Krannert’s Best and Brightest
The Doster Leadership Conference brought 100 of Krannert’s top undergraduate students to a weekend retreat in Indianapolis (http://bit.ly/YHOPPd). The conference dates back to the 1990s and is named after Barbara Doster, former Krannert undergraduate program director.
Krannert students John Grace and Solwoo Kim were members of the winning team in the annual Student Soybean and Corn Innovation Contests (http://bit.ly/10cinAp). The team was coached by Krannert Professor Bill Robinson. John and Solwoo helped create a product called Nature Loft, a soy protein fiber insulation that can be used in bedding, apparel and other products. Solwoo also has been one of the students active in putting together the Krannert Culture Fest (http://on.fb.me/10kFfgI), scheduled for April 5.
A Krannert team took third place in the MBA Illinois Strategy Case Competition, besting schools such as Penn State and Minnesota for the podium finish. Team members were Ventura Aguirre, Andrew Tye, David Smith and Raghuram Satyanarayana Rao; team coach was Professor Teresa Sekine.
Doctoral student Patrick Bruning received a Celebration of Graduate Student Teaching Award from Purdue. Patrick is in the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Program.
Two Krannert student-athletes were named Academic All-Big Ten for the winter sports seasons. To be eligible, students must be letterwinners who are in at least their second year and carry a GPA of 3.0 of higher. Those recognized were Dru Anthrop (basketball) and Jacob Robinson (swimming).
A paper co-authored by Professor Huseyin Gulen was cited on Quartz, a new business site from the publishers of The Atlantic magazine (http://bit.ly/YVR4HX). The study looks at the relationship of stock options paid to CEOs and company performance.
Professor Ellen Kossek continues to be in demand for her views on telecommuting: http://bsun.md/102Q3RG.
Linda Clement-Holmes (BSIM ’82), Senior Vice President of Global Business Services at Procter & Gamble, was named by Computerworld as one of the “Premier 100 IT Leaders” at its annual conference (http://bit.ly/10UvIQ0).
Susan Ross, a graduate of the IMM Program (http://bit.ly/YGnQRi), had her book Expanding the Pie receive an Axiom Business Book Award. Both Linda and Susan have spoken in the Krannert Executive Forum (http://bit.ly/170ovAB), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Helping Those Who ServeThe Krannert School is reaching out to veterans, active duty members, reservists, National Guard members and ROTC students in an effort to help them achieve success in the business world. In addition to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, scheduled this year for November 1-9, the School will host a Military and Veterans Affairs Symposium this fall. If you know of any-post/9/11 veterans with disabilities who want to start their own businesses, please contact Melissa Evens, Director of Veterans Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up for a newsletter about Krannert’s initiatives for veterans and military personnel at http://bit.ly/YIcjnn.