Detroit Jazz Fest executive vice president Cornell Batie (M.B.A. 2002) discusses how passion and success go hand and hand.
Jason Brown's college career may have gotten off to a rough start, but by the time it was finished he had earned a degree in finance and six figures in the stock market.
New SBA alumni board member April Clarke (M.B.A. '13) is eager contribute knowledge of marketing and consumer research.
After 10 years in the U.S., Indian immigrant Vivek Sreedhar (M.B.A. '09) shares his journey of integration into American culture and society in his debut book.
Nicholas Seeley (B.S. '13) got ahead in the supply chain field by going global. The alum spent seven months interning in Poland.
Kathleen Donald (B.S. '86) is COO at Lowe Campbell Ewald and the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
In a time of more impersonal business transactions, Cam Cecchini (B.A. '11) is counting on relationship building to take his company to the next level.
Steve Strome (M.B.A. '68) arose from relatively humble beginnings to lead one of the nation's largest music distributors. He was even inducted into the Video Hall of Fame.
Tyler Lynch (M.B.A. '12) used career resources available at the business school to further his career.
As president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, Tamara "Tami" Door (M.B.A. '96) plays a vital role in mapping out the future of one of America's fastest-growing cities.
Kirk King has continued to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit at WSU. King was recognized as the Emerging Leader for 2013 for applying what he learned in the classroom and giving back to his alma mater.
David E. Meador (Accounting '79 and M.B.A. '88) is a board member of the Wayne State University Foundation and the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. As a student, he was the founding president of Beta Alpha Psi.
When a class assignment becomes a thriving business, something went right. Sigma Luminous is product of a 2011 M.B.A graduate and the majority of the full-time employees are his fellow alumni.
As the first Ph.D. graduate in the School of Business Administration, Yonghong Jia is paving the way for the doctoral program.
Ronny Kashat took advantage of the opportunities available to him at Wayne State, but he wasn't the only person to benefit. Read how Ronny's efforts are helping in and around the city of Detroit.
Now coaching the team he once played for, Wayne State golf coach (and business alumnus) Mike Horn knows the value of hard work and aiming high.
Nicole's choice to attend Wayne State was a grand slam because she could combine her passions with the pursuit of a degree.
The lessons learned growing up and graduating from Wayne State led Michelle Black to success in two very different industries. And while she loves being part of a team, she's not afraid to venture out.
Success is a common theme for Patricia deBear. She realized it early and often. But some of her biggest success came as a result of her Wayne State MBA, and now she's leading the charge at a Florida hospital.
Alumnus of the Year
From his roots in Detroit, to attending Wayne State, to becoming CEO of a major global company, Matt Simoncini's star has been rising for some time. Read how he's advanced, all while remaining committed to Wayne State.
Doing something you like, and doing it well, has always been one of Mark Bertolini's driving principles. Hear how Wayne State helped prepare him to find his niche.
Delivering value through sound business practices and community involvement are what it's all about for Anthony Frabotta. Read about how he and his company are making a difference.
2008 Distinguished Alumnus David Breen believes we have a great future ahead because of quality young people, like the ones he sees graduating from Wayne State.
Therese Marie has long been a supporter of Wayne State. Read more about how her efforts are moving the university and the business school forward.
Since retiring as president of New York Life, Fred Sievert has answered a new calling and Wayne State students are among the many who benefit.
A call to action: Gary ('66 B.S., '68 M.B.A.) and Kathy Armstrong ('68 B.S.) commit $100k to spark others to give back.
Julie Felker (M.B.A. '82) served as a member of the business school's alumni board and Women of Wayne and has been extremely generous with her time, talent, and financial contributions.
Through her Marie A. Tront Endowed Scholarship, Toni Tront (B.A. '78) wants to ensure that future generations of WSU students maximize the intellectual stimulation provided at the business school.
Through the Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation Annual Scholarship, Bill and Rose Cook are not only providing financial assistance to students, but also keeping alive the legacy of a friend and mentor.
By establishing a scholarship in memory of their daughter, the Butlers are helping bright students with leadership potential to succeed.
General Motors executive David Leone attributes his academic and career success to the competitive, yet flexible nature of WSU's M.B.A. program. He shares his success by supporting scholarships and serving on the Board of Visitors.
The Kayes always appreciated the opportunities afforded to them at Wayne State. Through establishing the Mildred and Charles Kaye Endowed Scholarship, they have given back in a profound way.
George Johnson loves helping students. As an integral part of creating the Richard H. Austin Accounting Endowed Scholarship, he's been doing just that for more than 20 years.
Michael Schostak aims to teach students the practical applications of core financial concepts, especially through the use of modeling techniques in Microsoft Excel.
Professor Yan is making strides in the GSC field both within and outside the business school. She was nominated for a '15 prestigious award from the Academy of Management.
The school is proud to welcome Doug Tanner to the accounting department. Tanner retired as a partner with PwC and hopes to further our recruiting efforts and help increase the name recognition of the school.
Frank LaMarra was the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award.
As SBA's new director of development and major gifts, Steve Moore is determined to match up private support with the mission and vision of the school.
Andrea Tangari, assistant professor of marketing, discusses how product marketing has an impact on consumer health.
WSU business school professor discusses his decision to re-direct his global supply chain expertise from General Motors to the classroom.
Dr. Lorinkova is practical when it comes to applying research methods and her students benefit because of it.
Helping students succeed. Conducting important research. Spearheading Wayne State's supply chain program. Dr. John Taylor's been there and done that...but he's not stopping any time soon.
Innovative curricula. Leading research. Awards. Grants. International acclaim. Dr. Attila Yaprak has done all of these and more.
Research is a way of life for Dr. Tekleab, and it helped him win the 2011 Board of Visitors Faculty Fellow and 2012 Distinguished Teaching Awards. For him, pioneering new developments in the field of management is always exciting!
In each of the past three years, Dr. Reinstein won major awards for publishing articles in some of the accounting industry's most prestigious journals.
With numerous awards for both teaching and research, Dr. Beltramini's focus is on his students and helping them succeed.
While Dr. Mitra produces a lot of research work, the quality matches the production. Read more about his accounting-related work, which carries benefits in academia and in the field.
After addressing productivity concerns in Guatemala, Michael Serwer is eager to begin his M.B.A.
Originally a transfer student, Tao is enjoying the opportunities available through the business school.
Bhat is a prime example of what it means to "aim higher". He is expected to graduate in May.
WSU marketing student Amanda Elias is making strides in the City of Detroit Mayor's Office.
Thanks to an award-winning documentary film, Fernando Parraz's journey to WSU has been able to inspire far beyond his Detroit neighborhood.
Patrick Bresnahan has made many strides since coming to WSU, including being recognized as Crain's 2014 Newsmaker Student Scholarship awardee.
Orlando Bulluck never gave up on finishing in his degree. While it make have been a 30 year process, Bulluck will cross the stage as a graduate of the School of Business Administration in May.
Khushbu Mistry, a freshman marketing major, is one of the youngest Certified Hotel Operator/Owner license holders in the United States.
Meghan Reid, a senior accounting major, shared how working at Tectura Corporation has taught her the importance of culture in the business community.
Seizing the opportunity to get involved across campus, Sujeeth Reddy is committed to helping others. As Vice President of Wayne State Student Senate, he is already putting his management education to work.
The leadership opportunities Wayne State offers both in and out of the classroom were the perfect fit for Anthony Pellegrino. With two business plans already in progress, he is already well on his way to success.
At the intersection of book smarts and "street smarts" you'll find Remus Roman. His pursuit of academic knowledge and practical experience have paid dividends so far, with more likely to come.
Opportunities are available far and wide at Wayne State University. Learn how Sara Mahmood has made the most of them.
Ylli Qoshi proves that when your strengths and passions match a university that hones your skills in a unique setting, great things can happen.
B Start program. Business Student Senate. Interning in her field. Rebecca's list of accomplishments is long and she attributes that to her experiences at Wayne State.
Chioke's academic work and role as president of Wayne State's American Advertising Federation chapter led to him winning a prestigious nationwide internship contest - making him the first WSU student to do so.
Veronica is an alumnae of the B Start program, which sets incoming freshmen on track to finish both their undergraduate and MBA degrees in 5 years.
By making the most of the many extra-curricular opportunities at Wayne State, Quentin is preparing for his bright future.
Lopa's time on campus has sharpened her business mind. She finds even greater value in the people she meets and the relationships she's developed.
Jessica is pursuing her MBA at Wayne State. She points to the many chances to practice what she learns in the classroom as a highlight of her time at WSU.