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MBA student association kicks off

Lake Erie College welcomes its first graduate student organization with the formation of the Lake Erie College MBA Student Association. The purpose of this group is to enhance the student's MBA experience through networking opportunities. 

Results of a survey conducted at the end of the Fall 2007 semester indicated that Lake Erie College MBA students have a strong desire to know their classmates for multiple reasons. Many cited the need for study groups, others are interested in discussing contemporary business books with their peers and still others simply want to broaden their networking contacts. 

Faculty advisors for the group are Dr. Mary K. McManamon and Dr. Marie Francosky, both department of management studies professors for the college. All Lake Erie College MBA Students are encouraged to participate in the group to supplement in-class learning with real-world experiences so that the student will further the chance of success in his or her post-graduate endeavors.

Robert Trebar, dean of management studies and instructor of business administration, recommends all Lake Erie College MBA students participate in the association. "I strongly believe that the MBA Student Association can be a wonderful asset in "rounding out" your MBA experience at Lake Erie College," he said. "The relationship you develop, contacts you make and perspectives you gain from your colleagues will not only enrich your education, but will be valuable career and personal resources that will endure well beyond your graduation date."

Initially, meetings will be held monthly at the Panera Bread on Mentor Avenue in the Creekside Commons plaza. The goal of these meetings is to provide an enjoyable, informal forum for MBA students to get to know each other. The association's newsletter, Storm Business News, will be published monthly and include articles on topics important to Lake Erie College MBA students, a suggested reading section and occasionally, a success story from a Lake Erie College MBA alumni. 

The student association is currently requesting volunteers to help publish the newsletter and to drive the direction and purpose of the group.  Contact Mike Andreas at for dates and times of upcoming events or to have your name added to the e-mail distribution list.


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