Green MBA Graduation Candidates Present their Work

Adding Value to Your Neighborhood School, Financing a Sustainable Future, and From Chaos to Zen: Creating Memorable Presentations are just some of the topics presented by candidates for the MBA in Sustainability (Green MBA) at Antioch University New England (AUNE) on Friday, April 15.

Polly Chandler, chair of the O&M department, introduced the students and their topics:

• Illuminating the Tension in the Story – Frank Rizzo
• Creating Leadership Opportunities in Unexpected Places – Sarah Sullivan
• The Business Case for Sustainability – Chad Braden
• Small Town Politics: Maximizing the Effectiveness of Volunteer Boards – Heather Billings
• Reawakening my Filipino Roots – Myra Rebillard
• Evolving Environmental Consciousness through Sustainability Literacy – Maureen Aylward
• Dig It Local: A Product of my Antioch Experience – Sasha Purpura
• Community Capital: Financing a Sustainable Future – Joel Moyer
• Introducing the New Employee Advocate – Teresa Elliott
• What is a Community Supported Business? – Dave Boynton
• A Blueprint for Creating a Sustainable, Affordable, Intentional Community – Steve Lajoie
• Civic Food Connections in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom – Eric Merberg
• A Slice of Corporate Social Responsibility – Margaret Linehan
• The Playing Field of the Cafeteria: Adding Value to Your Neighborhood School – Becky Elias
• The Ideal Employee for an Employee-Owned Business – Garett Kopczynski
• Leveraging an MBA for Art Education and Social Change – John Costa
• Appreciating the Complexity in Social Impact Measurements – David Siegfried
• Opening Minds: A Resilience Process for Sustainability – Torie Beedle
• From Chaos to Zen: Creating Memorable Presentations – Zachary Luby

The practicum presentations are part of an alumni weekend in which O&M alumni return to campus for visits and networking with current students.

For more information, contact Polly Chandler at