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The boy was four years old. His father was in prison and his mother was addicted to drugs. Almost every morning he crossed the street to visit his neighbors, students Stephen Stabile ‘01 and William Bott ’01, at their pseudo-fraternity-house in Pine Hills, sometimes with a note, “Can you watch Jamel today?” The 20-year-olds fed him, read to him, taught him how to write and took him to school.
Spring commencement included many first generation college students, including student speaker Rosa Bautitista '16 and alumna speaker Joan Solotar '86, senior managing director at Blackstone Group.
Professor of management and former dean of the School of Business, Donald Siegel, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management, an honor bestowed on fewer than 1% of the academy’s 20,000 members.
School of Business Dean Donald Siegel is stepping down to work on his grants, his scholarship and a new book contract from Stanford University Press on student entrepreneurship. Following a year’s sabbatical, Dr. Siegel will return to the Department of Management, where he holds the rank of full professor. Associate Dean Hany Shawky will serve as interim dean.
The expanded and enriched UAlbany MBA program starts fall 2015. Students will have the opportunity to choose from six concentrations. Cyber security, marketing, finance and entrepreneurship have been added to the current offerings in information technology management and human resource information systems.
Sarah Royals ’15 and Sam Rowley ’15 went to the NCAA tournament this spring, Royals for the fourth time and Rowley for the third. Both students graduated with dual majors this spring.
School of Business News from the UAlbany News Center
UAlbany Weekend MBA students developed new social ventures in their final course before graduation this summer. Each team saw success, raising $1,000 or more for a charity of choice.
Widely published scholar in finance and economics starts new position on July 1.
University at Albany faculty members are available to discuss the causes of the Zika virus, the transmission of the disease, and the public health and business implications of its spread both from a statewide and global perspective.
UAlbany's expertise in data analytics and software engineering attracts two new businesses seeking to expand their local workforces.
The team of four is selling 3-inch embroidered “supporter patches” for a project in their Weekend MBA course. Proceeds benefit Leatherstocking Honor Flight, a local not-for-profit dedicated to taking vets to see the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.