J. P. Schuerman is the executive vice president of MMW, a public relations firm located in Los Angeles. He went to the LA office in 2010. In less than 5 years he has built it into a world-wide organization. When he joined this firm, they had 7 people working there and now they have 38. Their biggest client is Air New Zealand.J.P. is the son of John Schuerman, a local lawyer. He ran cross country for me when he was a student at Batesville High School. The enthusiasm he showed as a runner for me evidently has carried over into his career. He recently received the public relations People’s Award which is based on a person’s ability to instill enthusiasm in their employees.This is just another example of a local BHS student excelling in the work force. Congratulations to J.P. and his family!
Should Poyet complete the mission he was handed in October last year, he will head off on his summer break to enjoy a well-earned rest, although he admits there will still be hard work to be done before he can do that. He said: “There are so many things to do, I don’t know where I am going to start. But depending on Wednesday or Sunday, of course the first thing is the players. “There are plenty of players who have been in a tricky situation without contracts, and they have been playing and they have been fighting and they have been suffering and playing with pain, and I think they deserve my first spare time, so that’s going to be the first move. “Then, I suppose, pre-season, and then a little bit of relaxation with the wife – she’s going to kill me as well.” Head coach Gus Poyet is refusing to take anything for granted after dragging Sunderland to within touching distance of safety. But having seen Crystal Palace launch an astonishing late fightback to deny title-contenders Liverpool victory on Monday evening, Poyet will leave nothing to chance. Asked if he ever feared Sunderland had passed the point of no return, he said: “We are realistic – I have said that word here many, many times, ‘realistic’. It was becoming more and more difficult. “When you have got 10 games, you think, ‘If we win four or five, we are going to be all right’. Then you have got six and you are still there – it’s more difficult, no doubt. “We hadn’t won three games in a row in the whole season and we have done it now in style – Chelsea, at Old Trafford and at home against Cardiff when that was probably the biggest game of all. “That’s football, I suppose. Listen, after the game yesterday, I think we all agree that anything can happen at any time, so you need to be spot-on, especially in the Barclays Premier League. “You need to be at an incredible level because even in other parts sometimes when a team goes 3-0 down, they think ‘Let’s lose 3-0 now, there’s no chance we are going to get back’. But here, yes, you can come back. “It was good that game for us, it was good. It was a little bit back to tension, back to tomorrow, to the end, to the last minute like we did at Old Trafford. “One-nil or 2-0 or whatever score it is if you are lucky enough to be up, you need to really work hard to keep that result because it’s a great opportunity.” Press Association The Black Cats looked doomed just a few weeks ago when they slipped seven points adrift of 17th place in the Barclays Premier League, and few observers gave them any chance of avoiding the drop. However, a return of 10 points from a possible 12 – from trips to Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United either side of a must-win home clash with Cardiff – has rekindled their hopes to such an extent that even a point against West Brom at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night would almost certainly be enough to preserve their top-flight status.
The Marshall School of Business won the Golden Briefcase on Sunday in its fourth straight Challenge for Charity competition.C4C is a non-profit organization that focuses on developing a sense of social responsibility within future business leaders. This competition raised $186,500 for three charities: the Special Olympics, A Better L.A. and Junior Achievement.The Golden Briefcase is awarded during the C4C Weekend’s final ceremony, which was held at Stanford University April 19-20 with more than 13,000 MBA students attending the event. Schools were judged based on the most hours volunteered on a per-student basis, the most funds raised on a per-student basis throughout the year and students’ athletic performance during team events.Marshall C4C Co-Chair Rachael Stoddard, a second-year in the Master’s of business administration, said the experience of winning was more than a competition — the victory also brought the chapter closer together.“The selflessness from being willing to give up your time shows what kind of a person you are and translates into conversations with employers, which I think is an important quality to a business,” Stoddard said.The USC chapter of C4C is led by three co-chairs: Stoddard, Winton Ng and Britt McEachern, all of who are second-year MBA students.Stoddard said USC outfundraised both Stanford and UCLA on a per-capita and per number basis. Stanford came in second place to USC by raising $130,000. When broken down, each member of the USC chapter raised $344.The Marshall team competed against eight of the top MBA programs on the West Coast: Pepperdine, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, University of San Francisco and University of Washington.First-year students volunteered, fundraised and networked within Marshall, hosting events to raise money for their supported charities. The hours of these events were then recorded and used in the final tally of community-service hours, which were then used to determine the winner at the end of the year.Stoddard said the chapter used both traditional fundraising methods and more social elements, such as hosting tailgates and dances, to draw in students outside of Marshall.The chapter plans to make its presence stronger within Marshall, beginning with Marshall Dean James Ellis: Ellis will bring the briefcase to graduation, using it to carry his speech.