York College gratefully acknowledges all those who contributed to the campaign to fund the Willman Business Center, which opened in August 2013. The Center has already seen a great deal of activity, and earned praise from faculty, students, staff, and visitors. Special appreciation goes to Chloé Eichelberger '54, the Graham Foundation, and Dennis '63 and Karen Willman, who were principal donors to the effort. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the highly regarded Graham School of Business is the College's largest department.
James M. Forjan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance, gives instructions to a class. In the lab, each seat has a desktop computer outfitted with software for trading programs and to show stock portfolios. The computers also have MorningStar software, popular for business management. Smart boards are located in every classroom in the building, allowing faculty members to project an image on a white board and draw on top with an electronic pen.
The College invites members of the public to join the YCP community in attending cultural events at the Willman Business Center's Weinstock Lecture Hall. Here, Dr. Gary Lewandowski, Associate Professor of Psychology at Monmouth University, NJ, presented his research on the role of the self in romantic relationships. His talk was co-sponsored by the Psychology Program Speaker Series. Consult the 2013-2014 Cultural Series to learn more about future lectures in the Weinstock Lecture Hall.
Students in an Operation Management class are helped by Nathan Palmer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences. Pictured are: Stephanie L. Clark '15 (Effort, PA); Monica J. Topper '14 (Lebanon, PA); Adam J. Grove '14 (Glenville, PA); Brenton L. Miller '15 (Hanover, PA); and Sara A. Thacker '15 (Ijamsville, MD). According to Professor Palmer, "The Operations Lab in the new Willman Business Center is a great space where our students can do hands-on simulations and games for better learning." Student Brenton Miller said that it is a "great learning environment with a professional feel."
The renovated main entrance from the academic courtyard includes a generously sized and functional air-locked lobby and seating, leading to a coffee bar, department and faculty offices, and a conference room.
Yorkview Hall, presented by Glatfelter Insurance Group, is located on the fifth floor of the Willman Business Center. It is wired for presentations, just like the classrooms, and offers a panoramic view of the City of York. It is an impressive venue for events such as Accounting Night, shown here, which was held in September, and organized by the Graham School of Business. Accounting and Finance Majors sought internships or full-time employment from the 11 firms represented.
Upon entering the Willman Business Center, one immediately notices the impressive lobby. Outside entrances lead to the Weinstock Lecture Hall as well as the new NASDAQ Trading Laboratory. The lobby is complete with a live NASDAQ-sponsored ticker and four television screens displaying financial news and information. The screens show market trends and allow students to compare stock values, monitor the markets, and compare commodities. The televisions can also be synced to Apple technologies such as iPads or iPhones.