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Clark MBA Graduate Sees Video Production Company Expand with Acquisition

Article from The Worcester Business Journal detailing Matter Communications’ acquisition of Skyscope, a video production business started by Clark alumni Alex Dunn ’11, M.B.A. ’12, Gabe Gerzon ’11, M.S.P.C. ’12, and Sam Shepler ’11, M.S.P.C.’12: Skyscope, a Worcester startup focused on video production, was acquired by a Newburyport public relations firm Tuesday and will remain operating in the city…

Distinguished GSOM alumnus Dr. Wolfgang Hammes Visits

Clark University Graduate School of Management was honored to have alumnus Dr. Wolfgang Hammes, MBA ’89, CEO at The Vangi Group LLC and a Clark Board of Trustees Member, share his expertise with the GSOM community on the dangers and opportunities of economic inflation. Dr. Hammes also spent part of the day meeting individually with students to offer networking and career advice.

DSCN0605_EDITEDDr. Hammes previously authored a book on Strategic Alliances and has published several articles on strategy, finance, and risk topics. He is about to publish a second book on what companies and individuals should do to prepare for the return of inflation. He has several years of consulting and investment banking experience.

GSOM graduate and undergraduate students packed a classroom to listen to Dr. Hammes, and after a warm welcome from GSOM Dean Catherine Usoff, he began his talk with a review of past financial crises. He emphasized the importance of critical thinking and of learning from the past, so as to avoid a financial crisis in the future. “Very few people focus on risk when they’re feeling good,” Hammes noted. He then shared his thoughts on how companies and individuals can be better prepared for the return of inflation.

As an MSF student here in the Graduate School of Management, I was quite interested in Dr. Hammes’s insights on inflation and critical thinking. Afterwards, I felt more confident in my knowledge about how it is a vital part of economy and can closely affect our professional and personal lives. His visit was an excellent addition to our classroom work!

-Contributed by student, Hayley Gao, MSF candidate, 2016

Clark University MA Graduate Crowned Ms. New England 2015

Shala Murray of Attleboro, MA, a dedicated member of the Worcester community for the last nine years, recently won the Ms. New England 2015 title by the Ms. America® Pageant. Murray is the oldest of eight children and a first-generation college graduate. After graduating from Attleboro High School in 2006, she made Worcester her home,…

Graduate School of Management MBA Program Ranks High in PayScale’s Latest Salary Report

The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University is ranked No. 48 nationally in the PayScale 2014-15 College Salary Report, which ranks colleges and universities on alumni post-grad earnings. According to the company, alumni of GSOM’s MBA program earn a mid-career median salary of $126,200, placing it No. 7 among all New England business…

Clark ranks high on Forbes list of most entrepreneurial universities

Anyone who knows Clark University knows that creativity, imagination and innovation are part of a Clarkie’s DNA. From entertainment to organic farming, from consulting to personal coaching, Clark alumni are making their marks as successful entrepreneurs. Forbes magazine has taken note, ranking Clark at No. 13 on its just-released list of the nation’s most entrepreneurial…

ES&P Prof Jennie Stephens and Alum Yue Liu Contribute to New Book on Carbon Capture and Storage

Jennie Stephens, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in ES&P at Clark University, coauthored two chapters in the recently published The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage: Understanding CCS Representations, Governance and Innovation (Routledge 2012). The book, edited by UK researchers Nils Markusson, Simon Shackley, and…