Graduate Management News

September 2016

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

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  • Quinn family provides $5 million gift for Phase II of Innovation Park. The late Thomas Quinn and his wife, Diane, have made a $5 million gift to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of the Thomas H. and Diane G. Quinn Hall for Innovation and Change, the second phase of Innovation Park. The new building will be a 40,000-square-foot, three-level facility located on a 12-acre site immediately south of the Notre Dame campus. Construction is expected to begin late this fall or early winter. Quinn Hall will provide space for 25 to 30 startup companies, incorporating thematically designed pods for open collaboration between teams and prospective investors from particular commercial technology sectors. Quinn Hall will also include dedicated space for the IDEA Center, a new initiative designed to bring the best Notre Dame faculty and student ideas and innovations to market.

  • Banks on business? Model Tyra Banks, who earned a certificate in Harvard University’s Executive Education program in 2011, will be co-teaching a class at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business titled "Project You: Building and Extending your Personal Brand." In the spring 2017 elective, she'll train roughly 25 MBA students on how to build and maintain a personal brand. The course's other instructor will be Allison Kruger, a management professor who has worked in production roles for "Good Morning America" and "The View."

  • New endowment to support expansion of University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. The Samuel M. Millette Faculty Support Endowment in Business, named after the 93-year-old father of Sam Millette Jr., a 1974 graduate of the business school, will provide funds to support and expand the business school by enabling the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty. The endowment can support salaries, research and creative activity, programs, and other faculty needs. The Samuel M. Millette Faculty Support Endowment in Business is open to gifts from individuals and organizations.