MBA Association

  • Talal Al Hammad

    Talal Al Hammad
    MBA Class of 2013
    Master of Business Administration

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    Talal Al Hammad class of 2013

    Student Spotlight: Talal Al Hammad

    Talal Al Hammad earned his B.S from King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. His major was Aquatic Wealth Development. As an entrepreneur, he was diversified in several businesses sectors the past 13 years. He was in telecom sector, oil&gas trading, transportation, and business consultation. Talal is a traveler. He setup businesses in countries in CIS and West Africa. On 2011, Talal and his wife, Reem, granted scholarships from the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia. They decided to pursue their masters in the USA. He chose IUK because the fact that IUK maintains the high IU education standards, and because of the very friendly community. He loves to travel, read poems, and shop. Talal serves as a president of the Saudi Students Club.


    ~ Talal Al Hammad MBA Class of 2013
  • Sulaiman Alawani

    Sulaiman Alawani
    MBA Class of 2013
    Master of Business Administration

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    Sulaiman Alawani class of 2013

    Student Spotlight: Sulaiman Alawani

    Sulaiman graduated from King Saud University in 2011 with a major in Economics-Finance. He has been a member in the Saudi Economy Association since 2009. Sulaiman enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing sports. He is currently the director of Finance and compliance at MBA Association. 


    ~ Sulaiman Alawani MBA Class of 2013
  • Kristiana Upchurch

    Kristiana Upchurch
    MBA Class of 2013
    Master of Business Administration

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    Kristiana Upchurch class of 2013

    Student Spotlight: Kristiana Upchurch

    Kristianna Upchurch received her B.S. from IU Kokomo. Her major was Health Management with a minor in Leadership. Kristianna enjoyed her undergrad experience so much that she decided to continue attending IU Kokomo for her Master’s in Business Administration. She stated that, “IU Kokomo offers an affordable education with a private university atmosphere. The professors are extremely diverse and very interested in the students’ success.” She loves yoga, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. Kristianna is also a member of Enactus. 


    ~ Kristiana Upchurch MBA Class of 2013
  • Priyanka Singhdeo

    Priyanka Singhdeo
    MBA Class of 2013
    Master of Business Administration

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    Priyanka Singhdeo  class of 2013

    Student Spotlight: Priyanka Singhdeo

    Priyanka completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University - West Lafayette with a major in Business Management and a minor in Economics. She decided to come to IU Kokomo for her MBA because of its accreditation, and also Gloria Preece was very helpful during the application process. Priyanka stated why she liked IU Kokomo so much, “The staff and faculty here are very friendly and the diversity in my MBA classes.” She is quite involved on campus. She is a Graduate Assistant for Student Activities and Campus Diversity, in addition she also advises the Student Union Board, Student Athletic and Wellness Board, and Cougar Advocates for Diversity. Priyanka enjoys traveling, playing football (Soccer), watching club football, and trying out different cuisines. 


    ~ Priyanka Singhdeo MBA Class of 2013
  • Gabby VanAlstine

    Gabby VanAlstine
    MBA Class of 2013
    Master of Business Administration

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    Gabby VanAlstine class of 2013

    Student Spotlight: Gabby VanAlstine

    Gabby VanAlstine received her B.A. from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She was an English major with an Elementary Education major and graduated with honors.  After relocating to Indiana, Gabby began working in the field of Human Resources in 2004. She decided to pursue her MBA at IU Kokomo to gain a more complete view of the business environment and fully understand all organization functions. Her favorite part about IU Kokomo is the outstanding faculty in the school of business-- they truly ensure all students receive a top notch, applied learning experience. She loves to run, shop, and travel. In addition, she loves to cheer on the Cougar Cross Country team and serve as a Business Advisory Board member of Enactus.  


    ~ Gabby VanAlstine MBA Class of 2013