Doctoral Chevrons

Welcome to Doctoral Chevrons

This newsletter features the writing and research of faculty, staff, students, and friends of the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Doctor of Business Administration program. Doctoral Chevrons is published three times a year in February, June, and October.

Call for Student Submissions

We are accepting student submissions for upcoming editions of Doctoral Chevrons. Submissions discussing business research, theory, or applied business practice are welcome. Each piece should be between 500-1500 words and must follow APA guidelines. For consideration, please submit your work to mcollins@smumn.edu.

Current Edition

Higher education in the headlines

Higher education is a field that is constantly changing. With this roundup, we hope to keep you informed about what is going on at universities and colleges around the country. Saint Mary’s joins 6 other Minnesota colleges in top 300 higher...

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Saint Mary’s experiences historic philantrhopic year

As the financial books closed this summer, it’s time for the Saint Mary’s community to celebrate a number of record-breaking donations in FY '23 that were acquired through the work of the Office of Advancement. In FY '23, the university saw a...

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Staff and faculty announcements

Ayers departs from Saint Mary’s for dean position at Edgewood College Carolyn Ayers has accepted an appointment for a new position as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. While she will be greatly missed at...

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The woman behind the music

Ree Guyer B'81 makes a name for herself in the music industry As a young woman, just starting out in the music industry in the mid ’80s, Ree Guyer B’81 walked into the office of Billy Sherrill, a big name record producer who ran Columbia Records....

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Several degrees of connection

Renee Thompson B'03, M'07 is earning her third degree from Saint Mary's Renee Thompson B’03, M’07 is hoping to add another degree from Saint Mary’s after her name this year as she earns a Doctorate of Business Administration. Thompson will soon...

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Taking on the heavy lifting

Ronnie Edwards B'05 and his wife excel in the business of fitness What do you call a professor who tells corny jokes? In the case of the persistently punny Dean Beckman, associate professor of business and communication at Saint Mary’s, the answer...

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Working in the big leagues

Jake Mencacci B'18 is a major league staff assistant for Pittsburgh Pirates Jake Mencacci B’18 knows he’s somewhat of an anomaly. Getting a foot in the door to your dream job before graduating college doesn’t happen every day. It often takes years...

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