Farewell to a

As he approaches his June retirement, Charles H. Whiteman reflects on the tremendous growth that he helped to facilitate during his tenure

PS Smeal Artificial Intelligence

Feature/Faculty Research


Moderate voice speed and conversation-like interactions encourage users to see digital assistants like Siri and Alexa as helpful partners

PS Smeal Cristal Brun

Feature/Driven Community

Going the Distance to Make an Impact

Driven by an uncommon dedication to their alma mater, distance is not a deterrence for alumni who travel back to campus for Impact Smeal Day.

PS SMeal What's in a Name?

Feature/Faculty Research

What’s in a name?

For new brands, logos are easier to remember.

PS SMeal What's in a Name?

DEAN’s Perspective

It’s been an honor.


The Path to CEO

The Path to CEO

(Excerpted from the moderated discussion between Dean Charles H. Whiteman and John Geller during Executive Insights, Smeal’s signature speaker series) | Read More

Akhil Kumar

Artificial Intelligence

By Akhil Kumar | What is AI? Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a general term (first coined in 1956 by John McCarthy) to describe a machine or computer program that can perform tasks that seem “smart” (e.g. classifying loan applicants based on their financial data and diagnosing patients based on their clinical data, etc.) | Read More



Alumnus Andy Sieg to chair Penn State volunteers in next fundraising campaign

More than 200,000 Penn State alumni and friends each year support the University with their philanthropy, and planning is now underway for the institution’s next major fundraising campaign. | Read More

CSCR adds four new members to advisory board

Smeal’s Center for Supply Chain Research has added four new members to its advisory board.  | Read More

Smeal Alumni Named to Schreyer Advisory Board

Smeal alumni Kathy Hilt and Jason Kushner have been named to the Schreyer Honors College External Advisory Board. | Read More

Smeal alumna named Schreyer Honors College 2024 Alumni Award recipient

Uma Moriarity, a 2014 Smeal grad who holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting and a master’s in accounting, was one of six Schreyer Honors College alumni chosen to receive a 2024 Scholar Alumni Award. | Read More

Shrivastava appointed as co-president of The Club of Rome

Paul Shrivastava, professor of management and organization, has been appointed the co-president of The Club of Rome. | Read More


Private support helps launch corporate finance boot camp.

When Dupont CFO Lori Koch and her husband, telecommunications consultant Greg Koch, pledged $100,000 to create the Koch Finance Career Exploration Fund, they knew they wanted to help students consider career paths outside of investment banking. | Learn More

Smeal College of Business honors Richard Bard with Moore Lifetime Achievement Award

After 50 years of running companies, Penn State alumnus Richard Bard says it all comes down to partnerships. | Learn More

Two Smeal Alumni named Alumni Fellows

Last fall, the Penn State Alumni Association presented 13 Penn Staters, including Smeal graduates Thomas C. Hoffman II and Ryan Newman, with the Alumni Fellow Award, the most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association. | Learn More

Smeal Alumni Career Services supports young professionals

Rebecca Barr, a 2021 Smeal graduate with a degree in marketing and a minor in Chinese, said that when she was considering colleges, Penn State rose to the top of her list because of its vast alumni network and focus on providing career support to its students and alumni.| Learn More

In Memoriam

John F Mallory III ’58 Lib, ’61 MBA, Saratoga, Calif. – March 4, 2023. Wife: Sue Smith ’58 HHD