Connections, Newsletter of the Department of Management

Connections Newsletter-sharperIn the Summer of 2014 we launched Connections, the Newsletter of the Department of Management, as a way of keeping in touch with our alumni and others. We’ll keep you informed about what’s happening in the department, highlight the work of our students and alumni, and let you in on what faculty are reading, thinking about, and working on. We intend to publish two times a year. If you have thoughts or feedback, please email Stephanie Tickner at

You can read the newsletters in our archive.


June 2016 – Students, faculty and alumni attended many conferences on a variety of topics this winter and spring, many making connections along the way. Also in this issue, read about student and alumni activities, see photos from the MBA Practicum Presentations and Alumni Gathering with Donna Mellen and Ed Tomey, as well as from Commencement.

October 2015 – In light of Connections editor, Donna Mellen, retiring in January 2016, Connections will now be issued twice a year, and the content will include more news items and stories about faculty, students and alumni. In this issue see photos from AUNE’s 50th anniversary celebration and much more.

March 2015 – This issue focuses on the theme of Resilience. Professor, Donna Mellen, writes about “Resilience: A Core Concept For Our Times.” Alumnus, Casey Townsend, MBA ’13 talks about a “Focus on Social Capital and Resilience” in his work as Assistant Director of Natick Community Organic Farm.

November 2014 – Alumnus Mike McCarthy, MBA ’12, shares how in his work he “transitioned from the reactive realm of cleaning up contaminated oil and gas exploration and production properties to the proactive realm of sustainable business practices.” Taryn Fisher, Assistant Professor, shares about transitioning from a career in industry to teaching in higher education.

July 2014 – Alumna Liz Wiley, MS in Leadership & Management ’09, talks about how her work allows her to meld her undergraduate training as a field biologist with the environmental ideals and leadership skills emphasized in her master’s program at Antioch. Management Department Chair, Robbie Hertneky, shares her summer reading list, including topics in mindfulness and leadership.