I'm pleased to share the latest edition of the Black School of Business Director's Briefing—a way for us to keep you up to date on exciting happenings within our school.
The School of Business promotes engagement, fosters collaboration, and makes a real impact on the lives of students, alumni, stakeholders, and industry partners.
I'd like to share with you a number of the exciting highlights from our school, a testament to our commitment to excellence in education.
Dr. Greg Filbeck, CFA, FRM, CAIA, CIPM, PRM
Director, Black School of Business
Samuel P. Black III Professor of Finance and Risk Management
Partnership Erie Helps City of Erie with Website Development
Partnership Erie is collaborating with the City of Erie on a new website redesign receiving front page headlines in the Erie Times News.
Alumni Gather at the Bourbon Barrel
On October 20, following our successful Pittsburgh-area alumni event in 2017, the Black School of Business sponsored an alumni gathering in Erie at the Bourbon Barrel. We had an excellent turnout with more than 75 alumni in attendance. See photos from the event.
Support Black School of Business Students through Funding Opportunities
Each year, Black School of Business students learn through experiences supported by stakeholders who take an active interest in the success of tomorrow's business leaders. Make your gift to Penn State to help fund important initiatives, including professional certification and designation opportunities for students and participation in an annual spring trip. Show your support at our secure giving site.
Business Day Attracts Prospective Students
Each year, the Black School of Business sponsors a “Business Day” and invites high school students from across the region to an event that highlights career options and academic programs in business. This year, we had a record crowd of more than 220 students from 13 area high schools. Read more about Business Day.
Future Business Leaders Hold Annual Regional Conference
For the second year, the Black School of Business hosted the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Region 1 Conference on December 17. The conference brought area schools together for professional development and for the opportunity to advance to state competition. See highlights from the competition.
Creating Strong Women Leaders in Business
On December 3, the Black School of Business hosted over 75 female high school students for programming designed to encourage young women to pursue business-related careers.
The day is devoted to interactive learning initiatives and hands-on sessions taught by female faculty members from the Black School of Business. The objective is to help young women gain an understanding of the educational and career resources and opportunities available to them related to business at Penn State Behrend. Sessions encompass such topics as accounting, management information systems, product development, technology of business, sustainability, and marketing. Learn more about this learning initiative.
Women Leaders Mentor Female Undergraduate Students
Ann Scott, community outreach manager at Erie Insurance, is currently serving as an Executive in Residence this year. As part of her work, she hosted a C3W mentoring event involving almost 20 female leaders in their respective professions offering advice to our female students. C3W's goal of creating confident, capable, and connected women prepares participants for leadership in academics, business, and social settings. Learn about the impact this program is making.
Other Recent Highlights
- FMA Series Hosts Panel Discussion
- Finance Speaker Series Hosts George Emanuele
- Debate Tournament Attracts Youth from Near and Far
- Networking Event Kicks Off C3W
- Ann Scott Gives Fall Graduation Address
- MKTG 444 Buyer Behavior Partners with Erie Historical Society
- Club President and Adviser Meeting Sparks Collaboration