Sharon Wood-Dunn is a 14-year veteran of the Executive Partner Program at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. For nearly a decade and a half, she has mentored students in the full-time MBA program as an executive coach, providing expertise and insight into the dos and don’ts of corporate America.
The day Rebecca Susskind, MAcc ’21 visited William & Mary’s campus for a tour as a prospective undergraduate student, it was raining and the temperature was near freezing. But the Wayne, Pennsylvania-native was undeterred by the inclement weather and immediately fell in love with the university’s ivy-covered halls and welcoming environment.
Ghana Smith, a financial system specialist at William & Mary, has been coordinating the Barrett-Peake Heritage Foundation’s restoration project of two Hampton cemeteries for nearly 18 months.
Wilck, McCoy, and Pietz surveyed 25 different publicly available data analytics dashboards, 18 of which were endorsed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), representative of five different sectors including academia, research, government, news, and independent sources.
The new Poets&Quants ranking for 2021 lists William & Mary’s Online MBA #19 among the top 47 online business programs.
Director of Building Services for the Raymond A. Mason School of Business Andrew Gilstrap MBA ’20 manages all the ins and outs of Miller Hall. From monitoring the HVAC and electrical systems to fulfilling classroom furniture needs and directing event setup, Gilstrap oversees all sorts of daily building operations.
This October, Stephanie Appiah, JD/MBA ’15 is celebrating one year at Detroit-based Bedrock, a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, leasing, and managing commercial and residential space.
Six years ago, Montique Warren, MBA ’14 approached his classmate Stephanie Appiah, JD/MBA ’15 with an idea he had about establishing a networking group for students and alumni of color at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.
Samaria Hunter, EMBA ’18 and her non-profit WINKS from God! recently launched its first fundraising and awareness campaign to help support brain tumor patients and caregivers. The WINKS Challenge includes a 120-mile virtual run, walk, bike challenge; a 5K event; and an Intentional Kindness challenge.
William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business Professors Vladimir Atanasov and John Merrick, along with their colleague Philipp Schuster of the University of Stuttgart, recently published their study on the pricing of small mortgage security odd lots and special bond-fund investments they label single-fund securities.
During a September 17th webinar entitled “A Global Perspective on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,” Kristyn Allred shared her findings of a year-long research project with members of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business community, and facilitated a discussion around historical conflict and its role in interpersonal dynamics.
Potluck dinners are a staple of the true college experience, particularly for international students. They are a time for friends, colleagues, and professors to come together and share a meal that is reflective of home.
A new academic year brings new faces to the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Join us in warmly welcoming the following additions to our world-class faculty.
The Raymond A. Mason School of Business would like to commemorate the life and many achievements of Chancellor Professor of Business, Emeritus Roy L. Pearson. . Pearson passed away on August 16, 2020, at the age of 80, but his legacy continues on through the many contributions he made as an educator, researcher, and public servant.
This fall, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business launches a new virtual Diversity & Inclusion series entitled “D&I Perspectives.” The series is designed to advance the knowledge of the Mason School community around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Jay Al-Hashimi, OMBA ’20, was recently recognized by the state of Georgia’s Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and was accepted into their prestigious Leadership Columbia County program.
Before relocating to Williamsburg, Virginia and becoming an Executive Partner at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, Joyce Hoggard recruited for some key financial and financial regulatory institutions within the United States.
Jon Horbaly BBA ’08 came to William & Mary as an undergraduate business student with a clear vision of his future.
A Launchpad residential member, Virginia PACE Authority (VPA), was among the five winners of the 2020 RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenges.
When his medical board exams were postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, Aaron Gilani MBA ’17 used his idle time to seek ways he could leverage his business education to affect the medical community.
The Raymond A. Mason School of Business is pleased to announce plans to establish a new Center for Veteran Transition after receiving approximately $5 million from an anonymous donor.
For Brent Allred, a professor at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, and Tom McSweeney, a professor at William & Mary Law School, semester-long residencies in 2019 at Clare Hall offered time to concentrate on their scholarship, engage with an international group of fellows and graduate students from different disciplines, and enjoy Cambridge’s centuries-old grounds, history and traditions.
The July 16 kickoff event will feature an online talk from Ken Harvey, former NFL Pro-Bowl linebacker and author, who will speak about persistence in the face of adversity.
Mason alumni Montique Warren, MBA ’14, Enrique Sanchez-Rivera, MBA ’07, Stephanie Appiah, JD/MBA ’15, and Adrienne Streater, MBA ’14, will serve as Mason AoCN leadership.
At a time when more than 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and many companies and institutions have put hiring on hold, William & Mary’s career development leaders are collaborating to share information and leverage resources across different departments and schools.
Three out of the seven companies selected for this summer’s prestigious Lighthouse Labs Startup Intensive were founded by William & Mary alumni.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, William & Mary will have an in-person fall semester that starts early and ends before Thanksgiving, President Katherine A. Rowe announced in an email today.
Summer is here and the days have become noticeably brighter. It’s been three months since we’ve been on campus and at Miller Hall. Let’s return in Part III of the Miller Hall behind-the-scenes series.
Since its inception in 2017 by the then-newly hired Clinical Associate Professor of Business Analytics Dr. Aaron Koehl, the end-of-term jam session brings together the Mason School community for an informal and lively demonstration of their musical talent.
Anna Jones, MAcc’ 17 was first introduced to the world of accounting while working at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Created as part of the intensive capstone course for the Raymond A. Mason School of Business’ rigorous MSBA online and residential programs, the competition underscores the program’s ability to prepare fluent and innovative thinkers in the field.
Jonna Reinhardt ’07, M.B.A. ’20 served 10 years as an Army Ranger before returning to W&M. He was recently commissioned as a second lieutenant.
Blind Spots connected the students with PwC’s approach on the topic and sought to empower them with knowledge and strategies they would need to become more effective and inclusive business leaders.
Each client will be offered 10 free hours of counseling, which includes screening, research, and the development of a work plan for their business.
Despite members of the William & Mary community finding themselves scattered across the globe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, graduating students and their families came together this past Saturday for the University’s virtual conferral of degrees ceremony.
At just 33 years old, Wills Miller EMBA ’16 is responsible for overseeing the daily operations at Light Tech Inc., a fiber optics splicing company that services contracts throughout Virginia.
“It’s an absolute pleasure and a privilege to return home to Williamsburg and my alma mater after nearly 15 years”, said Jad Howell.
Most students hope for an A for their midterm projects. Thomas Vandiver '13 got a whole business from his.
“My family believes in the importance of a U.S. education and having international business experience,” said Boël, who is from Belgium. “As a William & Mary student, I was grateful for the opportunity to discover a different curriculum and the U.S. culture and, of course, Southern hospitality.”
Spring ushers in a season of celebrations – from holidays like Easter, Passover, and Ramadan to milestones like Commencement. And while we’re all celebrating a little differently this year, this season is a reminder to cherish those we love the most, including our mothers.
In the midst of a global pandemic, college campuses around the country, including William & Mary and the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, switched to online learning in a concerted effort to ensure student safety.
The William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business recently earned the STEM OPT certification for the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program’s new accounting analytics emphasis.
At 8 AM on the Monday morning after spring break, the 110 first-year William & Mary full-time MBA students learned about a new (fictitious) crisis: an outbreak of E. coli potentially traceable to a single company restaurant in Chicago.
Like many kids, Douglas Tyler FTMBA ’19 craved to have a space of his own in the form of a treehouse. While the Richmond, Virginia native’s dream was never realized as a young child, it would serve as the inspiration later on when he started his own company, A Tiny House.
“Army finance differs fundamentally from Wall Street finance in its purpose and functionality,” Maggie Bing Li explained. “But the experience groomed me to become an efficient member of a team, an effective leader, and overall a better person.”
William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business has launched an online Master of Science in Marketing, bringing together the strategic, creative, and analytic sides of the profession to create and embolden the next generation of Renaissance Marketer.
On April 7, Chelsea Mandello EMBA ’21 launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1.1 million to fund the costs associated with sending 50,000 essential medical kits to hospitals, health care workers, doctors, nurses, corpsmen and first responders working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Part 1 of this series focused on Miller Hall’s “green-ness.” Today, we explore how the built-in measures are relevant to our fight against the spread of airborne ailments.
The letters C, F, and O hold a great deal of meaning for Cindy Miley EMBA ’15. As a career financial professional, she had aspired for many years to move up into a more senior executive role.
Two first-year MBA students at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business are organizing efforts to connect small businesses in the Williamsburg area with crisis support and services, free of charge, to aid in their recovery.
Karen Williams Laufer of Williamsburg, Virginia, recently donated a rare and delightfully candid photograph of alumnus, Raymond A. “Chip” Mason, Class of ’59 to the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary.
Monique Zhao MAcc ’20 was working as a payroll and benefits specialist for GE’s Shanghai office when she received an outreach email about a Master of Accounting (MAcc) program at Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary in the United States.
Professors examine best practices for online instruction and students consider new habits for learning, all the while considering the unique challenges that everybody is facing.
Emergency funds support W&M students and faculty during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Caleb Newton MBA ’15 was nine years old when his father, Don Newton EMBA ’96 was a graduate student at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He remembers hearing all of the stories; from how his dad defended a case study in front of the class to how there was never just one right answer to a problem.
Right now, as we shuffle about our individual homes during our first couple of weeks of virtual instruction, we miss Miller Hall. Students, faculty, and staff can’t return to campus during this period of self-isolation. So, instead, let’s visit this beloved building in our minds by exploring what makes it unique and special to us.
As William & Mary students return to classes in their new and virtual environment following Spring Break, they will have the opportunity to register for a one-credit seminar that will only be offered in spring of 2020 called Sustainability Accounting (BUAD 492-06 and BUAD 6951-09).
The Center for Online Learning at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business hosted its largest Online MBA Residency program from February 28 to March 1 on William & Mary’s campus.
If Leah Shaw gets any time to herself during this period of social distancing, she plans to run a simulation - on social distancing.
Kelly Crace, William & Mary associate vice president for health & wellness, talks about ways people can cope and take care of themselves during this time of heightened stress.
The initial impression that Sarah Taylor, MAcc ’17 had of the accounting profession was not one run by “corporate, stuffy, tax people”. At sixteen-years-old, the Hershey, Pennsylvania native participated in a program through which she was dually enrolled in high school and her local community college.
Nathan Knight, a senior from Syracuse, New York, not only excels on the basketball court but also within his professional network and the classrooms of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.
William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business has been in the life of Geoffrey Cole, EMBA ’19 for as long as he can remember. His parents, Gary Cole, EMBA ’88 and Ruth Cole, EMBA ’87, graduated with the inaugural Executive MBA cohorts and are enthusiastic supporters of the university.
It’s a balmy 70-degree winter day and Isabel Hirama ’14, MSBA ’17, and Jonny Mills ’17, MSBA ’18 are strolling hand-in-hand by the Lake Matoaka Amphitheater. As the sun sets over the treeline, the pair walk back to campus, reflecting on their shared history at William & Mary.
Recently, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business hosted its first Executive MBA Military Leader Orientation. The inaugural event was designed to prepare incoming Executive MBA students, who are active-duty military leaders, to navigate the non-military space of the business classroom.
When the Chesapeake-Elizabeth Sewage Treatment Plant goes offline by the end of 2021, Jay Bernas EMBA ’13 will have indirectly saved the Hampton Roads Sanitation Department (HRSD) more than $100 million Net Present Value (NPV) over the next 30 years.
Sophie Caplan is a Master of Accounting (MAcc) candidate within the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. A native of Clarksville, MD, Caplan has consistently achieved unrivaled heights within her academic, professional, and athletic “arenas.”
This past year’s Field Consultancy Project was given American Woodmark as a client for the intense seven-week project, there were initially some reservations.
The story of Dr. Hans Boateng, MBA ‘16 is one of achieving the quintessential American Dream. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, he and his parents immigrated to the United States to pursue greater opportunities and a better life.
Just before winter break, the Raymond A. Mason School of Business hosted their third-annual Tech Day. Tech Day is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more about both the business and computer science sides of the Tech Industry.
William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business jumps to number 28 overall, and ranks even higher for veterans, coming in at number 22.
Inga Carboni, an associate professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business, is the author of 2019's "Connect the Dots How to Build, Nurture, and Leverage Your Network to Achieve Your Personal and Professional Goals."