Articles: Tag: Economics

2022 Zingale Big Idea Competition Crowns 10 Winners

On Saturday, April 30, the judges of the 2022 Zingale Big Idea Competition at Allegheny College crowned 10 winners, including Edible Roots, a social-purpose venture seeking to create green spaces and community gardens in urban settings, and Blue Ciel, an importer of Mongolian cashmere. This year’s winners shared a total prize pool of $32,000. “This

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Allegheny Student Commits to Playing Baseball at the University of Pittsburgh After Graduation

Realizing a goal he had since his first year at Allegheny College, senior Brett Heckert will continue his studies and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh. Heckert has committed to pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the nationally ranked Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. As a graduate student, he will be

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2021 CBE Financial Literacy Challenge Crowns Winners

On Saturday, Dec. 4, nine finalists, chosen from a field of 25 Allegheny College student entrants, competed virtually in the 2021 Financial Literacy Challenge, hosted by the Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics (CBE). First-year student Reece Smith took home the first place trophy. Rounding out the top finishers were Madelyn Hill ’22 in

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Video: Foreseeing the Swing — Senior Comp Stories

Christian Lussier ’21, a computer science major and economics minor, credits his professors and advisors for preparing him for life after graduation and giving him the tools and intellectual capacity to finish his senior comp. Lussier used machine learning algorithms and data to try to predict stock price swings in the hopes of helping people

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Recent Allegheny College Graduate Earns Second CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team Honor

Allegheny recent graduate distance runner Mica Hanish has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America First Team. For Hanish, this marks her second straight selection to the All-America First Team, and the 40th overall and 15th First Team selection for Allegheny. In June, she earned her second CoSIDA Academic All-District honor.

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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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