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Dean's Message

There are more than a million words in the English language but no combination adequately expresses our condolences to the Apfelbaum family, who tragically lost Michael; his wife, Christina; and her father, Clarence "Mike" Imgrund, in a plane crash last September. We are thankful for Michael's participation in our community and his support for the Sigmund Weis School of Business, both inside and outside of the classroom. We extend our deepest sympathies to their family and friends.  

Perhaps it's appropriate that the University Theme this year is "Adventure." Michael and Christy were role models for making life one adventure after another, and I think they would be proud of the journeys our students have taken this year.  

Students studying in London this fall ventured beyond Europe to learn about the culture, banking and business practices of Bahrain. This was the second group of students hosted by Tim Murray '93, CEO of Aluminum Bahrain (Alba). Thanks to the generosity of Tim, Alba, and Jim '65 and Carole App, the students spent five days in Bahrain.  

This spring 24 young women in the Sigmund Weis School of Business journeyed to New York City for our Second Annual Women's Leadership Symposium. SU alumni hosted site visits, shared insights, and participated in panel discussions. Trustees Mary Cianni and Lisa Ryan '78 Burke were keynote speakers and inspired all of us with the lessons learned through their personal and professional journeys.  

As we approach the close of one academic year and look to the opening of another, there is much more to explore and more quests upon which we will embark. We look forward to sharing those stories with you in the fall.  

Kind regards,
Marsha Kelliher, J.D., LL.M.
Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business



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