2020

December

Digital Marketing Assistant at the Challenge Program

The Johnstown office of the Challenge Program has an immediate job opportunity for a digital marketing assistant. This position assists the Challenge Program, Inc. in marketing that will benefit the organization in fundraising, communications, promotion, and general social networking. 

Alumnus Oshurak Speaks to Student Accounting Association

The Student Accounting Association held its final meeting of the fall 2020 semester via Zoom on December 2. The guest speaker was Charles (Chuck) Oshurak ’99, partner with the regional public accounting firm Arnett Carbis Toothman in their Pittsburgh office. 

Alumnus Moore Shares Career With Finance Seminar Class

On November 30, 2020, Bryan Moore ’07 gave a Zoom presentation to Daniel Lawson’s Finance Seminar class. Lawson’s class provides senior finance students with a cumulative learning experience to start their finance career. This is done through a blend of case-based classes, lectures, speakers, and networking.

November

Williamson '15 Meets With Finance Seminar Class

On November 16, 2020, Michael Williamson gave a Zoom presentation to Professor Daniel Lawson’s Finance Seminar (FIN422) class, which included several members of the Student Managed Investment Portfolio.

Interim Dean Mills Visits Stephenson Hall LLC Residents

Interim Dean Geofrey Mills of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology visited students in the Stephenson Hall LLC on November 16, 2020. 

IUP Students Join Faculty and Staff for Virtual Pennsylvania Conference for Women 2020

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 28 students, faculty, staff, and managers from IUP participated in the 2020 Pennsylvania Conference for Women. This is the largest women’s conference in the state. It is a nonprofit, non-partisan, one-day professional and personal development event for women.  

Eberly Features Freshman Student Hamilton

The IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is featuring freshman management major Eryca Hamilton, who chose to attend IUP because she has had many friends and relatives attend IUP who had nothing but praise for their education and experiences.

Alumni Conrad '87 and McCullough '15 Speak at Student Accounting Association Meeting

On November 12, 2020, the Student Accounting Association hosted a Zoom meeting with guest speakers from three areas of the accounting profession—independent wealth management, internal auditing, and public accounting. The speakers included Vic Conrad ’87 and Matthew McCullough ’15.

Alumnus O'Brien Presents on Leverage Buyouts to Finance Seminar Students

On October 19, 2020, Christopher O’Brien gave a Zoom presentation to Daniel Lawson’s Finance Seminar (FIN422) class. This also included several members of the Student Managed Investment Portfolio. The Finance Seminar class provides senior finance students with a cumulative learning experience that helps to start their finance career. This is done through a blend of case-based classes, lectures, speakers, and networking.

Eberly Features Senior Marketing Major McGarvie

Tyra McGarvie is a senior at IUP majoring in marketing in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. As soon as she toured the IUP campus she knew that it was her new home away from home, and Eberly was somewhere that she knew she could grow and become successful someday.

US Steel Meets Virtually with IUP Business Students

On November 5, 2020, IUP graduate Sarah Scruppi ’18 and her director at US Steel, Ryan Piaggesi, spoke with students of the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology about US Steel and internships. 

Clorox and Walmart Professionals Address Supply Chain Class

Students in the Supply Chain Management class taught by Prashanth Bharadwaj analyze comprehensive and in-depth cases of many global companies such as McDonald’s, Boeing, Amazon, and Nike. But the learning that takes place can be at a much higher level when seasoned professionals from Walmart and Clorox address the students about supply chain issues that they confront as well as their solutions for that.

Eberly Features Freshman Legend Band Member Boyle

The IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology features freshman management major Alexis Boyle, who chose to attend IUP because of the high-achieving business program and famous IUP Legend Marching Band.

Alumnus Schwartz Presents to Finance Seminar Students

On October 12, 2020, Robert Schwartz ’18 gave a Zoom presentation to Daniel Lawson’s Finance Seminar (FIN422) class, which included several members of the Student Managed Investment Portfolio organization.

Student Accounting Association Makes Donation to IUP Food Pantry

On November 4, 2020, the IUP Student Accounting Association community service chair, Samantha Weaver, and vice president Robert Kanick went grocery shopping, spending $541.02 on 256 nonperishable food items and toiletries which were donated to the IUP Food Pantry and Help Center.

Eberly Students Participate in National Student Leadership Diversity Convention

On October 27, 2020, 16 students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology participated in the Virtual National Student Leadership Diversity Convention, joined by Tracy VanHorn-Juart, director of the Center for Leadership and Student Success.

October

Alumni Fulmer '15 and Zbur '16, from KPMG, Speak to Student Accounting Association

On October 20, 2020, the Student Accounting Association hosted a Zoom meeting with guest speakers from KPMG’s Pittsburgh office. The guest speakers, both senior audit associates with KPMG, included alumni Alicia Fulmer and Sarah Zbur ’16.

Eberly Features Student Assistant Koons

Parker Koons has lived his entire life in Indiana and has experienced a lot of IUP culture through his siblings and hometown before he even decided he was going to attend IUP. Parker attended Indiana Senior High and during his junior year started looking into and applying to colleges.

MBA Student Redilla on Dealing with School During COVID-19

Ryan Redilla works as a graduate assistant in the Journal Office of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, and is a second lieutenant and quartermaster platoon leader in the United States Ryan Army. Ryan responded to the question about how COVID-19 has impacted his education.

Eberly Features MBA Student Tessa Matulis

Tessa is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania which is roughly 45 minutes from Philadelphia. She learned about IUP when a high school guidance counselor mentioned that a representative for IUP was coming for instant decision day.

Eberly Features Senior Emily Kostelnik

The IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology today features senior marketing major Emily Kostelnik, who chose to attend IUP because of Eberly’s AACSB accreditation and the Business Honors program.

Business Students Gain Experience with Student Managed Investment Portfolio

The Student Managed Investment Portfolio in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is a combined class and organization experience for students. Students manage Foundation for IUP assets of more than 1.5 million dollars in US equities. SMIP provides an opportunity for students to improve their skills sets in the areas of financial services or a multitude of business fields.

Alumna Pipes '01, Deloitte Managing Director, Speaks to SAA

The Student Accounting Association held a virtual meeting via Zoom on October 5, 2020, featuring guest speaker Christy Pipes, managing director at Deloitte in their Tampa, Florida, office. 

SAA Hosts Accounting Career Day

On September 16, 2020, the Student Accounting Association held their annual Career Day, a career fair geared toward accounting majors.

September

Alumni Winsheimer '95 and Geraud '17 from BDO Speak at SAA Meeting

On September 10, 2020, the Student Accounting Association held its third meeting of the semester with guest speakers from BDO: Heath Winsheimer ’95 (accounting), assurance partner; Ben Geraud ’17 (accounting), experienced tax associate; and Lindsay Fisher, campus recruiter. 

Small Business Development Center Increases its Ability to Help Firms Address Growth Issues

Tony Palamone, Small Business Development Center director, recently received a certificate of completion for the Master Business Course in Scaling Up, from the Growth Institute. This course focuses on scaling businesses from moderate sales levels to high growth sales levels.

Business Recovery and Resilience Series Launching September 30

The IUP Small Business Development Center is hosting a series of community dialogues to discuss the problems businesses are experiencing. The Business Recovery and Resilience Series will be monthly dialogues that will challenge business owners to rethink many of the assumptions that require re-examination in the post- or co-COVID-19 environment.

Business Alumna Barefoot Named to Pittsburgh Business Times “30 Under 30”

Bethany Barefoot ’16 was recognized in the August 28–September 2020 issue of the Pittsburgh Business Times as a recipient of the 30 Under 30 award. Barefoot was recognized as a young professional who is making a difference and excelling in her career.

Eberly Offers Business is Ready Academy

The Business is Ready Academy helps prepare faculty to meet the challenge of providing engaging courses in an online or hybrid setting. The Academy is available to all IUP faculty and staff.

Eberly Welcomes New Students for Fall 2020

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology welcomed its new students during Welcome Week 2020.  

August

Alumni from PNC Speak to Student Accounting Association

On August 27, 2020, the SAA hosted its first meeting of the fall semester virtually via Zoom. Guest speakers from PNC gave students advice and informed them of the different functional areas of employment at PNC. The speakers included Brady Wise ’95, Samantha Frye ’19, and Matt DeCesare ’20.

Eberly Navigators and CLASS Office Complete Summer Series

During summer 2020, the Center for Leadership and Academic Student Support Office (CLASS), directed by Terry Appolonia, within the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, conducted virtual informative meetings with new, incoming business students.

Bulletin Board Night With COBSAC a Success

The College of Business Student Advisory Council members were excited to return and welcome new students into the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. The student leaders of COBSAC came to Eberly College to update all organization boards throughout the building. 

Eberly Business Students Brininger and Kostelnik Win Pittsburgh Passport's Case Competition

Eberly senior business students Randall Brininger and Emily Kostelnik participated in Pittsburgh Passport’s annual Case Competition, winning first place in the Back to School category. Randall and Emily partnered with two students from Carnegie Mellon University and Robert Morris University, pitching an all-virtual platform where students can live the college experience while staying safe in their homes.

June

Eberly Features Junior Macey Phillips

The IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is featuring junior accounting major Macey Phillips, who chose to attend IUP because it was her local university. Macey was born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She grew up attending IUP-related events, and knew from the first time that she attended a homecoming parade that she wanted to be a future IUP student.

May

Eberly College of Business Announces Senior Award Winners

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is pleased to announce that 13 students have been recognized for their outstanding achievements representing the IUP Class of 2020. 

Eberly Features Junior Accounting Major Kanick

This week we meet Bob Kanick, a junior at IUP who is majoring in accounting as part of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Business Honors program. Bob is the vice president of the Student Accounting Association, a member of the Phi Gamma Nu Business Fraternity, and a student worker in the Eberly College Dean’s Office.

Alumnus Stadelmyer Holds Virtual Presentation with Business Students

On April 16, Dave Stadelmyer ’91, BS finance, held a virtual presentation for members of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology College of Business Student Advisory Council and cohort members of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Business Honors Program.

Eberly College's Bharadwaj Shares International Travel and Zoom Classroom Experience During COVID-19 Outbreak

Prashanth Bharadwaj, professor in the Department of Management, outlines his experience while traveling internationally during the cusp of the COVID-19 outbreak and returning to his Zoom classroom at IUP. 

Eberly Features Senior Finance Major Shellenbarger

Rebecca Shellenbarger is a senior finance major from Indiana, Pennsylvania. She is a member of Eberly’s Student Managed Investment Portfolio, Phi Gamma Nu, the College of Business Student Advisory Council, and the Eberly Women’s Leadership Program.

IUP Business School's Phi Gamma Nu Hosts Young Alumni Panel

On April 23, 2020, the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s Phi Gamma Nu student organization hosted a Zoom panel presentation involving seven young alumni who work in various industries. 

April

IUP Business School Initial Self-Evaluation Report for AACSB Accounting Accreditation Approved by AACSB

On April 3, 2020, the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology received word that the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee voted to accept Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Initial Self Evaluation Report and invited the school to apply for an initial accounting on-site review.

Senior Kumetis Selected for 2020 Women's Leadership Award

The Eberly College was a sponsor for the IUP President’s Commission on the Status of Women and Women’s and Gender Studies program this year to recognize women for their outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence, and community contributions on and off campus. This year’s winner from the business school was Kelly Kumetis, a senior accounting major.

Eberly Features Caleb Sipos, Junior Marketing Major

Caleb Sipos is a junior marketing student at IUP with an expected graduation in fall 2021. Caleb is an active member of the American Marketing Association, where he also serves on the executive board as the events coordinator.

Eberly Features MBA Student Gitonga

Timothy Gitonga is an MBA student and in his first year at IUP in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Eberly Features Joelle Neatrour, Senior Human Resources and General Management Majors

Joelle Neatrour is a senior at IUP studying human resources and general management in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. She is from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a town not far from Indiana.

Eberly Features Junior Finance and Economics Major Mascaro

This feature focuses on Justina Mascaro, a junior at IUP who is studying finance and economics. Justina is an outstanding student and member of the Crimson Hawks Women’s Basketball team on campus.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center and COVID-19: How it Relates to Government Contractors

The IUP Procurement Technical Assistance Program was established to expand the number of business capable of participating in government contracts. Under the program, the IUP PTAC helps businesses pursue and perform under contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and government prime contractors.

Eberly Features MBA Student Khalieb Garthwaite

Khalieb Garthwaite is a student in the MBA program and will graduate this May. He obtained a marketing degree from IUP in 2019. Khalieb was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity as well as the Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society. 

Small Business Development Center Takes Active Role in COVID-19 Response

Small businesses are the economic anchors of their communities and the national economy. IUP’s Small Business Development Center is working to help these businesses navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eberly Features Senior Supply Chain Management Major Dietz

Derrin Dietz is an active member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and a senior supply chain management major.

Eberly Features MBA Student Daniel Bostedo

MBA student Daniel Bostedo is a member of both the IUP Men’s Ice Hockey Team and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Eberly Features Finance Major Jay Morrison

Meet Jay Morrison, a senior at IUP studying finance in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. Jay is also involved with the Student Managed Investment Portfolio here on campus.

March

Eberly Features MBA Student Hannah Place

Hannah Place is an MBA student at IUP with an expected graduation date of May 2020. Hannah also got her undergraduate degree from IUP in Human Resource Management and has been an active member of the Delta Zeta sorority during her time here.

Eberly Features Sophomore Marketing Major Brianna Lambert

In this edition of #EberlysGotTalent, we feature western Pennsylvania native Brianna Lambert, who often goes by ‘Bri.’ Bri is a skateboarder from McDonald, Pennsylvania, a small town right outside of Pittsburgh. She is a transfer student who started her college career at another university.

Eberly Features Michael Rambow, MBA Student

Michael Rambow is an MBA student from Wesel, Germany. Michael began visiting the United States back in 2008 when he a young teenager.

Eberly Features Junior Accounting Major John Koval

John Koval is the vice president and treasurer of IUP’s chapter of Turning Point USA, a nationwide organization that strives to educate students on the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.

Eberly Features Senior Finance Major Angelina Manning

Angelina Manning is an active member of Alpha Gamma Delta here on campus and is a finance major in Eberly. “I chose to attend IUP because, when I went on my first tour, the campus felt like home. IUP was one of my top choices to attend because it’s business school. I enjoyed business classes throughout high school, and when I heard what Eberly College of Business had to offer, I was sold,” explained Manning.

IUP Hosts 2020 Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge

Sixty-five students from four regional high schools attended the annual Western Pennsylvania Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge at the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology on March 10, 2020.

SBI Live: Students Solving Real-World Business Problems

The Small Business Institute class allows motivated undergraduate and MBA students to team up and work with real clients on real consulting engagements. Groups of students with specific skills and interests work in teams with the client’s organization under the supervision of two experienced faculty members, Stephen Osborne and Joette Wisnieski.

Alumnus Rising Visits Financial Institutions and Markets Class

On March 2, 2020, the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology hosted Jason Rising ’96.  Students in the Financial Institutions and Markets course had the opportunity to hear him speak about his current role at PNC.

Alumni Wise and O'Shell Speak at Joint Student Accounting Association and Student Finance Association Meeting

Guest speakers at the March 5, 2020, joint meeting included Brady Wise (’95 BS, accounting), head of enterprise risk management and chief operating officer of independent risk management at PNC; and Mitch O’Shell (’19 MBA and ’18 BS, finance), a risk associate with PNC.

Polley Speaks in Finance Seminar Class

On February 24, 2020 Malcolm Polley presented to Daniel Lawson’s Finance Seminar FIN 422 class. Polley is currently the president and chief investment officer at Stewart Capital Advisors, an institutional investment manager that is a wholly owned subsidiary of S&T Bank. He also is an adjunct professor for the Eberly College of Business.

Alumna Flanagan '94 Speaks to Student Accounting Association

On February 17, 2020, Kirsten Flanagan, a 1994 IUP accounting alumnus who specializes in the areas of forensic, litigation, and valuation services, spoke to 61 students at the second Student Accounting Association meeting of the spring semester. 

Eberly Features Senior Small Business Management Major William Gebhart

This week we feature PA native, William Gebhart. “Geb” was born and raised in Saxonburg, PA, a small town about 50 miles outside of Indiana. He was first introduced to rugby during his sophomore year here at IUP when a few friends of his convinced him to give it a shot; he has loved the game ever since.

February

Mosby, CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, Keynote for Eberly's Women's Leadership Program

On February 25, 2020, the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, in partnership with IUP Women’s and Gender Studies, hosted Sabrina Saunders Mosby as the Eberly Women’s Leadership Program spring speaker.

Eberly Student Colen Shares Experience at the Washington Center

Hannah Colen is a senior marketing major and is minoring in studio arts (focus on graphic design). She was born in Manhattan, but grew up in Indiana, Pennsylvania, for most of her childhood.

Eberly Working Paper Series Revitalized

The Working Paper Series at Eberly College started in the 1990s when IUP first sought AACSB accreditation. Since that time, there have been many years when the Working Paper Series had been a popular way for business faculty to exchange research ideas and methodologies.

Eberly's 12th Annual Discover India Program Successful

The IUP-India MBA Program has laid down a platform for cultural understanding and exchange between young adults of the two nations. After the successful completion of the latest program, more than 200 IUP students have had the opportunity to experience the history, heritage, and hospitality of India.

Eberly Features Sophomore Accounting and Management Information Systems Major Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez comes from the small town of Kennett Square, the self-proclaimed mushroom capital of the world. Kennett Square is located in south-east Pennsylvania near Westchester.

Eberly Features Senior Finance Major David Baker

David Baker is a senior finance major in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. David is also involved with the Men’s Rugby team.

Eberly Women's Leadership Program Holds Galentine's Networking Program

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Women’s Leadership Program sponsored a Galentine’s Event on February 13, 2020, in the Allenwood. The event included 22 professionals from across the campus who each brought a student as their guest.

Eberly Finance Seminar Prepares Students through Casework and Guest Lecturers

The Finance Seminar (FIN422) class aims to provide senior finance students with a cumulative learning experience to best prepare for careers in finance. This is done through a blend of case-based classes, lectures, speakers, and networking.

Alumnus Hoover '16 Speaks to Student Accounting Association

The Student Accounting Association hosted their first meeting of the spring semester on January 29, 2020, with 63 students in attendance. Alumnus Morgan Hoover, who graduated from IUP in 2016 with a major in accounting, was the guest speaker.

Eberly Features MBA Student Tyler Vicari

Tyler Vicari is a first-year student in the MBA program in Eberly. He completed his undergraduate degree in sports administration here at IUP as well. Tyler cites his business minor as a huge influencer on his decision to return for a graduate program. “I enjoyed my time in the kinesiology department, but the moments that I truly enjoyed the most were here in Eberly.”

January

Eberly Features MBA Student Mike Rycharski

This is part of #EberlyDoesSports, a series from the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology that focuses on business majors who play team sports,

Eberly College Hosts Region 3 FBLA Leadership Conference

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, with support from the Division of Enrollment Management, hosted over 400 students competing in 51 events at the Regional 3 FBLA Leadership Conference on December 19, 2020.

Mackey Family Charitable Trust Financial Trading Room Dedication

On November 30, 2019, the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology held the dedication of the Mackey Family Charitable Trust Financial Trading Room, which provides students with up-to-the-minute news and financial information.