FIU College of Business

College of Business June 2016

Embrace challenges to achieve triumphs, successful women urged at FIU conference

The challenges women face, experiences of thriving despite many obstacles, and tips for success took center stage at FIU’s inaugural Power Up summit, which brought together women leaders from South Florida. Participants and experts at the half-day seminar discussed leadership and entrepreneurship, health, and financial wellness. Power Up is presented by the College of Business’ Women’s Alumni Council, a group formed in 2015 to support alumni from the College of Business.

Five College of Business students named as “Worlds Ahead” grads

As almost 1,000 students from the College of Business were awarded degrees at the Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for FIU on May 9, 2016, five students received the designation of Worlds Ahead graduate – Nihat Ahmed (BBA ’16), Annie Cheong (BBA ’16), Taphenes Koroma (BBA ’16), Daniel Rodriguez (BBA ’16), Rebecca Wilde (BS’ 14, MIB ’16). FIU’s “Worlds Ahead” recognition goes to individuals with strong leadership qualities, a desire to change lives and a record of academic achievement.

FIU Business students learn how investments in philanthropy yield high returns

Those who can fund a hospital wing or museum are not the only ones filling the ranks of philanthropists. Volunteers who paint seniors’ homes, tutor children, or give a few dollars a week through employer giving programs are just as important. That was the message from panelists at the Philanthropic Leadership & Financial Insights discussion presented by BNY Mellon Wealth Management, FIU College of Business, and the Business Student Philanthropy Council.

Inaugural MBA Advisory Board for FIU’s Chapman Graduate School of Business

The College of Business has established its inaugural Chapman MBA Advisory Board, naming 23 South Florida businesses leaders to two-year terms. Many of the board members are alumni of FIU’s Chapman MBA. The Advisory Board will promote collaborations between the business community and FIU’s MBA programs as well as increase awareness of the College’s educational programs. Members will share guidance and insights on issues of importance to the MBA experience.

Faculty Notes: February – April 2016

William Hardin, professor and director of the Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, was appointed as an editor of Journal of Real Estate Research, the flagship Journal of the American Real Estate Society (ARES). He will also serve as the president of the ARES for the 2016-17 academic year.

Samantha Paustian-Underdahl, assistant professor in the Department of Management and International Business, presented research titled “Perceptions of Supervisor Support: Resolving Paradoxical Patterns Across Race and Gender” at the 2016 Leadership Excellence and Gender Symposium at Purdue University.

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