DRIVEN

Alum Brandon Lyons overcame a life-limiting injury to accomplish his dreams – as an Olympic handcyclist and an executive.
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A Partner in Lifelong Learning

Feature/Faculty Research

Tailor Made

Mass customization can improve the sustainability of fashion — but only under the right conditions.

Feature/Faculty Research

Can Cash for Clunkers help save the planet?

STUDY FINDS THAT PROGRAMS TARGETING ELECTRIC VEHICLE BUYERS COULD ACCELERATE U.S. VEHICLE FLEET ELECTRIFICATION, HELPING TO MEET CLIMATE GOALS.

Feature/Student Success

Attracting and preparing the best of the best

SMEAL’S Sapphire Leadership Academic Program keeps improving, expanding its impact on the next generation of leaders.

Feature/Alumni Success

From Classmates to Business Partners

PENN STATE SMEAL EMBA GRADUATE TEAMS UP WITH COHORT PEERS TO LAUNCH COMPANY, ADVANCE BUILDING DECARBONIZATION.

Dean Charles Whiteman

DEAN’s Perspective

Reflecting on 10 years at Smeal

Perspective

Lisa Bolton

The Higher Education Imperative for ESG

By Karen Quintos | ESG, which stands for environment, social and governance, is not just our legacy, it is our future. | Read More

Dan Cahoy

International businesses reassess global risks

By Terrance Guay | It is fair to say that most global companies were not prepared for war in Europe and the economic sanctions imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.| Read More

Brett Christenson and Tessa Recendes

Global food supplies and food insecurity

By Peter Mhando | The economic implications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict go beyond the commonly known energy supply chain disruption route. | Read More

Brett Christenson and Tessa Recendes

Sanctions on Russia have financial impact

By Louis Gattis | Russia’s economy was relatively strong in 2021 as it ran budget and trade surpluses aided by high oil prices and a recovery from earlier COVID shutdowns. | Read More

News

Sharp retires after distinguished teaching, administrative career

Jeffery Sharp, who most recently held the title of associate dean for international programs, retired from Smeal in June after a distinguished and impactful career that spanned 33 years. | Read More

Lara Warner speaks at spring commencement ceremony

Lara Warner, a 1988 Smeal College of Business graduate with a degree in finance and member of the Smeal Board of Visitors, served as the college’s spring 2022 commencement speaker. | Read More

Smeal Commissions Diversity Audit

Penn State Smeal has commissioned Ohio-based Compass Consulting Services to conduct an extensive audit for opportunities to improve, support, and maintain diversity within the college. | Read More

Smeal introduces executive doctorate in business administration

Penn State Smeal has announced the addition of a new flexible doctorate program designed primarily for senior-level executives around the globe. | Read More

An incredible journey: A decade of growth and transformation led by Dean Charles Whiteman

Alumni

Philanthropy enables students to study abroad.

Since Penn State lifted the restrictions on international travel that were put in place at the start of the pandemic, Smeal students are beginning to embrace the opportunity to study abroad again. | Read More

Carol McCabe

Alumni network helps members integrate sustainability into their lives and careers.

Penn State Smeal’s Sustainability Alumni Network was created to support alumni and friends with an interest in leveraging business for positive social impact. | Read More

Carol McCabe

Leading with Purpose: Executive Career Coaching from Smeal

After spending 15 years in healthcare, Steve Toniatti, a 2003 marketing graduate, decided to make a mid-career industry switch and pursue a path in sustainability, specifically in the waste reduction and recycling space. | Read More

Carol McCabe

2022 Spring Commencement

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Carol McCabe

Smeal Accelerators LinkedIn group supports career growth

The Smeal Alumni-to-Alumni Career Support group on LinkedIn has been renamed Smeal Accelerators. | Read More