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Message from the Dean

I’m delighted that you are interested in the William G. McGowan School of Business. There are many great reasons for you to consider the McGowan School of Business, including our placement outcomes (99 percent of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation), our internships, our co-operative education programs with the University of Notre Dame, our AACSB International accreditation (less than five percent of business schools have this), and our state-of-the-art facilities. Barry Williams, Dean of William G. McGowan School of BusinessHowever, what’s most remarkable about McGowan is our faculty. McGowan professors are academically qualified and professionally experienced, which means that you’ll be learning from some of the greatest business minds in the country. Here, professors that have worked at the top levels of business are personally invested in your success and excited to share their expertise with you.

As you weigh your college choices, I encourage you to take a close look at the McGowan School of Business and the unique opportunities it offers. As you and your family work through the search and selection process, please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

-Barry Williams, JD, MT, MBA, CPA
Dean, William G. McGowan School of Business

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King's In the News

Jessica Hildebrand, CPA, has been named a PICPA Young Leader

Jessica poses for a photo in a computer lab in the McGowan School of Business.

The William G. McGowan School of Business congratulates Jessica Hildebrand, CPA-Instructor of Accounting on being named a 2020 PICPA Young Leader by The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). The Young Leader Awards annually recognize an elite group of members of the PICPA under the age of 40 who demonstrate a commitment to the accounting profession through active PICPA or community volunteer activities. Ms. Hildebrand is a member of PICPA Council, as well as the Northeastern Chapter’s Executive and Schools and Colleges committees.

The PICPA is the largest CPA Association in Pennsylvania, and the 2nd oldest CPA organization in the United States. The organization supports CPAs and future CPAs by providing education, networking, leadership, volunteer opportunities as well as opportunities for career growth. Affiliation with the PICPA represents commitment to the CPA profession, including adherence to a Code of Professional Conduct and a stringent set of professional and technical standards.

Professor Marc Marchese Receives Honor

Portrait of Marc Machese accepting his award.

Marc Marchese, Ph.D., professor of Human Resources Management, was the recipient of the 2020 Rev. Donald J. Grimes, C.S.C. Annual Award for Service-Learning Teaching Excellence. This award recognizes a faculty member who has exhibited distinction in integrating service and learning in courses at King’s in a way that especially aids students’ learning, meets a real community needs, and causes students to reflect critically on the service work they have done. Service-learning projects are designed to promote social awareness and civic responsibility among students, encouraging them to do further work in their own communities.

McGowan School of Business Receives Recognition

The William G. McGowan School of Business is proud to announce its Highest Honors designation with Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international business honor society. This is the highest level of recognition a chapter can earn in BGS' Chapter Honor Roll program, and it commends the William G. McGowan School of Business's commitment to academic excellence, leadership and student success. BGS members are students in the top 10% of undergraduate students in the William G. McGowan School of Business.

As a designated Beta Gamma Sigma Highest Honors chapter, William G. McGowan School of Business also receives a scholarship for one BGS student to attend the 2020 Global Leadership Summit - an annual event that gathers some of the top business students from around the world for a four-day learning and networking experience. Chapters that make the BGS Honor Roll receive other benefits as well, including the ability to nominate for society-wide awards and international recognition at business education conferences.

Students benefit from the programming opportunities provided through membership in BGS. Matthew Sipple '20 was selected to attend the Beta Gamma Sigma's Global Leadership Summit (GLS), the premier annual event where hundreds of the highest achieving students from the top 5% of business schools around the world (AACSB accredited) gather for a unique learning experience. The NASBA Center for the Public Trust's Ethical Leadership Certification Program is offered to student members of Beta Gamma Sigma. Samuel Pipicelli '21 completed the training which focused on becoming well-versed in decision-making, conflict management, communication and building an ethical culture.

Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors.

News Coverage of Kearney Donation

headshot of Ed Kearney

King's College's announcement of the $1,000,000 commitment made by alumnus Ed Kearney '74 and his business Kearney & Company has garnered positive attention in the local news media. In a Times Leader editorial (linked below), the announcement was hailed as, "a bright spot in a dark time."

To read full coverage of the donation announcement, please visit these links:

Congratulations to the new members of the William G. McGowan School of Business Honor Societies

(Video) William G. McGowan School of Business Honor Societies Recognition Ceremony

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Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Serving Business Programs Accredited By AACSB International
Dr. Joan Blewitt, Advisor

New Members To Be Inducted

  • Kristen Coleman
  • Michael Dischiavi
  • William Gray
  • Mackenzie Hasuga
  • Luan Hoang
  • Jason Homschek
  • Michael Karycinski
  • Mikayla Kidd
  • Matthew Labenski
  • Sara Mangold
  • Larson Rice
  • Rayna Roberts
  • Alyssa Vikara

Epsilon Chi Omicron Honor Society
International Business Honor Society
Dr. JC Blewitt, Advisor

New Members To Be Inducted

  • Jason Homschek
  • Jonathan King
  • Michael McFadden
  • Chloe Rizzo

Financial Management Association Honor Society
National Finance Honor Society
Mr. Mark Leffler, Advisor

New Members To Be Inducted

  • Cameron Anklewich
  • Matthew Bound
  • Trevor Douenias
  • Jacob Fries
  • Anthony Giovagnoli
  • Jackie Tang
  • Ruizhe Wang

Institute of Management Accountants Honor Society
National Accounting Honor Society
Dr. Tara Shawver, Advisor

New Members To Be Inducted

  • Cameron Anklewich
  • Ryan Castle
  • Shyann Church
  • Marisa DeGraffenreid
  • Benjamin Fenstermaker
  • William Gray
  • Joshua Hunter
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Mikayla Kidd
  • Anna Klymuk
  • Hannah Marvin
  • Tyler Mayo
  • Nathan Morgan
  • John O’Neil
  • Jaeline Reyes
  • Rayna Roberts
  • Maribel Vergara
  • Alyssa Vikara
  • Gabriella Vito
  • Alexis Zalutko

Mu Kappa Tau Honor Society
National Marketing Honor Society
Dr. Amy Parsons, Advisor

New Members To Be Inducted

  • Anthony Giovagnoli
  • Ethan Hasenzahl
  • Cassandra Holbrook
  • Jason Homschek
  • Noah Kita
  • Noah Loser
  • Abigail Noone
  • Tyler Papura
  • Josephina Treslar
  • Emily Viteritti