Issue 03 Fall 2020
Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni and Friends of the Romain College of Business,
It’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us. The Fall 2020 Semester is nearing its end, and at USI, we were able to stay open the entire planned amount of time. This was due to the exceptional determination of our faculty and staff, reliable contact tracing and support of the USI Dean of Students Office, and the continued adherence to social distancing protocols of our faculty and students, among so many other things.
While our planning efforts have been largely successful this semester, we are keenly aware the threat of COVID-19 is still rearing its ugly head. USI continues planning for the potential “twindemic” (where Covid and flu season collide) by reducing our employee/student campus density from Thanksgiving until February 8, 2021.
Two Romain College students in Germany watched as the pandemic caused universities to move classes online, businesses around the world to begin closing and travel restrictions to be implemented. They had to make some hard decisions—quickly.
Businesses, corporations and industries need analysts to manage the mountains of data it has available and turn it into useful information. Enter the power of data analytics, a new course in the Romain College curriculum.
In the redesigned interactive Marketing course, Dr. Sabinah Wanjugu's students can work with a non-profit firm and participate in a competition run by Google, and even get certifications in Google Ads and Google Analytics.
Hadi Yousef pitched his idea and won two startup competitions at USI. With that seed funding, he launched the Borsa Earnings Call app which is receiving interest in the investment community.
The award will help Ashlee Coffey '20 earn a CMA credential and make her even more competitive to potential employers.
Get to know the newest members of the Romain College of Business.
In 1987 Tim Mahoney, Instructor Emeritus of Economics, wondered if his decision to join USI would prove a good fit. He soon got his answer.
Recognizing faculty who have had publications, presentations, community engagements and awards this semester.
Hear from Parker Collignon '22, Accounting and Economics, how your gift impacts business students so they can pursue their dreams.