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    Business Alum Branches Out to a New Career

    Business alum Sean Harrington ’97, an All-American wrestler at UMass Lowell, has started Wolf Tree Wood, which sells one-of-a-kind wood slabs that can be used for custom furniture.
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    As Politics Divide America, Can Businesses Keep It Together?

    With more Americans choosing where to live and work based on politics, Management Prof. Kimberly Merriman examines how companies can attract and retain talent and navigate political tensions in the workplace in a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article.
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    Local Business Leaders Get Crash Course in AI

    Manning School of Business Assoc. Dean Amit Deokar shared his AI expertise with nearly 80 local business leaders during his recent talk, “Leveraging Generative AI: Opportunities and Challenges in the New Era of Work.” It was the inaugural event of a new Business Leaders Roundtable series hosted by UMass Lowell, Enterprise Bank and the Middlesex 3 Coalition.
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    DifferenceMaker Preps Future Entrepreneurs at Lowell High School

    The inaugural Lowell High Idea Challenge, a business pitch competition held in collaboration with UMass Lowell’s Rist DifferenceMaker Institute and Project LEARN, provided high school students with hands-on entrepreneurial experience and mentorship from faculty and local business leaders.
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    ‘Being There for Each Other Made It Easier’

    Amidst the uncertainty and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, eight first-year business and engineering majors developed a strong bond in the fall of 2020 at UML that carried them through to Commencement and beyond.
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    Joy Tong Women in Business Pays It Forward

    Joy Tong Women in Business members presented Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell with a $2,000 fundraising donation during a dinner celebrating the student organization’s seven years in the Manning School of Business.
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    Business Alumna Earns Top Honor for Entrepreneurship

    Business alumna Kristine Porcaro ’91, co-founder of Lexington Wealth Management, is one of just three people globally to receive a Beta Gamma Sigma 2024 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. She was recognized by the Manning School of Business at its induction ceremony for the international business honor society.
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    Concrete Idea Takes Top DifferenceMaker Prize

    Mechanical engineering graduate student Joshua Landis ’22 took home the top prize at the Rist DifferenceMaker Institute’s 12th annual $50,000 Idea Challenge with SparkCell Technologies, his fast and cost-effective way to detect problems in concrete structures.
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    ‘It Took a Weight Off My Shoulders’

    Manning School of Business students who have received financial support from the Rist Families Endowed Scholarship Fund had a chance to thank the Rists in person at a recent luncheon.
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    Happy Returns: Business Students Put Tax Lessons to Good Use

    Nine Manning School of Business students are preparing taxes for low-income people as part of a three-credit internship with Community Teamwork, a Lowell-based nonprofit organization that supports the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
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  • Nine students enjoy a nice day outside while working at an orange picnic table in front of a business school.

    Manning School of Business Extends AACSB Accreditation

    The Manning School of Business has maintained its accreditation from AACSB International, the highest level of business school accreditation that an institution can achieve in the United States.
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    Business Alumni Share Secrets of Their UKG Success

    Manning School of Business students learned about career opportunities at UKG, a $4.3 billion workforce management software company with headquarters in Lowell, from alumni John Butler ’85 and Josh Cole ’21.
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    Fork Lift: Business Students Help Local Restaurant

    Manning School of Business students are serving as consultants this semester to Lowell restaurant FORK Included as part of their Internship in Entrepreneurship course.
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    Business Alumni to Students: ‘Just Bring It’

    Manning School of Business alumni Lorna Boucher ’86 and Roma Aurora ’18, ’20 shared career advice with students at a “fireside chat” hosted by the International Business Association and Finance Society student organizations.
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    How to Enjoy Spring Break — Without Breaking the Bank

    UMass Lowell alumni Louis Cirignano ’20, Khyteang Lim ’16, ’18 and Tatiana Tompkins ’21 are helping people save for vacations and other major purchases with their FAM Social Finance app.
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    Mentorship Program Inspires Women to Pursue Investment Management

    The Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network, a mentorship and internship program run by the Boston-based investment management firm Loomis, Sayles & Co., helps female UMass Lowell students interested in business, finance, accounting, mathematics or economics explore career paths and build connections.