WCBA Williamson College of Business Administration

WCBA 2015 Annual Alumni Banquet

20th annual WCBA Alumni Banquet
Friday, October 16
Williamson Hall/YSU
221 North Hazel Street

6:00 Reception
7:00 Dinner
7:45 Program

Outstanding Alumni:

  • Anthony Vross, BSBA ’01, Owner, Simon Roofing, Outstanding Business Alumnus
  • Thomas Meola, MBA ’93, BSBA ‘80, President & CEO, Northern States Metals and Solar Flex Rack Outstanding MBA Alumnus
  • Melanie Cann, SPHR, MBA ’14, BSBA ‘08, Vice President, Human Resources, Cafaro Company, Outstanding Recent Alumna
  • Chris Allen, BA, ’92, North American Talent Acquisition Manager, Vallourec USA Corporation, Outstanding Service Award
Continuing Education and Professional Development

Williamson College of Business Administration Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development

Continuing education courses related to accounting and real estate, previously offered by the YSU Metro College, will now be offered through the WCBA.

All courses will be held in the Williamson College of Business Administration, 221 N. Hazel St. Youngstown Ohio 44555.

CLICK HERE for Fall 2015 Events.

Contact WCBA

Undergraduate Student Advisement:330-941-2376

MBA Office:330-941-3069

Office of the Dean:330-941-3064

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AACSB-Internation accredited business school offering undergraduate and MBA degrees, and also an extensive internship program and numerous study tour opportunities.

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Instructor William Pallante

William (Bill) Pallante, BSBA '87 & MBA '92 - Executive Fellow

Mr. William (Bill) Pallante graduated from YSU with his bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 1987 with honors - magna cum laude. Upon graduation Mr. Pallante began working for Thomas Steel Strip Corporation (TSSC) located in Warren, Ohio. In 1992, Mr. Pallante enrolled into WCBA’s Excecutive MBA program and graduated summa cum laude in 1994.

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student at internship


Jordan Stipanovich- BSBA, '15

Jordan Stipanovich is a Marketing Management student, expecting to graduate fall of 2015. Prior to attending WCBA, Jordan worked for R.L. Lipton Distributing. The position he was employed in helped him understand that he had a passion in marketing.

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Mr. Wolf, YSU Foundation Development Officer

Brian Wolf, BSBA ’98 – Development Officer, the YSU Foundation

Mr. Brian Wolf joined the Youngstown State University Foundation July 2015. He holds the position of Development Officer for the Williamson College of Business Administration. In addition to focusing on the development of WCBA, Mr. Wolf is responsible for supporting campus wide campaigns.

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accounting professor, dr. stout

David Stout, Ph.D.,
Chair in Accounting

David E. Stout, Ph.D., the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Chair in Accounting in the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University, is a recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award presented by the American Accounting Association (AAA) and sponsored by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation.

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Friday, October 9, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

YSU business students have the opportunity to attend panel sessions on topics such as employment opportunities in accounting; employment opportunities in finance; communication and networking skills; professional exams; the Lariccia School’s MAcc Program; what the first two years of professional life is like; smart communication; internships; student organizations; the Lariccia School’s Mentoring Aspiring Professionals program; smart finances; and smart networking.  Human resource representatives from accounting and financial service firms will also be available for networking.

Students can register HERE. Contact Dr. Dave Law at 330.941.1881 ordblaw AT ysu DOT edu to learn more Accounting and Finance Student/Practitioner Day.

Friday, October 30, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Marketing/Advertising Professional Shadow Day is an integral part of WCBA’s business engagement initiative. It provides our students with unique opportunities to observe and interact with regional businesses and to explore possible career opportunities. The event starts with a kick-off program at WCBA with featured keynote speaker followed by students shadowing the business executives for a day at the host organizations’ locations. The goal is to further the student’s experience and develop well-prepared marketing professionals ready for a wide variety of advertising and marketing opportunities available in today’s competitive business world.

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Ying Wang,ywang01 AT ysu DOT edu or 330-941-1867 or Mr. John Rossi,jfrossi AT ysu DOT edu 330-941-3062.

EIP graduates 2014 (Ceremony in Columbus)

Offered by the Williamson Center for International Business in partnership with the Ohio Development Services Agency, the Ohio Export Internship Program combines a spring semester export-focused course with a paid summer internship centered on expanding a company’s international market. The opportunity provides a way for undergraduate students to get real global business experience right here in Ohio.

For more information, visit the Ohio Export Internship Program webpage.

To apply for the 2016 Ohio Export Internship Program, please complete and submit the application form.

Friday, October 23, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.in Williamson Hall

Internship Interview Day is an excellent opportunity for employers to interview WCBA students interested in a spring or summer 2016 internship positions. Employers spend the day on-campus in the Williamson College of Business Administration interviewing potential candidates for open internship positions. Interviews start at 8:30 am and are scheduled in 30-minute intervals. Employers can schedule up to nine interviews throughout the day. Employers must have an approved internship position description submitted in BizLink to be eligible to participate in the WCBA Internship Interview Day.  You can learn more about WCBA internships and register for Internship Interview Day online by CLICKING HERE.

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