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Operations and Analytics Club

The Operations & Analytics Club is open to all students in the Kania School.
The club sponsors presentations by industry executives, tours of manufacturing facilities, and networking opportunities for students.
It's also affiliated with the Association for Supply Chain Management, a professional organization that offers educational, training and network opportunities in the areas of operations and supply chain management. You can learn more about the club in this Royal News story.

Officers and Moderator

Moderator:

Faculty Specialist David Mahalak, Ph.D.
Brennan Hall 309-B
david.mahalak@scranton.edu

2022-23 Officers: 

  •  Luke Glidewell, President  
  • Anthony Mazzaro, Vice-President
  • Alyssa Fontana, Secretary
  • Julia Kourpas, Member and Alumni Representative
  • Michael Castellino, Treasurer

2022-23 Events

Paint Pittston Pink

Paint Pittston Pink

The club supported Dr. Mahalak's participation in the Gentlemen's Dash for Paint Pittston Pink to help our local community and further cancer research.  The club designed and sold Beating the Statistics t-shirts and helped Dr. Mahalak donate over $30,000 to Paint Pittston Pink. 

Guest Speakers

Every year, the club hosts speakers and panels to discuss relevant topics in the field of operations and business analytics.  The panel shares their stories and expertise with the club. Students are able to ask questions about their experience in various industries.  Our past speakers and panels have produced several internship opportunities as well.

Casino Night

Casino Night

A capstone event for the club, Casino Night is held at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters.  The event originated from Dr. David Mahalak's business statistics course where students explored the theory and applications between probability and games of chance.  In addition to a fun evening for students & faculty, the club collects non-perishable food items which are given to the Center for Social Justice (CSSJ) to be donated to local organizations. 

Six Sigma Certification

The club provides additional training and resources to help our students build valuable skill sets and accreditations.  

One area of interest is the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

Six Sigma provides value to potential employers through reduced costs, increased revenue, streamlined business processes, and improved employee buy-in, which all lead to a better bottom line.  Six Sigma provides value to our students by improving skill sets for in demand positions, displaying commitment to improving business acumen, preparing students for leadership roles, and increased earning potential.  

Past Event Speakers

  • John Garofalo - Consolidated Rail Corporation (transportation industry)
  • Raymond Scuderi - Commerce Supply Chain Lead at Crayola (supply chain management)
  • Robert Norris - Summit Behavioral Healthcare (healthcare industry)
  • Ken Staats-COO, Festival of Ballooning 
  • Richie Endico- University of Scranton Alumni 2021, Consulting Operations Associate, Forrester
  • Ali Mahalak, CFO & Co-Owner Colours, Inc. 
  • Hannah Burgess- Founder of The Beekeeper's Daughter
  • Mary Hirthler- Wealth Advisor, Jacobi Capital Management 
  • Logyn Musheno, University of Scranton 2013, 2015 (MBA) Alumni, Tobyhanna Army Depot 

Past Facility Visits 

  • Walmart Distribution Center, Tobyhanna, Pa.
  • Gertrude Hawk Chocolates plant, Dunmore, Pa.