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Students Showcase Business Research

Monday, April 11, 2011

By Cameron Hawkins '11
The research done by the best and brightest business students was on display last Friday during Siena's sixth annual Student Conference in Business. Professors Raj Devasagayam, Ph.D. and Cheryl Buff '82, Ph.D.worked with student leaders Alexandra Tooulias '11 and Melissa Pugliese '11 to organize a conference that showcased the work done by business students from all majors and levels of study.
"It was so fulfilling to see the culmination of all the work that was done over the academic year," Tooulias said.
Along with presenting their work, students at the conference had the opportunity to hear from someone who was once in their shoes. Nielsen Company Chief Human Resources Officer and Siena alumnus Mary Liz Finn '82 delivered the conference's keynote address. During her speech, Finn spoke about leadership and gave advice as she reflected on her time at Siena and how it helped her reach her career goals. 
Organizers said the conference reflected the mission of the School of Business to educate future business leaders dedicated to lifelong learning. It provides a venue for students to present the results of their research and independent studies to the entire College community. “As students, learning is a part of the every day, and sometimes we take its importance for granted. This conference is about showing the student body to continually discover fresh new ways of thinking," Tooulias said.
Students representing every department in the School of Business submitted papers for consideration in accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management and strategy. A review panel selected the best papers submitted for presentation. Distinguished paper awards and best presentation awards were presented at the conclusion of the conference.
Winners for best papers included:
Accounting: Lisa Marie Pagliaro '11 - Apologies: More than Saying Sorry
Finance: Frank Massi '11, Kerry Connelly '11, Tom Hergenroeather '11 - Capital Trend Investments
Economics: Garrett W. Blair '11 - A Balanced Climate Change Policy Proposal: Reducing Emissions from the United States' Transportation Sector
Marketing and Management: Jeremy I. Abel '11 - Ego Depletion and Self-focused Consumers: Proposing the Effects of a Depelted Self on Gifting Behavior
Strategy: Fatima Amin-Nawabi '11, Kyle Boni '11, Tyler Culberson '11, Cory Fazioli '11 - Case: Research in Motion
Winners for best presentation included:
Accounting/Finance/Management Information Systems: Mike Tanski '12 - Beyond the Suit and Resume; What Siena Students Need to Know About Facebook and Privacy
Economics: Nicholas Gerli '11 - The Determinants of Winning in the National Hockey League
Marketing and Management: Matthew Stark '11 and Yavnika Khanna - Global Social Media Brand Experiences: A Cross-Cultural Study
Strategy: Fatima Amin-Nawabi '11, Kyle Boni '11, Tyler Culberson '11, Cory Fazioli '11 - Case: Research in Motion

Contact: Ken Jubie
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