Meet 220: Melissa Forsha

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed.

By Melissa Forsha, Administrative Support Coordinator, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office? 

I’m the budget manager for the Professional Graduate Programs. I also serve as office manager and coordinator of the global immersion programs.

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Meet 220: Brian Cameron

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed.

By Dr. Brian Cameron, PhD. Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office?

I lead the design, development, and management of the evolving portfolio of professional masters programs and graduate certificates within the Smeal College of Business. Continue reading

Meet 220: Stacey Dorang Peeler

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed.

By Stacey Dorang Peeler, Penn State Online MBA Managing Director, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office?

My role is managing director of the Penn State Online MBA program. While the role has a heavy focus in admissions and recruiting, I also oversee and coordinate anything on the co-curricular/operational side of the program, such as academic advising and career services. As our program is a partnership program with other campuses, led by the Smeal College of Business, part of my role is working closely with our Faculty Director to serve our internal stakeholders as well as our students. Continue reading

Meet 220: Lou Gattis

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“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed.

By Lou Gattis, Clinical Professor of Finance, Faculty Director for MBA and EMBA, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office?

My role is to ensure students receive the best educational experience possible by (1) offering the most relevant curriculum, courses, concentrations, and options; (2) recruiting and supporting the top Smeal faculty to teach in graduate programs, (3) leading academic integrity efforts, and (4) acting as liaison between students and faculty.

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Meet 220: Susan Winarchick

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed. 

By Susan Winarchick, Admissions Operations Manager,  Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office?

My title is PGP Admissions Operations Manager. I handle the operational side of admissions and am also the CRM manager for the office. I have been in this role for two years and have been at Smeal for a total of 12 years. Continue reading

Meet 220: Carrie Marcinkevage

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed.  

By Carrie Marcinkevage, Managing Director, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office?

I’m the managing director for the MBA and MOL programs. I work with admissions, student services, career services, employer relations, and our alumni. Essentially, I try to help make everything outside the classroom experience as positive as possible, from first connections with us to sad goodbyes and calling Penn State “home” no matter where you end up. Continue reading

Meet 220: Carol Lockard

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed. 

By Carol Lockard, Employer Relations Manager, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office? 

I am the manager of employer relations.  I offer companies a user-friendly and efficient recruiting process.  I assist with on-line job posting, networking opportunities, digital resume distribution, on-campus recruiting, and special events for the MBA and MOL students. Continue reading

Meet 220: Chelsea Benton-Monahan

“Meet 220” is a series of posts featuring staff of the Smeal Professional Graduate Programs. “220” refers to the suite of offices within the Business Building where the team is housed.  

By Chelsea Benton-Monahan, Student Services Representative, Professional Graduate Programs

What’s your role with the Smeal PGP office?

I am the Student Services Associate for the MBA and MOL Programs.

What did you do prior to coming to Smeal?

I worked in Penn State’s international student office, and before that I lived and worked in Morocco for three years teaching English and doing non-profit work.

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LinkedIn Profile Branding and Etiquette Tips

By Brenda Fabian, Director of MBA Career Services for Smeal MBA and Professional Graduate Programs

Your professional brand is an important way for others find you and view you. Make it easy for recruiters to find you. Consistently be the same person as an applicant, on your resume, Continue reading

Deloitte Supply Chain Case Competition

By Michael Freenock, Smeal MBA Class of 2019

The final round of the 5th annual Deloitte Supply Chain Case Competition (2017) took place at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah on November 30th and December 1st. Numerous teams from several of the strongest supply chain management MBA programs competed in the event with the preliminary round held in early October. Continue reading