Welcome Bryan Harsin – COBE Alumnus!
The College of Business and Economics (COBE) welcomes back Bryan Harsin. Harsin was a student in the College of Business and Economics, graduating in 2000 with a BBA in business management.
Marketing professor, Dave Bourff remembers Harsin, “Bryan was as outgoing and personable as any student I’ve ever had — cheerful and quick with a smile (usually followed by laugh). As appealing as that was, he was also a strong student. I have enjoyed watching his career unfold!”
“It’s great to have the excitement of Bryan coming back to Boise spill over to the College of Business and Economics,” says Dean Patrick Shannon. “We feel Bryan will be a strong role model for business students.”
Read more about Harsin here.
News about COBE alumni, a rapidly growing group of more than 15,000, can be found here.
Stock Ticker Digital Display Installed in Financial Trading Room
Look up from the Jackson Commons in the Micron Business and Economics Building and you’ll see the lights of the new stock ticker digital display.
Installed recently by On-Demand Digital Display, Inc., the board goes across the Dykman Financial Trading Room on the second floor. This addition finishes off the Trading Room, thanks to the generous support of alumnus Allen Dykman.
“The display is full color and capable of two data streams,” says John Orlovich, P.E. of JSN Enterprises, LLC, who is a consultant on the job. “The ticker will display the status of the COBE student managed fund,” Orlovich explained. “The display will create excitement.”
The ticker is currently programmed to display the Dow 30, NYSE Movers and Shakers, indexes for DJIA, COMP and SPY; economic data – CPI, GDP and housing starts; foreign currencies; and a financial news feed.
The ticker will run from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Nina M. Ray, Professor of Marketing and International Business, Presented at the Australian New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference
Nina M. Ray, professor of marketing and international business, has a poster presentation displayed at the Australian New Zealand Marketing Academy conference in Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 2-4. Her presentation, “Remembering the Past — Engaging with our Future through Thanatourism: D-Day droit and Poppy Trail Tourism,” is based on work she conducted this summer funded by a College of Business and Economics research grant.
TECenter 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
The TECenter is celebrating 10 years of helping companies grow. To commemorate this milestone they are honoring the visionary and founder of the TECenter: former Idaho Small Business Development Center’s State Director, Jim Hogge.
The event is Friday, December 6 from 4-6:00 p.m. Food and drinks will be served. Please RSVP here.
Cheryl Maille, Executive Director of the EMBA Program, Nominated for Professional Staff Member of the Year
Professional Staff of the Year nominees Cherly Maille, Kelley Brandt, Melissa Wintrow and Holly Gilchrist. Not pictured: Christopher Hyer.
Each year the Boise State Professional Staff Senate recognizes an outstanding Professional Staff member. Cheryl Maille, Director of the Executive MBA (EMBA) program, was nominated for the award.
From EMBA’s inception in 2004 to present, Cheryl has been instrumental in the creation, implementation and administration of this successful venture. The EMBA program is self-supporting and provides an unparalleled educational experience. More than 140 (and counting) high level executives have been through the program under Cheryl’s direction.
Cheryl came to Boise from Rensselar Polytechnic Institute in New York where she served as Director of the RPI Executive MBA program for 19 years. She had the experience to lead our EMBA program and she has been critical to the success of the program. Cheryl is a positive influence on the faculty and staff at the College of Business and Economics. She is a consummate professional and a wonderful team member. Thank you, Cheryl, for your contribution to the college and the university.
Boise State/Idaho Business Connection with Việt Nam
Nancy Napier, director of the Centre for Creativity and Innovation at Boise State, was recently on KTVB’s It’s Your Business. Napier talks about the business opportunities that have been created in Việt Nam. Watch it here.
Diane Schooley Pettis, COBE Associate Dean, spoke at Associate Deans Conference
Diane Schooley-Pettis, professor of finance and associate dean for the College of Business and Economics, was invited to speak at the AACSB International Associate Deans Conference held in Phoenix, Ariz., November 11-13. During the session, “The Associate Dean: Adding Value to the Administrative Team,” Schooley-Pettis addressed why deans and associate deans have different perspectives, and how awareness of behavioral styles can create more effective leadership teams. “Associate deans may need to adapt to a style other than their natural style in order to complement the deans’ strengths. The most effective administrative teams are composed of people who have different styles.” Schooley-Pettis has served as associate dean for the COBE for the past 15 years, including a stint as interim dean for a year and a half.