May 2018
Dear Fellow Deans,

Greetings from Garden City, New York!

Another academic year is drawing to an end. Later this week, we will be graduating 195 students—110 of them receiving the bachelor's degree, the rest receiving the degrees of M.B.A. or M.S. in Supply Chain Management. They will join a strong alumni group of nearly 18,000, many of whom live and work in the New York metropolitan area. This is a joyous time for them and for all of us and a time for celebration! And look for exciting changes at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business this fall.

Rajib Sanyal, Ph.D.
IMPACT—AACSB International Accreditation Reaffirmed
The Willumstad School received formal notification that its reaccreditation has been extended until 2022. In its report, the peer review team cited our mentored internship program and our expansive lecture series as notable elements of what we do. Our business programs have been accredited since 2007.
By now, you are all familiar with our highly lauded student internship program. We continue to expand the roster of employers with whom we place our interns and highlight these high-impact practices to prospective students. You can get a sense of our program by listening to this Radio Jobline conversation on LI News Radio 103.9 FM featuring Neil Halloran , director of internships, and his graduate student Danielle Cutuli . Listen here .
INNOVATION —Business Plan Competition
Our inaugural business plan competition was held on Adelphi's Research Day, when student scholarly work and projects are showcased across campus. We saw six students pitch five business ideas to a panel of judges. From an original list of 27 submissions, five were selected to develop a full-fledged plan. More than $10,000 was given out in prize money; the first-prize winner was a graduate student in biology, Ismael Voltaire (left, in photo above), chosen for his business proposition, TradeBookz—a social media platform designed to keep textbook prices low.
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