University of South Florida Muma College of Business September 2018
GENSHAFT TO RETIRE AFTER AN 18-YEAR PREEMINENT CAREER
Less than a week after delivering her annual fall address that noted immense accomplishments of the university this past year, USF President Judy Genshaft told an unsuspecting university community that it was time for her to go. Here’s how it all unfolded …
ALUMNA SPOTLIGHT: RHEA LAW IS WOVEN INTO THE LOCAL FABRIC
Rhea Law, ’78, Management, may have to carve out time to receive her USF Alumni Association Distinguished Alumna award next month. If you haven’t heard of her, you might want to …
IMPROVISATION EQUALS SOFT SKILLS, EQUALS BIZ SUCCESS
MBA program’s improv class
Improv is not just for half-hour comedy TV shows. Now it’s in the leadership courses for Muma College of Business MBA students. Learning how to listen and how to effectively react is only part of the instruction …
WOW BRINGS STUDENTS TOGETHER WITH HOT DOGS, T-SHIRTS
Welcoming biz students
The Week of Welcome at the Muma College of Business featured the usual: hot dogs, swag, and super-fashionable, limited-edition T-shirts. It also was a chance for students to meet their profs, department chairs and others, and to …
ONQ AND USF/MUMA FACULTY ENGAGE IN ENGAGING RESEARCH
A unique partnership between onQ, a video-sharing company that offers engagement and interaction as its product, is funding research in the ISDS Department that, says onQ CEO Jim Marshall, could be of groundbreaking significance. Specifically, the research says …
ALUMNUS SPOTLIGHT: DAVE HILFMAN COMES FULL CIRCLE TO USF
Getting ready to retire at the end of the year from a lengthy career in the airline industry, Dave Hilfman, ’82, Finance, first will return to his alma mater to receive a USF Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus award. After that, he plans to …
RESEARCH SPEED DATING COUPLES ACADEMICS WITH ACADEMICS
Speed dating for researchers
The hook-ups here are meaningful and consequential. Researchers circulated the boardroom chatting up their research ideas to other professors, even from other colleges seeking collaborations. The results were …
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ AIMS TO BE AN MD
Gabriel Rodriguez has mapped out his future way beyond graduation and earning an MBA. He has set his sights on a career as a medical doctor. So, why excel in a business education first? Here’s why …
* Michelle Harrolle, assistant professor with the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program, has been named president of the Tampa Bay chapter of Women in Sports and Events. The chapter was launched earlier this month for the educational resource organization for women in those fields. Fellow faculty member Janelle Wells was named to the chapter’s strategic planning committee.
* Dipayan Biswas, professor in the Marketing Department, was named associate editor at the Journal of Retailing.
* Marvin Karlins, professor in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department, has been granted media privileges with the International Federation of Journalists, the world’s largest organization of journalists. The recognition will allow him to gather information to assist in research and teaching.
* Andrew Artis and Richard Kelso, two professors in the Marketing Department, were named among the top 10 professors at USF by OneClass, an online study guide. Artis and Kelso were listed as No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. The ranking was, in part, based on student reviews of faculty across the university. To see the entire list, click here.
* Russell Clayton, a newly hired instructor with the Marketing Department, penned a research paper titled “Can You Afford to Change your Career?” which appeared in the Harvard Business Review last month. To read the article, click here.
* Laura Mattia, the Raymond James Financial Director of the Personal Financial Planning Program, was quoted in a WealthManagement.com article last month titled “What Stops Women in Finance? It’s Culture, Culture, Culture.” To read the article, click here.
* Erika Troconis (’16, MS Marketing) is now the marketing content manager at EasyVista. She will handle creative and content strategy out of the Tampa office for the French software firm.
* Marcus Ellis (’16, MAcc) was promoted to audit and assurance senior at Deloitte. The former 25 Under 25 honoree began his career with Deloitte as an intern in 2015. He most recently served as an audit and assurance senior assistant.
* Duy (Dan) Nguyen (’16, Management) has accepted a position as a Statutory Accounting Principles specialist at Deloitte in the Orlando area. The former 25 Under 25 honoree has been with Deloitte since 2016 and previously served as an intern at Nypro.
* Austin Lane (’13, Accounting) is now an audit senior at Deloitte. He has been with the company since 2016. Before that, he worked for Coca-Cola Company.
* Shauna-kay Campbell (’13, Management) is now an associate marketing manager at Sam’s Club in Bentonville, Arkansas. She previously worked as a brand marketing specialist for Brown-Forman in Washington, D.C.
* Simone King (’17, MS Marketing) has joined Warby Parker as a sales advisor in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.
* Lynn (Francois) Brewer (’15, MBA) is now a senior subcontract administrator at General Dynamics Information Technology. She is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.
* Jessica Deleanides (’15, MBA) has accepted a job as a senior customer relations management consultant at PowerObjects in Tampa. She was previously a CRM consultant with DXC Technology.
* Ryan Heckel (’18, Finance) is now an audit consultant at Focal Point Data Risk, a financial internal auditing and consulting company.
* Sept. 20, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the USF Career Fairwill be held in the Yuengling Center (formerly the USF Sun Dome). Advisors and corporate representatives will be on hand to ease the transition from student to career-minded professional. A day later and during the same time, a career fair at the same location will take place just for accounting majors.
* Oct. 10, the Florida Blue Statewide Health Care Innovation Pitch Competition will take place in Lake Nona near Orlando with student teams from across Florida vying for awards and cash prizes. The event is coordinated by the USF Center for Entrepreneurship and Florida Blue.
* Oct. 11, 8:30-10 a.m., the Muma College of Business’s Conversation with a CEO featuring Vincent Jackson, former wide receiver with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and now a successful entrepreneur in the region, will be held in the Center for Advanced Medical Learning Simulation, 124 S. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa. To register, click here.
* Oct. 15-21, Homecoming for the USF Bulls. The week’s events include the Homecoming Ball, a comedy show and an alumni party. The Running of the Bulls Homecoming Parade through campus takes place on Oct. 19. The Muma College of Business will continue the tradition of holding a homecoming celebration that day in the atrium and breezeway, serving food and refreshments before staging a parade-watch party. For a schedule of events, click here.
* Oct. 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program Lecture Series will take place in the Yuengling Center (formerly the USF Sun Dome). The annual event this year features Dan Reed, head of Facebook’s Global Sports Partnerships; Rick Welts, president and COO of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, world champions for three of the past four years; and Jay Parry, former COO of the Women’s National Basketball Association at a time when the league experienced incredible growth. The event is free. To register, click here.
* Nov. 14, 8:30-10 a.m., the Muma College of Business’s Conversation with a CEO featuring Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs, will take place at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning Simulation, 124 S. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa. To register, click here.
* Dec. 12, 8:30 a.m., the State of the Region presentation sponsored by the Tampa Bay Partnership will take place in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom.
* Feb. 5, 8:30-10 a.m., the Muma College of Business’s Conversation with a CEOfeaturing Paul Reilly, chairman and CEO of Raymond James Financial, is set to take place in the Center for Advanced Medical Learning Simulation, 124 S. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa. Watch for registration details.
* March 26, 8:30-10 a.m., the Muma College of Business Conversation with a CEOfeaturing Nancy Tower, president and CEO of Tampa Electric & Peoples Gas, will take place at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning Simulation, 124 S. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa. Watch for registration details.
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