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Business Students Making the World a Better Place

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At Wilmington University, students are making an impact beyond the classroom, lending their talents to benefit the planet and people in underserved communities, notes Dean Kathy Kennedy-Ratajack of the College of Business.

Carl Sivels, who is pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sustainability, has accepted a one-year research fellowship with the federal Office of Land and Emergency Management. His project aims to expand knowledge and methods regarding beneficial use and Sustainable Materials Management (SMM), a systemic approach that goes beyond recycling to use and reuse materials more productively over their entire life cycles.

Renee Baker, who earned a DBA at WilmU, is head of the Advisor Inclusion Networks at Raymond James Financial. Dr. Baker was a panelist on FundFire’s webcast “Foster Racial Equity in Asset and Wealth Management.”

Laurie Redmond, who is working on a BS degree in Business Analytics, completed a data analytics project working with the M25 Initiative, a grassroots nonprofit group based in Cumberland County, New Jersey dedicated to eradicating homelessness, hunger, and poverty.

“We are so proud of our College of Business students,” Dr. Kennedy-Ratajack says. “They are truly making a difference.”

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