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Indiana State Continues Partnership with Crawford & Company for Insurance Claims Training

October 12, 2020

Crawford & Company

Indiana State University has continued its partnership with Crawford & Company® (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B) to incorporate its Knowledge Management Center claims online training modules into the university's insurance courses. Crawford & Company is the world's largest, publicly listed independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers, and corporates.

The partnership gives ISU's insurance students access to nearly 40 online professional-level courses in adjuster safety, auto, casualty, ethics, fraud, liability, property, risk management, soft skills, transportation, and workers compensation. The training includes material reviews throughout each module and a final assessment.

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Dr. Robert Thompson Passes Away

October 12, 2020

Robert Thompson, 2007It is with regret that we announce the death of Dr. Robert Thompson on October 7. He joined Indiana State in 1968 and worked in a variety of positions; assistant vice president for public affairs, the director of university-community relations, the director of the Bureau of Conferences and Special Events. It was Bob who came up with the university’s first marketing plan.

In 1984, he joined the marketing faculty in the then School of Business and stayed with us until he became ill in 2006. In 1991, he received the School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award. In 1993, he received ISU’s Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award, the School of Business Faculty Service Award and the President’s Medal for Excellence. His contributions to Indiana State were recognized with the William Albert Jones Award for Outstanding Counsel to the University President and the Presidential Medal, which is the highest award presented to a University faculty member.

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IRM Program Receives Grant from Spencer Educational Foundation

September 25, 2020

Spencer Educational Foundation

We are proud to be one of Spencer Educational Foundation’s 2021 grant recipients.

Rebecca Wray, Director, Networks Financial Institute and Gongaware Center; Jin Park, Interim Chair, Accounting, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management Department; and Clint Weddle, Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving, Division of University Advancement, put forward a proposal for our Insurance and Risk Management Program to develop and implement its Recruitment and Career Awareness Diversity Program.

Approximately thirty percent of the college’s students are minority students, but the number of minority students enrolled in the Insurance and Risk Management program is approximately twenty-four percent. The new program will seek to address this disparity.

The goal is to host eight different programs or events, specifically targeting minority populations, throughout the fall and spring semester with at least three-hundred students benefiting from the programming and events offered. The goal is for twelve students to benefit from a job shadow experience with a mentor and for thirty students with an undeclared major or minor to benefit from attending a professional meeting or event. In addition, the goal is to reach at least 2,000 students via phone calls, social media advertising, and email to increase their exposure to risk management and insurance as a career.

The Insurance and Risk Management Program appreciates and values the long-standing relationship and past generous support from the Spencer Educational Foundation. The Spencer Educational Foundation scholarships have been instrumental in providing financial support for students to continue their education and path toward a career in risk management and insurance.

Since 1999, when the first Spencer scholarship was awarded to an Indiana State student, more than 85 of our students have been awarded a Spencer scholarship. In addition, since 1991, students from Indiana State have been selected and participated in the Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program with more than 30 students from Indiana State being selected as scholars. It is an honor each year for a student to attend the annual Risk and Insurance Management Society Conference and participate in the Anita Benedetti activities.

Each year, Indiana State is also proud to be selected for the Risk Manager in Residence Program. The program has not only allowed students the opportunity to learn about risk management but has given them the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a risk manager during multiple class sessions, Gamma Iota Sigma meetings, luncheons, open forums and dinners planned throughout the week. Risk managers are always engaging and bring a fresh and welcoming perspective to the classroom.

Scott College of Business Honored by U.S. News

September 21, 2020

Federal HallIndiana State University’s Scott College of Business was ranked among Best Undergraduate Business programs by U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges.

The publication evaluated the 511 undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The rankings are “based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty members at peer institutions.”

“Our purpose in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University is to positively impact the lives of our students,” said Terry Daugherty, dean of the college. “This starts in the classroom while combining experiential learning and professional development programming designed to prepare our graduates for career success.  The recognition by U.S. News & World Report reinforces our student focus and reflects the dedication of our outstanding faculty and staff.”

ISU ranked in the top 46 percent out of the 511 institutions.

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Tyra Dowell's Amazing Journey

September 18, 2020

Tyra DowellTyra Dowell is a Networks Scholar, accounting major and graduating senior from Illinois.

She chose ISU because of a couple of different situations. She comes from a low-income and low-test scores school and was offered a fee-waiver from Indiana State. When she got here, she loved the fountain, the student helpers, and the atmosphere made her feel like she was home. When she found out that she was accepted into the Networks Professional Development Program, her mom and she were in tears. The thing she is most grateful for when thinking about what ISU has done for her, is receiving and accepting a full time job before her senior year.

Tyra has accepted a full time audit position upon her May 2021 graduation at Deloitte in Indianapolis. She says “I am glad I chose ISU and I am excited to see what the future holds for me”.

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SNC Awarded Research Grant

September 11, 2020

The Sales Education Foundation have awarded our Sales and Negotiations Center one of their two $5,000 research grants. The grant goes to Allison Crick, David Fleming and J. Ricky Fergurson for their proposal titled, “Dynamics of Global Sales Leadership: An Examination Through Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions.”

The goal of the SEF research grant program is to recognize sales-specific research with the potential for application by sales executives, sales managers and/or the sales force. Two recipients have been chosen by an independent selection committee to each receive a $5,000 grant. Proposals are evaluated on three key criteria – Innovation, Practicality and Dissemination.

Congratulations to our Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma! 

September 10, 2020

Beta Gamma Sigma

We received this from Beta Gamma Sigma Global HQ this morning...

Congratulations to you and the entire Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter at Indiana State University!

Your chapter has earned recognition as a High Honors Chapter! Qualifying for this recognition is indicative of a campus where academic excellence is highly valued, and where your chapter officers work diligently to enhance Beta Gamma Sigma’s stature on campus.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

AACSB is the Scott College of Business’ accrediting body and we first accredited in 1980. The Beta Gamma Sigma chapter was formed here in 1981; the chapter president is Gretchen Burkhart and the faculty advisor is Linda Goodwin Ross.

Bahareh Javadizadeh

August 26, 2020

“I facilitate my classes instead of teaching them in a traditional way. My goal is to help them think on their own, instead of just memorizing textbook materials. I believe that this method allows them to develop their own informed opinion on the things we discuss in the class.” - Dr. Bahareh Javadizadeh, assistant professor of management specializing in human resource management and organizational behavior. Bahareh joined our faculty in August 2019. 

Bahareh Javadizadeh

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Two New Lecturers at Scott College - Both Alumni

August 24, 2020

Jon Hawes graduated from Indiana State with a double major in Marketing and Economics and later, his MBA, before getting his doctorate from the University of Arkansas. He hit the ground running when he first joined us as professor in 2009. He soon established the Sales and Negotiations Center and the same year was awarded the McGraw Hill/Irwin Sales Teacher of the Year Award from the American Marketing Association. After much hard work, Jon left us in 2015 – and now he’s back, bringing with him his wealth of knowledge and experience.

Blake Reed is an alumnus of Indiana State, graduating magna cum laude in Business Administration. Blake obtained his J.D from Valparaiso University School of Law, again magna cum laude. He too brings a lot of experience to the college being a well-known lawyer around Terre Haute. Blake joins us to lecture in Business Law.

Jon Hawes and Blake Reed

Jon Hawes and Blake Reed

30 Years of Gamma Iota Sigma at Indiana State

August 24, 2020

The Alpha Epsilon chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma here at Indiana State was formed in 1990.  The purpose of this fraternity is to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management, financial services and actuarial science as professions; to encourage the high moral and scholastic attainments of its members; and to facilitate interaction of educational institutions and industry through networking and by fostering research activities, scholarship, and improved public relations.

Gamma Iota Sigma, Alpha Epsilon chapter, 1990

Pictured is Alan C, Williams, president of the Gamma Iota Sigma Grand Chapter presenting the Alpha Epsilon charter to chapter president Jim Hart on February 20, 1990.

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Alumni News: Katie Nuthak

August 20, 2020

Katie NuthakRecent graduate Katie Nuthak is enjoying her new position of Senior Living Coordinator at Gentry Park Senior Living in Bloomington. She says that her time there has been an absolute joy where she gets to learn more about herself daily, and that she couldn’t be prouder of the work she does daily.

Katie graduated with a degree in Marketing and was a Presidents Scholar while at Indiana State. She took part in organizing the annual Ethics Conference as well as being Director of Public Relations of the Student Government Association.

 

Annie Bowen Appointed to Indiana Commission for Higher Education

August 19, 2020

Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed Anne Bowen, a junior at Indiana State University, to the only student position on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

The commission’s responsibilities include overseeing the missions of public colleges and universities; reviewing budget and capital requests; and deciding whether to allow new campuses and degree programs.

Bowen, who has a double major in Insurance & Risk Management and Financial Services, said she is honored to have been selected by the governor.

Annie Bowen

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Soto-Ferrari Winner at IEOM Awards

August 18, 2020

Milton Soto-FerrariCongratulations to Milton Soto-Ferrari, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Operations, on being awarded both the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Teaching Excellency Award and Best Track Papers Award at their conference in Detroit a couple of days ago.

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Students Attend Virtual Captive Insurance Conference

August 18, 2020

We have to thank Strategic Risk Solutions for offering The Collegiate Captive Scholar Program and providing a wonderful opportunity for our Insurance and Risk Management students to attend the virtual 2020 Vermont Captive Insurance Association Annual Conference!

Annie Bowen writes “I had the unique privilege to participate in the 2020 VCIA Virtual Annual Conference! I had a wonderful experience and was able to learn about emerging risks, network, visit exhibit halls, and create a foundation for captive insurance knowledge. The conference was truly a dynamic way to learn, connect with others, and discover a new virtual conference platform! Thank you to Rebecca Wray for nominating me for this exciting opportunity and to Derick White for ensuring that my student experience was nothing short of exceptional.”

2020 Vermont Captive Insurance Association Annual Conference

Patrick Mendenhall, '10 (Business Administration)

August 17, 2020

You may remember Patrick Mendenhall who was one of the alumni featured in the last issue of State Magazine. Patrick is certainly making a name for himself in the trucking industry, being featured in today’s copy of the Southeast Missourian

Patrick graduated from Indiana State with a Business Administration in 2010. In 2013, he joined Cumberland International Trucks Inc., where he spent the last seven years codeveloping and branding one of the most fuel-efficient semi tractors on the market today, the C10. He’s recently been appointed as Fleet Sales Manager of Summit Truck Group responsible for key accounts and prospects in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee.

He is a member of the Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA) and is the founder and chairman of its young Professional Council. The TTA awarded Mendenhall its inaugural Young Professional of the Year award in 2019. He’s also been featured on the cover of Tennessee Trucking Magazine for his work with the TTA - 

Patrick Mendenhall

Intern Spotlight: Grace Hicks

August 14, 2020

Grace HicksGrace Hicks, Insurance and Risk Management student had a fantastic internship this summer with Gibson!

“This summer I interned at Gibson in South Bend as a Client Services and Risk Management Intern. I worked in the Employee Benefits and Commercial Risk Management departments. My day to day activities included reviewing client accounts, updating policy information, and attending client meetings. Gibson truly is a place where all employees and clients are welcomed and valued members of the team. The culture at Gibson is fostered through our mantra of, “Do the Right Thing.”

Intern Spotlight: Ellei Kay

August 5, 2020

Ellei KayEllei Kay, Insurance and Risk Management student has had a wonderful internship experience this summer with Indiana Farmers Insurance!

"This summer I was given the opportunity to work with Indiana Farmers Insurance as their Underwriting Intern. Over the past nine weeks, I have spent time in the personal, farm, and commercial lines departments learning how insurance carriers properly analyze and write risks. This internship has strengthened my attention to detail as well as my knowledge about the industry as a whole. I am very grateful to everyone who has made this internship program a success and can’t wait to learn more!"

Intern Spotlight: MaKenzie Quissell

August 3, 2020

MaKenzie Quissell has thoroughly enjoyed her time as the Finance Intern for Lake City Bank this summer.

She says, “I just wanted to say thank you so much to Lake City Bank and the Finance Department specifically for providing me with such a great internship experience these past 9 weeks.

Even though my experience was remote, I appreciate the dedication and persistence Lake City Bank showed me through making this internship happen even in the midst of COVID-19. I am proud to say I have almost completed the Fixed Asset Inventory Audit for all 50 Lake City Bank branches across Northern and Central Indiana!”

MaKenzie Quissell

Intern Spotlight: Stephanie Dehne

July 30, 2020

Stephanie Dehne"This summer, I have been grateful to intern with Specialty Insurance Group. Working along their Underwriting Department, I have learned a lot about the underwriting process, the unique markets we insure, and our role within the industry. Each week, I have had the opportunity to speak with different individuals throughout the company such as operations, contingency underwriting, marketing and more. Working on a project for Specialty Insurance Group and another through Everest Insurance with other interns across the country, I have been able to develop a thorough understanding of the role of an underwriter, analyze various data, and collaborate with colleagues about potential solutions for the company. This opportunity has been greatly appreciated, and I am very thankful for the knowledge, connections and mentors I have gained throughout this role. I look forward to presenting my project next week to wrap up my summer internship experience."

Kimmie Collins - College in my Hometown

July 28, 2020

Kimmie CollinsGrowing up, Indiana State was literally always a part of my life. From a young age, I’d proudly wear Sycamore Sam T-shirts to school. I stuck an Indiana State University decal to my bedroom window. For a while, I automatically associated “college” with Indiana State. Now, Sycamore spirit has only ingrained itself deeper in me. I’m proud to be a fourth-generation Sycamore, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

I thought I knew everything there was to know about my hometown university, but I didn’t realize how much I had to learn until I examined Indiana State against other schools.

People always told me that going to college in my hometown “wouldn’t give me the full experience” and “wouldn’t be an adventure”, but I couldn’t disagree more. Stepping on campus is like entering a whole new universe. Though it is a short walk from bustling downtown Terre Haute, campus is serene, brimming with a different kind of energy. Campus almost feels as if it exists in its own bubble, tucked away from the traffic and hubbub less than a mile away.

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Intern Spotlight: Noah Helm

July 22, 2020

Noah Heim, Insurance and Risk Management student, is having a wonderful experience this summer with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance!

"The past five weeks interning at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance in the Claims Department have been a wonderful opportunity filled with growth and a wide variety of hands-on experience handling claims. This opportunity has helped me more fully understand the claims process and the insurance industry as a whole. I am extremely thankful to everyone who has been involved in the internship experience thus far, I have enjoyed every minute of it and I can't wait for more to come!"

Noah Helm

Intern Spotlight: Anne Bowen

July 13, 2020

Anne BowenAnne Bowen, Insurance and Risk Management student is having an incredible internship with Arlington/Roe this summer!

"I've had the privilege of interning with Arlington/Roe in the Healthcare and Human Services Department. In this role, I've learned about creating carrier, agent, and company relationships while also developing my skills with technology through various applications. I decided to join the Arlington/Roe family as an intern because of their caring reputation, commitment to employees, and their exuberant success. As my internship experience went "virtual" I could not be more grateful for the dedication shown to me and my role as an intern.

Arlington/Roe has given me a great look into the benefits of working in the insurance industry and specifically shown me the qualities of how an inclusive, well-rounded company operates on a daily basis. From one-on-one mentoring to a unique summer project, I've been able to develop as a young insurance professional and as an individual. Arlington/Roe has provided me with a premier internship experience and I could not be more excited to finish my remaining weeks with this incredible company."

Patrick Mendenhall, '10 (Business Administration)

July 10, 2020

Patrick graduated in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration. He works as Fleet Sales Manager at Cumberland International Trucks and is making a big impact in the Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA).

In 2018, Patrick was instrumental in forming the Young Professional Council within the TTA to encourage and develop leaders within the organization. That and winning a sales competition held by International Trucks won him the TTA Young Professional of the Year award last year.

Patrick was also recognized in the 2019 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in the Clean Air category for improving fleet fuel economy with Cumberland‘s C10 Project. 

Patrick Mendenhall

Jeffrey (Tim) Query '80 (Financial Management & Business Administration), Gr '89 (MBA)

July 9, 2020

Jeff Tim QueryTim earned his baccalaureate with a double in Financial Management and Business Administration from Indiana State University 1980, and returned for his MBA in 1989 before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Tim was an instructor here from 1991 to 1994 before becoming assistant professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2006, he became Associate Professor and Mountain States Insurance Group Endowed Chair at New Mexico State University.

Tim has just completed his term as president of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA). In a 2019 interview with AM Best Tim wrote of the college that “I had been an instructor in the Department of Finance and Management at Indiana State University in the early 1990s, where I observed one of the most successful regional RMI programs.”

Student Perspectives on COVID-19

July 7, 2020

Kimmie Collins, Marketing major, Entrepreneurship minor, Class of 2022 - Every aspect of our lives has been touched by the coronavirus, and several of my classes incorporated discussions about the virus’s lasting effects on business. As a marketing major, I’ve been especially fascinated by the shift in advertising and promotional techniques. Television advertisements focus on heartwarming stories of families adjusting to the new normal. Companies are designing creative new products to keep up with the rapidly shifting environments. We learned firsthand how businesses adapt to change, and my professors encouraged me to apply these concepts to class projects, making even bleak times a positive learning experience.

Michael Smith, Marketing major, Sales and Negotiation minor, Class of 2021 - COVID-19 taught me patience. There is an end to this and it will come. We simply have to wait, have faith in those who are working endlessly, and listen to experts. COVID-19 taught me that I have a lot of room to improve in my daily life. I often have little time to myself in my busy life, and less time for reflection. That has changed. Finally, COVID-19 taught me a new way to value the love that I’m given. Every day, the people that I love make sacrifices for me and show me how much they love me in ways large and small. I’ve come to value, respect, and cherish those acts more than ever.

Kimmie Collins and Michael Smith

Kimmie Collins and Michael Smith

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Intern Spotlight: Nate Crick

July 7, 2020

Nate Crick, Insurance and Risk Management student is having a fantastic internship with Markel this summer!

“Since May 26th, I’ve been able to work in the sales department at Markel. I have worked on a variety of tasks for the company and have continued to learn more about the fast-paced insurance industry. It has helped me better understand how to interact with insurance agents regarding different types of coverage. I am very fortunate the company has made accommodations to ensure I have had many opportunities to learn during this pandemic. Looking forward to the rest of my internship!”

Nate Crick

Scott College of Business

July 6, 2020

Where can you find 11-plus business majors, six centers for hands-on learning, as well as nationally ranked and accredited degree programs that offer the best opportunities for job placement after graduation? The Scott College of Business at Indiana State is where! View the video to learn more about the opportunities that await you at the Scott College of Business. New promo video

Advice for New Business Students

July 2, 2020

Scott College of Business students shares their advice to make your first year as a Sycamore as successful as possible – even in the midst of a pandemic.

Under normal circumstances, starting college can be a difficult transition. It may be your first time away from home, it may be the first time you are able to choose your own classes, or it may simply be difficult to find your place. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the start of the semester may bring even more of an adjustment period than normal. However, you are not alone.

  • Hold yourself accountable
  • Find your drive
  • Keep your faith
  • Meet “your people”
  • Do what makes you happy
  • Befriend your professors
  • Have fun
  • Enjoy your home in the Haute

Megan Heck

Megan Heck, Accounting major Sophomore

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Choosing a Business Major

July 2, 2020

Choosing a major can be one of the most challenging decisions a college student makes. Scott College of Business students share why they fell in love with their chosen major. Students and recent graduates featured are Brandon Ball, ‘20 Management major, Marketing and Entrepreneurship minors; Joshua Bruce, ‘20 Insurance and Risk Management major, Spanish minor; Audra Cleveland, ‘20 Insurance and Risk Management major; Lilly Hancock, ‘20 Marketing Management major; Makayla Irish, senior Operations and Supply Chain Management major, Business Analytics minor; Justia Lumbeau, ‘20 Finance major, Economics minor; Taylor Morris, senior Accounting major, Forensic Accounting minor; Nicholas Pesavento, ‘20 Operations and Supply Chain Management major; and Alijah Rogers, senior Accounting major, Business Analytics minor.

Which Business Major

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Welcome to our new dean, Terry Daugherty

July 1, 2020

Terry joins us from the University of Akron’s College of Business Administration where he served as Interim Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs. The college has five departments - Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management. and Marketing and 87 faculty and administrative staff serving more than 2,000 students.

Terry earned his B.A. at Western Kentucky University, his M.A. at the University of Alabama, and his Ph.D. at Michigan State University.

He was a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management. Then moved to the University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Advertising. He started at the University of Akron in 2009 where he served on the faculty and in various administrative capacities, including department chair and assistant dean.

You can read more in State Magazine

Terry Daugherty

Intern Spotlight

July 1, 2020

Jackson Byrne, Insurance and Risk Management student, is completing an internship with Selective Insurance this summer!

“Since June 1st, I’ve been fortunate to participate in the Selective Insurance Ignite Internship Program! I have been able to learn great things about underwriting from some terrific people. I am very lucky to have the chance to participate in this program, especially with it being online during the pandemic!”

Jackson Byrne

Last Day for Interim Dean Jack Maynard

June 30, 2020

C. Jack MaynardToday is Jack Maynard’s last day as Interim Dean of the Scott College of Business.

Jack has done a fantastic job of leading the college, especially in these last few difficult months where his leadership has been outstanding.

He’s not quite finished with the university yet though. He will return to teaching in the doctoral program in higher education administration and will also work with the graduates of the MBA-EL in the Executive Coaching part of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation project.

Before joining us, Jack was appointed dean of the School of Education in 2001. In 2004, he became Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In 2013 he was appointed Professor of Educational Leadership and in 2015, the Director of the MBA in Educational Leadership.

First Destination Survey Kudos!

June 30, 2020

What do these Scott College faculty and staff have in common?

The Class of 2019 First Destination Survey asked the question “Would you like to list any ISU faculty or staff member(s) who played a significant role in your career development?” These are the Scott College of Business faculty who were named in the survey.

Career Development Awardees

Kuntal Bhattacharyya, Judith Brewer, Concetta DePaolo, David Fleming, Jeff Harper, Kim LaGrange, Steve Lamb, Ashley Layman, Michelle Reeson, David Robinson, Melony Sacopulos, Joe Sanders, Kelly Wilkinson, Sara Williams, Rebecca Wray

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State Magazine

June 18, 2020

State Magazine, Spring/Summer 2020The Spring/Summer 2020 edition of State Magazine is now online. This issue focuses on the efforts the university's faculty, staff and students has made to ease the situation and how they have coped with it. The issue also includes features on Miss Indiana, Tiarra Taylor, and the Scott Coleege of Business' new dean, Terry Daugherty who begins work on July 1.  

 

Alumni Profile: Brandon Ball, '20 (Management)

June 4, 2020

Brandon BallBeing your own boss, setting your own hours, traveling all over the country. Sounds a lot like a pipe dream to many, but for Brandon Ball that’s exactly what he wanted, and that’s exactly what he got. A management major with a double minor in marketing and entrepreneurship, coming from nearby Brookville, Ind., Ball is a recent graduate of Indiana State University who has carved a path for himself through his extremely strong work ethic.

He launched his own company, Perpetual Motion, this May, and works as a certified Google specialist. Working mostly with business owners across the country, Ball optimizes Google pages and allows businesses to get the recognition they are looking for. Ball told me, “The easiest way to describe it is when you search ‘Food near me’ on Google and the business’s page pops up. That’s what I do for businesses in all kinds of industries.”

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Alumni Profile: Enock Momanyi, ’20 (Marketing)

June 4, 2020

Enock Momanyi, ’20, spent his time at Indiana State University being an example for how to get involved and set yourself up for success after graduation. Born in Eldoret, Kenya and now residing in Terre Haute, Momanyi majored in marketing with a focus on marketing management while a student at Indiana State.

Momanyi’s involvement on campus was a major contributor to his experience at State. One of the organizations that had the greatest impact was She’s the First ISU, or STF. In this organization, students raised money to help girls in developing countries get an education and break a cycle of poverty. Momanyi was also involved in the American Marketing Association, or AMA. He learned valuable skills for his major through this group by contacting local marketing firms to bring in representatives to discuss the benefits of a career in marketing. 

Momanyi held two jobs while at ISU, one in Mentoring Assistance for Productive Scholars, or MAPS, and another in the Indiana State University Marketing Office as a student office assistant.

Enoch says that "Indiana State has accepted me for who I am and who I want to be; the people I’ve met, the lessons I’ve learned, and the business acumen I’ve gained, I would not trade for anything else because I am now more confident than ever that I can reach my dreams. BLUE is dreaming big and doing it.”

Enock Momanyi

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President’s Scholarships Awarded to 19 Incoming ISU Freshmen

June 4, 2020

Indiana State University has awarded 19 outstanding students the President’s Scholarship, the university’s most prestigious merit scholarship for incoming freshmen.

The scholarship covers the students’ full in-state tuition and on-campus housing. It is offered to incoming first-year students who demonstrate excellent academic performance in high school and during an on-campus interview. Over four years, this scholarship is worth about $80,000.

 “With over 250 students selected to participate in this year’s interview day events, we saw students travel from the Midwest and beyond to interview for this prestigious award,” said Kelly A. Pierce, Associate Director of University Scholarships. “These students are clearly well prepared, intellectual thinkers who are ready to make a difference on the campus of Indiana State University and beyond.”

 Among the 2020-21 recipients are:

Dylan Maupin of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was a captain on Lawrenceburg High School’s varsity soccer team and a member of his school’s academic team. Maupin is an active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He plans to pursue a degree in management information systems from the Scott College of Business.

Jackson Taylor of Muncie, Indiana, was a First Team All-State baseball player at Yorktown High School and he volunteered as a coach for local children’s teams. Taylor was a chapter officer for DECA and served as a mentor for younger students in the Yorktown High School Mentor Program. He plans to play baseball at Indiana State while pursuing a degree in business administration from the Scott College of Business.

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Faculty Retiring or Moving On

May 19, 2020

Regretfully we’re losing four very well liked and respected faculty over the summer.

Joe Harder, Robert McMahan, Blake Rayfield and Melony Sacopulos

Joe Harder is Associate Professor of Management is phasing out his retirement, he’s been with us since 1998 and was heavily involved in the Motorsports Management program. Robert McMahan is a Senior Instructor and has been with us since 1984 – 36 years of fantastic service to the college.

Blake Rayfield, Assistant Professor of Finance, although a relative newcomer, he started with us in 2018, has made a deep impact on our Finance program as well as being involved with the Student Managed Investment Fund. He’s starting a new position at Northern Arizona University.

Melony Sacopulos, Assistant Professor of Accounting, joined the college in 2015 but has held senior positions at Indiana State since 1995. First at the Foundation and then as General Counsel and Secretary to the university. Melony is starting a new position as VP of Monmouth College.

All will be greatly missed and we wish them well.

MISBE Newsletter

May 18, 2020

MISBE Newsletter Spring 2020The Department of Management, Information Systems, and Business Education (MISBE) has created a new newsletter. The newsletter contains general information about the department which is led by Aruna Chandra. Student Regan Zerwig and her decision to minor in Entrepreneurship is highlighted as well as Wei He's presentation of "Engaging Students with Relevant Case Study from Open Education Resources" at the inaugural Learning Connections Summit.

There are also articles on Beta Gamma Sigma's new inductees and the various technologies being used for instruction, working and generally keeping in touch during this unusual time.

Shannon Anderson – From Graduate to CEO of her own Company in 3 Years!

May 8, 2020

Shannon Anderson, ’17, snagged a job as a supply chain analyst after graduating from Indiana State with a bachelor’s degree in operations and supply chain management and a minor in French.

She is now co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at smileML, a Techstars Air Force company that creates better experiences and safer communities by turning video into actionable intelligence for a variety of applications.

Shannon Anderson

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Tabco - Tom and Dotty Bilyeu Lab Named

May 8, 2020

The Team Lab, FD002 on the Garden Level of Federal Hall has been renamed the Tabco – Tom and Dotty Bilyeu Lab in recognition of a $25,000 gift from the families of the late Thomas A. and Dorothy Jean “Dotty” (Braunschweiger) Bilyeu. The gift has been funded fully with a gift of cash and will support Bridge the Gap Scholarships.

One of their children, Brad Bilyeu, a 1977 graduate of Scott College, said, “Tom and Dotty were proud to be a part of the Indiana State community, and together they witnessed and understood the value that the institution brings to the Wabash Valley and beyond.”

“While neither had college degrees, they knew how important it was and they were pleased to be able to see three of their four children and five of their 10 grandchildren attend ISU.

“Federal Hall is a beautiful building that also holds a lot of history in Terre Haute, which Tom and Dotty were able to witness. The way it was repurposed by ISU and is being used by Indiana State and the Scott College of Business is inspiring to students and the community.”

The naming of the lab space honors the family’s long-standing connection to Terre Haute, ISU, and the business community.

Tom and Dotty Bilyeu started Tabco Business Forms, Inc. in Terre Haute in 1978 and remained active in the company until their full retirement in 2012.

Tom and Dotty Bilyeu

Together the Bilyeu’s worked tirelessly to provide educational opportunity for their children and eventually employed their two sons who run the business today. Tom and Dotty were proud of the fact that three of their four children and five of their ten grandchildren attended Indiana State University. Tom and Dotty’s hard work, dedication, and love in their hearts was synonymous with laying a foundation of success for others.

His gift honors their legacy by providing an opportunity for those aspiring to reach their educational goals at Indiana State University, while positively shaping communities in which Sycamore graduates call home.

Dotty passed away on April 7, 2016, aged 85, and Tom passed away on September 25, 2018, at the age of 87.

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Faculty Promotions

May 1, 2020

Congratulations to David Fleming who has been promoted to full professor and to Matt Cohen who has been promoted to senior instructor. David has been at the Scott College of Business since 2015 when he joined us as Director of the Sales and Negotiations Center. Matt has been with us since 2012 and teaches accounting.

David Fleming &amp; Matt Cohen

Indiana State Memorial Service

April 30, 2020

President Curtis expressed regret that people were unable to physically gather for the event. However, ISU wanted to maintain the tradition of paying tribute to those members of the ISU family including students, faculty and staff, retirees, volunteer leaders and major supporters. Dr. Curtis extended condolences to the families of these 39 individuals and has expressed appreciations for the contributions their loved ones made to Indiana State University. The video can be seen on YouTube.

Two great friends of the Scott College of Business were included in the University Memorial Service.

Pete Hudson was a great benefactor of the college. He was instrumental in developing our Insurance and Risk Management program in 1988 which in just a few years was recognized as one of the top programs in the country.

Robert Smiley was chairman of our Marketing Department from 1979 to 1998 and was the MBA Coordinator. Bob had an interesting career, starting in high school building television sets. After high school, Smiley worked in the submarine service of the United States Navy, sold securities, worked as a licensed real estate broker, designed and built computers, and even owned a disco.

H. Peter Hudson and Robert Smiley

Sales and Negotiations Center (SNC): A Shining Program

April 29, 2020

The Sales and Negotiations Center (SNC) is one of the shining programs of the Scott College of Business that serves as a hub of connections between the students who attend, the industry that they hope to work in and the academics that will help them get there. It is the belief of Professors David Fleming and Ricky Fergurson that whether or not the students themselves realize it, they will all have to deal in sales one day. They went on to explain, that whether it’s actual selling of products, selling your ideas to your superior in a pitch, or even just selling yourself to a company during an interview; the art of selling is one that everyone can benefit from, and when sharpened, becomes a wonderful tool to have.

The Sales and Negotiations Center’s sales competition team currently consists of five members who travel across the country competing against other schools. They sell to live buyers who know their product intimately because they are sales reps for the products being used in the competition. This gives students a chance to showcase their abilities to an actual company, thus the students are selling themselves to the companies at the same time.

The SNC at work

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2020 Sycamore Leadership Award Winners

April 28, 2020

Congratulations to all our 2020 Sycamore Leadership Award winners! Especially Scott College of Business students who took 5 of the 11 indvidual categories, Brandon Ball (Management), Anne Bowen (Insurance & Risk Management), Samuel Bowen (Accounting), Kimberly Collins (Marketing), and Antonio Cornelius (Financial Services).

All the students showed hard work and dedication to gain these awards and we are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize all the work they do for your organizations, the university, the colleges and the ISU community. 

2020 Sycamore Leadership Awards

Not A Normal Commencement!

April 28, 2020

University President Deborah Curtis, Provost Mike Licari, and Rex Kendall, Executive Director of the Alumni Association are all helping to pack graduation boxes. 

Graduation Boxes - April 2020

Antonio Cornelius Chosen as Commencement Speaker

April 28, 2020

Financial Services senior Antonio Cornelius’ passion for speaking, performing and giving a positive message made him a perfect fit to serve as a student speaker for 2020 spring commencement ceremony at Indiana State University. “The message I want to give it to my peers, especially since we can’t see each other face-to-face, is enjoy the time with your families as this moment is happening,” said Cornelius, who is from Gary, Indiana. “All you’ve done is not a waste because getting a degree is more than just walking across stage; it is what you’re going to do with it in the future.”

During his time at Indiana State, Cornelius was co-chair of Gentleman’s Society and served as treasurer for three organizations, including Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization, National Association of Black Accountants and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. 

“The best advice I can give my future Sycamores is to not come in to anything thinking about the worst without trying to achieve the best,” he said. “Enjoy your time while achieving your goals. Be creative while doing it.”

Antonio Cornelius

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Sales & Negotiations Elevator Pitch Competition

April 24, 2020

Congratulations to Sarah Padan for winning the Spring 2020 Indiana State University Elevator Pitch Competition as well as Sarah Alzahrani, Hannah Southwood, and Kelsey Graman, our top 4 finalists!

Spring 2020 SNC Elevator Pitch Winners

Sycamore Stories

April 22, 2020

Sycamore Stories

Every day, the world shifts in ways we never before imagined. Plans are no longer certain, and no one is able to predict what the next few weeks will bring. However, even in the most uncertain of times, one thing remains constant: Sycamores continue to thrive. We are stronger than Sycamore trees, and we will stand tall through the storm. Despite the hardships and disappointments incurred by the pandemic, Sycamores are adapting. It has been over one month since Indiana State University announced the transition to online learning, and Sycamores are developing creative ways to grow during social distancing. From study methods to family exercise routines to lessons about online coursework, Sycamores are proving that they are more innovative than ever.

Among the students featured are Kimmie Collins (Marketing Sophmore), Enock Momanyi, (Marketing Senior), and Michael Smith (Marketing Junior).

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Scott College Students Among Hines Medalists

April 22, 2020

Two Scott College of Business students are among the six graduating seniors who are receiving the Hines Memorial Medal this spring semester for their excellent academic records.

Anna Behrens, an operations and supply chain management major from St. Joseph, Illinois, is looking forward to becoming an account analyst for a company in Carmel, Indiana. She hopes to start her own business one day. “My time at ISU went by so quickly,” Behrens said. “It was an extremely fun and rewarding experience where I was able to meet so many wonderful people. I am grateful for the opportunities and skills I have obtained through the Honors College and the OSCM program.”

Taylor Yates, operations and supply chain management major and legal studies minor from Ashkum, Illinois, is moving to Albany, New York, to attend law school. Yates hopes to become a corporate lawyer at a private law firm. “From studying abroad in Greece to being an ASE [academic success educator] in Pickerl Hall to meeting my best friend, my time here has been the best years of my life,” she said. “I am thankful for all of the opportunities that I have been given at State and the professors and staff that I have had the honor of meeting along the way. Even in New York, I will never forget Indiana State.”

The Hines Memorial Medal goes to students who entered Indiana State as first-time college freshmen and are completing their bachelor’s degrees with the highest cumulative grade point average. It is named after Linnaeus Hines, the university's fourth president, from 1921-1933, and served two terms as Indiana superintendent of public instruction. The medal is awarded for the spring and fall semesters.

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Anna Behrens and Taylor Yates

Hiines Medalists Anna Behrens and Taylor Yates

RNMKRS Virtual National Sales Competition

April 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Hunter Diveley is the winner of the April 2020 RNMKRS Virtual National Sales Competition! Sarah Padan placed 7th overall out of over 1,400 students from 49 universities.

Hunter is a junior from Effingham, Illinois and Sarha is a senior from Terre Haute, both are Marketing Majors.

RNMKRS champions, Hunter Diveley and Sarah Padan

RNMKRS champions, Hunter Diveley and Sarah Padan 

Kelsey Darin, ’17 (Marketing)

April 15, 2020

Kelsey DarinKelsey Darin, ’17, is still benefiting from the connections she made on campus as a student and it’s kept her rooted to her alma mater. As a student, Darin found a mentor in Indiana State University economics Professor Bob Guell, whose help extended beyond the classroom to opportunities that would help her find her passion and earn her position as a product developer at McGraw-Hill. Darin now spends her days serving as the liaison between the authors, editorial team and production team – all tasks she was more than capable of tackling on day one of her position thanks to the education and leadership opportunities she amassed during her time as a student at State.

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Kenadi Hollis: RNMKRS Virtual Sales Competition

April 6, 2020

Kenadi HollisMarketing major, Kenadi Hollis, ’20, has two things to celebrate: graduation day and her win at the 2019 RNMKRS Virtual Sales Competition. As an online student, she knew she was ready for whatever the competition threw her way, thanks to rigorous preparation she received through Indiana State University’s online sales course. The experience took her coursework up a notch to a new, real-world level, placing 1st out of 1,500 students nationwide. Hollis talks about her experience at RNMKRS and the Sales and Negotiations Center.

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New Dean Announced!

April 5, 2020

Dr. Terry Daugherty from University of Akron (UA) has been selected as the new Dean of Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business. Dr. Daugherty is currently the Interim Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs at UA’s College of Business Administration. He succeeds interim dean, Dr. Jack Maynard. He starts his new position on July 1. 

Terry Daugherty

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Give to Blue Day

March 12, 2020

Give to Blue Day

The 24 hour Give to Blue Day on March 11, was another success. 

503 social ambassadors shared their Sycamore pride by promoting our inaugural day of giving. A total of 2418 Indiana State University alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends generously contributed $679,247. We are grateful for the Sycamore community! Thank you for being a part of this historic day.

190 donors raised $78,160 for the Scott College of Business

Challenges for the Scott college of Business were:

Todd Osburn and Caroline Howe matched the first $25,000 donated to the college
Pat Hopkins gave $10,000 when we reached 150 donors
Jay and Elizabeth McHargue gave $5,000 when we reached 50 donors
Roger and Glenda Schorr gave $5,000 when 30 students gave

<< Give to Blue Day Ssets Single-day Fundraising Record for ISU >>

Vic-Tree Insurance Wins Selective Agency Management Collegiate Competition

February 29, 2020

Our Insurance and Risk Management Program is THRILLED to announce the Indiana State University - Scott College of Business team, Vic-Tree Insurance, won first place in the Selective Agency Management Collegiate Competition! Congratulations to the fabulous team! In order from left to right, Joshua Bruce, Kyle Collins, Ellei Kay, Erika Perry, Zachary Holt, and Jacob Kissick!! You rocked the competition! Thank you to Selective Insurance for sponsoring the competition and to our agency mentor, Peter Forsee from ONI Risk Partners!

Vic-Tree Insurance Team

The Vic-Tree Insurance Team

<< Indiana State University Wins First Place In Selective Insurance Collegiate Competition, press release by Selective Insurance, March 5, 2020 >>
<< Selective Taps Virtual Agency to Run Collegiate Competition, Digital Insurance, March 9, 2020 >>
<< Indiana State University Wins First Place in Selective Insurance Collegiate Competition, Insurance Journal, March 13, 2020 >>

Disney Data Used in Business Analytics Class

February 28, 2020

When Concetta DePaolo, who began teaching at State in 2000, ran across a 2018 article on touringplans.com about publicly available datasets for Disney ride wait times, she admits she got excited.

“I love Disney and I’m a data geek, and I immediately realized I could incorporate this information in my classes.” DePaolo created two projects using the Disney datasets for her business statistics and business analytics classes. The first project for her business analytics class involved using data from 2012 to 2019 for eleven rides; each ride contained information for about 200,000-300,000 recorded wait times. The datasets also included information about the days for which data was gathered – day of the week, parades and special events that day, temperature, precipitation, and percentage of school out in central Florida that day, for example.

The students in Fundamentals of Business Analytics used Tableau software to create data visualizations that allowed them to see how independent variables such as seasons, holidays, month, day of the week, time of day, special events at the park and “peak” ticket days, affected wait times.

Concetta DePaolo

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Lucien (Lu) Meis Passes

February 27, 2020

We regret to report the passing of Lucien (Lu) Meis. Lu and his wife, Alane, have been lifelong supporters of Indiana State and the Scott College of Business.

The Alane and Lucien Meis Student Development Center (FD133) has long supported career development activities in Federal Hall. In 2012, the Indiana State University Foundation dedicated Meis Plaza and the “Renewal” sycamore leaf sculpture. The plaza is located at the main entrance of the Foundation’s facility at Fifth and Cherry.

Alane (Laney) and Lucien (Lu) Meis

Alane (Laney) and Lucien (Lu) Meis in 2012

<< Tribune-Star Obituary >> << Lu Meis, businessman and philanthropist, dies at 85 (Tribune-Star, 2/27/20) >>

Indiana State Day at the Statehouse

February 24, 2020

Indiana State University took over the north atrium of the Statehouse for ISU Day on Monday, with students showing legislators a slice of what makes the institution distinct, impactful, and a smart investment for the state. More than 50 lawmakers browsed table displays about ISU’s colleges, organizations, and student research. 

“This is always a special day for ISU, as our greatest advocates are our students,” said Greg Goode, Executive Director of Government Relations and University Communication. “This gives legislators from across the state the opportunity to hear from ISU students and be reminded of the great return on their investment in ISU. It also gives students the experience of advocating to their elected officials.” 

The Scott College of Business, the Student Government Association, and 21st Century Scholars were among the campus entities represented. Individual students had tables explaining their research. 

Student Zachary Holt from the Scott College of Business is interviewed by WTHI

Student Zachary Holt from the Scott College of Business is interviewed by WTHI

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Alumni Profile: Buff Dormeier, '92

Buff DormeierAs an Indiana State University graduate, Buff Dormeier built a course schedule around classes that interested him – business, economics, and planning – and graduated four years later with majors in both business and urban development and regional planning with an economics minor.

As Chief Technical Analyst at Kingsview Investment Management in Fort Wayne, Dormeier advises the affluent, financial advisors, and other institutional clients with strategies that meet their specified investment objectives in a full host of investment climates. As a portfolio manager, he was featured in Technical Analysis and Behavior Finance in Fund Management – an international book of interviews with 21 successful portfolio managers across the world who utilize technical analysis as a portfolio driver.

In 2007, Dormeier’s technical research on volume analysis received the prestigious Charles H. Dow Award and his book, Investing with Volume Analysis, won both the Technical Analyst’s Book of the Year in 2013 and Trader Planet’s Top Book Resource in 2012.  Buff has been named in Forbes Magazine’s “Best in State” Financial Advisors of 2018 and 2019.

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$1 Million Gift Will Create Endowed Professorship of Insurance

February 21, 2020

A $1 million gift from the charitable trust of H. Peter Hudson will create an endowed professorship in the Insurance and Risk Management program at Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business. It is the largest cash gift to ISU during this fiscal year. ISU’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to acknowledge the gift by establishing the Dr. Larry Coleman/H. Peter Hudson Endowed Professorship of Insurance. 

Before Hudson died last year, he wanted to honor Dr. Larry Coleman, who began ISU’s insurance program and involved Hudson and other insurance executives in the process. Hudson was Indiana Commissioner of Insurance from 1975-81 and was President/CEO of Monroe Guaranty.

Hudson entered the insurance business in 1959 and was concerned about the lack of opportunities for students to learn about the business in college. In 1988, Coleman asked him to join ISU’s effort to develop a degree major in insurance and risk management. Within a few years, ISU’s Insurance and Risk Management Program was recognized as one of the top programs in the country. 

IRM 25th anniversary, April 12, 2014

The founders of the IRM Program pictured on its 25th anniversary in 2014
Larry Coleman, Don Gongaware, Dr. Mary Ann Boose Kent, and Pete Hudson.

<< $1 million gift will create endowed professorship of insurance >>
<< History of the IRM Program >>

State Farm Circle of Influence Speaker: Greg W. Marshall

February 18, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18th 2020, Dr. Marshall, Charles Harwood Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, presented “Days of Future Passed: (Re)Imagining the Role & Impact of Sales in the Next Decade,” drawing on his experience with selling, sales management, and product management in the consumer packaged goods and retailing industries with Warner-Lambert, Mennen, and Target Corporation.

He also shared insights from his considerable experience as a consultant and trainer for a variety of organizations and insider knowledge on the academic front; specifically as the current Editor-in-Chief for European Journal of Marketing, and former editor of the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice and Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management. He is also the author of several sales and marketing texts.

He shared his vision of the future of sales and its impact on business success. His presentation included the impact of AI and other emergent technologies on the role of the salesperson as well as the changing nature of sales roles.

Greg W. Marshall

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Students Compete in the Selective Insurance Collegiate Competition

February 11, 2020

Six Indiana State University students have been selected to compete in a month-long collegiate competition sponsored by Selective Insurance Company of America to test drive careers in insurance while building industry knowledge and experience.

Students from Indiana State represent one of seven university teams from around the country that have begun running virtual insurance agencies in a computer-simulated environment to gain insights into key processes and decisions commonplace in the insurance industry.

The competition, called Selective Agency Management Collegiate Competition, is being sponsored and managed by Selective Insurance Company of America, a Branchville, N.J.-headquartered insurance company of Selective Insurance Group Inc.

“Today’s risk management and insurance students are tomorrow’s insurance industry leaders, so helping students get acquainted with careers in our industry and on the path to success is something that we at Selective feel is our responsibility to see through,” said Chuck Musilli, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Selective Insurance.

"The Selective Agency Management Collegiate Competition is an exciting and unique opportunity for our students to gain real-world, hands-on knowledge and to develop their skills in agency management. The competition encourages a collaborative environment while preparing students for a career in the insurance industry," said Rebecca Wray, Gongaware Center and Networks Financial Institute director.

Jacob Kissick, senior; Kyle Collins, senior; Erika Perry, senior; Ellei Kay, junior; Josh Bruce, senior; and Zach Holt, junior

Jacob Kissick, senior; Kyle Collins, senior; Erika Perry, senior; Ellei Kay, junior; Josh Bruce, senior; and Zach Holt, junior

<< ISU students compete in the Selective Insurance Collegiate Competition >>
<< Selective Insurance Launches Agency Management Collegiate Competition >>

Selling with the Bulls

February 10, 2020

Our Sales Team represented Indiana State University at University of South Florida for the Selling with the Bulls Intercollegiate Sales Competition on February 6/7. The competition was between 80 competitors from 20 colleges. Indiana State was represented by Hannah Davis, Kyle Collins, Hunter Diveley, Connor Lash, and Coach J. Ricky Fergurson!

Hannah took 3rd place in the LinkedIn Connection Request and Kyle won his Quick Pitch round!

Our Selling with the Bulls Sales Team

Faculty Spotlight - Cory Campbell

February 3, 2020

Cory Campbell has been a full-time professor since the fall of 2018. Prior to joining the accounting faculty at ISU, he served as an adjunct at ISU for several years and has been a visiting instructor at IUPUI. Campbell presents regularly to the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) on various emerging technologies like blockchain, big data, robotics process automation, and cybersecurity.

He says that, “I try to bring some element of emerging technology into classroom discussions, which has been both fun and eye-opening for students. Students get to experience and to understand how the breath and scope of accountancy continues to grow in this data-driven world,” he said. “We tend to be a retrospective profession as the financial statements rely on information from the past, but I think it’s really exciting to think about the possibilities with emerging technology and how it can impact accounting.”

Cory Campbell

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NPDP Scholars Visit Pacers

February 3, 2020

The Networks Professional Development Program had some awesome visits with Pacers Sports and Entertainment and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance on Monday! It was a great opportunity to learn more about Indiana Farm Bureau and about how the Pacers Organization works behind the scenes. It was a great opportunity for all of us to learn and grow as business professionals!

Many thanks to our hosts Pacers Sports and Entertainment and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.

NPDP Scholars at Pacers

Insurance Internships

January 28, 2020

Congratulations to Insurance and Risk Management students, Nathan Bromm and Zachary Holt for being named WSIA Interns! This highly competitive nine-week internship opportunity during summer 2020 offers students experience in both the underwriting and brokerage sides of the surplus lines marketplace.

Thank you to WSIA (Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association) for their support and offering wonderful experiential learning opportunities for Indiana State University - Scott College of Business Insurance students!

Another IRM student, Jackson Byrne (not pictured), has accepted a summer internship as an underwriter with Selective Insurance in Indianapolis, which he eagerly looking forward to.

Nathan Bromm &amp; Zachary Holt

Nathan Bromm & Zachary Holt

Welcome Back Ken Jones!

January 14, 2020

Ken (CPSM, C.P.M., CSP, PCQI, CLSSMBB) returns to the Scott College of Business and Operations and Supply Chain Management after a break of seven years.

With him comes 15 years of industry experience with companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor Company, Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Hillenbrand Industries.

Ken Jones

Faculty Impact

January 12, 2020

Students and alumni were asked to comment about a faculty or staff member at Indiana State who has impacted them…

Dr. Cetta DePaolo is an incredible teacher! Her real-world application of statistics has allowed me to excel in my career as a financial advisor, especially using spreadsheets. She’s fun, super smart, and just an overall awesome instructor! – Audra Dial

Kuntal Bhattacharyya, both Dr. McLarens, and Dr. Cetta DePaolo were four of the most influential people in my life when I was an undergrad. They pushed me in the direction I needed and helped me find the career path that was right for me. The supply chain program at ISU is unmatched and I am lucky to know each of these amazing people as a result of my time in the Scott College of Business. – Tyler Bouslog

Dr. Cetta DePaolo. Her classes helped train my brain to think critically when it comes to excel and analysis. I have received many compliments on my excel skills and analytical knowledge since I started in my role 1.5 years ago. I wouldn’t be prepared for the real word without her classes and all of her help! Thank you so much. – Nadia Snedeker

Judith Alletzhauser Brewer has walked with me every step of the way through my first degree and now as I work on my second. She is an amazing cheerleader for ALL of her students. She truly listens and would do anything for anyone! – Gabrielle Noel

Dr. Paul Schikora needs a shoutout here. I am so thankful that his classes are so relevant to what I do in my career today. FYI Dr. Schikora, I am now known as the “SAP Wizard” within my department at Kraft Heinz. My coworkers and managers always ask me where I got my skills and how I learned so fast, and I always mention that your class helped prepare me for the role! Now, I am helping to train others my tips and tricks so I don’t have to run reports for them. – Nadia Snedeker

There were so many wonderful faculty members at ISU who made a huge impact on my life. However, I thank Bruce McLaren and Connie Hollar McLaren for the impact they had on me. I do not even think I had either of the McLarens as instructors, but I grew close to them through the Networks Scholars Program. – April Huey

There are numerous professors and staff members within the Scott College of Business that prepared me for a career — thanks to Dr. McLaren, Dr Bhattacharyya, Dr DePaolo, Kim LaGrange and Michelle Reeson for being important guides in my academic and professional development. Because of STATE I am prepared for my career at Rolls-Royce. Thanks STATE and Supply Chain Program! – Kyle Varble

Dr. Kuntal Bhattacharyya was not only an excellent profession, but a mentor as well. I wouldn’t be where I am now without his support and time committed to developing and challenging students like me both inside and outside of the classroom. He has made a huge impact on my life even after I graduated from ISU — I am constantly using skills and life lessons I have learned from Dr. B in my career today. Well done, Dr. B. – Nadia Snedeker

Cetta DePaolo and Kuntal Bhattacharyya have made impact in my life and college carrer. I appreicate them both. They both truly care about their students. – Nick Cinati

Kuntal Bhattacharyya. This man was such an impact on me as a college student. He puts his heart and soul into his work and it shows in his classroom. He gets you ready for real life and for that he can’t be thanked enough. Thanks Dr. B!!! – Michael Jenkins

Bruce and Connie McLaren were like my second set of parents while I was at college. They cared so much about my development and made sure I was given every opportunity to succeed. They were with me on my first flight and my first trip overseas. They encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and open my eyes to the world. This has shaped who I am today and how I interact both personally and professionally with other people. – April Huey

Concetta DePaolo, Kuntal Bhattacharyya, Bruce and Constance McLaren, Judith Brewer, Paul Schikora, Kim LaGrange, Michelle Reeson

Top row: Concetta DePaolo, Kuntal Bhattacharyya, Bruce and Constance McLaren
Bottom row: Judith Brewer, Paul Schikora, Kim LaGrange, Michelle Reeson

Promotions

January 10, 2020

Congratulations to Michelle Reeson and Drs. Kuntal Bhattacharyya and Aruna Chandrasekaran.

Michelle has been named as Director of the Meis Center, while Kuntal has been named Chair of the Marketing and Operations (MO) Department and Aruna is now Chair of the Management, Information Systems, and Business Education (MISBE) Department. Michelle will also remain as Assistant Director of Networks Financial Institute.

Michelle Reeson, Dr. Kuntal Bhattacharyya and Dr. Aruna Chandrasekaran