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
Wesley Pandoff (Accounting '81) is a successful, engaged alumnus who has worked hard to give back to Wayne State business students.
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.
At 100 years old, Ida Austin has worked diligently to preserve the legacy of her husband through supporting the Richard H. Austin Fund for Excellence in Accounting.
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 MBA 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.
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.
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.