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Alumni Newsletter ~ September 2014 Excerpt

Sarah Marsh

Greetings Alumni & Friends,

Launching the new academic year is both exciting and hectic as we engage with a new group of students, grow and improve our academic programs, and involve the business community. I am quite proud of the commitment and energy our faculty and staff demonstrate by creating programs and experiences that enrich and empower our students.  Whether it’s mentoring students or identifying alumni to mentor our students in our e-mentoring program, or bringing the business world to the classroom through our new consulting class in which students engage in a project for a business or non-profit organization, we are constantly creating new and enriching opportunities for our students.

I am excited to share a couple of these initiatives with you. In this edition of the newsletter, we highlight two particular initiatives that are centers of excellence.

The Center for Social Entrepreneurship brings together our academic programs and resources at NIU and outside to prepare students to change the world by applying their business skills to address social problems in the world. The Center and its programs are having an impact through collaboration with students and professionals in the social entrepreneurship space—providing distinctive opportunities.

The Center for Human Capital and Leadership brings together our faculty expertise to help organizations address business issues in analytics and human capital issues. Through these relationships, businesses and non-profits can access top-notch talent and our faculty gets a view into organizations that they can bring back into the classroom.  

I hope you enjoy learning more about these centers of excellence. I encourage you to contact me if you would like to engage with them or explore other opportunities to contribute to our programs.


Best regards,

Sarah Marsh
Chair, Department of Management

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