January 2022
Vol. VIII Issue 2
Welcome to the Rohrer Review!
Entrepreneurship program ranks among top 50 in U.S.

The Princeton Review, in partnership with Entrepreneur Magazine, announced a study Nov. 16 naming Rowan University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program among the best in the U.S.

The study, which placed the program among the top 50 undergraduate offerings nationwide out of more than 300 considered, also cited Rowan’s entrepreneurship curricula among the top 12 in the Northeast.

The Princeton Review’s Top Schools for Entrepreneurship 2022 includes programs at just two Garden State schools, Rowan and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Regionally, others to make the list include programs at the University of Maryland, College Park; Drexel University, the University of Delaware and the University of Connecticut.

William G. Rohrer College of Business Dean Sue Lehrman said Rowan’s success in teaching and inspiring entrepreneurs stems in large part from its interdisciplinary approach.

“This recognition not only raises the profile of the Rohrer College of Business, but colleges throughout the University including the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts, the College of Science & Mathematics and our School of Osteopathic Medicine, all of which have engaged in Rowan's Entrepreneurship Across the Campus initiative,” Lehrman said.
Janis Grover, president of Grover Global Food Marketing and a member of RCB’s Supply Chain and Logistics Advisory Council, connected Liam Hardy with a supply chain internship and additional projects.
Supply chain interns develop connections for the future

Supply chain challenges have dominated headlines since the pandemic began. But, like many crises, it provided extraordinary learning opportunities for students such as RCB's supply chain interns.

“Internships provide a kind of a prelude or sneak peek of what students can expect when their studies are over and they leave the college,” said Dr. Saravanan Kuppusamy, assistant professor, Marketing and Business Information Systems. Internships also help reinforce what students learn in the classroom. “They have a better grasp of concepts, and they know how to ask informed questions,” he said.

Supply chain experience is very marketable. “No matter what kind of background or degree you have, having a supply chain background helps you operationalize what you want to do for your business,” Kuppusamy said.
New advisory board hones students' competitive edge

With the recent launch of RCB’s Employer Relations Council (ERC), the College will tap into a new source of real-world experience and guidance to help students rise above the competition.

This is just one of the many advisory councils that guide RCB, served by industry and business professionals who offer insight and guide the College as it prepares students for the work world. The 10 recruiting and human resources professionals on the ERC will share hiring trends and provide direction to the Rohrer Center for Professional Development (RCPD).

“There’s never been a better time than during the COVID-19 pandemic to bring together our partners to understand where the industry is going,” said Amie Ryno, RCPD manager. “The field is changing a lot. It’s becoming much more digital than it was before. Employers have found that they can attract talent without necessarily needing to go on campus, so we are constantly reevaluating how we can keep strong partnerships but stay on trend and have great opportunities for our students.” 
Coffee for — and by — Profs

Melody Wozunk always wanted her own coffee shop.

That didn’t take long.

A senior management major, Wozunk is the inaugural Student Café Executive Officer of Saxbys Café in Rowan University’s Business Hall.

Run entirely by students, the café, which held its grand opening on Sept. 21, is the first Saxbys Experiential Learning Platform (ELP) Café in New Jersey.

The café employs 35 Rowan students, providing them with in-depth entrepreneurial opportunities that supplement their classroom learning. Wozunk, a devotee of Saxbys’ cold brew with oat milk and ice, is in charge of every aspect of the business…from team development and community leadership to managing the entire profit and loss statement.
RCB's Colleen Kendrick hosts "The Mom Shuffle" podcast to inspire "mompreneurs"

Lots of people dream of starting their own business, but Colleen Kendrick in the Rohrer College of Business not only did so, she’s inspiring podcast listeners to launch theirs too.

Kendrick, a senior lecturer of Marketing and Business Information Systems within the RCB, started a podcast in May for busy mothers who aspire to become their own boss and leave the 9-to-5 grind behind.

A former healthcare executive, Kendrick opened her own communications firm, Mullica Hill-based Kendrick & Company, in 2016, largely to have more earning flexibility while raising her family and getting her doctoral degree.

“My story is like so many of the people I interview,” she says. “Seventy percent of women who start their own businesses do it to get more flexibility in their lives. Eighty percent of them are already moms.”

Hosting each weekly episode, Kendrick’s tone is upbeat, supportive and encouraging, an amalgam of “can do,” and “you can do!”
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