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Zeigler College of Business

Get into the business of doing business better. Through our elite AACSB-accredited school your business training and professional polish will put you at the forefront of marketability. And make moves while you're here by pitching — and potentially win funding for — your big business ideas at our Husky Dog Pound, as well as grow your professional network with alumni at our annual Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD) Business Conference.

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Give your passion a professional edge

Get ready to sharpen your skills in our specialized hubs for professional development like the Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management, the Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis, and the Professional Sales Center. You’ll develop a competitive advantage as you participate in the Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD).

And you’ll do all this before an internship, MBA, or landing a job.

  • Accounting Association
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Business Learning Community (LLC)
  • Delta Pi Epsilon
  • Enactus
  • Financial Management Association
  • ITM Club
  • Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)
  • Phi Beta Lambda
  • Pi Omega Pi
  • Pi Sigma Epsilon, Eta Nu
  • Rotaract Club
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Student Association for Fraud Examination (SAFE)

Business Advisory Board

The Business Advisory Board assists in promoting the Zeigler College of Business to the business community, augmenting the college’s existing career counseling and placement services, providing the faculty with continuing opportunities for interaction with the business community, and sharing special insights through classroom presentations. Although fundraising is not a purpose of the Board, a natural result of the Advisory Board has been financial support for many of the Zeigler College of Business activities.

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  • Cori Belles (MA ’97) – VP Chief Talent & Experience Officer, The Guthrie Clinic
  • Randy Black (BL ’89) – CEO & President, First Citizens Community Bank
  • Greg Bowden — Senior Financial Advisor, The Princeton Group
  • Wendy Clavin (LH ’89) – Tax Manager, Accuweather
  • Laura Clouser (LH ’13) – Account Manager, Airgas
  • Nazeer Curry — Assistant Shift Manager, Amazon
  • Alan Dakey — Consultant
  • Lance Diehl — CEO, First Columbia Bank
  • Craig Evans — Director Audit & Accounting, Kreischer Miller
  • Keith Folmar (LH ’91) – Field Agent, State Farm Insurance
  • Nick Giuffre — Bradford White Corporation
  • Alex Hambleton (LH ’07) – Customer Success Manager, Workday
  • Scott Hendershot — Investment Officer, Sageworth Trust Co
  • Gabriel Kamarousky (MA ’01) – President, Geisinger St. Luke’s
  • Ian McVey Kennedy — Global Liquidity Specialist, Vanguard
  • Robert L. Lyon — President and CEO, Rockingham Group
  • Tom Mason — National Claim Director, CNA Inc.
  • Christine Mayer — Key Account Manager, CH Robinson
  • Robert Moore — CEO and Managing Partner, ABR, LLC
  • Crystal Skotedis (BL ’03) – CFO, Lane Enterprises
  • Gary Wapinski — VP of Manufacturing, Crayola
  • Richard Wisniewski — Deputy Director Supply Chain, Sanofi Pasteur Inc.

Membership can consist of no more than 25 persons, who have been appointed by the Dean of the Zeigler College of Business, upon the approval of the Business Advisory Board Nominating Committee and the existing board members.

Members are normally appointed to three-year terms. Membership may be renewed for additional three-year terms at the discretion of the Dean. The members of the Business Advisory Board serve the Zeigler College of Business strictly on a volunteer basis, without remuneration and are selected solely on the basis of professional achievements and willingness to contribute time and sustained financial support.

Membership Criteria
  • Position of owner, chairman, CEO, COO, CFO, president, vice president, director, plant manager, partner or retired from any of these positions preferred. Individuals holding other positions may be considered based on their potential contributions to the board.
  • Willingness to provide sustained financial support and a history of giving to the Zeigler College of Business.
  • Ability and commitment to make a contribution of time and concern to the Business Advisory Board and the College of Business.
  • Willingness to be involved in special projects and initiatives, such as dean searches and the accreditation process.
  • A willingness to contribute three days a year to Business Advisory Board activities, including, but not limited to attending meetings of the board and serving as an Executive in Residence. Members are expected to attend two out of three consecutive advisory board meetings.
Anna Horn

ZIPD has advanced my ability to succeed and created a platform for future growth. Through events and interaction with both fellow students, mentors, and visiting professionals, I've developed an understanding that will serve me well as a future business professional.

Anna Horn '22
Professional Sales and Marketing
Matt Lassus

Bloomsburg was a choice of mine, because it felt like home the moment I stepped on campus, It has a wonderful business program, and the MBA program has helped me further boost my business career knowledge. I've become a more professional individual since my first day of freshman year.

Matt Lassus '20/ '21M
Master of Business Administration
Lauren Merrick

The Zeigler College of Business gives you a competitive edge due to small class sizes with individualized attention. I can thank ZIPD for molding me into the business professional I am today. ZIPD gives you real-life experiences that help you work on your professional soft skills that you don't get in the classroom setting.

Lauren Merrick '22
Professional Sales and Marketing
Matt Lassus
Lauren Merrick
Anna Horn

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Zeigler Institute for Professional Development

ZIPD is a comprehensive educational experience designed to build the personal and professional capacities necessary for career success. Business students gain a competitive edge in the job market or acceptance in graduate and professional school through topical knowledge, demonstrated professional skills, and networking experiences.

Hudock Financial Lab

Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis

Our Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis is a state-of-the art research and teaching center that integrates business data and technology into the learning experience. It supports a wide range of activities that complement the classroom experience in a variety of business disciplines, including finance, accounting, and information technology management.

Supply Chain Management Class

Nicholas J. Giuffre Center for Supply Chain Management

Our Giuffre Center provides resources, relationships, and opportunities for students who are interested in supply chain management. It provides students and executives with superior leadership training and education in supply chain management through innovative teaching, experiential learning, industry collaboration, and talent development.

Legal Studies class

Diehl Center for Law School Preparation

Our Diehl Center provides assistance to students about careers in law, the law school experience and how to prepare for it, as well as the application process. It also offers interactive programs, a speaker series, law school recruiting events, and trips to law schools.

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Professional Sales Center

Commonwealth University's Professional Sales Center in Bloomsburg prepares students in the art and science of professional selling to be an immediate contributor toward the improvement of shareholder value of any and all organizations that invite them aboard.

Business Learning Community

Business Learning Community

We enhance business insight and professionalism, promote interdisciplinary and community awareness, and guide students through their first year in college. LC members receive guidance from upperclassmen mentors and LC director with the goal of thriving academically, professionally, and socially. Mentees take at least one course together along with voluntary enrollment into ZIPD to enhance their professionalism. LC programming offers tutoring, guest speakers, professional development, networking, community service, and field trips to places like New York City.

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Zeigler College of Business Departments