Assistant Professor of Management Information SystemsDr. Alsius David joins the School of Economics and Business as an assistant professor of Management Information Systems in the Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems. Professor David is a graduate of G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas with a Ph.D. in Business Computer Information Systems. He received a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Texas Southern University.
Assistant Professor of ManagementDr. Liyao Pan joins the School of Economics and Business as an assistant professor of Management in the Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems. Professor Pan is a graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio with a Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Studies. He received a Master’s Degree in Management at Dalian University, Dalian, China.
SUNY Oneonta is now a signatory institution to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). PRME is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007. It provides a framework for raising the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world. The PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.
Becoming a signatory to the PRME is a product of the faculty’s purposeful and collaborative commitment to sustainability and responsible management education for our students and the entire college community. SUNY Oneonta joins over 650 institutions worldwide that have a formal relationship with the United Nations. Oneonta is one of only two institutions within SUNY that is part of this initiative.
Operations Management and MIS faculty members received the second StAR grant in support of activities related to integration of SAP into curriculum. Four MMI Department faculty members and two EFA Department faculty members attended SAP Next-Gen Faculty Boot Camps in 2019 and 2020 at the Sam Houston State University to become certified to teach with SAP.
MMI faculty members have completed workshops on different modules of SAP organized by SAP University Alliances and became certified in using SAP software in curriculum. The modules include Introduction to Business Processes Using SAP S/4 HANA, SAP-based simulation game (ERPsim – Level 1), ERP Cloud Platform/SAP HANA, SAP Business Warehouse on HANA 7.5, SAP Business Analytics on HANA 7.5, SAP Blockchain Services, and SAP Business Processes with BusinessByDesign.
To date, SAP has been introduced in the four courses. Therefore, Operations Management (MGMT 353), Logistics Management (MGMT 363) and Supply Chain Strategy (MGMT 362) courses are taught with the use of SAP software. Additionally, Management Information Systems (MIS 351) course includes teaching introduction to SAP Cloud Platform and SAP Blockchain Services. MMI department expects that more SEB courses will use SAP soon. Accordingly, students will obtain some hands-on experience with SAP in multiple courses.
SAP Award Certificates 2020:
Daniel Ioos is one of four SUNY Oneonta students to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Daniel is a Business Economics major. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and the SEB Student Advisory Council. Daniel is consistently named to the Provost’s list. He is also a student athlete and dedicates time to peer tutoring. After graduation, Daniel will be working as a Corporate Analyst at J.P. Morgan.
Nicholas Giordano won first place in the New York State Economics Association Undergraduate Research Paper Competition.
Left to right: Michelle Catan (New York State Small Business Development Center), Dean Wade Thomas, Jared Ciccarelli, and Professor Christine Storrie at Otsego County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner.
Jared Ciccarelli received the Outstanding Student Intern Award from the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce at its Ignite the Fire of Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards Dinner. Michelle Catan of the New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Oneonta and a Business Advisory Council member was the site sponsor for the internship. Ms. Catan nominated Mr. Cicarrelli for the award.
Jared assisted clients in the preparation of the business plans and financial projections for their business ventures. He also assisted the SBDC with organizing and coordinating a Small Business Saturday Event, SBDC State training, and participated in meetings concerning the establishment of the SUNY Oneonta Innovation Center. He met with Congressman Antonio Delgado and State Senator James Seward. Jared also completed numerous research assignments at the SBDC.
The dean and the faculty of the SEB selected students to receive this year’s outstanding senior awards. The outstanding student in the school, as well as in each department and major, were recognized in a ceremony on May 10.
School of Economics and Business (SEB): Gillian Stieglitz
Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting (EFA): Karlo Vlahek
Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems (MMI): Daniel Ioos
Business Economics Major: Gillian Stieglitz
Professional Accounting Major: Jason Cropsey
Economics Major: Nick Dillmann
Robert B. Carson Award: Karlo Vlahek
Additionally, this year’s Academic Achievement Award winners include Rachel Menoutis, and Karlo Vlahek from EFA department; Jared Ciccarelli, Jason Opela, and Nana Sato from MMI department.
The SUNY Oneonta Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) invited 16 of its top business students and one faculty member to join “The Best in Business,” an expanding network of 830,000 students and alumni worldwide. Only the students who rank in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate programs and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International are eligible for this invitation. Our chapter now has 216 members since 2012. On April 24th, Dean Wade Thomas and BGS chapter advisor Professor Lisa Flynn led a virtual induction ceremony for the new members of the Oneonta BGS Chapter. The following individuals accepted membership into this prestigious organization:
Juniors: Diane Carvalho, Philip Foglia, Unique Jones, Kevin Ochs, Matthew Silva, Jessica Sinopoli, Shanice Thomas
Seniors: Caroline Byman, Erin Byrne, Anthony Dotsikas, Laura Hoover, Stephen Jesse, Makayla Klinger, Willis Raym, Nana Sato, Jacqueline Wood
Faculty: College Provost Dr. Leamor Kahanov
The student president of the SUNY Oneonta chapter this year was Rachel Menoutis. She was joined on the student leadership team by Vice Presidents Lesya Dubee, Justin Heller, and Jason Opela. The SUNY Oneonta Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma earned Highest Honors for 2019-20, the level of distinction possible for a BGS chapter.
The Student Advisory Council, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Omicron Delta Epsilon teamed up in the fall to carry on the tradition of students helping students during Study Day. The event coincided with the study day scheduled in the college calendar. Faculty members from the various academic disciplines of School of Economics and Business were also on hand to provide support to the student mentors and students seeking assistance with their academic subjects.
The School of Economics and Business welcomed Luis Ayala, Tristan Battistoni, Michael Capasso, Amanda Gresser, William Hund, Jacqueline Irvine, Zachary Loesel, Stephanie Menoutis, Danielle Shaw, Danielle Sullivan, Shanice Thomas, Christian Young to the Student Advisory Council for the 2019-2020 academic year. Officers for the 2020-2021 academic year are Carly Byam, president, Benjamin Rosenstein, vice president, Tydian Sylla, secretary, and Paiyam Kardgar, treasurer.