News and Events

New Woodcock Fellowship Feature in PittBusiness Magazine:

We congratulate Woodcock Fellows Bharath M. H. Naidu and LaTriece Holland for their feature in the Spring 2015 edition of the Pitt Business Magazine! If you haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet, check out the amazing fellowship work that these two have done with local non-profit, the Hill District Community Development Corporation, in the link below. Our fellows exemplify exactly what it means to be Katz Ready!

Congratulations to Kristy Murray:

PNC Financial Services Group included MBA student Kristy Murray's new position in the company's 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Kristy is a 2014 BNY Mellon Fellow and a 2015 Woodcock Fellow. She has recently taken on a position as their new Vice President of Environmental and Social Risk.

Read the report here:

Congratulations to Sourya Datta:

In an article entitled 2015 Best MBAs, Poets & Quants featured recent Katz graduate Sourya Datta. It praised his involvement in experience-based learning activities and strong academic performance. One of the accomplishments mentioned includes completing two rigorous fellowship programs through the David Berg Center for Ethics in Leadership: a 2014 Woodcock Fellow and 2015 BNY Mellon CSR Fellow.

Financial Service Professionals (FSP) Scholarship Winner: Aimee Rosenbaum

The Society of Financial Service Professionals, Pittsburgh Chapter, provides a generous gift of $2,500 in order to award an annual student scholarship. In selecting this deserving student, both undergraduates and graduates can apply. The individual must demonstrate a strong academic record, involvement in a program related to business ethics and an articulation of how business ethics has had an impact to him or her. After the review of many excellent applications by the FSP committee, the finalist was selected to be: Aimee Rosenbaum. Aimee is a talented undergraduate student who graduated in 2015 with a degree in Accounting as well as the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics. 

2015 Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards

The Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards (PBEA) marked its fourteenth year in Pittsburgh, with the Berg Center as a proud co-sponsor for over a decade. The PBEA is a unique competition to recognize local companies that exemplify ethical practices in their philosophy and daily operations. These awards also present a learning opportunity for students. For several years, the PBEA has been incorporated into a semester-long project for sophomore CPLE students. The students are matched with one or more of the nominated companies to then interview and assess how well they measure up against qualifying criteria. In a final presentation, the students provide valuable input to the PBEA judging committee towards making their final decision. Of the finalists competing in the small, medium and large categories respectively, the winners were: GTech, and People’s Natural Gas. 

The Business of River Conservation: Finding the Middle Ground for Commerce, Environment, and Human Welfare

April 7, 2015 
University Club Ballroom A

The purpose of this panel is to engage in a conversation about the complexity of water conservation as it relates to business, commerce and human welfare. The panelists will discuss stories of how economic, environmental, social and political interests collide in relation to water. Specific focus will be given to the conservation of rivers and the responsibility of business within those efforts. 

Visit the website for more information.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 BNY Mellon CSR and Kenneth R. Woodcock Leadership Fellows

Please join the Berg Center in congratulating our fellow fellows!  This year marks the 4th class of the BNY Mellon CSR Fellowship Program and the 5th of the Kenneth R. Woodcock Leadership Fellowship Program.

Kenneth R. Woodcock Leadership Fellows

Ankur Goel

Latriece Holland

Kristy Murray

Bharath Haribabu Muthayalachetty

Julie Nelson

Ambar Patil

Andrea Solomon

Carri Stec


BNY Mellon CSR Fellows

Brandon Bycer

Sourya Datta

Jamie May Ly

Claire Marcus

Juan Morgan

Erin Strang

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Berg Cup Case Study Competition

1st Place: Calgary University

2nd Place: University of Pittsburgh

3rd Place:  Concordia University

Crisis Management Simulation: Washington University in St. Louis