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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
TROY, Mich., October 16, 2019 — Business leaders from AT&T, Clayton & McKervey, Ernst & Young (EY), The Kresge Foundation and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) were recognized for their service to Walsh at the 20th annual Leadership Awards Dinner on October 10 at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan. David C. Lewis, Sr., president of AT&T Michigan and Peggy A. ...read more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy’sSchool of Architecture (SOA) achieved a No. 1 ranking in the America’s Top Architecture Schools 2020 report by DesignIntelligence (DI), an independent business dedicated to the business success of organizations in architecture, engineering, construction and design.  Each year, DI conducts a survey of America’s top architecture schools, ranking undergraduate and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education, Government, Company Milestone
Monday, October 14, 2019
Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences is rolling out an accelerated program that enables students to earn a bachelor’s in Wellness and Health Promotion and a master’s in Public Health in just five years.  In this “4+1” program, students complete the courses for a bachelor’s in Wellness and Health Promotion, and also take graduate level public health courses, as undergraduates. An ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Davenport University has received a five-year, $4M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to train and educate the nation’s next generation of cybersecurity experts as part of their CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program. An estimated 300,000 cybersecurity jobs will remain unfilled across the country according to cyberseek.org. In the last year, the United States has seen an 11 ...read more
Categories: Education
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Dr. Karen Daley, dean of the College of Health Professions and Lisa Howze, vice president of Davenport University’s Detroit campus and strategic partnerships, have been named to the 2019 Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Education Leadership list. Both honorees were chosen for their outstanding leadership in education and their notable contributions to Davenport University. Both have ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, Community
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
PRSSA, the foremost organization for students interested in the public relations and communications fields, has announced the establishment of a chapter at Oakland University’s Rochester, Michigan campus. This marks the ninth school in Michigan to be affiliated with PRSSA, continuing the organization’s mission to build a robust, widespread network of students at institutions of higher ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, October 07, 2019
DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture in partnership with the Community Development Advocates of Detroit and the Knight Foundation will offer an exclusive course titled “Inclusive Placemaking & Planning for Equitable Cities” this fall. The course runs three full days on Nov. 1, Nov. 2 and Dec. 2, 2019, with a corresponding online component. The application deadline is Oct. ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Partnerships, Event Announcement, Government
Monday, October 07, 2019
DETROIT — If you ever find yourself in the middle of the Sahara Desert hunting for fossils and can’t tell whether something is a rock or a bone, there’s a trick.   “If you lick them and they stick to your tongue, it’s a bone,” University of Detroit Mercy Biology Lab Manager Justine Becker said.   Becker learned this tip when she accompanied world-renowned paleontologist and University of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Monday, October 07, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 7, 2019 LANSING, Mich. – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the number of reported data breaches and other cybersecurity issues are higher than ever. To help organizations facing these ordeals, Foster Swift Collins & Smith has launched a Cybersecurity Hotline: (517) 371-8275. The Hotline will provide callers (businesses, municipalities and other ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, October 03, 2019
DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy’s (Detroit Mercy) College of Engineering & Science on the McNichols Campus will play host to the 15th Annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit (GLBD) Conference titled “The Planet will Survive. Will We?” Oct. 25-26 on the McNichols Campus.   This event will bring together hundreds of high school students, teachers, university faculty and organizational leaders to ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
TROY, Mich., Oct. 1, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Education released its three-year student loan default rate and Walsh’s rate has dropped more than a full percentage point to 2.3%, compared to 11.5% across Michigan and 10.1% nationally. Walsh’s student loan default rate has consistently fallen below both the Michigan and national averages for many years. “Our students tend to be very fiscally ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, September 26, 2019
TROY, Mich., Sept. 26, 2019 — Walsh’s online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) has been named one of the best in the country by thebestschools.org. Other schools receiving this distinction included Harvard, Georgetown, Columbia University, Boston University and others across the country. Thebestschools.org evaluated all accredited online MSF programs in the U.S. and ranked the top 28 in the ...read more
Categories: Education, Company Awards/Honors
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
DETROIT — Urban planners, designers, philosophers and other academics from around the world will visit Detroit when University of Detroit Mercy hosts “Philosophy of the City,” a global conference that examines cities through a variety of philosophical themes, on Oct. 3-5.  Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture and Department of Philosophy are sponsoring the conference in partnership with the ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement, General News Article
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
DETROIT—University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions is now accepting applications from Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) for the institution’s new online Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Post-FNP Certificate program. It is one of only 10 such programs in the country and the first of its kind to be offered by a Michigan university.Detroit Mercy’s innovative online program prepares ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, Government, Community, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Long-time industry CFO, James R. Mack, CPA, replaces  Robert Naglick, CPA,  who is retiring after impressive 40-year career TROY, Mich. – Troy-based Trion Solutions, one of the nation’s largest HR-administration companies serving more than 600 U.S. client companies and their combined 50,000 employees, has named long-time industry executive James R. Mack,  CPA, as the company’s new Chief Financial ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Oakland University leaders recently traveled to China to strengthen and expand partnerships at three STEM-focused universities.  Louay Chamra, dean of Oakland’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, Lianxiang Yang, distinguished professor of mechanical engineering and Gary Barber, professor of mechanical engineering – as well as James Lentini, provost and senior vice president for ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Monday, September 23, 2019
TROY, Mich., Sept. 23, 2019 — Marsha Kelliher, J.D, LL.M., President and CEO of Walsh, has been named to the 2019 Notable Women in Education list by Crain’s Detroit Business. The list highlights women in the education sector who are leaders in their workplaces and communities. Since arriving at Walsh in 2017, Kelliher has led an ambitious strategic plan initiative and launched several new ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Troy, Michigan – September 19, 2019 – WIT Inc. is pleased to invite you to the first annual Great Lakes Digital Transformation Summit. The Summit will take place Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy, Michigan. This is a one-day event to network, learn new strategies, and explore innovative ideas as digital transformation is rapidly changing the landscape of IT and ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Thursday, September 19, 2019
From Sept. 28-29, Oakland University will host GrizzHacks 4, a 24-hour hackathon that provides an opportunity for students to create incredible hardware and software projects from the bottom up.   “A hackathon is best described as an ‘invention marathon,’” said Shriyash Jalukar, a co-director of GrizzHacks 4. “Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Partnerships
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
SOUTHFIELD— Innovation Encounter, an engineering competition where collegiate teams design a solution to a real-world technical problem, will be held for the 10th year this fall at Lawrence Technological University.  The event will be held Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 at LTU’s campus in Southfield. Eaton, the power management company, is this year’s sponsor for the event, and will be ...read more
Categories: Education, Event Announcement
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Over the nearly three decades since the concept of Lean manufacturing has been implemented, it has changed the way manufacturing companies do business.But technology has brought on the next phase: Industrie 4.0.Brought into popular use at the 2011 Hannover Messe in Germany, Industrie 4.0 is a cyber-physical system that facilitates more precise and timely decisions based on actual events rather ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Thursday, October 04, 2018
PLYMOUTH, MI– The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) has developed a comprehensive, introductory-level Manufacturing Process Development course designed for those new to the manufacturing industry. Spanning two days with four half-day sessions, the course introduces attendees to such topics as Quality Management Systems, Problem Solving Skills, Lean Manufacturing and Culture & ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous gift from alumnus Russell Belinsky and the Belinsky Family Trust, which will be used to launch the Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory (BELL) this fall. The $500,000 gift will provide resources, insights, and expertise to help launch sustainable, investment-ready student startups, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, August 24, 2018
Russian Entrepreneur Shares Expertise with Detroit Business Community Contact: Faris Alami, CEO         Phone: 248-688-5353faris.alami@myisminc.com International Strategic Management (ISM) in Troy, together with Global Ties Detroit and Automation Alley, is honored to host Maria Knyazeva, a Russian, at the Automation Alley in Troy. Maria is an Exchange Fellow ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
During the 2018 winter semester, the entrepreneurship and innovation certificate program recently launched by the Mike Ilitch School of Business offered a course designed to provide insights and direct experience in addressing challenges of bringing research-based innovations to market and preparing for a capital raise. The course, Special Topics: Technology Commercialization (EI 5900-002 / EI ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Wayne State University has announced that Avalon International Breads will operate a retail location in the new home of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The café is set to open before fall classes begin at the end of August. The popular Detroit-based bakery will occupy approximately 700 square feet on the first floor of the building at the southwest corner of Woodward and Temple in the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, New Partnerships, Education, New Office/Location, New Product or Service Offering
Thursday, June 28, 2018
NOVI, Mich. - Sterling Insurance Group – a Top 200 Insurance Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – was proud to be a sponsor of this year's Management Information & Business Show, hosted by the Association of Michigan CPAs (MICPA).  The 2-day event is MICPA’s largest of the year, and typically draws in over 1,000 CPAs from across the state. This year’s theme was Bright Ideas Illuminate. “Sterling ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Wayne State University’s undergraduate degree program in global supply chain management is among the nation’s top 25, according to Gartner, a leading industry research company that releases rankings every other year. WSU is a new entrant, included on the list for the first time in 2018 alongside Pennsylvania State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Ohio State and Arizona State universities. Programs are ...read more
Categories: Company Milestone, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Education
Friday, April 27, 2018
Mike Ilitch School of Business students will manage $2 million portfolio to gain real-world investment experience The Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University officials today announced a $2 million student-managed investment fund that complements a course designed to teach students the essentials of portfolio management and stock evaluation and selection. The fund is a carve-out of the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Partnerships
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Innovators in healthcare, healthcare access or healthcare economic models from around the metro Detroit area will gather May 2-3 at Wayne State’s Scott Hall for the first Ignite to Innovate! Global & Urban Health Innovation Competition.Each innovation entry is $0. Six innovators will be invited to give a platform presentation with the remainder able to present a poster or video at a table in ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Event Announcement, General News Article, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Michael Greiner, a fourth-year doctoral student in management at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in management at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, effective August 15, 2018.  Greiner defended his dissertation proposal on May 15, 2017, and is currently scheduled to defend his dissertation, "The political landscape: A new ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Robert Forsythe, dean of Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business, will be the keynote speaker for the DBusiness Breakfast Series presented by Plante Moran on April 3 at the Gem Theatre. Forsythe will join DBusiness magazine and DBusiness Daily News Editor R.J. King and members of the magazine's Century Club (business and organizations 100 years or older). Forsythe will provide an ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Event Announcement
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management students took second place in the 37th annual Operation Stimulus Conference and Case Competition, hosted by the Denver Transportation Club. The competition featured 19 teams from 17 schools. The team was coached by Lori Sisk, professor of supply chain management, who was also awarded Educator of the Year by the ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Global Supply Chain Management program is vying for a position among the nation's top supply chain programs as part of the Gartner Research survey. Industry professionals invited to rank Wayne State among top supply chain programs now through Feb. 12.  The industry survey is one key input to Gartner’s semiannual rankings of supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
(DEARBORN, Mich.) — The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of cars and commercial vehicles. But is the available, emerging American workforce adequately prepared to take their place and contribute to this position of manufacturing expertise? That question will be addressed during the North American International Auto Show, which opens to global automotive media and industry leaders today in ...read more
Categories: Education, New Product or Service Offering
Friday, January 05, 2018
First class future law enforcement leaders seated todayMayor, Chief say training future departmental leaders will be instrumental in sustaining Detroit’s ongoing crime reductionGoal is to train 100 officers over the next three years The Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson today announced the launch of the Wayne State University Detroit Police ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Government, General News Article
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  "Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is proud to announce a $123,000 contract with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to determine whether regulatory burdens spur or stall innovation in the auto industry. Through this major grant, Ilitch School researchers will construct a database of corporate responsibility practice types, along with an analysis of their costs ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, Company Awards/Honors, General News Article
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business welcomed Scott Tainsky, associate professor of management and director of sport and entertainment management, to the faculty in the fall semester. With Tainsky on board, Wayne State M.B.A. students can now pursue a concentration in sport and entertainment management, and undergraduate classes are also being offered.  Tainsky earned his ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University has formed an industry advisory board to support its Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program. The advisory board is a council of business leaders in the supply chain field that will serve in an advisory role to the GSCM program. The board will provide advice on industry needs, strategic direction, national ranking strategies, ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article, Community, New Partnerships
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Marick F. Masters, professor of management in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and director of Labor@Wayne, received a $50,000 grant from the National Academy of Arbitrators Research and Education Foundation to produce two videos pertaining to employment mediation and employment arbitration.  “Employment mediation and arbitration are dispute-resolution techniques used increasingly to resolve ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Monday, October 09, 2017
Better boards make better nonprofits. And better nonprofits make better communities. That’s why the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business and Aly Sterling Philanthropy, a full-service consulting firm based in Toledo, are coming together to offer a proven, one-of-a-kind program for training nonprofit board members. Called the Board Member Accelerator Series (BMA), the program ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, New Product or Service Offering, Community, General News Article, Event Announcement
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Ally, a leading digital financial services company, has been named key sponsor and partner of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Corporate Mentor Program. The Corporate Mentor Program affords Mike Ilitch School of Business students the opportunity to be matched with a professional corporate mentor and work one-on-one throughout the entire academic year. “The Corporate Mentor Program is a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, New Partnerships
Monday, August 14, 2017
Effective Aug. 17, Marina Houghton, CPA, will become interim chair of the accounting department at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business. A WSU accounting and management alumna, Houghton has been involved with the Ilitch School for more than a decade, serving multiple terms on the Board of Visitors and as an executive in residence. “We're looking forward to tapping into ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Professor Marick Masters has been named president of the Detroit Area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). The organization’s monthly dinner meetings provide a forum for management, labor, academics and neutrals to explore issues of industrial relations and human resources. Masters is a professor of management and adjunct professor of political science at Wayne ...read more
Categories: Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Michael Silvio, a Mike Ilitch School of Business part-time faculty member in global supply chain management, has been hired as vice president of logistics innovation at Surgere, an industry leader in providing visibility and control within a digitized supply chain, including RFID, robotics and advanced data analytics. Silvio is an automotive executive with 25 years of experience in global ...read more
Categories: Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy — better known as YEA! — offers groundbreaking classes that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Applications are now being accepted for the year-long 2017-18 YEA! Program, which is hosted by the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The WSU/Detroit program is unique to YEA! programs across the country in that it focuses ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Event Announcement
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that. Emerick is heading up the project with the Christman-Brinker team, a Detroit-based joint venture overseeing construction management of the ...read more
Categories: Education, New Partnerships, General News Article
Thursday, July 06, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Executive of the Year Award. La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. As a champion for vulnerable ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article
Thursday, June 22, 2017
http://ilitchbusiness.wayne.eduThe Wayne State Board of Governors has approved three promotion and tenure cases from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, effective August 17, 2017. Ranjan D’Mello was promoted to full professor of finance. D'Mello joined the Wayne State faculty as an associate professor in 2001. He has published 18 articles on a broad spectrum of corporate finance topics in ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Mike Ilitch School of Business Associate Professor Tingting Yan won the Best Reviewer Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JCSM). The award will be presented at the 2017 Academy of Management conference in Atlanta in August. "This is an impressive award that shows Professor Yan's service to the discipline and the Ilitch School," said John Taylor, chair of the global supply chain ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the 2017 recipient of its signature Distinguished Alumni Award. David Leone, who earned his MBA from Wayne State in 1985, will be honored at the school’s 37th Annual Recognition and Awards Program on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Leone is Executive Chief Engineer, Launch Excellence, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Company Awards/Honors, Event Announcement
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Accounting Aid Society (AAS) recognized Myles Stern, chair of the Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting department, and accounting professor Deb Habel as 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Champions. Additionally, the Detroit City Council presented Wayne State University with an Award of Recognition for being a collegiate sponsor of AAS. AAS provides free income tax and credit ...read more
Categories: Community, Company Awards/Honors, Education, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments
Monday, June 05, 2017
The Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Society Nashville Chapter recently awarded scholarships to five Mike Ilitch School of Business supply chain management students. The scholarship winners were Rachel Cryanski, Karolina Kusza, John Floyd, Corbin Henderson and Rachel Jones. The total value of the scholarships won was $7,000. John C. Taylor, chair of the department of marketing and global supply ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, General News Article, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, Education
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
ISM Inc. Sponsors MEDA Spring Economic Development Toolbox  Lansing, Michigan. May 9th, 2017. When state and local Economic Development professionals gather in at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing on May 16, 2017 for Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) annual Spring Economic Development Toolbox event, you can pretty much bet serious discussion and innovative ideas will fill ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Event Announcement, Government
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Wayne State University Board of Governors has approved a new master of science in finance (M.S.F.) degree to be offered through the Mike Ilitch School of Business, beginning in fall 2017. The M.S.F. program is designed for both recent graduates and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or another quantitative field who want to advance or shift their careers. ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, New Product or Service Offering
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
At the April 7 Committee of 200 Reachout at Wayne State, three MBA students from the Mike Ilitch School of Business were presented with $10,000 awards from the C200 Foundation. Winners Maria Arpino, Ana Kostic and Olta Sota will also become members of the C200 Scholars Network, through which they will receive incomparable access to C200 members, as well as nationwide networking and learning ...read more
Categories: Company Awards/Honors, Education, Personnel Hires/Achievements/Appointments, General News Article

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