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Alex g. McKenna School of business, economics, And government


At Saint Vincent College, you can learn about life by living in a diverse community of students, faculty, staff — and Catholic Benedictines, a distinguishing feature of a Saint Vincent education.

You don’t have to be Catholic to be

comfortable at Saint Vincent. All you need is an open mind. The monks of the Order of Saint Benedict serve the college in many capacities —from cooks and clergy, to plumbers and professors. approach

As a student of their scholarly, disciplined to






challenged intellectually, nurtured spiritually and taught by example, to pursue a full life.

Advisory Council


Chairperson Amanda Cecconi, C’87 Service Line Executive, Women's Health - St. Thomas Health Services

Advisory Council Mission of the McKenna School Welcome from the Dean’s Office

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Members T. William Boxx Chairman and CEO - Philip M. McKenna Foundation

McKenna School Programs


Dr. Richard Burkhauser, C’67 Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Policy Analysis and Chair of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management Cornell University George Derhofer Retired Executive - VF Corporation Michael Gleba Executive Vice President - Sarah Scaife Foundation Richard Guskiewicz, C’54 Professor Emeritus - Saint Vincent College Raymond Hanley Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance - Federated Investors Daniel Hennessy Vice President of Manufacturing - Latrobe Specialty Steel Michael Koff Retired Executive - Sony

Undergraduate Programs Aurelius Scholars Accounting Business Education Information Technology Economics Finance International Business Management Marketing Political Science Public Policy/Environmental Affairs

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Graduate Programs Health Services Leadership Operational Excellence

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Student Organizations Internships and Graduate Schools Alumni Career Paths

Luke Latimer, C’98 Executive Vice President/Treasurer - R&L Development Company Philip McGivney, C’93 Senior Manager - KPMG

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Service Corps of Retired Executives 22 Center of Political and Economic Thought 23 Small Business Development Center 24 Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence 25

Dr. Donald Mullineaux, C’67 DuPont Chair in Banking and Financial Services and Director of the School of Management - University of Kentucky Michael Murray, C’ 84 Managing Partner - American Credit Card Processing

McKenna School Faculty

Gabriel Pellathy, C’ 95 Manager of Business Development and Strategy Westinghouse


David Roger President and Trustee - Hillman Foundation Joseph Scarpo, C’84 CEO - Private Wealth Advisors Dr. Colleen Sheehan Associate Professor of Political Science - Villanova University Philip Weihl Vice President of Value Business System and Lean Enterprise Kennametal


To learn further about the McKenna School, visit us online at:

Mission of the McKenna School

The McKenna School is named for the late Alex G. McKenna, a leading industrialist, civic leader and philanthropist. He was the past chairman, president and chief executive officer, and a founding general partner of Kennametal Inc., a global corporation headquartered in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Throughout his life, he promoted the principles of free market economics, limited constitutional government and traditional civic values. The mission of the McKenna School is to prepare students to be:

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Effective business and professional leaders. Responsible and successful participants in a dynamic market economy. Principled civic leaders and public servants. Skillful managers of technology. Thoughtful contributors to the intellectual and scholarly world.

The philosophy of the McKenna School is based on the intellectual and moral traditions of Western civilization. The McKenna School provides a challenging curriculum that addresses contemporary issues and professional needs as well as the enduring concerns of human experience. The hallmark of a McKenna School education is practical knowledge complemented with scholarly excellence. As part of Saint Vincent College, the McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government educates students in the liberal arts tradition so that they are wellprepared for successful and rewarding lives.


Welcome from the Dean’s Office As Dean of the McKenna School, it is my privilege to be affiliated with an outstanding group of faculty, staff and of course, students. This brochure demonstrates the McKenna School’s broad offerings from our diverse degree programs to our innovative student organizations.

Dean Gary Quinlivan, Ph.D.

The McKenna School has an outstanding faculty with exceptional credentials. While they engage in ongoing research, produce publications and are active in scholarly circles, students are their top priority.

In a typical class at the McKenna School, you will be joined by a small group of 20-25 of your friends and your professor (who might even be a Benedictine!). Small classes with faculty who know their subjects, love to teach and can offer you personal attention whenever you need it are the essential elements of an education at Saint Vincent College. Students are cultivated not culled. We teach to individuals, not lecture halls, yet offer all the sophisticated tools that students in the 21st century need to succeed. As a testament to our student success, in Spring 2009, we learned that McKenna School seniors scored exceptionally well on the ETS undergraduate business application test, which is administered at 564 accredited business schools. This test measures business competency in nine fields, i.e., accounting, business law, economics, finance, information systems, international issues, marketing and quantitative business analysis. The McKenna School ranked in the top 7% of the nation! I encourage you to learn further about our student opportunities, our faculty and our resources in the pages of this brochure. And, I hope that we have the chance to welcome you to campus in the near future.


Eva Kunkel, MS ‘08, Program Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean

McKenna School Programs McKenna School programs are designed to provide a thorough academic and professional education in the study of professional principles, practices, and systems. Combined with the College’s liberal arts curriculum, students integrate personal goals with an educational foundation for life-long learning and the pursuit of a responsible and rewarding way of life. All McKenna School students are taught by doctorates in their respective fields. In addition, to strengthen the links between theory and application, students also receive instruction from accomplished adjunct professors who have achieved senior-level leadership roles in their careers.

Undergraduate Majors* and Minors** • • • • •

The McKenna School’s business program is accredited by the Association for Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) — one of the top two premier accrediting agencies for business schools worldwide. With a requirement for faculty professional development (i.e., publications and research) and courses primarily taught by doctorates, the ACBSP is the leading business accreditation program devoted to teaching excellence and service to students.

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Accounting*** Business Education Information Technology* Economics*** Entrepreneurship** Environmental Affairs* Finance*** International Business*** Management*** Marketing*** Operational Excellence** Political Science*** Public Administration** Public Policy*

Graduate Majors • •

Health Services Leadership Operational Excellence

Business Core - Required for All Undergraduate Business Majors (43 credits) Elementary Accounting I and II Principles of Marketing Introduction to Management Business Policy and Strategy Management Information Systems

Principles of Economics: Macro & Micro Corporate Finance Statistics II or Econometrics Principles of American Politics


Statistics I Calculus I Business Law Business Ethics


Aurelius Scholars The Aurelius Sequence

Aurelius Hall, home of the McKenna School, honors the fourth Abbot of Saint Vincent College, Archabbot Aurelius Stehle, O.S.B. To further honor his name, the School offers the Aurelius Scholars program. This program is open to all motivated McKenna School students.

History The College Core requires 6 credits in History – 3 in courses numbered 100-124 and 3 at 200 level Western Civilization I: to 1300 or Western Civilization II: 1300-1800 Modern Intellectual History or Medieval Thought and Culture Electives: The Greek Legacy The Roman Legacy England in the Late Middle Ages Catholic and Protestant Reformations Philosophy The College Core requires 6 credits in Philosophy Ancient and Medieval Philosophy or relevant Philosophy courses (see Director) First Philosophy Religious Studies The College Core requires 9 credits in Religious Studies Exploring Religious Meaning Old Testament I Christology Electives: Basics of Catholic Faith History of Christian Thought Political Science The College Core requires 9 credits in Social Sciences with no more than 6 credits in a single discipline Principles of American Politics Classical Political Thought or Modern Political Thought

The Aurelius sequence of courses is designed to satisfy the College Core Curriculum in the selected disciplines— Political Science majors simply need one more social science class outside of the Political Science curriculum. More importantly, it commits scholars to a coherent sequence of courses in the Western educational tradition. Aurelius Scholars meet on a regular basis throughout the academic year for civilized discussion and relevant activities. Activities of the Scholars in recent years included attendance at the Lenten Concert in the Basilica and a performance of The Magic Flute in Pittsburgh. Graduating Aurelius Scholars are awarded for their efforts with a special certificate at a recognition dinner at the end of the spring semester.

English The College Core requires 9 credits in English, 3 of which must be a literature course Language and Rhetoric Major British and American Authors The Epic or Dramatic Literature Electives: Poetry The Novel British and European Literatures: EL 311-323

Contact Person: Dr. Richard Saccone


Accounting The marketplace has clearly seen the value of a degree in accounting, as evidenced by the strong demand in recent years for accounting graduates and the high number of accounting positions being offered. An undergraduate curriculum in accounting offers a student not only the specific skills needed to begin a career in accounting, but also provides a broad overview of all areas of a business enterprise. Saint Vincent College has a tradition of accounting excellence dating back to the 1870s. In Fall 2008, our students scored in the top 2% of the nation in accounting in the undergraduate business application test given by ETS (which is also responsible for GMAT and GRE exams).

MEET THE PROFESSORS Dr. Robert DePasquale Professor, CPA

Dr. Charles Fazzi Professor

▪ VP of the PA

Management Accounting Committee on Academic Relations ▪ ACBSP Secretary, Eastern Region Chairperson, Business and Industry Committee

▪ Institute of

Institute of CPAs ▪ 2002 Pennsylvania Outstanding Accounting Educator ▪ 1997 Thoburn Excellence in Teaching Award

Prof. Thomas Holowaty Assoc. Professor, CPA

Fr. Myron Kirsch, O.S.B Assistant Professor

▪ 25+ years of public accounting experience

▪ 2008 Boniface Wimmer Faculty Award

B.S. in Accounting (*required courses): Intermediate Accounting I* & II* ▪ Analysis of Financial Statements ▪ Taxes I* and II Cost Accounting I* and II ▪ Auditing* ▪ International Accounting* ▪ Advanced Accounting ▪ Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting


Business Education Information Technology The McKenna School’s Business Education Information Technology (BEIT) major focuses on the technology skills demanded in today’s business world. At the same time, students receive the necessary background to eventually pursue a high-end MBA degree and/or business career. Together with the Saint Vincent College Education Department, students are trained in cutting edge teaching skills. The curriculum is designed to satisfy the requirements of the PA Department of Education, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, and the Liberal Arts core of Saint Vincent College. Mallory Reese ’10, a BEIT major, has been able to apply lessons learned in the classroom to practical work experience as an intern with the Fred Rogers Center. In this role, Mallory developed e-marketing strategies for and was instrumental in establishing a marketing database and social networking channels to extend the outreach of the Center.

B.S. in Business Education Information Technology Requirements: Introduction to Entrepreneurship ▪ Computing and Information Science I ▪ Taxes I ▪ International Management or International Business ▪ Business Communication ▪ Business Elective


Economics The Economics curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive education in both theoretical and applied economics. The program seeks to provide a strong academic foundation for understanding the complexities of economic activity and decision making within both the private and public sectors and for understanding the relationship between the economy and society as a whole. Students will be taught how to apply rigorous analysis to economic issues through the use of market oriented theoretical models, quantitative techniques, and economic reasoning. In Spring 2009, our students scored in the top 1% of the nation in quantitative business analysis in the undergraduate business application test given by ETS.


Dr. Peter Hutchinson Professor

Dr. Andrew Herr Associate Professor

Dr. Carla Zema Assistant Professor

▪ 2008 SVC Alumnus of Distinction ▪ 2005 Fulbright Award in Hong Kong ▪ 1984 University’s Master Teacher Award at Bowling Green State University

▪ 2007 Boniface Wimmer

▪ Boehringer-Ingelheim

Faculty Award ▪ John Templeton Foundation 2002 Freedom Project Teaching Award ▪ CPET Fellow in Economics and Policy

Champion Award ▪ Keystone Alliance for Perform. Measurement Board of Examiners ▪ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Performance Award

B.A./B.S in Economics Requirements (*B.S. courses): Public Finance ▪ International Trade and Development ▪ International Finance Econometrics ▪ Game Theory ▪ Experimental Economics ▪ Advanced Microeconomic Theory* ▪ Advanced Macroeconomic Theory* ▪ Calculus II* ▪ Senior Thesis


Finance Finance is the science and art of managing money. Students build their understanding of finance from basic principles. They gain an understanding of the interaction of different financial markets as well as the latest theory and practice within financial markets. Upon completion of the Finance core, students select one of three tracks: Computational Finance, Corporate Finance, or Investment Management. Courses within each track guide the student towards possible career choices. The SVC Finance program is one of the few undergraduate programs in the United States with a curriculum that provides the advanced training necessary to pass the CFA Level I Exam.


Prof. Mark Abramovic Instructor

Prof. Nicholas Racculia Instructor

▪ 2008 Acton Foundation Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award

▪ CPET Fellow in Economics

and Capitalism

B.S. in Finance Requirements: Investments I: Securities ▪ Investments II: Derivatives ▪ Financial Institutions ▪ International Finance ▪ Calculus II Specific Track Courses Include: Portfolio Theory ▪ Valuations and Modeling ▪ Calculus III ▪ Differential Equations ▪ Linear Algebra ▪ Computing and Information Science I ▪ Intermediate Accounting I ▪ Corporate Finance II ▪ Mergers and Acquisitions ▪ CFA Review Level 1


International Business International Business majors receive a firm business grounding in all aspects of international trade and international finance. Our curriculum provides students with hands-on experience assisting firms with global marketing plans and export needs. Students also develop a high degree of language proficiency in at least one foreign language. Primary business languages such as Chinese and Spanish are both offered at SVC. In addition, students are encouraged to pursue a broad range of educational opportunities and internships abroad, to include study at the top ranked schools in China.

International Business Requirements: Global History Class or International Relations ▪ Managerial Accounting ▪ Global Marketing ▪ International Management ▪ International Finance ▪ Two foreign language courses beyond the intermediate level or two different foreign languages completing the intermediate classes


Management Successful organizations know how to manage people and resources efficiently to accomplish organizational goals and keep those goals in tune with changes in the external environment. Management specifies the coordination and integration of work activities with and through other people. Management understands the four major functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, controlling), and how individuals, teams, and managers implement strategies effectively, efficiently, and ethically. The McKenna School management department is one of the only departments in the United States to offer students in-depth training in Operational Excellence (e.g., Toyota Production System, Kaizen Blitz, Value Stream Mapping, Supply Chain, etc.) and cutting edge training in Management Information Systems.

MEET THE PROFESSORS Dr. William Hisker Professor

Dr. Rubin Pillay Associate Professor

▪ 2005 Boniface Wimmer Faculty Award ▪ Honorary Professor at Shandong University, China

▪ Previous Associate Professor at University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Dr. Richard Kunkle Instructor

Prof. Robert Markley Latrobe Specialty Steel Sponsored Lecturer in Business Administration

▪ Graduate of the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative’s Perfecting Patient Care University

▪ Pittsburgh Technology Council Member

B.S. in Management Requirements: Managerial Accounting ▪ Organizational Behavior ▪ International Management International Business ▪ Organizational Theory ▪ Operations Management Management Information Systems ▪ Business Elective


Marketing Our Marketing program addresses the fundamental truths about human behavior and applies them in specific business settings. Students are provided with the necessary background and tools to understand the role of marketing in business and society by leaning heavily on the quantitative and social sciences, particularly economics, psychology, and statistics. These diverse conceptual, theoretical, and empirical underpinnings of marketing give students a working knowledge of how marketing interrelates with all functional areas of business and influences virtually all organizational plans and decisions. Marketing students conduct original survey and observational research, experimental studies, focus groups, advertising campaigns, marketing plans, and business simulations. A marketing education yields a powerful basis on which to earn an MBA or PhD, or develop a successful business career.


Dr. Thomas Cline Professor of Marketing and Statistics

Dr. Dawn Edmiston Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing

▪ Co-author, Consumer

▪ 2009 Quentin Schaut

Behavior: Science & Practice (2010)

Faculty Award

▪ 2008 Council for

▪ 2004 AACSB International

Advancement and Support of Education Outstanding Research Award

Teaching Excellence Award ▪ Widely quoted in USA Today

B.S. in Marketing Requirements: ▪ Advertising and Promotion ▪ Managerial Accounting ▪ Consumer Behavior ▪ Marketing Research ▪ Strategic Marketing ▪ Global Marketing ▪ Elective (e.g., Internet Marketing, Fashion Marketing, Sales Force Management)


Political Science The Political Science program approaches the study of politics as both philosophical reflection and analytical art. From the study of ancient, modern, and contemporary sources, students are led to examine critically the ideas and events that have influenced the formation of political principles, government organization, characteristics of citizenship, and social policy. Along with philosophical grounding, the program seeks to provide the analytical competence to understand the contemporary political environment, to address effectively public policy issues, and to contribute intellectually and practically to the sociopolitical challenges of our times.


Dr. Bradley Watson Professor - Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought

Dr. Gabriel Pellathy Professor

Dr. Richard Saccone Assistant Professor

▪ 2003 Fulbright Award at

▪ 2007 Fulbright Award in

▪ Author or editor of many

▪ Faculty of Law in Budapest,

▪ 2009 CIBER Scholarship to

books, including Living Constitution, Dying Faith ▪ CPET Fellow in Politics and Culture ▪ 2002 Freedom Project Teaching Award ▪ 2005/06 Visiting Associate Professor at Princeton Univ.

Pazmany University

Hungary ▪ CPET Fellow in Government and Legal Affairs


Eastern Europe and Turkey ▪ Published in national and international publications

Examples of Political Science Courses: ▪ National Government ▪ Classical Political Thought ▪ Modern Political Thought ▪ International Relations, Comparative Politics ▪ Public Administration ▪ Institutions American Political Thought ▪ Constitutional Law: National Powers, Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties ▪ Domestic Public Policy ▪ Senior Thesis


Public Policy Environmental Affairs The Public Policy program is designed to develop an understanding of the economic and political institutions, principles, and processes involved in public policy decision-making. Students are led to examine issues critically while developing a substantive knowledge of market economics and democratic-constitutional government as the context for American public policy. Economic analysis and knowledge of political organization and politics comprise much of the intellectual framework for public policy decision-making. The curriculum combines courses in economics and political science to help foster the development of such skills and knowledge. The Public Policy Environmental Affairs major provides additional technical and scientific knowledge and modifies the political science curriculum to prepare students for participation in environmental affairs. Examples of Public Policy Courses: ▪ Microeconomic Theory ▪ Public Finance ▪ National Government ▪ State and Local Government ▪ International Relations ▪ Public Administration ▪ American Political Thought ▪ Domestic Public Policy ▪ Senior Thesis

Examples of Environmental Affairs Courses: All of the Public Policy requirements (except American Political Thought) plus: ▪ Macroeconomic Theory ▪ Survey of Accounting ▪ Environmental Law ▪ Introduction to Environmental Science ▪ Physical Geology ▪ Introduction to Biology or General Biology I


Graduate Programs Since 2007, the McKenna School has introduced two new graduate programs in Health Services Leadership and Operational Excellence. Both of these innovative programs offer degree and certificate opportunities, and leverage the outstanding faculty and resources of the McKenna School. The Health Services Leadership program is designed to empower practitioners to become effective leaders in challenging health care environments. All courses involve active learning and encourage the systematic development of leadership skills in communication, critical analysis, and strategic planning. Courses are offered at Latrobe Hospital, Memorial Medical Center and the Saint Vincent College campus. The Operational Excellence (OE) program concentrates on two primary concepts while introducing students to the core curriculum of effective management. The first concept involves the methods students can use to develop cultural change within their work area and enterprise. The second concept focuses on the tools, techniques and countermeasures used by skilled OE practitioners in implementing OE at their organizations. Additional information about both of these programs can be accessed online at

M.S. in Health Services Leadership Requirements (*Certificate Requirements): ▪ U.S. Health Care Systems* ▪ Organization and Administrative Theory* ▪ Economics of Health Care* ▪ Elective* ▪ Health Care Law and Regulation ▪ Research Methods ▪ Financial Administration ▪ Human Resource Management ▪ Leadership and Ethics ▪ Quality Improvement ▪ Strategic Management ▪ Directed Research

M.S. in Management: Operational Excellence (*Certificate Requirements): ▪ Advanced Management Law ▪ Management Accounting ▪ Management Information Systems ▪ Marketing Strategy ▪ Quality Improvement ▪ Research Methods ▪ Principles, People, and Values in Operational Excellence ▪ Supply Chain Management* ▪ Operations Management* ▪ Operational Excellence* ▪ Leadership and Ethics ▪ Strategic Management


Student Organizations In addition to the outstanding academic education that students receive, the McKenna School offers a multitude of educational experiences beyond the classroom. The photo on the left features the student executive board and faculty advisor of the Women in Business (WIB) organization during their leadership retreat at Outdoor Odyssey. The WIB is one of the most active organizations on campus and is open to all students, across all majors. Each year, WIB sponsors a lecture series, networking events, an executive etiquette dinner and community service outreach. The organization also offers a freshmen mentor program.

The above photos feature two of our most popular student organizations, the Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association and the Finance Club, in one of the most popular business capitals in the world – New York City! The McKenna School offers a broad range of academic associations to include a chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.


Student Organizations Our McKenna School students have a multitude of opportunities for global experiences … we even have a student organization called “Global Experience!” Each year, students organize an international travel experience under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Past destinations have included the Dominican Republic (left); Ireland; London, England; Seville, Spain; Prague, Czech Republic; and, Vienna, Austria.

McKenna School students have various opportunities to experience “democracy in action” whether they attend one of the many political science and public policy lectures on campus or travel with faculty to our nation’s capitol in Washington DC. Students may also choose to join either Republican Club or the Democrat Club. And if students prefer to argue their own case, the McKenna School has a nationally recognized Mock Trial team that successfully competes across the US. Academic achievements are recognized through membership in national honor societies to include: Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national honor society for outstanding economics students Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society Theta Tau Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the national honor society in business administration


Internships and Graduate Schools With support from faculty and the Saint Vincent College Career Center ( careers), students from the McKenna School have received excellent internship opportunities with organizations such as: AFLAC Ernst & Young Excela Health Giant Eagle Heinz North America KDKA Kennametal Latrobe Steel Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Steelers PNC Financial Services Walt Disney World Resorts Warrior Hockey Wegmans

Recent graduates have achieved a success rate of 97% within 6 months of graduation, which means our students are working or attending graduate/professional school in their field of interest within 6 months of graduation. Following are a few of the graduate schools that McKenna School students have attended: American University

London School of Economics

Auburn University

Ohio State University

Brandeis University

Princeton University

Carnegie Mellon University

St. John’s College

Catholic University Graduate School

University of Cincinnati

Claremont Graduate University

University of Maryland

Duquesne University

University of Pittsburgh

Georgetown University

University of Rochester

Harvard University

University of Virginia

Johns Hopkins University

Virginia Tech


Alumni Career Paths McKenna School students have achieved great career success in the fields of accounting, consumer and industrial goods, entertainment, media, law, financial services, and local, state and federal government agencies. In 2009, the average starting salary of our graduates was $42,000. Recent employers have included the following: Accounting Deloitte & Touche Grossman,Yanek and Ford Malin Berguist and Company

Ernst & Young Schneider Downs & Co Binkley Kanavy Group

KPMG PricewaterhouseCoopers Sisterton Department of Defense S.R. Snodgrass Matson, Driscoll and Damico

Consumer and Industrial Goods Alcoa Bechtel Group Dick Corporation Glosser Manufacturing Intel Microsoft Siemens Energy USX

Allegheny Energy Cellular One Dietrich Industries Heinz North America Kennametal Northrop Grumman Sony Matthews International

Bayer Cintas Dominion IBM Latrobe Specialty Steel PPG Timken Respironics

Jones Day Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon

Journal of Economic Literature Kolbrener, Inc. WTAE-TV McQuaide Blasko

American Express Citigroup Dean Witter Reynolds First Union National Bank Mellon Financial Corporation Northwestern Mutual Financial Prudential Bache

Fidelity Citizens Bank Federated Investors First Commonwealth National City Bank Parker/Hunter Vanguard Financial

Entertainment, Media and Law Drinker Biddle KDKA-TV Pittsburgh Steelers Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Financial Services Allegis Group Chase Manhattan Commercial Bank of Pennsylvania First Investors MBNA Bank Merrill Lynch PNC Bank

Federal, State and Local Government Internal Revenue Service Offices of Congressmen Office of the U.S. Trade Representative White House Pennsylvania Governor’s Office Bureau of Census

Pennsylvania State Senate U. S. Attorney’s Office U.S. Commerce Department U.S. International Trade Commission

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction U.S. Department of Housing


Service Corps Of Retired Executives (SCORE) Founded in 1964, SCORE has 389 chapters nationwide, with 11,500 members. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate their services as business counselors. Located at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland SCORE is a nonprofit, volunteer organization, and a resource partner with the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Westmoreland SCORE has more than 40 members who are seasoned businessmen and women. We are dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth and success of small business in Westmoreland and Indiana Counties.

In a recent year, SCORE: ▪ Counseled 400 new clients, 164 in person and 236 by email ▪ Conducted 1,303 counseling sessions

SCORE provides two basic services to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small businesses: ▪ No-fee mentoring and confidential business counseling ▪ Low-fee workshops for starting a new business

▪ Conducted six workshops for people starting new businesses; these workshops were attended by 116 aspiring entrepreneurs ▪ Volunteered 3,656 hours to the community

SCORE can be reached at 724-539-7505.

Professional Etiquette Dinner for Saint Vincent College students, hosted by SCORE, Women in Business and Career Services


Center for Political and Economic Thought Advisory Board Ryan Amacher, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Arlington T. William Boxx, M.A. Chairman Philip M. McKenna Foundation Robert George, Ph.D. McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Professor of Politics Princeton University Peter Kenen, Ph.D. Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance Director, International Finance Section Princeton University Charles Kesler, Ph.D. Director, The Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World Professor of Government Claremont McKenna College Bennett McCallum, Ph.D. H.J. Heinz Professor of Economics Graduate School of Industrial Administration Carnegie Mellon University

The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institute of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs in economics, politics, and culture and seeks to advance a free and well-ordered society in the American and Western traditions. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was inaugurated in 1986. Programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Lecture Series (including six Nobel Laureates), the Government and Political Education Lecture Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life Seminar, Culture and Policy Conferences, and the Alex G. McKenna Economic and Policy Scholarships. The Executive Director is Gary Quinlivan, Ph.D. Fellows include: T. William Boxx, M.A.; Andrew Herr, Ph.D.; Gabriel Pellathy, Ph.D.; Nicholas Racculia, Ph.D. candidate; and, Bradley Watson, Ph.D. For further information about the Center, contact Program Coordinator, Kim Shumaker, at 724-805-2563 or, or visit the online site at

E.S. Savas, Ph.D. Professor of Public Affairs Director, Privatization Research Organization School of Public Affairs Baruch College City University of New York Dean Taylor, Ph.D. Professor of Finance College of Business and Administration University of Colorado at Denver Murray Weidenbaum, Ph.D. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor and Chairman of the Center for the Study of American Business, Washington University

Thomas Krannawitter, Daniel Griswald, Bradley Watson, Noah Pickus and Stephen Camarota at the Civitas Forum, Reconsidering Immigration and Citizenship in the 21st Century


Small Business Development Center The mission of the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is to grow the economy of the Westmoreland and Fayette County area by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.

The Small Business Development Center at Saint Vincent College began in 1984. The Saint Vincent College SBDC is one of 16 Small Business Development Centers in Pennsylvania and is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers. The Saint Vincent College SBDC provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. From helping aspiring entrepreneurs turn ideas into businesses, to helping small firms expand, to providing the information every business person needs to make critical decisions in a global marketplace, the SBDC is a resource entrepreneurs in all industry sectors can turn to for help -- help that can make the difference between success and failure. Contact the SBDC at 724-537-4572 or access the SBDC online at


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New Venture Creation


Strategic Business Planning


Financial Analysis


Capital Acquisition Assistance


Educational Programs and Entrepreneurial Training


International Trade Strategies


Global Market Research

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Export Management and Compliance


Foreign Market Entry


Trade Event Planning and Promotion

Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence Services ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

Networking Seminars Annual Conference Consulting and Customized Training

The Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence (KCOE) empowers regional enterprises to achieve world class performance by providing training, education and networking on strategies, tactics and tools of Operational Excellence (OE). KCOE’S programs include a highly attended regional industrial networking group, seminars on all aspects of OE, an annual conference on OE featuring world class speakers and limited and full engagements with industry. The Center has had the opportunity over the last several years to serve hundreds of regional businesses with high quality programs.

KCOE is directed by David Adams. Our Executive in Residence is Rodger Lewis. Our Assistant Director is Steven Leuschel and our Trainer is Allan Edwards. Dr. Richard Kunkle serves as our senior consultant. For further information about KCOE or our services, please contact Mr. David Adams at or 724-805-2142, or visit KCOE online at


McKenna School Full-Time Faculty NAME/ RANK/ DEGREE


Mark Abramovic, Instructor in Finance; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Entrepreneurship, Finance

Thomas Cline, Professor of Marketing and Statistics; Ph.D., University Of Cincinnati; M.B.A., University of Virginia

Marketing, Statistics

Robert DePasquale, C’75, Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh; C.P.A. (Pennsylvania); C.M.A.; C.F.M.

Cost Accounting, Managerial Accounting

Dawn Edmiston, Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing; D.M., University of Maryland University College; M.B.A., Columbia University

Graduate Program Director - Health Services Leadership Global Marketing, Internet Marketing, Sales Management

Charles Fazzi, Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., M.B.A., The Pennsylvania State University

Not-for-Profit Accounting, International Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Business Ethics

Andrew Herr, Associate Professor of Economics; Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington; M.A., Ohio State University

Experimental Economics, Environmental Economics, Game Theory, Public Finance

William Hisker, C’69, Professor of Management; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; M.R.C.P.L., University of Oklahoma; M.Div., Saint Vincent Seminary

Management Science, Statistics, Business Ethics, Leadership

Thomas Holowaty, Associate Professor of Accounting; M.B.A., Duquesne University; C.P.A. (Pennsylvania)

Taxes, Auditing

Timothy Hudson, Instructor in Finance; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Human Resource Management

Peter Hutchinson, C’68 Professor of Economics; Ph.D., M.A., University of Pittsburgh

Econometrics, Urban and Regional Economics

Myron Kirsch, O.S.B.., Assistant Professor of Accounting; M.Div., Saint Vincent Seminary; M.B.A., Loyola University


Richard Kunkle, Instructor in Management M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Graduate Certificate in Operational Excellence, Saint Vincent College

Graduate Program Director - Operational Excellence

Rodger Lewis, C’75, Executive in Residence, C’75; Senior Vice President World Class Manufacturing, Bombardier Corporation

Operational Excellence

Robert Markley, Latrobe Specialty Steel Sponsored Lecturer in Business Administration; M.B.A., University of Chicago

Operational Excellence, SAP

Gabriel Pellathy, Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., New York University; J.D. (LL.B.), Cornell University; LL.M., New York University; M.Sc. (Ed.), Hofstra University

Environmental Law, Government, International Law

Rubin Pillay, Associate Professor in Management Ph.D., M.D., M.B.A., University of Cape Town; M.S., Health Care Management, University of Luton

Management, Health Care Management, Operational Excellence

Gary Quinlivan, Dean of the McKenna School and Professor of Economics; Ph.D., University at Albany

Monetary Theory, International Trade, International Finance

Nicholas Racculia, C’00 Instructor in Finance; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, Princeton University Richard Saccone, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; M.P.A., University of Oklahoma; M.A., Naval Post Graduate School


Bradley Watson, Professor and Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University; M.Phil., Institute of Philosophy, Catholic University of Louvain; M.A., Claremont Graduate University; LL.B. (J.D.), Queen’s University Faculty of Law

Carla Zema, C’95Assistant Professor of Economics Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Graduate Studies, Washington University

International Affairs, Comparative Politics, National Security Political Philosophy, American Political Thought and Institutions

Economics, Health Services Leadership


McKenna School Practitioner Faculty NAME/ DEGREE


Virginia Altman

M.S. Carnegie Mellon


Scott Avolio, C'97

J.D., Duquesne University Law School

Business Law

Br. Bonaventure Curtis, O.S.B.

J.D., Thomas Jefferson College of Law


Cristina DeDiana, C.P.A.

M.S. Accounting, Saint Vincent College


Lee Demosky, C'92

J.D., Duquesne University Law School

Coach of Mock Trial Team

Cecilia Dickson, C'99

J.D., Harvard University Law School

Constitutional Law

Kenneth Dupre, C.F.A.

M.S.C.F., Carnegie Mellon University

Computational Finance

George (Skip) Glenn

M.S., Marketing, Baruch College


Douglas Hagy

M.B.A., Bowling Green State University

Operational Excellence

David Hunter

Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Organizational Theory

William Kimbro

B.S., Tennessee Technological University

Operational Excellence

Michael Koff

Penn State University/University of Mass.


James Kunkel

M.B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Entrepreneurial Studies

Matthew Lifson

M.B.A., International Finance, Saint John's


John Malone, C'83

M.P.A., University of Pittsburgh

Financial Institutions

Mary Beth McConahey, C'04

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Philosophy and American Government, Claremont

Political Science

Jennifer Miele, C'00

M.A., Political Science, Virginia Tech

Corporate Communication

Br. Nathanael Polinsky, O.S.B.

M.B.A. University of Pittsburgh


Joseph Polka, C'00

M.S., Economics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Kenneth Stillwell

M.S., Accounting and Finance, University of South Carolina


Linda Stumpf

Ph.D., Nursing Administration, University of Pittsburgh

Health Services Leadership

Stephen Thimons, C'97

M.B.A., Accounting and Finance, University of Pittsburgh


Constantine Vishnevsky

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Operational Excellence

Thurman Wingrove, C'88

M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh


Julia Wnek, C'03, C.P.A.

M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh



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Brochure for 2009

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