School of Business Faculty and Student Accomplishments

View the accomplishments of the School of Business faculty and students this month.

Faculty and Student Accomplishments

Gwendolyn Tedeschi, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, along with students Atiya Raja, a sophomore majoring in international studies, and Shadira Presbot, a sophomore majoring in international studies, attended the national Fair Trade Campaigns Conference in Chicago from Oct. 26-28. A member of the Fair Trade Universities Steering Committee, Tedeschi shared the successes of fair trade leadership at Manhattan College during her presentation, Building a Strong and Sustainable Committee. Raja, a fair trade intern at Manhattan College, presented Fun and Fact-Filled Events to students around the country looking to bring the fair trade movement to their own colleges and universities. In addition, Julie Achilles, content manager in the Marketing and Communication office, attended the conference after winning the grand prize for Fair Trade Colleges and Universities' inaugural short film contest. Using the resources and expertise at Manhattan College, she filmed, edited and produced a 90 second video on fair trade and the importance of its mission in college communities. 

The Manhattan College delegation (Evan Amadio, a sophomore majoring in international studies; Amanda Cromwell, a senior majoring in international studies; Irene Entringer Garcia-Blanes, a sophomore majoring in international studies; Mastanna Eraifej, a junior majoring in biology; James Estephan, a senior majoring in international studies; Emily Fritz, a senior majoring in international studies; Jared Hayes, a senior majoring in international studies; Yardley Keshinover, a senior majoring in government; Tim Koch, a junior majoring in government and philosophy; Ian McManus, a senior majoring in international studies; Emily Meehan, a sophomore majoring in international studies; Allyson Oliveras, a senior majoring in international studies; Stephanie Pietras, a junior majoring in international studies; Elvis Sokoli, a sophomore majoring in marketing and management; Ethan Van Ness, a senior majoring in government and religious studies; and Kaitlyn Wilson, a junior majoring in international studies) brought home the Honorary Mention award for representing Ecuador at the National Model United Nations Fall 2012 Conference in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 26-28. The Manhattan group was accompanied by Model UN Program Director Pamela Chasek, Ph.D., professor of government and director of the international studies program.