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The 2012-2013 academic year is off to a good start--thanks to our supporters!
Author: School of Business Administration
Posted: September 28, 2012

Last year, we raised more than $2.8 million from more than 650 alumni and 200 companies. We are sincerely grateful. Because of support from our alumni and friends, we continue to grow to meet the needs of our students and community. Here are some recent examples of how your support has elevated our success:

  • PSU’s class of 2012 was the largest graduating class in Oregon University history, with 6,165 students earning degrees. Of those, more than 1,000 were School of Business students.
  • Shelly Gunton joined us as director of our new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, helping to inspire promising startup businesses in Portland and beyond.
  • More than $260,000 in scholarships were awarded to more than 100 School of Business students at the 2012 Scholarships and Awards Reception.
  • Talya Bauer, Cameron Professor of Management, received the Distinguished Teaching Contribution Award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

With an annual economic impact of $1.4 billion and more than 600 community partnerships, Portland State University doesn't just serve as a indispensable educational institution—we're also a key contributor to our region’s economic and social well-being. Take Karla Sanchez, for example, a scholarship recipient majoring in accounting and finance. Karla will be the first in her family to graduate from college with hopes to open her own accounting firm so she can help Latino community members better understand their finances. Graduates such as Karla carry our mission into the world and continue our tradition of community service. When you make a gift, you elevate our students and our community.

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