Success Stories


Pleasant Lane Farms Launched by MBA Grad

Carolyn Frey (SHU MBA '12) launched Pleasant Lane Farms with her husband Todd as a new business in 2012. A small farm/specialty food retailer, Pleasant Lane Farms offers homegrown produce as well as farm-raised meat and honey products. Handcrafted items are available in the farm's gift shop.

MBA in Sports Management Student Interns with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Danielle Kaizer, a member of the inaugural class in the MBA in Sports Management Program, completed an internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2013-2014 academic year. Her duties included the execution of promotions and sponsorship programs, in addition to game day responsibilities at Heinz Field. 

Business Created by Recent Student One of 15 Startups (Out of 150!) to be Invited to Pittsburgh Business Incubator 

Seton Hill University MBA alumnus and Army veteran Richard Amos Behana (SHU MBA '12 ) earned one of 15 spots in a new Pittsburgh startup business incubator called the Hustle Den. Amos earned the spot by presenting the business plan for Private Lender Nexus, a commercial real estate investing exchange he hopes to create, at a Business Bout competition last fall. He developed his business plan in Seton Hill's MBA courses Intro to New Venture Development, New Venture Feasibility Analysis and Financial Concerns of Entrepreneurs. Amos is also an alumni member of the Seton Hill Entrepreneur's Club, leading the project to launch a foundation for blind returning veterans.

Mental Health Professional Receives Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award in June 2013

Krista Boyer (SHU '03 and '07 MBA) earned both her undergraduate degree in art and her MBA degree from Seton Hill before receiving a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology. She recently received her doctoral degree in psychology from Carlow University. She teaches at both Carlow and Chatham while working in private psychology practice. She created an outreach program and delivers individual, group and family therapy to a wide range of clientele. Krista engages in volunteer and outreach opportunities aimed at reducing mental health stigma and has begun promoting the awareness of ageism. She prepares future counselors to understand the unique needs of a growing geriatric population. Krista is a sought-after professional, who has presented papers at numerous conventions and appears frequently on a regional television show that addresses that topic. Click here for more information on the Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award.