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Current Cohort of Vitito Fellows

The College of Business and Management welcomes the newest cohort of the Vitito Global Leadership Institute. The fifth cohort of leaders began their journey in the winter 2017 semester.


Not pictured: Bradford Duke, Carter Mazur

Aranya Biswas, Economics major, Mathematics minor

Aranya is originally from Bangladesh, and came to SVSU via Pamplico, SC, where he attended Hannah-Pamplico High School as an exchange student. He describes himself as a cultural ambassador and researcher who is committed to community leadership. He is a recipient of the Mridha Endowment Scholarship, and the President’s Scholarship. Aranya served as the Treasurer of the Bangladeshi Student Association, the Cardinal Cricket Club and the Economics Clubs. He is the President of the Economic Club, Vice President of the International Student Club, a tutor / mentor for economic and social sciences with the Center for Academic Achievement, and a Judicial Board member of Alpha Phi Omega. Aranya’s goals include working as a research data analyst with a multilateral development agency such as the World Bank, and publishing his own research work.

Anthony Bodeis, Accounting (BPA) major, Economics minor

Anthony is from Mayville, Michigan and attended Mayville High School. He describes himself as analytical, a good listener, responsible, disciplined, optimistic, open to new ideas, and always willing to help, when you ask. He has worked as a volunteer for blood drives and in concessions at high school sporting events. Anthony is a member of the Cardinal Marching Band, Forever Red, and the Treasurer of the Agricultural and Natural Resources Club. He is an alumnus of the Cardinal Business Edge program. His ultimate professional goal is to help revitalize his community. 

Kara Brunk, Accounting (BPA) major, Art minor

Kara is originally from Colorado and came to SVSU from Beavercreek, Ohio, where she attended Beavercreek High School. She describes herself as confident, resilient, eager to try new things, and a problem solver. She is an alumnus of the Cardinal Business Edge program, and the Vice President for Pledge Education with Delta Sigma Pi. She has participated in four LEAD Schools and Provincial Conferences hosted by the central office of Delta Sigma Pi.

Kara’s goals include earning her CPA license, completing her masters degree at the University of Michigan, moving to the western US, visiting other countries.

Bradford Duke, Management major, Finance and Communication dual minor 

Bradford is from Saginaw, Michigan and attended Coldwater High School. He describes himself as honest, mature, entrepreneurial, confident and tenacious. He is an alumnus of the Cardinal Business Edge program, a closed member of Forever Red, and a member of the National Honors Society. He has volunteered for several events including MLK Day – Making Blankets for the Shelter House. Bradford currently works as an intramural coordinator with SVSSU’s Campus Recreation unit. His long-term goal is to own his own restaurant. 

Bijesh Gyawali, Finance major

Bijesh is from the Himalayan Republic of Nepal and attended the Global College International. He describes himself as optimistic, diligent, persistent, confident, generous, an innovative thinker, and a team player. He was a recipient of President’s International Student Scholarship, the Academic Success Scholarship, and the Saginaw Valley Read and White Award. He was an Orientation Leader, an advisory member of the Pine Grove Community Council, the Economics Club, and the International Student Club. He was a member of the organizing committee for the second TEDxSVSU event, and is an active crewmember for Valley Nights. Bijesh’s goal is to find a rewarding career and lead a fulfilling life.

Mitchell Kennedy, Accounting (BPA) major, Entrepreneurship minor

Mitchell is from Bad Axe, Michigan where he attended Bad Axe High School. He describes himself as responsible, competitive, achievement-oriented, focused, and futuristic. Mitchell is a Foundation Scholar, and was awarded the President's Scholarship, and the Don C. Law Memorial Scholarship. He is a member of SVSU Club Baseball, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the CBM Dean's Student Advisory Council. He served as Vice President of Alumni Relations, and Vice President of Finance for Delta Sigma Pi. He is an alumnus of the Cardinal Business Edge program. He is an engaged community member having volunteered with the Red Cross and Relay for Life. Mitchell's short-term objectives are to earn his CPA license, and work for a Big Four accounting firm. Long term he aspires to owning his account firm, Kennedy and Kennedy.

Chase Martin, Management and Finance dual major

Chase is from Croswell, Michigan and attended Croswell-Lexington High School. He describes himself as a relationship builder, who is committee to service. He is a recipient of the SVSU Foundation Scholarship, the Carmona Endowed Business Scholarship, and the Michigan Competitive Scholarship. Chase is an alumnus of the Cardinal Business Edge program and is a member of Delta Sigma Pi, serving as Co-chair of the Homecoming committee, and the Community Service committee. His professional objective is to be a commercial banker and he desires help his friend, family and wider community members to achieve their goals. 

Carter Mazur, Management major

Carter is from Saginaw, Michigan where he attended Swan Valley High School. He describes himself as a motivator, leader, trailblazer, generous, caring, entrepreneurial, and committed to giving back to people, his community and causes around the world. He is a recipient of the President’s Scholarship. Carter currently works as a manager / fitness instructor at Seung-ni Fit Club, and as an intern with the Dow Entrepreneurship Institute. He is in the advanced stages of launching his first company. Carter’s goals include shaping his destiny, and that of his community, by creating successful businesses that provide well paying and fulfilling jobs.

Lauren Miller, Marketing and Management dual major

Lauren is from Byron, Michigan where she attended Byron Area High School. She describes herself as responsible, hardworking, dedicated, and involved. She is a recipient of the Founders Scholarship. Lauren is a member of Forever Red, Delta Sigma Pi, the CBM Dean's Student Advisory Council, and the National Residence Hall Honorary. She serves as President of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Club, and Vice President for Professional activities with Delta Sigma Pi. Lauren's professional objectives are to have a well-paid position in a local company, and to complete her MBA degree.

Tyler Newell, International Business and Supply Chain Management dual major

Tyler is from Kingsley, Michigan and attended Kingsley High School where he was a three-sport athlete and served as captain for all three teams for two years. He describes himself as competitive, a leader, and very passionate about travelling, and experiencing new things.

He is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship. He is a closed member of Forever Red, a member of the Economic Club, and an alumnus of the Cardinal Business Edge program. Tyler is an engaged community member having volunteer for several events including Relay for Life, Meals on Wheels, Battle of the Valleys, and Streetfest. His professional objective is to work for a multinational organization in a position that involves significant foreign travel.

Charity Warren, Marketing, Management, and International Business triple major

Charity is from Pinconning, Michigan. She attended Meridian Early College, Meridian High School. She describes herself as an analytical, detail oriented, goal oriented, team leader, with excellent written and oral communication skills. Charity is an alumnus of the Cardinal Business Edge program, and she is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and Alpha Mu Gamma – The National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society. She is an engaged community members having volunteered for numerous programs including Relay For Life, Midland Blooms, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Project Build a Home in Honduras. Charity aspires to be a marketing manager for an international company and to earn her Ph.D. Degree.