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Ashland University MBA Student Receives Degree at Age 71

Ashland University MBA Student Receives Degree at Age 71

The old adage that “you are never too old” rings true for Patricia Kulcsar-Rhoads, who at the age of 71 received her Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in human resources along with a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Ashland University in May of this year.

For her, this degree culminated a 52-year journey that she says was “like going from start to the moon and back.”

Congratulations to Paul Miklovich, 2009 MBA Graduate

Paul Miklovich (MBA '09) recently completed his doctoral studies as he successfully defended his dissertation, "Stakeholders' Perception of Legitimacy and the Impact on Organizational Sustainability Strategy of Federally Qualified Health Centers" on June 13, 2014. He will receive his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree this summer from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich.

Our congratulations go out to Dr. Miklovich on this outstanding achievement. He currently is employed at the Cleveland Clinic serving as Administrative Director, Operations.

Ashland University MBA Program Establishes New Specialization in Business Analytics

Ashland University MBA Program Establishes New Specialization in Business Analytics

Ashland University’s MBA Program works hard to prepare its MBA students to meet present and future needs of the business world and it has added a new specialization in business analytics in an effort to do this even better.

“The job market for business analytical skills is strong and growing,” said Steve Krispinsky, executive director of the MBA program at Ashland University. “We see this as a major job growth area and we want our Ashland MBA students to be exposed to it.”

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University’s master of business administration (MBA) degree program will host several open houses this spring at its MBA program locations.

The open house locations and dates are:
-- March 17 at AU’s Columbus Center at 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road.
-- March 18 at AU’s Westlake Center at Corporate College, 25425 Center Ridge Road.
-- March 20 at AU’s Massillon/Stark Center in R.G. Drage Career Center, 2800 Richville Drive, S.W., Massillon.
-- March 24 at AU’s Medina Center at Sharon Commons, 2498 Medina Road (Route 18).

Former U.S. Marine Graduates with MBA from Ashland University

Former U.S. Marine Graduates with MBA from Ashland University

Oswald Judson Tobin III of Columbus was only one of 544 graduates who received a degree from Ashland University on Saturday, Dec. 14, but his story was different than most.

After the nation’s tragedy of 9-11, Tobin enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and he was later deployed to Iraq. During his years of service, he received the Marine Corps Good Conduct medal (2nd award), Iraq Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Letter of Commendation, Certificate of Commendation, Letter of Appreciation, Certificate of Appreciation, Meritorious Mast, Rifle Expert Badge, Pistol Sharpshooter Badge and Joint Service Army Commendation Medal.

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University’s master of business administration (MBA) degree program will host several open houses this fall at its MBA program locations in addition to a virtual open house online.

The open house locations and dates are:
-- Nov. 18 at AU’s Columbus Center at 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road.
-- Nov. 19 at AU’s Westlake Center at Corporate College, 25425 Center Ridge Road.
-- Nov. 21 at AU’s Massillon/Stark Center in R.G. Drage Career Center, 2800 Richville Drive, S.W., Massillon.
-- Nov. 25 at AU’s Medina Center at Sharon Commons, 2498 Medina Road (Route 18).

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University’s master of business administration (MBA) degree program will host an open house this summer at its MBA program locations.

The open house locations and dates are:
-- July 22 at AU’s Columbus Center at 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road.
-- July 23 at AU’s Westlake Center at Corporate College, 25425 Center Ridge Road.
-- July 29 at AU’s Medina Center at Sharon Commons, 2498 Medina Road (Route 18).
-- July 30 at AU’s Massillon/Stark Center at 2550 University Drive SE, located off U.S. 30.

Ashland University Students Awarded CMA Scholarships

Ashland University Students Awarded CMA Scholarships

Four Ashland University students have been recognized for their outstanding work and were the recipients of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) scholarships by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) at AU’s Student IMA meeting on Feb. 20. Those receiving the CMA scholarships were Andrew Knapp of Millersburg, Rita Wiening of Ashland, Grace Bowers of Wadsworth and Jessica Workinger of Orrville.

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University to Host MBA Open Houses

Ashland University’s master of business administration (MBA) degree program will host an open house this spring at each of its MBA program locations.

The open house locations and dates are:
-- March 11 at AU’s Columbus Center at 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

-- March 12 at its Westlake Center at Corporate College, 25425 Center Ridge Road.

-- March 14 at AU’s Massillon/Stark Center at 2550 University Drive SE, located off U.S. 30.

-- March 18 at AU’s Medina Center at Sharon Commons, 2498 Medina Road (Route 18).

Ashland University Professor Speaks in Switzerland

Ashland University Professor Speaks in Switzerland

Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany, professor of international business in the Dauch College of Business and Economics, was a guest expert speaker at a conference in Geneva, Switzerland, last month. “It was my privilege to participate as a speaker in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s Multi-Year Expert Meeting on Investment for Productive Capacity-Building and Sustainable Development held in Geneva, Switzerland, from Jan. 28 to 30,” Venkataramany said. “While many volunteers offered to speak, it was nice of Madam Chairperson to recognize me and call upon me by name.”

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