Graduate Management News

December 2016

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

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  • Forté Foundation launches campaign to engage male students in b-school gender equity. The Forté Foundation has announced its new Men as Allies Initiative to help male students benefit from, and get involved in, enhancing gender equity on business school campuses and to take that experience back to the business world. The initiative, designed to foster the creation of male-led gender equity groups on campus, includes a new "Men as Allies" website, which contains a toolkit for male students at business schools interested in creating their own initiatives on campus to enhance gender equity, but who may need more information to get started. The website also features insights and podcasts of recent MBA graduates who played a leadership role in the male ally group at pioneering business schools that have walked this road and can share best practices and stumbling blocks.

  • Elon’s Love School of Business receives gift to help fund expansion. Elon University’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business received a $100,000 gift from Trustee John Hill and his wife, Lesley to help fund the construction of the $8 million Richard W. Sankey Hall, a three-story, 30,000 square-foot facility that will provide more space for the expanding business school, for which the naming donation came from Jim and Beth Sankey. The Hills’ contribution brings the funding level to $6.8 million. Additionally, the Hill family has designated part of their estate to the University to help fund future projects.

  • Single largest gift in Miami University’s history to support business school. A $40 million gift from alumni and longtime supporters Richard "Dick" and Joyce Farmer and the Farmer Family Foundation will support all areas of the Farmer School of Business, including faculty, students, emerging programs, and curricula enhancements. In 1992, the Farmers provided the lead gift to the School of Business, and in 2005 the Farmer Family Foundation was the lead donor to a campaign supporting construction of its new building.


  • Trott gift helps support University of Chicago’s Careers in Business program. A $10 million gift to the University of Chicago from University Trustee Byron D. Trott and his wife, Tina, will help support and expand the UChicago Careers in Business Program, which will be renamed the Trott Business Program. The Trott Business Program aims to increase the career development opportunities available to undergraduate students interested in business, providing more than 600 students with invaluable business education, experience and mentoring. The three-year program brings together the capabilities of the College, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Office of Career Advancement, and the University’s alumni community to help students develop professionally.