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Lecture by Dr. Paul Nelson

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Dr. Paul Nelson gave a lecture on Thursday, November 16 entitled “The Current State of Competition in the United States” organized by the Economics Club with the support of the SBE. More than 100 people were in attendance including students, faculty, and members of the local community.  Dr. Nelson’s lecture described the rise of oligopolies over the last few decades and how innovation is pretty much the main hope to disrupt them.

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Accounting Club Visits Appleton

On October 26 and 27, Kappa Sigma Iota (SKI accounting club) visited Appleton, Wisconsin to experience some diverse businesses in actions.

Their visits began in Iron Mountain at CCI Systems with a plant tour and a meeting with their Shared Service team (accounting, AR, AP, Payroll, Business Analysts, Technical Communication, Compliance, and Risk Management).

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Next, they set off Schenck CPA Firm where they met with staff from Tax, Audit, and Advisory services.  Here students were able to talk with the individual staff from each department.

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On Friday, students got a plant tour at Kohler and had the opportunity to meet with accounting staff before having lunch in the Kohler village. Last but certainly not least, KSI toured Lambeau Field where they took a tour of the Green Bay Packers’ stadium and business operations.

Before heading home, the club went to The Escape Room for a team building activity.

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KSI is already beginning to prepare for their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) which will take place in February.  Through this initiative students in the accounting club assist community members and area students with completing tax returns.


Academy of Business Induction 2017

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On September 22 the School of Business and Economics held an induction ceremony to welcome 10 new members to the Michigan Tech’s Academy of Business.  The Academy honors outstanding business leaders, leaders in civic affairs, and those who have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the School of Business and Economics.

2017 Inductees

Alton R. Berquist

John F. Calder ’76

Marie Cleveland ’82

Douglas J. Hamar ’84

John J. Rockwell ’79

Carrie Schaller ’87

Ronald D. Staley ’80

Richard E. Ten Haken ’70

Robert S. Tripp ’67

Kevin S. Wampler ’86



New Dean’s Advisory Council Member

This fall, the School of Business and Economics is pleased to welcome a new member to the Dean’s Advisory Council, Michael A. Pulick Jr.

Michael Pulick graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  He later received a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Chicago.

Pulick spent the first twelve years of his career at General Electric (GE), spending time in a number of divisions which included: Appliances, Medical Systems, Motors, and Industrial Systems.  He also completed GE’s Manufacturing Management Program.

Pulick joined W.W. Grainger, Inc., North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products in 1999. In his time at Grainger, Pulick held a number of roles with increased responsibility including Vice President, Product Management; Senior Vice President of Customer Service; President Grainger U.S.; and President, Grainger International.

In 2015, Pulick joined Warburg Pincus as an Advisor for the Industrial and Business Service sector.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Harvery Tool, TriMark, and Wencor Group.

Previously, Pulick served as a member of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Board of Trustees and board member for Junior Achievement of Chicago.

 

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