Graduate Management News

August 2016

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

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  • Construction begins on Ilitch School of Business. Wayne State University has started construction on the Mike Ilitch School of Business, a state-of-the-art facility that will be next to the future Little Caesars Arena. The Wayne State business school and the Little Caesars Arena are part of the Ilitch family’s desire to transform 50 city blocks into dense, walkable areas filled with housing, retail, offices, and entertainment in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The school is being made possible by a $40 million donation by Mike Ilitch and his family. It is the largest donation in the university’s history and one of the top 10 gifts in the country ever given to a public business school, according to Wayne State officials. Mike Ilitch is owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. He and his wife, Marian, co-founded Little Caesars Pizza, which is now a global chain.

  • Stillman’s Catherine Bianchi honored by NBMBAA. Catherine Bianchi, director of graduate admissions at the W. Paul Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, was recently honored by the New Jersey Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) at their Annual Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Program Scholarship and Awards Luncheon. Bianchi was recognized for her servant leadership to the New Jersey chapter and its LOT Program, as well as for being instrumental in the collaborative relationship that exists between the Stillman School of Business and the NBMBAA.