots Campaign Propels Allegheny College Student to Borough Council Seat

Morgan Boyd’s campaign for New Wilmington Borough Council was “as grassroots as it gets,” he said. “It was me and a picket sign,” the 19-year-old Allegheny College student said. And a lot of walking, talking and listening. Running as an independent, Boyd collected the most votes — 241 — in the five-person race for four

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Allegheny College Receives $590,000 Gift to Support Center for Business and Economics, Student Scholarships

Allegheny College alumnus Lance Zingale and his wife, Karen, have made a $590,000 gift to support Allegheny’s Center for Business and Economics (CBE) and student scholarships at the college. The Zingales’ commitment will establish a $500,000 endowment to fund initiatives at the CBE, which provides business-related internship, research and other experiential-learning opportunities for students.

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Kim Tillotson Fleming to Visit Allegheny College as Executive in Residence

Kim Tillotson Fleming, chair and chief executive officer of Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., a privately held Pittsburgh-based investment firm, will visit Allegheny College as its executive in residence on October 30-31. The Executive in Residence Program, sponsored by the college’s Center for Business and Economics, is designed to connect students and faculty with prominent business executives who

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Former Marine Corps Pilot Joins Allegheny’s Governing Board

Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, above left, experienced plenty of exhilarating moments during his career in the U.S. Marine Corps, launching in his Harrier jump-jet from amphibious carriers and from austere forest roads in Germany. Commanding the Marine Corps Aviation Weapons School, he flew with and taught pilots the advanced tactics they needed to win

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Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy to Speak on Competing in 21st Century

Pittsburgh has become an international model for how a city remade itself. How did that revitalization happen? What were the ingredients and decisions that drove success? What lessons can other cities learn? Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy will address those and other questions during a talk on Friday, Sept. 22 at noon in Allegheny College’s

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