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  • Interim business dean Julie Fitzmaurice. Nov 15, 2017 —
    Merrimack College’s Master of Science in Management program is ranked among the top 10 in colleges and universities around the country, continuing a four-year upward trend that landed it at No. 8 this year in the TFE Times 2018 list of best programs nationally.
  • Clockwise from top left: Bruce A. Bouchard '79, Alvin M. Chapital III '86, Kevin R. Rhodes '91 and Marques D. Torbert. Sep 25, 2017 —
    Four highly accomplished business executives, three of whom are alumni, have joined the college’s board of trustees, increasing its ranks to 25, President Christopher Hopey announced.

Notable & Quotable

  • Omer UnsalOmer Unsal, assistant professor of finance, was quoted in a Dec. 14, 2017, story in Pacific Standard, an online magazine that works toward changes to private behavior and public policy. The story examined how companies with high incidents of employment lawsuits spend significantly more money on lobbyists than those that don’t, resulting in better court case outcomes. “Lobbying firms do not suffer from reduced value, while nonlobbying firms suffer from litigation and major problems,” Unsal said.

  • Ana SilvaAna Silva, associate professor of finance and chair of the accounting and finance department, was quoted in a WalletHub.com “Ask the Experts” column about secured credit cards. Asked how the issuer of a secured credit card with no annual fee makes money, Silva responded, “Issuers charge high APRs on the unpaid balances each month. Late fees are also charged when a customer misses a payment. Some issuers charge a fee for setting-up an account. Issuers also charge the interchange fee on every credit card transaction. In addition, some banks cross-sell other products such as insurances.”

  • Paul Antonellis Jr., lecturer in management and director of the human resource management programs, and Rachel Silsbee, assistant director of student success at the Writing Center, published a paper, “Employment Interview Screening: Is the Ink Worth It?” in the February 2017 issue of the Global Journal of Human Resource Management. The paper looked at how tattoos are viewed by interviewers and the impact tattoos have on the interview process. Antonellis published a second article, “Practical Steps for the Utilization of Action Research in Your Organization: A Qualitative Approach for Nonacademic Research,” in the May 2017 issue of the International Journal of Human Resource Studies. The article detailed the process nonacademic researchers can use to investigate topics they wish to change within an organization.

  • <p class="p1">President Christopher Hopey, third from right, poses with newly tenured faculty, from left, Jimmy Franco, Brittnie Aiello, Sally Shockro, Susan Marine and Sirkwoo Jin.</p>Five faculty members, representing all four school at Merrimack, were awarded tenure in January by President Christopher E. Hopey, third from right. They are, from left, Jimmy Franco, assistant professor of chemistry; Brittnie Aiello, assistant professor of criminology; Sally Shockro, assistant professor of history; Susan Marine, associate professor and program director in the higher education master’s program; and Sirkwoo Jin, assistant professor of management.