Category: Student Spotlight

Economics Student Returns from Washington DC

Jerrid Burdue (a third year economics student) just returned from presenting his winning iOME essay in Washington DC.  Faculty adviser, Dr. Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira and the Interim Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Dr. Dean Johnson accompanied Burdue on his trip.  Jerrid discussed his proposal for improving the savings of millennials with Senator Stabenow, and met with Senator Peters to talk over his currently pending bill, THE COMPETES BILL.  This bill would increase funding for STEM research.  Burdue, Oliveira and Johnson discussed ways the School of Business and Economics could assist with the implementation of the bill. The group was also able to spend extended time with Senator Peter’s key staffers that work with retirement savings where they discussed the importance of the commercialization of this research.

While in Washington, Jerrid was also featured on a panel to discuss millennial savings patterns and habits.  Other panelists included representatives from the Department of Labor, the Treasury Department, and Congressional staff from both republic and democratic parties.

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Read more about Burdue, and see his essay here.


SBE Student Wins National Essay Competition

By Mark Wilcox

A promotion used at his financial institution, provided the inspiration a Michigan Technological University undergraduate needed to take the top prize in a prestigious national essay competition.

For the past four years, teams from Michigan Tech’s School of Business and Economics had advanced to the finals of the iOme Challenge. In 2012 the SBE team took home Honorable Mention and a $2,000 prize. Finally this year, a Husky has emerged as the champion.

Jerrid Burdue has been named winner of the iOme Challenge for his essay and innovative video focused on federal government proposals related to education requirements, the myRA program, Social Security taxes and the Saver’s Credit.

As a result of the win, the third-year student from Niles, Michigan, was awarded the top prize of $5,000 and will travel to Washington, D.C. later this month to present his essay at the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) Forum.

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2016 Sam Tidwell Outstanding Man and Woman in Business

Each year the School of Business and Economics recognizes two students who bring honor and pride to the School through high scholastic achievement and involvement. Students eligible for this honor went through an intense interview process that included an essay and interview with faculty.  This year 8 men and 11 women applied.  We are pleased to announce our winners: James Sturos, Accounting and Hailey LaFleur, Marketing and Management!

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The Outstanding Man and Woman in Business award is sponsored by Peter Negro of Negro and Associates, CPAs.


SBE Management Student Malcolm Gould Signs with Pro Hockey-Indy Fuel

Malcolm GouldThree Hockey Seniors Sign Pro Contracts

Three members of the Michigan Tech hockey senior class have signed professional contracts to continue their hockey careers.

Alex Petan signed with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League, while CJ Eick (Utah Grizzlies) and Malcolm Gould (Indy Fuel) have inked deals to play in the ECHL.

Petan, who is a Hobey Baker Memorial Award top-10 finalist, led the WCHA in goals (16), points (29), goals-per-game (0.59), points-per-game (1.07) and power-play points (13) en route to WCHA Player of the Year honors. The Delta, British Columbia, native also secured All-WCHA First Team and WCHA Scholar-Athlete recognition this winter.

Eick, a three-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete, moved to center this season and finished second on the team with 16 assists while appearing in all 37 games. The Appleton, Wisconsin, native tallied five multi-point games and career-high three assists on Feb. 20 at Bemidji State.

Gould earned a spot on an All-WCHA team for the second straight year after finishing second on the Huskies during the WCHA regular season with 22 points on seven goals and 15 assists. The forward collected five power-play goals and had a WCHA-leading plus-18 rating in conference action.


Yumuang, Management Student, Selected to All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team

Michigan Tech men’s tennis senior Built Yumuang (Bangkok, Thailand) has been named to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team, it was announced today Sunday by the league.Built

Yumuang compiled a 5-4 GLIAC record while playing at the No. 3 singles position for the Huskies this spring. Additionally, Yumuang notched a 4-5 in GLIAC matches at No. 2 doubles where he was paired with Nick Kremkow or Ricardo Paes.

The All-GLIAC Honorable Mention citation was the third in a row for Yumuang.

Michigan Tech finished the 2016 season with a 5-11 overall record.

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