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Mike BarryDr. Mike Barry, associate professor of Economics and Law, took a close look at the beneficiaries of the falling prices and those market segments put at a disadvantage because of slide.  The domestic as well as the global impact is important to analyze as we now operate in a vast global economic world.  Check out the link below to learn more!

Professor FarnetiDr. Corinne Farneti, assistant professor of sport management, spoke with WBAL Maryland's News Now Beth Marsden about the ongoing investigation as to whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs prior to their AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.  The investigation has surfaced many opinions across the sports world including current and former NFL players.  The last thing the NFL wants after a difficult season off the field is a potential cheating scandal that disrupts Super Bowl week. New England faces Seattle on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona.


George Borst C’70 took a step back in the same business classrooms he graduated from 45 years ago to share some of his own experiences in business with Mount students. Borst served as Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Regional CEO for 11 years and had a wealth of information to share with students.  Discussions in Business Policy and Society classes ranged from simply starting out in search of a career to the advanced topics of ethical behavior in the workplace.  Shannon Greene C’15 said, “Mr. Borst stressed corporate social responsibility and volunteering in the workplace as well as a discussion on the transition from college to corporate as budding young business people.”

George BorstBorst had varying messages for the different classes he attended but the overall the message Borst had for students stressed finding your own path but also how to address ethics in an environment where no one comes from the same ethical or moral background. Along with ethical standards Borst concluded by encouraging the young business minds in the classes to give back. Borst’s own philanthropic pursuits are not limited to monetary terms; he volunteers his time as well. Bringing Toyota Financial Services' philanthropic efforts to new heights during his time with the company, Borst ensured the company practiced what they espoused.

After leading TFS out of the early millennium and into the past decade, Borst currently serves as executive advisor to the CEO on global issues in operational and financial decisions. During his time with TFS, Borst led the company through numerous crises including global recession, unprecedented automobile recalls, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan which wiped out many of Toyota’s suppliers. Though the company faced many hardships, it became the nation's largest captive finance company during Borst's leadership.


Terry McCuneTerry McCune was recently named Assistant Director of Graduate and Adult Business Programs.  While assuming the responsibilities as the Assistant Director Terry continues to work as a Lecturer in the MBA program at Mount St Mary’s University’s Frederick Campus.  Dean of the Bolte School of Business Karl Einolf had these words to share about Terry’s recent appointment, “Terry brings a passion for higher education and a wealth of experience to his new position.  He has done an exceptional job developing our programs in government contracting, and in his new role he will help to grow our graduate and adult business programs in Frederick. We are delighted to have him as a member of our Frederick team!”

Terry obtained his undergraduate degree in Health Care Management from Park University and Master of Science degree in Contracts and Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology.  Following 24 years of military service, he worked in the Defense contracting industry and in the Federal Government as a civilian. As a Contracting Branch Chief at Fort Detrick, he developed contracting courses through a partnership agreement with the U. S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Mount St. Mary's University.

In November 2012 the Mount and Fort Detrick signed a two-year agreement for him to review Fort Detrick’s contract documents for statutory and regulatory compliance and develop training to correct negative trends. He also was a voting member of Fort Detrick's Contract Review Board to evaluate acquisition strategies, solicitations and contract documents for complex, high dollar acquisitions. During this time, he developed a Graduate Certificate in Government Contracting through the Mount. Following the course development, in addition to teaching, he obtained accreditation for the courses with the Department of Defense.

Professor FarnetiCorinne Farneti, assistant professor of sport management, spoke with WBAL radio about the controversial decision to allow former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice to return to the NFL in the wake of his domestic violence scandal. WBAL anchor Mary Beth Marsden interviewed Dr. Farneti about Rice, the way the NFL handled the issue, and the role ethics plays in professional sports.

Vlad Profile PicVlad Leskovetc is an exchange student from South Ural State University in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  He is currently pursuing his master of business administration (MBA) degree, and is a graduate assistant in the Bolte School of Business.  He recently spoke with Mount officials about coming to the Mount.

How did you first learn about the Mount?

I became aware of Mount St. Mary’s five years ago when Mount St. Mary’s students came on a trip to South Ural State University. Through the foreign exchange program the two sister schools share, I was able to learn of experiences that students had in America and exchanged stereotypes as well.  During that first experience in Russia, students came and explored the area of the Ural Mountains, met with students from the school and learned about life in Russia, and the stark contrasts that exist between the two nations as well as some of the similarities.  Two years later I came and visited; I am fortunate enough to be quite fluent in English so I could socialize with the students of Mount St. Mary’s. I enjoyed my experience here very much.

What do you like now since you began taking graduate level courses?

In Russia the teacher lectures and lectures and that is all it is, here at the Mount there is a lot more interaction between students to professors. The global topics that we discuss in class are very interesting.  The ability for students to work out and train with other athletes in the same center is also unbelievable and the [PNC Sports Complex] center itself offers so much to do even though I do not play very many sports as we do in America. 

Any dislikes so far?

Not so far – but I wish more people spoke Russian over here!


It’s not every day you meet a Mount alum with an NFL Superbowl ring. That’s just one piece of Baltimore Ravens memorabilia Katie Bollinger, C’10, shared during a recent presentation to the Introduction to Sport Management class. 

Bollinger is the marketing coordinator of fan development and promotion for the Ravens. She’s involved in all of the promotional events, and acts as a media spokesperson as well, discussing upcoming events for the team and players. Bollinger also worked in sports marketing with the New Orleans Hornets (now the New Orleans Pelicans) professional basketball team before joining the Ravens.Katie Bollinger

Bollinger believes a great internship opportunity offered right after she graduated from the Mount helped her attain her current position. She stressed the importance of doing an internship to the class, and advised students to consider jobs other than the “home run job” many fresh graduates are competing for. 

When asked what it takes to be a marketing director, Bollinger said, “You’ve got to be hardworking, passionate and one of the most important aspects is selflessness, which I believe is where I excelled over other candidates because I graduated from a Catholic school like the Mount.” Bringing alums into the classroom is a unique aspect of the Bolte School that gives our students real world examples of where their Mount education can take them after graduation.

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