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School of Business announces new alumni and corporate relations coordinator

The School of Business announces that Kelly Penwell is the new alumni and corporate relations coordinator. She brings a well-rounded background to her work in corporate outreach and internship programs.

Not only does she have a clear understanding of how businesses work from the inside, with more than 10 years’ experience as a business owner, but she also has a flair for successfully brokering relationships with businesses in order to develop innovative business programs for students while also dramatically increasing partnerships and funding for educational institutions.

Because of her ability to truly understand the needs of a business as well as the goals of her students, Kelly Penwell has been instrumental in the successful placement of countless students, alumni, and young people in key internship opportunities.

Ms. Penwell’s educational background includes a bachelor’s of science in marketing from Bentley University, where she was on the dean’s list, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York Empire State Program and a master’s in secondary education from Dowling College, where she earned a 4.0 grade point average.

Her goals for her new position as the alumni and corporate relations coordinator at the School of Business include brokering internship and employment opportunities for students and alumni, facilitating alumni interaction through networking and skill-building events, and promoting the Ithaca College brand in primary markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., as well as regional markets within New York State, such as Albany, Rochester, Binghamton, and Ithaca.

You may contact Kelly Penwell at kpenwell@ithaca.edu or 516-903-7561, should you like to reconnect with old classmates, offer your time and talents as a mentor, participate in events and workshops, or if you have employment opportunities that you would like to share.



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