Welcome to the Fall 2012 issue of Market Street!
Welcome to the third issue of Market Street and our first as a quarterly publication. We’re excited to increase the frequency of our magazine, a move based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from you, our readers. More issues mean more opportunities to share the latest and greatest from a business school on the move.
We’re now one step closer to moving into our new home, having just celebrated the topping out, or riveting into place of the final steel beam. Faculty, students, alumni, staff and friends signed the beam before it was hoisted into place. More than 30 Twitter feeds joined our topping out celebration using the hashtag #buildinglebow. Social media is an ever-increasing part of our lives, and like so many of you, I have a Facebook account. But did you know the Philadelphia Police Department has one? Its use of social media in policing and community outreach is the subject of our cover story. Staffer Joe Master, who wrote the piece, was even able to get camera-shy Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey to play along for our photo shoot at the Roundhouse. Say cheese, Chief!
This issue features several success stories of our alumni like PNC Capital Advisors Managing Director Doug Roman, M.S. ’92, and Blair Christie ’94, MBA ’99, the chief marking officer at Cisco. “Beyond Baiada” features the stories of four entrepreneurs who got their businesses off the ground right here on campus.
Thanks for reading, thanks for writing! We are delighted to receive your feedback, so please keep your letters coming. Like kids at summer camp, we love getting mail! Happy fall and go Dragons!Leda Kopach _Editor_