After examining data from 1,500 companies, Pornsit Jiraporn, Penn State Great Valley associate professor of finance, will discuss his research on the relationship between agencies and dividend policy. He will also explore the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
After being assigned to a new project team at Frontline Education, Laura Materi enrolled in Great Valley's project management certificate program. After gaining project management experience both in the classroom and at work, she sat for the PMP exam and received a promotion.
Starting in spring 2017, Penn State Great Valley will offer a 12-credit New Ventures and Entrepreneurship certificate for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to conceptualize and develop new business endeavors.
The Great Valley Alumni Society held an inaugural coat drive to support local Chester County citizens in need of warm clothing. Over 120 items went to Ann's Heart in Phoenixville in support of their Code Blue Winter Warming Center.
Master of Engineering Management students at Penn State Great Valley recently collaborated with local companies as part of a capstone project to incorporate a variety of modeling and analysis tools. The partnership was rewarding for both the organizations and students.
After discovering Great Valley's GMAT exam preparation course via an online search, Erica del Gallego applied for a student visa, flew to Philadelphia from Colombia, and enrolled in the course to improve her test scores.
When Cathy Ditterline and Jo Baitinger started at Penn State Great Valley, the campus was located in a former elementary school and course registrations were filled out by hand. The two will retire in December after more than 30 years at Penn State.
With Penn State’s recent announcement of the next six communities to receive seed-grant funding through its Invent Penn State initiative, the University’s economic development effort has grown to include 13 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania.