Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech





From the Dean
Dean Maryam Alavi

Greetings and happy 2018! This past year was filled with incredible results and opportunities for all of us at Scheller College. In 2017, we enjoyed national recognition of Scheller College students and faculty, strong published research, wonderful speaking engagements, experiential learning, followed by a rewarding December commencement. We have had opportunities to come together as a community to learn and address challenging issues, to inspire one another, to increase and leverage our talents, to do more good, and to create strong connections.

As we reflect on 2017 accomplishments, we look forward to continuing our upward trajectory into 2018. I welcome you to take a look at a few of the exciting stories from 2017 in our winter edition of The Intersection.

Dean Maryam Alavi, Ph.D.

To outstanding faculty and students
Check IconScheller College Ranked #1 undergraduate business program in Georgia in 2017 Poets & Quants for Undergrads and #1 Executive MBA in Georgia in Financial Times.
Check IconForbes Magazine selected third-year undergraduate Sean Henry for its “30 Under 30” list for his industry-disrupting warehousing and distribution company, STORD.
Check IconNational Black MBA awarded Dionne Nickerson (Ph.D.) and Michelle Albert (MBA) top annual scholarship awards.
Check IconThree Scheller College MBA Alums named Atlanta Business Chronicle's "40 Under 40", including Ashish Arya (GB 2013), Joyelle Harris (MBA 2017) and Amy Phuong (MOT 2014).
Check IconDean Maryam Alavi Named Women in Technology 2017 Woman of the Year for mid-size companies and educational institutions.
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Sean Henry, founder and chief executive officer of STORD


Scheller College research provides insights for disaster relief
A team of Scheller researchers developed new supply chain solutions for matching MedShare's supply and demand of disaster relief aid and surplus medical supplies through recipient prioritization. As a result of this research, Medshare has changed its process for deploying emergency aid to areas affected by recent disasters, including Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria at a faster and more efficient rate than ever before. The founder of Medshare, Charles Redding (IE 1985), in collaboration with over 20,000 volunteers, has collected more than $207 million in medical equipment since founding the company 1998.
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Mercedez Benz Stadium
As we gear up for the most talked about college football event of the year, all eyes are on the state-of-the-art Mercedes Benz Stadium. This stadium is filled with Georgia Tech connections and business acumen that helped it become a reality, from students and researchers to Scheller College alumni. See how Scheller College made our play in this world-class arena.
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MBA Students Visit Silicon Valley
From Autodesk, Facebook, and the Gap to Google, Twitter and WalmartLabs, a group of full-time and evening MBA students recently participated in Scheller’s annual West Coast trek. The trip included meetings and networking with alumni and executives from major companies and culminated with an MBA Alumni Reception on their final night.
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Scheller College of Business' Executive MBAs Buzzing about Panama
In September 2017, the EMBA Global Business Class of 2017 and Dean Maryam Alavi traveled to Panama to meet with alumni and business leaders. The trip included a meeting with President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela (BSIE 1985), and they had the rare opportunity to take a tour of the Panama Canal Locks. The trip was part of the EMBA students’ international experiential learning.
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Scheller College’s Professors Honored at 2018 White & Gold Honors Gala
The Georgia Tech Alumni Association has selected two Scheller College honorees for the 2018 Gold & White Honors Gala on January 25. Marc Dash, AE 66, MS AE 68, and Bill Todd, IM 71, will be awarded the highest award conferred at the gala, the The Joseph Mayo Pettit Distinguished Service Award, for their outstanding dedication to Scheller College and Georgia Tech. Continue reading about how these two acclaimed professors have impacted the Scheller community throughout their careers here.
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Faculty recognition and research making headlines
Check IconPeter Swire, Scheller College law and ethics professor, talks to CBSNews about latest e-commerce privacy concerns.
Check IconMultiple Scheller College faculty and students recognized for their research at INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) 2017.
Check IconDr. Beril Toktay named distinguished Fellow by Manuafacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM).
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Dr. Beril Toktay named distinguished Fellow
Alumni, faculty, and students
Double Jacket siblings Shay and Shannon Ashmon join the ranks of Scheller College EMBA alumni.
Double Jacket siblings Shay and Shannon Ashmon join the ranks of Scheller College EMBA alumni.


Two Scheller MBA student presidents discuss the importance of student leadership at Rice University.
Two Scheller MBA student presidents discuss the importance of student leadership at Rice University.


Scheller College student podcasters discuss working for Amazon.
Scheller College student podcasters discuss working for Amazon.
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Upcoming Events
Check IconThursday, January 18
Scheller College and Accenture’s Digital Disruption Series
Check IconMonday, February 12
Business, Environment, and Society Series presents Professor Saravanan Kesavan
Check IconWednesday, February 28
LifeLong Learning Event for all MBA Alumni
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