In honor of Dr. Rachelle Katz, who was associate dean and director of the LMU MBA Program for almost 20 years, the LMU MBA Alumni Association (MBAAA) Board spearheaded an initiative to create the Rachelle Katz Endowed MBA Scholarship fund, honoring this remarkable woman who touched so many lives.
Dr. Katz retired in May 2014 and the MBAAA set out to reach a campaign goal of $100,000 to send Dr. Katz off in style. We surpassed our goal in 2014 and have raised over $120,000 to date! Thank you to everyone who contributed! The scholarship is now fully endowed and is a permanent source of financial aid to worthy MBA students every year in perpetuity.
Some highlights of Dr. Katz's accomplished career at LMU:
- Dr. Katz first joined LMU's College of Business Administration in 1976. She was an inspirational and dedicated academic leader who influenced thousands of MBA students during her career at LMU. For almost four decades, she was a dearly beloved teacher, colleague and mentor to thousands of LMU students, alumni, faculty and staff.
- Dr. Katz spearheaded efforts to transform our MBA program into what it is today - a premier program lauded by the major B-school rankings surveys. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks LMU's part-time MBA Program #24 in the nation and #6 in the West. In addition, our graduate-level Entrepreneurship program is ranked #12, Marketing is ranked #15 and Accounting is ranked #16 by U.S. News & World Report.
- National rankings are directly tied to the reputation of a university and increase the value of a degree. This milestone is another step in the right direction toward LMU's goal of offering the most elite graduate business programs in the nation and developing business professionals who can make an immediate impact.
- Just as important as our national reputation is our ability to recruit the finest students to our program. One way we do this is through scholarships.
Please contact Roberta Kuhlman, Director of Development, at Roberta.Kuhlman@lmu.edu for more information.
If you would like to donate, please select "Give to area(s) of your choice in the College of Business Administration" via the button below, and then select the Rachelle Katz MBA Scholarship fund. Thank you!