Fall 2017 Issue

Business Honor Society Gets Mark of Excellence

Susquehanna University’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma received Highest Honors status among all chapters in the international business school honor society. The distinction is reserved for only the top 10 percent of chapters internationally. Beta Gamma Sigma chapters are available only to business schools with AACSB accreditation, a hallmark of excellence earned by fewer than 5 percent of the world’s business schools and even fewer undergraduate-only liberal arts and sciences universities.

Assistant Professor of Art Ashley Busby received the 2017 Lawrence A. Lemons Distinguished Academic Advising Award.

Faculty Earn Awards

Each year at Commencement, Susquehanna honors three faculty members for their work. This year, the John C. Horn Distinguished Service Lectureship was awarded to Mark Fertig, associate professor and chair of the Department of Art, in recognition of his leadership, his skill as a teacher, his rich record of institutional service, and his impressive professional résumé as both a practitioner and a scholar.

The inaugural Donald D. Housley Teaching Award was conferred on Laurence Roth, professor and co-chair of the Department of English and Creative Writing and director of the Jewish Studies Program, for his infectious excitement, his ability to simplify the complicated, and his pedagogy that ranges from the traditional to the use of cutting-edge digital tools that he and his students use to create a voice for themselves in the virtual world.

The Lawrence A. Lemons Distinguished Academic Advising Award was given to Assistant Professor of Art Ashley Busby. Busby currently advises more than 60 students, encouraging them to take on new challenges, celebrating their successes and providing a safe space for students facing challenges.

London Program Adds Internships

Susquehanna’s Global Opportunities–London Program, offered through the Sigmund Weis School of Business (SWSB), became even more robust this fall with the addition of 10-week London internships for all students enrolled in the semester-long program.

The new requirement of an internship means that beginning with the current junior class, one-third of the business school’s students will have completed an international internship by the time they graduate. About 20 students participate in the London Program each semester. They will be placed with different companies across London based on their areas of academic interest.

The business school has long had students interning in various parts of the world, but the London Program’s requirement bolsters the international exposure the school provides its students at a time when global experiences are increasingly important.

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