Fricks enhance commitment to Olin Business School facilities

Fricks enhance commitment to Olin Business School facilities

Washington University Emeritus Trustee Robert Frick, BS ’60, MBA ’62, and his wife, Barbara, recently made a $2 million commitment to support Olin Business School. The popular second-floor commons area in Knight Hall will be named Robert and Barbara Frick Commons in recognition of their generosity.

New master’s dual-degree in engineering and business announced

The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering and the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis have announced a new dual-degree program that combines a master’s degree in engineering and a master’s of business administration. Students can earn an M.Eng and MBA degree in two-and-a-half years with a focus on energy, the environment and corporate sustainability.

New Bunge classroom and Bunge scholarship reflect support, partnership with WUSTL

Bunge’s strong relationship with the Olin Business School was cemented on March 13 with a ceremony dedicating the new Bunge Classroom in the Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center. The partnership began several years ago, when Olin created customized leadership programs for Bunge executives. The programs have been successful for Bunge, and to show its support for the school’s innovative curriculum, it recently provided Olin with a gift of $300,000 for the Knight Center and to establish an endowed scholarship fund.

James Little receives first Donald Danforth, Jr. Distinguished Professorship

James T. Little, Ph.D., became the first recipient of the Donald Danforth, Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Business in a ceremony at the Charles F. Knight Center. The professorship was established last year in the John M. Olin School of Business to honor Washington University alumnus and distinguished community and business leader, Donald Danforth, Jr., and to recognize the many contributions of the Danforth Foundation, which he helped guide as a trustee

Chulalongkorn University graduate begins prestigious American fellowship

Karavikar SvetasreniKaravikar Svetasreni, the daughter of Kannikar Svetasreni and Suraphon Svetasreni of Bangkok, has been named a McDonnell International Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, and she has received a corporate fellowship from the Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations from Chulalongkorn University, which is one of 15 leading Asian universities partnered with Washington University in St. Louis in the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

Tsinghua University graduate begins prestigious American fellowship

Ming Zu, the daughter of Lan-Ru Hao and Guo-Cheng Zu of Harbin, has been named a McDonnell International Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, and she has received a corporate fellowship from the Cabot Corporation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, which is one of 15 leading Asian universities partnered with Washington University in St. Louis in the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

Mahendra Gupta named new dean of the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis

GuptaMahendra R. Gupta, senior associate dean of the Olin School of Business and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management, will become dean of the business school as of July 1, 2005, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Gupta will succeed Stuart Greenbaum who is retiring from the position after ten years of service.
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