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Ross Alumni News

January 16, 2023

In Memoriam

Remembering our alumni who passed on in 2022. Please send any additional notifications to
December 8, 2022

Michigan Ross Recognizes Distinguished Accounting Professionals for Significant Contributions to the Industry

The Ross School of Business has announced the 2023 recipients of its Honorary Paton Fellow Award: Douglas McClintock and Alexandra Roselle. McClintock and Roselle will be recognized during the Paton Fellow Induction Ceremony on Thursday, March 23, 2023.
November 30, 2022

The Och Initiative Hosts Event Celebrating Women in Finance

Earlier this fall, Michigan Ross alums gathered in New York City to celebrate the impact of the Och Initiative for Women in Finance.
November 30, 2022

Kalina Newmark, MBA ’19: Nestlé Brand Manager, Indigenous People’s Advocate

Weaving together the storytelling tradition of her indigenous culture and a fascination with consumer behavior, Kalina Newmark, MBA ’19, serves as an advocate for indigenous people and a brand manager at Nestlé in Seattle.
November 14, 2022

Gift Guide 2022: Deck the Halls with Gift Ideas from Michigan Ross Alumni

With the holiday season now upon us, we know how difficult it can be to find the right gifts for your loved ones. As we’ve done in past years, to simplify your holiday shopping, we’ve compiled a list of great products, services, and stores by Ross School of Business alums.
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Ross News

January 30, 2023

The Lessons I learned Navigating Michigan Ross and starting BlackGen Capital

I am originally from Pflugerville, TX, right outside of Austin. I came to the University of Michigan in 2020, the first year of COVID-19. As a result, my family and I decided it would be best for me to complete my first year online.
January 30, 2023

Michigan Ross Startup BlueConduit Joins White House Partnership to Find, Remove Lead Pipes Across U.S.

A Ross School of Business startup that helped accelerate the removal of dangerous lead pipes in Flint and many other communities has joined a White House partnership aimed at replacing all of the nation’s lead service lines in a decade.
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November 21, 2022

Embracing a New Ethos in Business

Management as a calling A literal and figurative tipping point in Gabriel Correa’s life came five years ago during Hurricane Maria when the deadly, destructive storm leveled the trees in the backyard of his family’s home in Puerto Rico.
November 14, 2022

The Three Fears that Make Us Reluctant to Act as Leaders

Leadership can come from anyone in an organization, regardless of their formal role or title. Yet some individuals are reluctant to take on leadership roles, potentially depriving the company of useful contributions and limiting their own personal growth. Ross School of Business Professors Julia Lee Cunningham and Sue Ashford, along with former student Laura Sonday, recently conducted several studies into the reasons that prevent people from acting as leaders. The results — described in a forthcoming article in the Academy of Management Journal — show that specific worries about how others perceive them are often to blame. The research also suggests ways to counteract these fears and help people fulfill their leadership potential.
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