BUSINESS COLLEGE CLOSE-UP Entrepreneur magazine names College of Business one of the nation's best PSU’s Kelce College of Business has been named one of the top business colleges in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine, a leading publication for and about entrepreneurs. In its April issue, the magazine listed the MBA program as one of the most highly rated by students. The publication rated schools in six areas key to a successful career in business: accounting, finance, general management, global management, marketing and operations. The “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” announcement lists 15 graduate schools of business across the nation that were rated the highest by their students. Within those six areas, PSU’s College of Business was recognized in two categories, accounting and marketing (management). Although the award recognizes graduate programs specifically, College of Business Dean Richard Dearth said the reward reflects positively on the entire college, since no faculty teach exclusively in the graduate area. “We are extremely proud of this honor
and of our faculty, who have created a student-centered environment,” Dearth said. “We have world-class faculty who are consistently recognized on a national and international level.” The Princeton Review compiled the lists using data from its national survey of students attending the schools that were recognized for its “Best 301 Business Schools” ranking announced in late 2009. The 80-question survey asked 19,000 students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several areas. “We commend the schools on these lists for the outstanding job they are doing in preparing their students to apply their MBA training beyond the classroom to successful job searches and productive careers,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of the Princeton Review. For more information, contact Dr. Dearth at 620-235-4590 or at email@example.com, or visit www. entrepreneur.com/topcolleges/index. html.
President Steve Scott speaks at a celebration of the Princeton Review's special recognition of the Kelce College of Business. 24
PITT STATE Fall 2010
One man’s legacy: scholarships It’s been two years since PSU alumnus Doyle Morton passed away, but his niece can remember his love and generosity like it was Doyle Morton yesterday. “He did so much for us and was a very giving, hardworking man,” said Nancy Moyer, recalling her mother’s brother. “When my parents passed away, I was supposed to take the piano but didn’t have room for it in the house. I remember him writing us a letter saying that if we wanted to build an addition onto our house in order to make room, he would pay for it. He was always so kind to us.” Morton, who finished his BS in business administration in 1955, saw much of the world during his 79 years. Born in Moline, Kan., he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After finishing his degree, he went to work for the former Amoco Production Co. (now BP), a job that led him to live in Trinidad, Madagascar, London, Egypt and Iran. He retired to Texas in 1989. Pitt State this spring experienced the great generosity his family had always known. Morton left a portion of his estate to the university – nearly $900,000 in total – to go toward business scholarships (the amount was added to a scholarship fund he had set up in 2007). The gift is the second largest ever made to the College of Business, and the third largest received by the PSU Foundation since its inception. “He was big into education,” said Moyer, whose family was honored at the spring College of Business banquet. “After he passed away, we found lots of correspondence and personal things that had the PSU emblem on them. Those were the things he had saved, because PSU was important to him.”