School of Business Stories from the Fall 2015 Providence College Magazine

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The Fall 2015 issue of the Providence College Magazine is out, and we’ve compiled a few of the featured PCSB stories!

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    Dr. Scott A. Wright & Brian Cunningham

    Student-Faculty Research Team: Dr. Scott A. Wright, assistant professor of marketing, and MBA student Brian Cunningham ’14 & ’15G teamed up to test how unique product design impacts the scarcity effect.  The two met twice a week to supplement Cunningham’s own independent work. “These were things that were outside my comfort zone,” Cunningham said of the research the team conducted. Read more here or on Page 18 of the magazine. 

  • Spotlight on School of Business Faculty Research: Dr. Deirdre G. Snyder, assistant professor of management, researches topics in organizational behavior.  Dr. Snyder focuses much of her research on Loneliness in the Workplace, among other organizational behaviors.  “I use research to provide students with the science behind organizational behavior,” Dr. Snyder explains.  Dr. Daniel R. Horne, professor of marketing and associate dean of faculty and curriculum, researches consumer behavior and is frequently sought out by the media for comment on the topic.  Read more here or on Pages 27-28 of the magazine.  
  • College Breaks Ground for Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies:  During St. Dominic Weekend in early October, the School of Business community gathered to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the new building.  The center’s namesakes, Arthur F. Ryan ’63, ’90Hon., & ’89P and Patricia Ryan, were honored during a ceremony in the Smith Center’s Ryan Concert Hall. Read more here or on Page 44 of the magazine. 
  • Student-Alumni Programs Supported by School of Business Alumnus: David J. D’Aversa ’82, a subcontract manager at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, is passionate about volunteering to help School of Business students with career opportunities. Read more on page 3 of the magazine.
  • Alumni Support for the School of Business: Robert J. Palmisano ’66 & ’89P and his wife Jane ’89P recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a $1 million pledge to the School of Business.  Palmisano, CEO of Wright Medical Group, also serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and the Finance Committee at PC.  Edward L. Scanlon ’55 & ’00Hon. and his wife Andree recently pledged $1 million toward the construction of the Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies.  Scanlon, a retired executive VP at NBC News, expressed how impressed he is with the liberal arts rooted business education at PC.  Read more on Page 46 of the magazine.

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