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Students in Waynesburg University’s Master of Arts in Counseling Program achieved a milestone during the most recent National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE), collectively scoring above the national average for accredited counseling programs. One Waynesburg University student obtained the top national score, an honor shared with the top 5 percent of examinees nationwide. More than 4,000 graduate counselors sat for the exam. 

Dr. Darryl Husenits, CONSOL Energy’s vice president for material and supply chain management and a facilitator within Waynesburg University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program, was awarded the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Educator Energy Leadership Award. The Energy Leadership Awards recognize “the influencers who have helped shape the [energy] industry.”

Waynesburg University Master of Business Administration (MBA) students traveled to Ireland from Friday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, as part of an international business class. Fourteen students and four guests attended the trip with trip leaders Domenic Marian, lecturer in the MBA program, and Janice Crile, director of graduate programs in business administration.

In August of 2013, Dr. Mary Dee Fisher was named Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of the MSN program at Waynesburg University. She received her B.S.N. degree from LaRoche College, the M.S.N. from the University of Pittsburgh and the D.N.P. from Carlow University; Dr. Deborah Lewis was named Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of the RN-BSN Program at Waynesburg University’s Monroeville campus. She received her BSN from Carlow University and her MSN and DNP from Waynesburg University; Teresa Robinetti was named Coordinator of the RN-BSN Program at Waynesburg University’s Monroeville campus. She received her BSN from Waynesburg University; Teddi Thorpe was named Coordinator of the MSN Program at Waynesburg University.  She received her M.S.N. from Waynesburg University and her B.S.N from Duquesne University; and Sherri Stonecipher was named Director of Enrollment and Professional Development for Graduate and Professional Studies Nursing Programs.  She received her M.S.N and her B.S.N. from Waynesburg University and has worked with the program since January of 2013.  

Waynesburg University Master of Business Administration students enrolled in the energy management concentration partnered with regional companies such as Fairmont Supply, Fenner Dunlop, Jennmar Corporation, Pipeco Services and Trumbull Corporation for their project management course. Dr. Darryl Husenits, Dr. George Smith and Dr. Jeanna Cooper, all part-time graduate faculty and experts in the energy field, taught the 27 students enrolled in the course.

The Waynesburg University counseling program partnered with the American Red Cross Thursday, April 25, 2013, to host a disaster mental health training session at the Waynesburg University Southpointe Center. Specialists from the American Red Cross trained 65 first and second year counseling students in Psychological First Aid (PFA) techniques as part of the University’s Counseling Trauma Survivors course.   

 

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Beginning in the fall of 2014, Waynesburg University will offer a new concentration, project management, within its Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program. 

The project management concentration joins six other MBA degree options including applied business, energy management, finance, human resources/leadership, health systems administration and market development. 

According to Janice Crile, assistant professor and director of Graduate Programs in Business Administration at Waynesburg University, the concentration is designed to prepare students to assume and successfully execute leadership and management responsibilities. 

“This overall program is designed to prepare and educate students on the fundamentals of project management,” Crile said. “It will enable them to lead projects and programs in their own fields with a general understanding of the depth managing a project.”

Students pursuing an MBA with a focus in project management will study project management software, practice portfolio management principles, create a risk management plan and prepare to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. 

“Project managers are in high demand and are used in a variety of industries from the energy field to healthcare,” said Crile. “The MBA Program continually strives to develop curriculum that helps our graduates excel in the workplace. It is Waynesburg University’s goal to expand the program to meet the needs of corporate America.” 

The MBA Program at Waynesburg University consists of 36 credits in total. Required courses make up 27 of these, and the remaining nine come from electives to be chosen according to a selected concentration. MBA Courses are offered located at four convenient centers in the Pittsburgh region including Monroeville, Seven Fields, Southpointe and Waynesburg.

For more information, contact Janice Crile at 724-743-2269 or jcrile@waynesburg.edu.

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_image001.jpgDr. Darryl Husenits, CONSOL Energy’s vice president for material and supply chain management and a facilitator within Waynesburg University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program, was recently awarded the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Educator Energy Leadership Award.

The Energy Leadership Awards recognize “the influencers who have helped shape the [energy] industry.” 

Husenits worked with representatives from Waynesburg as well as Dr. George Smith, general manager of value chain at CONSOL Energy and an alumnus of the University’s MBA Program, and Dr. Jeanna Cooper, manager of e-services at CONSOL Energy, to develop strategic curriculum for an Energy Management Concentration for the University’s MBA Program. The Energy Management Concentration was launched in 2012.

“This team was able to help Waynesburg design and implement our concentration in Energy Management,” said David Mariner, dean of graduate and professional studies at Waynesburg University. “We always look for ways to improve and enhance our curriculum. Husenits, Smith and Cooper were instrumental with this process.”

According to Mariner, through communication with students and employers, the University determined that there was a need to implement curriculum into the MBA degree that was geared toward the energy industry.

“We noticed an increase in enrollment from students working in the energy field,” Mariner said. “It was an easy choice to reach out to Dr. Husenits because of his experience and education, not to mention he was an alumnus of our MBA Program. Dr. Husenits then helped us to connect to Dr. Smith and Dr. Cooper.”

According to Husenits, the University’s Energy Management Concentration fills a void in higher education, as “it provides students with a broad view of the energy sector and will help students to make decisions that will add value to their employers.”

“The focus of the program is to deliver value to students by covering strategic industry drivers such as safety, compliance (internal and external), continuous improvement and risk analysis. This concentration also provides practical application processes in Project Management as well as Supply Chain Management,” said Husenits, who has taught courses for the concentration since its inception.

Husenits holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from Seton Hill University, an MBA in applied business from Waynesburg University and a Ph.D. in information systems and communication from Robert Morris University. 

Waynesburg University’s 36-credit MBA Program can be completed in two years or less. Students can set their own degree pace with an exclusive “step in – step out” class format. Courses are offered in eight-week accelerated sessions with year-round admission dates. Classes meet one night per week, Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m., at four convenient locations: Monroeville, Seven Fields, Southpointe and Waynesburg. Saturday morning classes are offered at the Southpointe location.

For more information, contact Janice Crile at 724-743-2269 or jcrile@waynesburg.edu.

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_9750.jpgWaynesburg University Master of Business Administration (MBA) students traveled to Ireland from Friday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 12, as part of an international business class. Fourteen students and four guests attended the trip with trip leaders Domenic Marian, lecturer in the MBA program, and Janice Crile, director of graduate programs in business administration.
 
“The MBA Program’s annual International Business trip brings our students to the global classroom through business meetings with international companies,” said Crile. “Throughout the week the group participates in seminars, tours and excursions that help to broaden their outlook and bring back to their companies new ideas. The goal is to push students out of their comfort zone and to test their business acumen outside of the classroom.”
 
The eight-day international business trip, which was intended to immerse students into global business practices, consisted of several meetings, tours and excursions covering more than 700 miles and three cities in Ireland. Highlights included tours of Connemara, Blarney Castle and Galway, and business visits to Brian de Staic Jewelry, the Guinness Storehouse and Vistakon (a Johnson and Johnson Company).

“The trip gave me much insight into the culture of the Irish, including how that culture relates to the workplace,” said Genna Steele, a student in the MBA program and executive assistant to the Provost at Waynesburg University. “For example, in our business meeting with Vistakon, the Senior Vice President said they have a job to do and they do it. They don’t have meetings about meetings.”

Other trip activities included visits to the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, Trinity College in Dublin, the U.S. Embassy and Tullamore Dew Distillery.

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Waynesburg University Master of Business Administration students enrolled in the energy management concentration have partnered with regional companies such as Fairmont Supply, Fenner Dunlop, Jennmar Corporation, Pipeco Services and Trumbull Corporation for their project management course.

“The MBA program at Waynesburg University prides itself on bridging classroom activities with real business experiences,” said Janice Crile, director of graduate programs in business administration at Waynesburg. “Students gain invaluable skills through experiential learning and can immediately apply what they have learned to their careers.”

Dr. Darryl Husenits, Dr. George Smith and Dr. Jeanna Cooper, all part-time graduate faculty and experts in the energy field, teach the 27 students enrolled in the course. According to Dave Mariner, dean of graduate and professional studies at Waynesburg University, students were grouped into teams and introduced to the partner companies.

“The participating companies asked the students to investigate projects related to the natural gas industry,” Mariner said.

Student teams were required to research the impact of natural gas on the energy market and their respective company, as well as the pricing of natural gas and how the company could gain entry or expand into the industry. One company even asked students to investigate the conversion of their fleet from gasoline to natural gas and the impact of cost as well as the return on investment.

Students enrolled in the energy management concentration complete coursework in energy management, supply chain management and project management as well as the required coursework in accounting, finance, organizational behavior, management information systems, economics, international business, marketing, statistics and strategic management.

The Master of Business Administration degree at Waynesburg University builds on the University's strong undergraduate tradition in business. The Waynesburg program concentrates on the functional areas of business — accounting, finance, management and marketing while stressing technical, conceptual and theoretical skills. Students in the program study business as it relates to an interdependent and constantly changing environment, recognizing various business problems and identifying alternative courses of conduct. Given the curriculum of the program, the candidates for the MBA degree develop quantitative techniques for business and economic analysis, study interpersonal relationships within organizations, and integrate the various areas of business through case studies and written and oral presentations.

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Contact: Samantha McClintock, Graduate Assistant
724.852.3384 or smcclint@waynesburg.edu


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