Volvo’s PartnerSHIPpensburg University

On April 18, Volvo Construction Equipment Shippensburg accepted the Company of the Year Award 2012 from Shippensburg University. Each year, the College of Business faculty and staff members nominate regional companies for the award. Volvo was chosen for the first time and was in the running with corporations such as Hershey and Giant Food Stores.

“Volvo CE has made a significant impact in the region because of the size of its economic footprint and its environmental consciousness when designing and implementing their operations,” says Joanne Tucker, Associate Professor.

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Sean Glennon, Vice President of Shippensburg Operations, Adam Killeen, VPS Manager, and Kristen Weidenmuller, Communication Coordinator, accepted the award on behalf of Volvo. Sean gave a well-received presentation focused on aspects of Shippensburg’s operations which have provided competitive advantages to Volvo CE and its position within Volvo’s organization. Sean, Adam and Kristen then shared some career experiences and poignant advice for business students to consider as they begin their business careers.

As part of the award process, business faculty has created student assignments throughout the academic year that center on Volvo CE. Assignments include discussions of Volvo’s activities and operations, plant tours, charting changes in stock price and looking at Annual Reports of Volvo.

"We greatly value our relationship with Volvo CE, and are very grateful for the opportunities provided to our students to learn from professionals in the field. The messages Sean and Adam brought to our students were outstanding and very timely. We are very proud of naming Volvo as the Company of the Year by the Shippensburg University John L. Grove College of Business and we look forward to working with Volvo to explore opportunities for student and faculty involvements. I am very confident that Shippensburg University, Volvo, and the Community will benefit from expanding and enhancing this relationship," says John Kooti, Dean of the College of Business.

Sean says the Shippensburg site is “very excited to enhance our current partnership with Shippensburg University. We see countless opportunities for mutual benefit, by providing students with real-world experience, and taking advantage of faculty and student’s outside perspective to help with our internal development.”

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Sean Glennon, GM/VP Shippensburg Operations and
Dr. John Kooti, Dean, John L. Grove College of Business

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(From left to right) Dr. Anthony Winter, Associate Dean,
Adam Killeen, VPS Manager, Kristen Weidenmuller, Communication Coordinator,
Sean Glennon, GM/VP Shippensburg Operations, Dr. Joanne Tucker, Associate Professor,
Dr. John Kooti, Dean

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Glennon speaks to Shippensburg University College of Business students about his career experience.

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Sean speaks to students about Volvo Shippensburg Operations and future plans.