2013 Stories

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The Mason School’s Field Consultancy program “Brings the Business School to Business”

The MBA program with the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary announces that the following companies are participating in this year’s Corporate Field Consultancy program: Riverside Health System, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Huntington Ingalls, Bon Secours, Interbake Foods, Marmon/Graver Technologies, New Richmond Ventures, and Recycling Perks (a subsidiary of TFC Recycling).

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10 Questions with Maryam Mortazavi M.B.A. ’14

Maryam Mortazavi M.B.A. '14, discusses her previous education in Iran and her life as an international student at William & Mary.

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Team from William & Mary wins case competition sponsored by PepsiCo

A group of students from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary won a prestigious case competition sponsored by The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) and PepsiCo at the annual NSHMBA conference in San Antonio, this past October.

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EMBA Journey to Hong Kong

A cohort from our EMBA program met with representatives from Shuanghui, the holding company that recently purchased Smithfield Foods, in Hong Kong.

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Life at Miller Hall

The heart and soul of Miller Hall are the students — and recently photographer Skip Rowland ’83 spent some time at our grand building, capturing the busy lives which our MBAs, MAccs and Undergraduates lead.

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J.D. Power and Associates Jamey Power IV to speak on Oct. 28

Former senior vice president and strategic advisor at J.D. Power and Associates, Jamey Power IV will discuss the company’s approach to customer satisfaction, marketing and strategy on Monday, Oct. 28. The event is free and open to the public.

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McGlothlin Fellows tackle leadership challenges in business, law

Nine days into a government shutdown and one week away from a U.S. debt default, the McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows recently took center stage to discuss and debate the pressing economic, political and legal issues facing the country.

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Welcoming our New Faculty

The Mason School of Business welcomes new faculty members to its ranks at the start of the Fall 2013 semester.

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Asst. Dean Deborah Hewitt Hits the Summer Airwaves

As many are walking the beaches or riding roller coasters, the Mason School of Business' own Asst. Dean for MBA Programs Deborah Hewitt has been the go-to-guest for a variety of television news programs.

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Tolerating ambiguity inside the creativity classroom

As you walk into William & Mary’s Mason School of Business, vanilla-cream tiles catch your eye as the sunlight streams down from the third-story atrium and reflects off the lobby floor. The walls, painted the colors of warm beach sand and cool teal water, seem to illuminate as wrought- iron stair railings lead you to the second floor.

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The Class of 2013 — Simply Amazing

For most of the nation and much of the world, May 12, 2013 was Mother’s Day. And while it was a day to pay homage to dear old “mom,” May the 12th on the campus of the College of William & Mary is also a day of change and transition.

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Faculty on Topic: Hewitt on why China matters to you

Recently, Deborah Hewitt, assistant dean for MBA programs and clinical professor of economics and finance at the Mason School of Business, spoke to William & Mary News about the rising tide of China’s financial resources and how that will have an impact on everyone—from the corner dry cleaners to global giants.

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SEcon2013 brings social innovation and business together

One year ago, Pat Austria ’13 was standing in the hallway at the Mason School of Business presenting a small poster board on how to improve disaster management in her home country of the Philippines to participants at William & Mary’s first Social Entrepreneurship Conference (SEcon).

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Shawn Boyer '94 kicks off Business Insight Seminars

On Feb 20, 2013, Snagajob.com CEO and founder Shawn Boyer '94 came to the Mason School of Business on the campus of the College of William and Mary to speak to faculty, students, staff and the greater Williamsburg community about how he started his company and tips for those who wish to start theirs.

Business of the Arts in Richmond

Alumni, friends and fans of the Mason School of Business gathered at the Virginia Fine Arts Museum to discuss how the Arts affect Richmond. Photos by Skip Rowland '83.

Business of the Healthcare in Richmond

Wednesday evening, September 25, 2013, the Mason School of Business held a forum at Maymont in Richmond, Va to discuss "Leading the Business of...Healthcare". Panelist Melinda Hancock, Colin Konschak, and Nathan Kottkamp treated a full house to an hour-long conversation about the changes and challenges the industry is facing. Afterwards a reception was held. Photos by Skip Rowland '83

From DoG Street to Wall Street

On Friday, September 27, 2013 the Mason School of Business held their annual Dog St to Wall St program. Co-sponsored by the Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy, this event brings alumni back to the school to share their Wall St experience with the undergraduate business students.

McGlothlin Leadership Forum 2013

Photos by Skip Rowland '83 of the McGlothlin Leadership Forum held at the Mason School of Business and at the W&M Law School.

Executive in Residence: J.D. "Jamey" Power, Oct. 28, 2013

James D. "Jamey" Power IV, former senior vice president and strategic adviser at J.D. Power and Associates and co-author of Satisfaction: How Every Great Company Listens to the Voice of the Customer, participated in the Mason School of Business's Laurie and John Andrews Executive in Residence Series program on Monday afternoon, October 28, 2013. Power held an hour-long Q&A session with 14 students before giving a presentation on the company’s approach to customer satisfaction to a standing room only crowd the Brinkley. Photos by Skip Rowland Photography, Inc.

Homecoming 2013 at Miller Hall

Alumni and friends of the Mason School of Business stopped by Miller Hall to catch up and visit with each other. Photos by Skip Rowland Photography.

Executive MBA students in China

In November 2013, a group of Executive MBA students traveled to China and Hong Kong to explore the second-largest economy and one of the oldest cultures in the world. Here are a few images from their adventure.