Jason and Julie Borrelli

Transformational Generosity

Alumni Jason and Julie Borrelli make commitment to endow Institute for Real Estate Studies at Penn State Smeal

A Partner in Lifelong Learning


CEO activism can benefit companies— but only if employees agree

How a leader’s activism impacts employees

A Driven Community


Penn State Smeal students learn about business by launching their own

Young Smeal entrepreneurs are prepared to go to market

Harnessing the power of mentorships


Harnessing the power of mentorships

Programs and partnerships lead to success in and out of the classroom

Dean Charles Whiteman

Dean’s Perspective

It’s time to think differently about business education

Faculty Perspective: State of Business

Lisa Bolton

How do consumers react to company waste and waste mitigation efforts?

By Lisa Bolton | Over the past two decades, public concern has grown about the environment. Unfortunately, company waste is a major contributor to environmental problems.| Read More

Dan Cahoy

Legal barriers to reusing and repurposing products

By Dan Cahoy | The complaint that “they don’t make them like they used to” is familiar to anyone distressed by products that seem prematurely destined for the landfill. | Read More

Brett Christenson and Tessa Recendes

Political affiliation and sustainability

By Brett Christenson and Tessa Recendes | With the American political climate marked by increasing polarization between Democrats and Republicans, many might draw quick conclusions about the “left” and “right” when it comes to support for sustainability efforts commonly referred to as ESG (environment, social, and governance). | Read More


Jason Borrelli named to Board of Visitors

Dean Charles H. Whiteman appointed to the Smeal Board of Visitors Jason Borrelli, senior principal for operations at EQT Exeter, a leading global real estate investment manager. | Read More

Hope receives 2021 Alumni Fellow Award

Wanda Bryant Hope, a 1987 graduate with a degree in marketing, was one of 22 alumni to receive the Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Fellow Award. | Read More

Five added to Accounting External Advisory Board

The Accounting External Advisory Board advises and otherwise works with the department in a number of different ways. The board is made up of accounting, business, government, and education professionals who have an interest in promoting accounting education at Penn State. | Read More

Wallace named to IRES Board

Matthew Wallace, market leader for the Cleveland office of Matthews Real Estate Investment Services, was named as the newest member of Smeal’s Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee. | Read More

New chair, professorships, fellowships announced

Dean Charles H. Whiteman announced the following new professorships, fellowships, and chair positions within the college. | Read More

Prime Branding Panel provides students with industry insight

Penn State Prime and the Penn State AD/PR Club collaborated with LevLane advertising agency to hold the 6th annual “Forging a Career in Branding” panel. | Read More

Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel highlights diverse experiences

Five Penn State alumni shared their experiences and discussed the importance of diversity in entrepreneurship at the Smeal Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel. | Read More


Alumni Career Services brings executive coaching to Smeal

Penn State Smeal Alumni Career Services has teamed up with the firm Experiential Insight (Ei) to offer executive coaching to students, faculty, and staff. | Read More

Carol McCabe

Staying Connected to Smeal

Penn State Smeal Alumni Society Board President Carole McCabe said she had every intention of staying connected to the University when she graduated with a degree in marketing in 1986, but career and family took precedence. | Read More

Accounting Board’s philanthropic initiatives focus on increasing diversity

A 2019 study by management consulting firm McKinsey found that companies in the top quartile of executive-level diversity outperformed those in the bottom quartile by more than 35 percent. | Read More


A Greater Penn State, Spring 2022

Through outright gifts, pledges, and estate planning, Penn State Smeal alumni and friends have contributed close to $105 million during the University’s A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence fundraising campaign. | Read More

In Memoriam

Remembering Trailblazers: Edward Anchel and Richard Trumka

Smeal alumnus Edward Anchel was passionate about empowering future generations of students to make the most of their Penn State education. U.S. President Joe Biden called Smeal College of Business alumnus Richard Trumka “a fierce and forceful champion for the dignity of the American worker.” | Read More