UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Alumni and friends of the Penn State Smeal College of Business gathered at the Business Building on April 11 to celebrate the impact of philanthropy on students and faculty. The college’s annual Leaders Celebration acknowledges the outstanding generosity of donors who provide student scholarships, enhance physical resources and technology, support faculty research and more.
Charles Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal, was among the evening’s speakers. He thanked donors and the volunteer chair of Smeal’s campaign committee, Mitch Cohen, as well as Cohen’s predecessor, Bryon Deysher, for their leadership and generosity. Steve Huddart, chair of the Department of Accounting, commented on the role private support plays in strengthening his department.