Highlights & Accomplishments Academic Year 2012 - 2013

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – STUDENTS

School of Business Advisory Council Executive Roundtable
Florida Memorial University
March 22, 2012
Attended by 105 FMU Students

South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC)
Youth Entrepreneur Workshop – Broward County Convention Center
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 23, 2012
9 School of Business students attended along with Dr. Barbara Edwards & Dr. William Lucky

Spring 2012 Honor Societies Induction Ceremony
Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration – 17 Inductees
Financial Management Association International Honor Society – 5 Inductees
Dr. Cheulho Lee, Advisor
March 27, 2012

Business Finance Seminar
Partnered with North Dade Community Development Federal Credit Union
Florida Memorial University
March 28, 2012
41 Attendees

Allen Entrepreneurial Institute Camp Exposure
Lithonia, Georgia
March 29, 2012 – March 31, 2012
33 Students Attended – 16 Business Administration Majors

TD Bank Presentation – Cosponsored by Career Development Center
April 16, 2012
Attended by National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) members – Dr. Renee Forbes, Advisor and Corporate Finance (FIN 323) class – Dr. Cheulho Lee, Professor

Senior Project Presentations
Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino, Professor
Spring 2012
April 18, 2012

STUDENTS

Greene & Greene PA Accounting Scholarship Awards ($2,000.00 per student)
There will be 5 recipients:
1. Afolakemi Bamigbola
2. Romelyn Augustin
3. Cedric Cunningham
4. Serge Nicolas
5. Elizabeth Sterlin

Aldrinique Gibson (Graduate – Business Administration Major)
Recommendation Letter for Master Degree Scholarship

Steve Robert (Graduate – Finance Major)
Recommendation Letters to Columbus State University Graduate School
Master of Public Administration

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK (November 6-9, 2012)

GUEST SPEAKERS
Opening Session – November 6, 2012

Mr. Ronald Thompkins (Advisory Council President)
Managing Partner-Florida TCBA Watson Rice LLP
Moderator

Mr. Rueben Stokes (Advisory Council Vice-President)
Ryder Systems, Inc.
Group Director – Diversity & Inclusion
Topic: “Branding Yourself”

Mr. Steve Sanabria (Advisory Council Chair, Executive Roundtable Committee)
Six Sigma Diplomat Resort & Spa
Topic: “Getting Rid of Waste”

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS OPEN HOUSE
November 7, 2012
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CAREER FAIR
November 8, 2012
Co-Sponsored with Florida Memorial University’s Career Development Center

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ALUMNI LUNCHEON
November 9, 2012

CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY FACULTY

Dr. Abbass Entessari
ACBSP Region 2 Conference
Glendale, PA
November 1, 2012 – November 3, 2012

Dr. Robert Pellegrino
Academy of Business Disciplines (ABD) Annual Conference
Ft. Meyers, Florida
November 8, 2012 – November 11, 2012
Co- Participants: Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino & Dr. Debra Perkins

FACULTY PUBLICATION

Dr. Rita Koyame-Marsh and Dr. Debra Perkins
Research Paper Acceptance Presentation
“Supply Chain Management of Conflict Minerals- Case of the Democratic Republic Cargo”
6th Annual International Business and Social Sciences Research Conference in Dubai

Dr. Debra Perkins
“Future Directions in Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior:
So Much More to Come”
CS/D&CB

Dr. Debra Perkins
“Project Remembrance: Looking Over Our Shoulder”
CS/D&CB

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – STUDENTS

Fall 2012 Senior Project Presentations
Dr. Debra Perkins, Professor
November, 14, 2012
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Service Agreement with the City of Miami Gardens Parks & Recreation Department – Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex and FMU School of Business Principles of Accounting II (ACC 212) students to participate in providing free income tax service to the community beginning January 2013.
Dr. Renee Forbes (Advisor)

School of Business Kwanzaa Celebration
Florida Memorial University
November 28, 2012
Dr. Barbara Edwards (Advisor)

STUDENTS – SCHOLARSHIPS, GRADUATE SCHOOLS & INTERNSHIPS

Delta Mu Delta Honor Society 2012 Scholarship
Mr. Leonardo DePaula Silva – Business Administration Major was awarded $500.00.

Katrell Staten (MBA Student – Graduated Fall 2012)
ATI Enteprises Forum coordinated by Ms. Katrell Staten
Mrs. Georgia McLean (Advisory Council Member) sent a representative to be a guest speaker at the forum.
November 2012

Mcley Similien (Finance Major)
Advisory Council Internship Roundtable impacted Mr. Mcley Similien to receive an internship with the City of Miramar at $14.00 per hour.
December 2012

Greene & Greene PA Scholarship
Donated by Mr. Sean Greene, Managing Director (Advisory Council Member)
Ms. Takiya Moore (Accounting Major) has been recommended by the School of Business to receive a $2,000.00 scholarship.
January 2013

Allison Buchanan (Accounting Major – Graduated Spring 2010)
A Letter of Recommendation was provided by the School of Business for Ms. Buchanan to attend Morgan State University School of Graduate Studies.
January 2013

Jacki Tuckfield Graduate Business Scholarship
The MBA Office has collected the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of all MBA students. These students are being contacted and encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
January 2013

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED BY FACULTY

Dr. Abbass Entessari
Dr. Barbara Edwards
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Leaders Luncheon
Miami, Florida
March 22, 2013

Dr. Abbass Entessari
2013 National HBCU School of Business Summit
Greensboro, NC
June 6, 2013 – June 8, 2013

Dr. Abbass Entessari
2013 ACBSP Annual Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 21, 2013 – June 24, 2013

FACULTY PUBLICATION

Dr. Rita Koyame-Marsh and Dr. Debra Perkins
Research Paper Acceptance Presentation
“Supply Chain Management of Conflict Minerals- Case of the Democratic Republic Cargo”
6th Annual International Business and Social Sciences Research Conference in Dubai

Dr. Debra Perkins
“Future Directions in Consumer Satisfaction, Dissatisfaction and Complaining Behavior:
So Much More to Come”
CS/D&CB

Dr. Debra Perkins
“Project Remembrance: Looking Over Our Shoulder”
CS/D&CB

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – STUDENTS

Spring 2013 Senior Project Presentations
Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino, Professor
April 17, 2013

School of Business Honor Societies Induction Ceremony
Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration (12 Inductees)
Financial Management National Honor Society (5 Inductees)
April 18, 2013
Dr. Cheulho Lee, Advisor

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Service Agreement with the City of Miami Gardens Parks & Recreation Department – Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex and FMU School of Business Principles of Accounting II (ACC 212) students to participate in providing free income tax service to the community beginning January 2013 through April 2013.
Dr. Renee Forbes, Advisor

GUEST SPEAKERS/WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS

Guest Speaker – Mr. Marvin Frazier, Federal ADR Mediator
U.S. Government EEOC
“Equal Employment Opportunity & Sexual Harassment”
January 31, 2013
Human Resource Management Class (HRM 350)
Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor

World Money Show – Mrs. Ann McNeill
Eleven (11) School of Business Students attended
Orlando, Florida
February 22, 2013

Guest Speaker – Mr. Joseph Conti, Senior Trader, T3Trading Group
“Trading as a Career vs. Hobby” & “Psychology of Trading”
February 28, 2013

28th Annual Business Expo
Broward County Convention Center
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Fifteen (15) School of Business students attended Expo with Dr. Barbara Edwards, Dr. William Lucky and Dr. Abbass Entessari
March 15, 2013
Bloomberg Appitude Test (BAT)
School of Business/FMU Library
Ten (10) School of Business students took the BAT
March 20, 2013
Dr. Cheulho Lee, Advisor
Advisory Council Executive Roundtable
“Entrepreneurship: Myth vs. Reality”
49 Students and Various Faculty attended
March 21, 2013

Spring 2013 Annual Career Fair
School of Business/Career Development Center
March 22, 2013

School of Business & Dade County Chapter of the Links, Inc.
“Working Abroad” Seminar
April 3, 2013
Dr. Barbara Edwards, Advisor

Guest Speaker – Dr. Rosalie Payne, Senior Director
Carnival Cruise Line – Training & Development
“Training & Career Development
April 11, 2013
Human Resource Management (HRM 350)
Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor

STUDENTS – SCHOLARSHIPS, GRADUATE SCHOOLS & INTERNSHIPS

Delta Mu Delta Honor Society 2013 Scholarship
To date, ten (10) Delta Mu Delta members have applied for the 2013 Delta Mu Delta Honor Society Scholarship.
April, 2013

Greene & Greene PA Scholarship
Donated by Mr. Sean Greene, Managing Director (Advisory Council Member)
Ms. Takiya Moore (Accounting Major) has been recommended by the School of Business to receive a $2,000.00 scholarship.
January 2013

Jacki Tuckfield Graduate Business Scholarship
MBA student Ms. Jolaine Barlatier received $1,200.00
March, 2013
Michael Baptiste – Business Administration Major (Summer 2013 Graduate)
Presented “The Best” Internet Marketing Seminar
105 FMU students attended (Various Majors)
Florida Memorial University
April 11, 2013
Tavaris McGee (Accounting Major)
Presents “Economic Analysis of ATT and the Telephone Industry”
FMU Research & Performing Arts Day
April 19, 2013
Dr. Rita Koyame-Marsh, Professor

Highlights & Accomplishments Academic Year 2013 - 2014

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The School of Business hosted the 12th Annual National HBCUs Business Deans Roundtable Summit Reception on June 5, 2014 in the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Steve Sanabria (President, Advisory Council) and the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida hosted the Summit (June 5, – June 7, 2014).

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL

School of Business has a strong nineteen (19) members Advisory Council.  The Council members are chosen from prominent business and industry influential managers and leaders.  The membership for the Council is five hundred dollars ($500) per year.  The mission of the Advisory Council is to provide assistance to the School of Business and Florida Memorial University in the development and maintenance of Business Administration degree programs which is to prepare students to function effectively in a highly competitive technological global society. To effectively fulfill their mission, the Advisory Council members are charged to serve on Curriculum, Internship, and Executive Roundtable and Resource Development Committees. The Advisory Council members have been continually involved in the development and implementation of the bi-annual School of Business Professional Development programs.  The Council members affiliated companies have participated in the School of Business Career Fairs and have provided networking, mentoring, internships, and job placement for the students in the School of Business.  Two of the Council served as the members of the University’s Strategic Planning Committee.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Presented by the Beacon Council

Dr. Abbass Entessari represented FMU School of Business, January 30, 2014

HBCU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Collaborative

Dr. William Lucky, Associate Professor of Marketing

Submitted application for the HBCU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Collaboration, February, 2014

88th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association

Denver, Colorado – June 27 – July 1, 2014

Dr. Rita Koyame-Marsh was a participant at this Professional Development conference

33rd International Conference on Critical Thinking

Berkeley, California – July 21 – July 24, 2013

Dr. Robert Labadie was a participant at this Professional Development conference

Title III Faculty Instructional Development Mini Grant

July 1, 2013 – September 6, 2013

The following faculty submitted proposals to improve instruction and student learning in the School of Business:

  • Dr. Barbara Edwards
  • Dr. Rita Koyame-Marsh
  • Dr. Cheulho Lee
  • Dr. William Lucky

The Academy of Business Disciplines (ABD)

16th Annual Conference

Ft. Myers Beach, Florida November 6-8, 2014

Dr. Robert Pellegrino, Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino and Dr. Chris Saffici presented research entitled “Can a Cheat Sheet Prevent Cheating Among Marketing Students?”

The Academy of Business Discipline (ABD)

15th Annual Conference

Ft. Myers Beach, Florida November 7 – November 9, 2013

Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino, Dr. Robert Pellegrino & Dr. Debra Perkins presented research entitled “Can Ethics Be Taught? A Novel Approach to Ethics Instruction in an MBA Program Using Gamification and Integration Strategy”

The Academy of Business Disciplines (ABD)

14th Annual Conference

Ft. Myers Beach, Florida November 8-10, 2012

Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino, Dr. Robert Pellegrino and Dr. Debra Perkins presented research entitled “The Management of Marketing Representatives” 

88th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association

Dr. Rita Koyame-Marsh, Associate Professor of Economics

Presented “The Economics of Blood Minerals in Africa:Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 20, 2013

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

  • Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino, Dr. Robert Pellegrino and Dr. Debra Perkins, “Call of Duty in the Classroom: Can Gamification Improve Ethical Student Learning Outcomes?” with R. Pellegrino and D. Perkins, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Volume 11, 2014.
  • Dr. Robert Pellegrino, Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino and Dr. Chris Saffici, “Can a Cheat Sheet Prevent Cheating Among Marketing Students?”       Proceedings of the Academy of Business Disciplines, Vol 16, 2014.
  • Dr. Robert Pellegrino, Dr. J. Finlay, Dr. A. Kassar, and Dr. S. Karkoulian, “Expectations vs. Reality: A Potential for Conflicts in the Lebanese Workplace” 4D International Journal of Management and Science, Vol. 4, Issue 2, July 2014.
  • Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino, Dr. Robert Pellegrino and Dr. Debra Perkins published research entitled “Can Ethics Be Taught? A Novel Approach to Ethics Instruction in an MBA Program Using Gamification and an Integration Strategy” Proceedings of the Academy of Business Disciplines, Vol. 15, 2013
  • Dr. Debra Perkins presented a paper entitled, “Twenty-five Years of the Consumer Satisfaction Journal: The Keith Hunt Years, “in California at the CS/D&CB Conference.
  • Dr. Debra Perkins published a paper “Future Directions in Consumer Satisfaction, Dissastifaction and Complaining Behavior: So Much More to Come” in the Journal of CS/D&CB, Vol.25,2012
  • Dr. Debra Perkins published a paper entitled, Project Remembrance: Looking Over Our Shoulders” in the Journal of CS/D&CB, Vol. 25, 2012
  • Dr. Robert Pellegrino, Dr. Chris Saffici “Intercollegiate Athletics vs. Academics: The Student-Athlete or the Athlete Student” The Sports Journal, Fall 2012.
  • Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino, Dr. Robert Pellegrino & Dr. Debra Perkins published “Can Ethics be Taught?       A Novel Approach to Ethics Instruction in an MBA Program using Gamification and an Integration Strategy”, Proceedings of the Academy of Business Disciplines, Vol. 15, 2013.
  • Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino, Dr. Robert Pellegrino & Dr. Debra Perkins published “The Management of Marketing Representatives”, Proceedings of the Academy of Business Disciplines, Vol. 14, 2012.

GUEST SPEAKERS/CLASS/SEMINAR

9.19.2013 – Mr. William McCormick – Business Organization & Management (BUS 344) Class

9.24.2013 – Mr. Marvin Frazier (Advisory Council Member) – Human Resource Management (HRM 350) Class

10.15.2013 – Mr. Kennedy Achille – Business Internship & Seminar (BUS 450) Class

10.17.2013 – Mr. Julio Giron (Advisory Council Member) – Business Organization & Management (BUS 344) Class

1.28.2014 – Mr. Kennedy Achille/Ms. Athena Jackson – Business Internship & Seminar (BUS 450) Class

2.13.2014 – Mr. James Champion (Advisory Council Member) – School of Business Black History Event

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK October 22, 2013 – October 25, 2013

10.22.2013 – Mr. Steve Sanabria (President, Advisory Council) – Served as Facilitator

10.22.2013 – Mr. William McCormick – Presented “What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur”

10.22.2013 – U.S. Small Business Administration Representatives – Presented “Business Financing

Opportunities”

10.22.2013 – Graduate School Expo co-sponsored with FMU Career Development Center

10.23.2013 – T3 Trading Group – Presented “Things You Need to Know to Be a Successful Investor”

10.24.2013 – School of Business’ Open House sponsored by the School of Business’ Clubs

10.25.2013 – School of Business Alumni Luncheon

 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDENTS

Dr. Barbara Edwards & Dr. Cheulho Lee facilitated a partnership with T3 Investing, Inc. allowing the following students to participate in a Summer 2013 internship with T3 Investing, Inc.: Erick Dolsaint and Emilio Vanrell

 

Michael Baptiste – Spring 2014 Business Administration Graduate

Michael was accepted to the CAPA Beijing Program to study abroad in Beijing, China beginning August 19, 2013 and returning December, 2013.

 

Felix Borges, Accounting Senior

Introduced Dwayne Wade, Jr. of Miami Heat

Florida Memorial University’s Scholarship Gala

October 4, 2013

 

Pedro Nelson, (Spring 2014 Business Administration Graduate)

Performance on the BSG Stimulation Game for senior Project Students ranked among BEST in the world.

Dr. Debra Perkins, Professor

October 7, 2013

Problem-Solving Workshop

Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

Mr. Steve Sanabria (President, Advisory Council) invited School of Business students to attend workshop.

Dr. Barbara Edwards & Dr. William Lucky with 8 School of Business students attended.

October 11, 2013

Senior Project in Business Administration (Fall 2013)

5 Students did presentation on COSTCO

Dr. Debra Perkins, Professor

November 20, 2013

Business Internship & Seminar (Fall 2013)

15 Students received an above average evaluation and worked a minimum of 100 hours.

Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor

2013 – 2014 Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida ICUF)

Florida Memorial University Presidential fellows:
Erick Dolsaint, Finance Major and Leandro Ibanez, Finance Major. Both participated in the ICUF Fellows Tallahassee Advocacy Trip, February 2014

Michael Baptiste (Spring 2014 Business Administration Graduate) presented

“The E-Exchange Project”

FMU/FIU Auditorium

March 11, 2014

Brittany Woods (Fall 2014 Business Administration Graduate)

Selected to be a participant in the NAAAHR South Florida Career Essentials Program 2014/2015 on March 14, 2014. Ms. Nackia Salmon (Advisory Council Member) of Ryder, Inc. was instrumental in the selection of Ms. Woods’ participation.

Graduate’s Letter from Senator Bill Nelson

Michael Baptiste’s name was submitted to receive a “Congratulations Letter” from Senator Nelson

March 19, 2014

29th Annual Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC) Business Expo

Broward Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Complimentary Admission provided by Ms. Beatrice Louissaint (Advisory Council Member).

March 20, 2014 – Dr. Barbara Edwards and 5 School of Business Students attended

March 21, 2014 – Dr. Barbara Edwards, Dr. William Lucky and 9 students attended

School of Business Honor Clubs Induction Ceremony

Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration – 19 Inductees

Financial Management Association International Honor Society – 10 Inductees

April 9, 2014

Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration

DMD Board Awards (2013-2014)

Emilio Vanrell, (Finance Senior), was selected to receive $1000.00 award.

FMU Research Performing Arts & Experimental Learning Day – April 11, 2014

School of Business Participants were;

William Hagan – “Home Depot Analysis” – Dr. Barbara Edwards (Professor)

Ashley Moss – “Spring-Nextel Corporation” – Dr. Barbara Edwards (Professor)

Alex Lacroix – “Corporate Analysis of AT&T – Dr. Barbara Edwards (Professor) FIRST PLACE ($200.00)

Emilio Vanrell – “The Art of Technical Analysis: Moving Averages and MACD

Dr. Cheulho Lee (Professor)

Ashley Moss and Timothy Betts – “Wal-Mart: Hero or Villain” – Dr. Cheulho Lee (Professor)

SECOND PLACE ($125.00)

Emilio Vanrell – “Successful Investing with Moving Averages” – Dr. Cheulho Lee (Professor)

SECOND PLACE ($125.00)

Ashley Moss and Timothy Betts – “Wal-Mart: The Good, Bad & the Ugly” – Dr. Cheulho Lee (Professor)

FAU Business Plan Competition

Michael Baptiste (Spring 2014 Business Administration Graduate), H.E. Alkebulan (FMU Marketing Major), Trendolyn Hopkins (FMU Communications Major), and Juan Brown (Spring 2014 Finance Graduate) – presented “Banana Wave” and won $5,000.00

Senior Project in Business Administration (Spring 2014)

Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino, Professor

April 11, 2014

State Farm awarded FMU with a $5,000.00 Financial Literacy Grant

Shashuna Jones, MBA Graduate shared her work experiences and financial knowledge with students. Dr. Abbass Entessari along with Ms. Kim Tarver and CASR staff were thanked for their participation

April 16, 2014

Bruno Munoz, (Spring 2014 Finance Graduate), received the Academic Excellence Award at FMU Spring 2014 Commencement ceremony with the highest GPA among all FMU graduates.

Richard Way III (Spring 2011 Finance Graduate), started working as a financial adviser for Edward Jones, a reputable investment banking firm in Spring 2014 after finishing his MBA degree from Florida A&M University. Mr. Way passed the Series 6 & 7 License Certification Tests.

Leandro Ibanez (Finance Senior) Interned at Oppenheimer in Summer 2014.

Tammy Williams, MBA Graduate (Fall 2008) is now ABD at an AACSB Business School. She has only her dissertation left to complete PH.D. in Human Resource Management.

Highlights & Accomplishments Academic Year 2014 - 2015

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The School of Business hosted the 12th Annual National HBCUs Business Deans Roundtable Summit Reception on June 5, 2014 in the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Steve Sanabria (President, Advisory Council) and the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida hosted the Summit (June 5, – June 7, 2014).

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Black History Month – Guest Speaker Beatrice Louissaint (Advisory Council Member) “Making History as a Black Entrepreneur” – 48 students in attendance. February 17, 2015

Executive Roundtable, ”Developing Your Career Management Toolbox” Guest Speakers, G. Nancy Allen, Women’s Business Development Council of Florida and Advisory Council Members: Brigette Lumpkins, Goldman Sachs & Company and Marvin Frazier, U.S. Government Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) – 71 students attended. March 26, 2015

The School of Business has a strong Advisory Council with nineteen (19) members. The Council members are chosen from prominent business and industry influential managers and leaders. The membership for the Council is five hundreds ($500) per year. The mission of the Advisory Council is to provide assistance to the School of Business and Florida Memorial University in the development and maintenance of Business Administration degree programs which is to prepare students to function effectively in a highly competitive technological global society. To effectively fulfill their mission, the Advisory Council members are charged to serve on Curriculum, Internship, and Executive Roundtable and Resource Development Committees. The Advisory Council members have been continually involved in the development and implementation of the bi-annual School of Business Professional Development programs. The Council members affiliated companies have participated in the School of Business Career Fairs and have provided networking, mentoring, internships, and job placement for the students in the School of Business. Two of the Council served as the members of the University’s Strategic Planning Committee.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FACULTY

Dr. Abbass Entessari attended the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) Region (3) 2014 Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, October 2014.

Dr. Robert Pellegrino, Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino and Dr. Chris Saffici presented research entitled “Can a Cheat Sheet Prevent Cheating Among Marketing Students?” at the national conference the Academy of Business Disciplines in Fort Myers, Florida, November 2014.

Dr. Barbara Edwards, Associate Professor of Business was awarded the FCAA Corporate Board Member of the Year, January 2015

Dr. Barbara Edwards attended Capsim “Teaching Business Strategy with Capstone” seminar in Chicago, Illinois, January 2015

2015 Annual Symposium & Business Leaders Luncheon – March 13, 2015 – Attended By Dr. Abbass Entessari, Dr. Barbara Edwards, Dr. Robert Labadie, Dr. Cheulho Lee and Dr. William Lucky.

Dr. Robert Labadie, Appointment Letter for Reviewer of Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management, April 2015.

Dr. Abbass Entessari attended the 13th Annual National HBCU Business Dean’s Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2015.

Dr. Abbass Entessari attended the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) 2015 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2015.

Dr. Robert Pellegrino and Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino both successfully completed the certification course to teach online. Fall 2014, both designed and taught the first online business courses offered in FMU’s School of Business.

STUDENTS

2014 Research/Experimental Learning & Performing Arts Day (REPLAD)
Alex Lacroix, First Place – Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor
Ashley Moss, Timothy Betts & Emilio Varnell, Second Place – Dr. Cheulho Lee, Professor

2015 Research/Experimental Learning & Performing Arts Day (REPLAD)
Viera Galloway, 1st Prize Graduate Category – Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor
Yolanda Christophe & Joanna Sinclair, 1st Prize Posters Category – Dr. Cheulho Lee, Professor
Luke Thirlwell and Timothy Betts, 1st Prize Business Category – Dr. Cheulho Lee & Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professors

Internship Roundtable co-sponsored with FMU Career Development Center. Business Internship & Seminar Class (BUS 450), Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor. September 16, 2014

Interviewing Workshop – Black Professional Summit, Business Internship & Seminar Class (BUS 450), Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor. November 4, 2014

2015 Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF)
FMU ICUF Presidential Fellows-Mr. Erick Dolsaint, Finance Major & Mr. Timothy Betts, Finance Major along with Dr. Abbass Entessari, Dean, School of Business, attended the ICUF events in Tallahassee, Florida on March 10th and March 11, 2015. The GOAL was to maintain and increase Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) government financial support for ICUF students.

Economic Development Committee of the Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. participated in Resume Review and Mock Interviews with the Business Internship & Seminar (BUS 450) class, Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor. March 11, 2015

Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC) 30th Annual Business Expo, Broward Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Beatrice Louissaint, President & CEO of SFMSDC (and Advisory Council Member), waived registration fee for the attendance of faculty Dr. Barbara Edwards and Dr. William Lucky and seven School of Business students. April 14, 2015

eMerge Americas Technology Conference, Miami Beach Convention Center. Ms. Althea Harris, Assistant District Director of Marketing & Outreach, U.S. Small Business Administration (and Advisory Council Member), sponsored attendance for Dr. Abbass Entessari, Dr. Barbara Edwards and student Jermarco Woodson. May 3, 2015

INTERNSHIPS

Ms. Khadijra Boyd, Accounting Major, City of Opa Locka, Human Resources Department, began March 24, 2015; Ms. Deidra Bounyon, Finance Major, Ameriprise Financial Lindell Douglas & Associates, began February 3, 2015; Ms. Addiea Ferguson, Finance Major, City of Opalocka, Finance Department, began January 20, 2015; Ms. Laila Muhammad-El, Accounting Major, Watson Rice LLP, began 1.12.2015. Mr. Erick Dolsaint, Finance Major, Two Week Social Media Project; Karm-Lette Saint Pierre, Finance Major, Summer Internship in Miami for Scott Benjamin

HONOR CLUBS

Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration (DMD)
12 School of Business students were inducted April 8, 2015
The FMU Iota Tau Chapter has received the “Star Chapter Award three years in a row (2013, 2014 & 2015).

Financial Management Association International Honor Society (FMA)
6 School of Business’ Finance Majors were inducted April 8, 2015
Financial Society Club & Financial Management Association International Honor Society members volunteered and participated with the Fifth Annual Community Health Awareness Day. April 18, 2015

SENIOR PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

Senior Project in Business – Presentations were held November 19, 2014 and April 15, 2015.

KWANZAA – November 19, 2014

Guest Speaker: Trendolyn Hopkins, President, Fresh Start Beverage Company – “How to Give Winning Presentations & Remain True to Your Roots” 52 students/faculty were in attendance.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT November 13, 2014

Guest Speakers: Shari Francis, CPA, CPSD, CPM, Diversity Merchandising Manager, Office Depot and David Ward, Manager, Corporate Strategy & Competitive Intelligence, Ryder Systems, Inc. – Topic: “Supply Chain Logistics” 72 students/faculty in attendance.

Fall 2014 Career Fair was co-sponsored with the Career Development Center.

COMMUNITY TAX PREPARATION, VITA PROGRAM

Through its Accounting Program. The School of Business has been participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program of Internal Revenue Service for several years. The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. School of Business Accounting student volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Before participating in the VITA Program, Accounting students have to receive IRS-certification. The VITA services are currently offered with coordination with the City of Miami Gardens/Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex. Nine students received training. The FMU/VITA was held from January 13, 2015 – April 15, 2015.

UNCF- Bloomberg Terminals

As part of UNCF-Bloomberg initiative, the School of Business received an eight thousand ($8,000) dollars grant from Bloomberg Financial Services in spring 2013. The University has received two (2) additional Bloomberg terminals (we had two from the past). Two of the terminals are located in the Library for students general use, and two are in the School of Business for Business students (MBA Room). The grant has provided training for one of the faculty who has trained other faculty. The faculty has also trained eight (8) students to tutor other students in the usage and application of the software. The software available on the Bloomberg terminal provide a comprehensive financial information for major financial companies and licensing of each terminal costs twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars. A Bloomberg virtual university is provided by the software. Students can go to the virtual university and after proper education and training, receive a Certificate from Bloomberg Financial Services. The Certificate could provide great opportunity for students to secure high paying employment with financial companies. The grant requires that the School provide monthly tracking of the Bloomberg usage. To date more than forty eight (48) students have received the Bloomberg Certificate (nine (9) MBA students and thirty nine (39) undergraduate students). More than one thousand (1000) students have been trained for the content and the application of the software.

Highlights & Accomplishments Academic Year 2015 - 2016

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CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY FACULTY

National Black Chamber of Commerce 2015 Convention
Hollywood, Florida
August 5-7, 2015
Attended by Dr. Abbass Entessari and the following students:
Mr. Sanders D’Or – MBA Student
Mr. Jermarco Woodson – Computer Information Systems Major
Fresh Start Beverage Company: Mr. H.E. Nester Kush Ben Alkebulan (FMU Marketing Major), Ms. Trendolyn Hopkins (FMU Communication Major) and Mr. Michael Baptiste (FMU Business Administration Graduate)

14th Annual HBCU Business Dean’s Roundtable Summit
St. Louis, Missouri – June 2-14, 2016
Dr. Abbass Entessari

Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) 2016 Conference
Atlanta, Georgia – June 17-20, 2016
Dr. Abbass Entessari

FACULTY

Dr. Renee Forbes-Williams completed the certification course to teach online.
August 2015

January 7-9, 2016: Dr. Robert Pellegrino, Dr. Kimberly Pellegrino and Dr. Debra Perkins presented at the Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI) International Conference in Orlando, Florida. Presentation was entitled “Advertising in the Hispanic Market.”
Drs. Robert Pellegrino, Kimberly Pellegrino and Debra Perkins published an article entitled, “Advertising in the Hispanic Market” in the double blind, peer reviewed Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Volume 20, in June of 2016.

Summer 2016: Drs. Kimberly Pellegrino and Robert Pellegrino wrote a winning ($1500.00) Proposal for New Certificate through Prideland Grant: Certificate Digital Marketing.

Summer 2016: Dr. William Lucky wrote Proposals for New Certificate through Prideland Grant:
1) Entrepreneur Essentials, 2) Supply Chain Management and 3) Project Management ($3000.00).

ADVISORY COUNCIL

September 28, 2015: School of Business Advisory Council held its Fall 2015 meeting.

January 19, 2016: Ms. Althea Harris, Assistant District Director/Marketing & Outreach Area 1 and newly elected President of the School of Business Advisory Council, Dr. Abbass Entessari, and Dr. Edwards met with President Roslyn Artis and Vice-President Marcus Burgess to renew and sign a Small Business Alliance Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

February 18, 2016: Mrs. Althea Harris, President, Advisory Council, participated as a panelist in the National Black MBA Association Forum entitled, “Access to Your Dreams”. Dr. Abbass Entessari and Dr. Barbara Edwards were instrumental in coordinating this event. The School of Business had a total of 108 students in attendance.

February 22, 2016: School of Business Advisory Council held its Spring 2016 meeting.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Internship Roundtable
Co-sponsored with the Career Development Center
September 1, 2015
Twenty (20) employers (4 were FMU Alumni) offered internship opportunities to approximately Forty (40) students who were in attendance.

National Association of Black Women in Construction, Inc. (NABWIC), South Florida Chapter
September 9, 2015
Dr. Abbass Entessari and student Aundra Smith attended luncheon.

2nd Annual Black Professionals Summit
September 12, 2015
Ten (10) students from the School of Business, Dr. Abbass Entessari, Dean and Dr. Barbara Edwards, Associate Professor of Management were in attendance. Renita Samuels Dixon, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority donated the tickets.

2016 Wells Fargo Internship Webinar: Presented by Enterprise Talent Acquisition Strategy Practices
September 17, 2015
Dr. Barbara Edwards and ten (10) students attended event.

Resume Review and Mock Interviewing Workshop
September 29, 2015
Members of the Dade County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. conducted workshop on mock interviews and resume critiques to students in the School of Business. Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor

Professional Development Seminar
October 13, 2015
Mr. Dywane Hall
Society for Financial Education & Professional Development “Mind Over Money Skills” Personal Money Management Seminar

Internship Roundatble
Co-sponsored with the Career Development Center
February 3, 2016: The School of Business in collaboration with the Career Development Center held an Internship Roundtable for students in Dr. Barbara Edwards’ Business Internship & Seminar class and other FMU students in need of an internship or employment. Over ten (10) company recruiters participated and students were prepared and armed with their resume.

1st Annual Business and Dining Etiquette Workshop
February 24, 2016: The School of Business and the Career Development Center collaborated with the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dade County Alumnae Chapter’s Economic Development Committee to co-host the 1st Annual Business and Dining Etiquette Workshop. Workshop covered interviewing strategies for interviews conducted during meals, proper grooming and professional dress for interviews, resume critiques, and networking techniques.

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce 2016 Symposium and Business Leaders Luncheon
March 18, 2016: Dr. Abbass Entessari, Dr. Barbara Edwards, Dr. William Lucky, Jr. and six School of Business students attended the luncheon.

March 24, 2016: Dade County (FL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and Florida Memorial University presented “Lean Forward with Mentoring” an Educational Career Awareness Field Trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Barbara Edwards and 17 School of Business students attended.

GUEST SPEAKERS

September 15, 2015: Mr. Marvin Frazier (EEOC), Advisory Council Member, spoke to the Human Resource Management (HRM 350) and the Business Internship & Seminar (BUS 450) classes.
Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor.

September 29, 2015: Ms. JaRenae Whitehead, Florida Memorial University’s Director & Chief Human Resources Officer spoke to the Human Resource Management (HRM 350) class.
Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor.

October 22, 2015: Alieka Stewart-Hendricks, Talent Acquisition Manager with Enterprise Holdings, Inc. spoke to the Business Internship & Seminar (BUS 450) class regarding career opportunities.
Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor.

October 27, 2015: Corey Edwards, Employment Development Specialist in the Human Resource Department of Miami-Dade spoke to the Human Resource Management (HRM 350) class regarding career development, training activities and job opportunities within the county government.
Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor.

11.4.2015: Eric Knowles, President/CEO of Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce and Advisory Council member along with Tiffany Britton, Esq., Sr. Executive Legal Advisor, Miami Parking Authority spoke at the National Black MBA South Florida Chapter General Membership Meeting “Civil & Social Life After Your MBA” held at FMU.

11.5.2015: Dr. Rosalie Payne, Sr. Director of Policy & Compliance with Carnival Cruise Line and Advisory Council member, spoke to the Human Resource Management (HRM 350) class providing information about Carnival’s newly created Human Resources department and hiring process. Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor.

March 30, 2016: Guest Speaker Margarethe Charles, School of Business Alumni (Accounting Major – Spring 2006 Graduate). Spoke to Business Internship & Seminar class, Topic: “Customer Service”. Dr. Barbara Edwards, Professor.

April 6, 2016: Guest Speakers – School of Business Alumni Kenny Davin, CFP, Financial Consultant with Fidelity Investments (Finance Major – Spring 2010 Graduate) and School of Business Alumni Richard Way III, CFP, with Edward Jones Financial (Finance Major – Spring 2011 Graduate), spoke in Dr. Barbara Edwards’ Business Internship & Seminar Class on “Financial Literacy.” The students were very excited about their presentation and would like more graduates to come back and share their experiences and expertise.

STUDENTS

Cindy Rosero (Business Administration Major) – along with students from HBCUs around the country participated in a study abroad experience in China. This opportunity was a result of the HBCU China Initiative, a collaborative of HBCUs and Chinese Universities, of which FMU is a part.
July 11, 2015 – July 25, 2015

Fresh Start Beverage Company: Mr. H.E. Nester Kush Ben Alkebulan (FMU Marketing Major), Ms. Trendolyn Hopkins (FMU Communication Major) and Mr. Michael Baptiste (FMU Business Administration Graduate) competed in the National Black Chamber of Commerce “Pass the Torch Elevator Pitch Competition” and won a Southwest Round Trip Airline Ticket “Green Pass”. This pass allows travel anywhere that Southwest flies.
August 7, 2015

Fresh Start Beverage Company: Mr. H.E. Nester Kush Ben Alkebulan (FMU Marketing Major), Ms. Trendolyn Hopkins (FMU Communication Major) and Mr. Michael Baptiste (FMU Business Administration Graduate). Their product, BANANA WAVE, was selected as a finalist in the 2015 SupplySide West CPG Editor’s Choice Award Competition.
August 20, 2015

January 25-26, 2016: Dr. Cheulho Lee and two School of Business Finance students- Joanna Sinclair and Jarvis Thomas represented Florida Memorial University at the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF) in Tallahassee, Florida.

February 2016: Students from the School of Business Marketing Club (American Marketing Association) initiated a water drive for Flint, Michigan. Dr. William Lucky, Advisor.

February 1, 2016 – April 15, 2016: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Community Tax Preparation. Five Accounting students have received IRS Certification to prepare free tax returns for people who generally make $35,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers. The VITA services are currently offered in coordination with the City of Miami Gardens/Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex.

February 5, 2016: Dr. William Lucky, Advisor of Distributive Educational Clubs of America (DECA) and two School of Business DECA students – Jennell Barnett and Nigeria Lawrence, attended Mock Competition Leadership Conference in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

March 3, 2016: School of Business students attended the Job and Internship Fair sponsored by Talent Development Network.

March 3, 2016: Jennell Barnett and Nigeria Lawrence won third place in the Advertising Campaign Competition at the 51st Annual Collegiate Distributive Educational Clubs of America (DECA) State Career Development Conference and Competition in Orlando, Florida. Dr. William Lucky Advisor.

Spring 2016: Chelsea Moss (Music Major/Minor in Finance) is studying abroad with ISEP at the University of GHANA.

Spring 2016: Cindy Rosero (Business Major) is studying abroad on a multi-country IES program in Chile and Brazil.

Neter Kush Ben Alkebulan (FMU Marketing major) established the Fresh Start Beverage Co. (Banana Wave) in 2014. The company was profiled in Business Monday of the Miami Herald on August 21, 2016. The Banana Wave products are now available in the Whole Foods and will be launched by Walmart in 2017. We are hoping that Banana Milk becomes the corporate drink of Florida Memorial University.

Dominique Nicholson (Finance Major) has been named as a 2016 HBCU All-Star student by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She is one of 73 HBCU All-Star students from across 63 HBCUs. These HBCU All-Star students were selected from over 300 students from 24 states, District of Columbia, Ghana, Nigeria, and the Virgin Islands.

Dominique Nicholson (Finance Major) received Delta Mu Delta Board of Directors’ 2015-2016 Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 from Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society.

ALUMNI UPDATES

Meme Adj (Finance Major – Fall 2011 Graduate)
She is working at State Street Company in Montreal, Canada as a Financial Analyst. She received her Master of Science degree in Administration from HEC Montreal in Canada. HEC Montreal ranks fifth in Canada.

Kemi Bamigbola (Accounting Major – Spring 2012 Graduate)
Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting & Controls at Walmart e-Commerce

Stacy Banks (Marketing Major-Fall 2010 Graduate) – Personal Account Representative at State Farm

Wendy Banks (Accounting Major – Spring 2007 Graduate) – Working for Equifax in the International Accounting Department

Porsche Barnett (Marketing Major-Spring 2011 Graduate) – Project Coordinator at AIG
Timothy Betts (Finance Major – Summer 2015 Graduate)
He is working in Tampa, FL as a Financial Advisor for the Foresters Financial. He is responsible for Customizing a Financial Strategy.

Lucas Bolthauser (Finance Major – Spring 2015 Graduate)
He is currently working at J.P. Morgan in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a Trade Support Specialist (E-commerce Analyst).

Darren Croxton (Marketing Major-Summer 2013 Graduate) – Solutions Specialist at Virizon Wireless

Alex Forston (Marketing Major-Fall 2013 Graduate) – Branch Manager at Hertz Car Rental
Ms. Lacrisha Jeffries (Marketing Major – Fall 2013 Graduate). She received her MBA and is now the CEO of a college prep company for under privileged youth.

Lacrisha Jeffries (Marketing Major – Fall 2013 Graduate)
She received her MBA and is now the CEO of a college prep company for under privileged youth.

Kishma Maclean (Marketing Major-Spring 2011 Graduate) – Financial Inspector at Financial Service regulatory Commission, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Winfred Merilien (Marketing Major-Fall 2008 Graduate) – Quality Assurance Analyst at Zumba Fitness LLC.

Brad Miller (Marketing Major-Fall 2010 Graduate) – Sponsorships and Alliances Specialist at Baha Mar.

Dana Smith (Marketing Major-Spring 2011 Graduate) – Manager at Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

Kieshma Smith (Marketing Major-Fall 2008 Graduate) – Marketing Project Officer at TDC Communications.

Malcolm Wilson (Business Administration Major – Fall 2011 Graduate – Completed MBA, October 10, 2015.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS RECOGNITION

Florida Memorial University’s School of Business ranked number 34th by Best Value Schools among small colleges for Business Administration Degree Programs.

Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration
The FMU Iota Tau Chapter has received Delta Mu Delta’s Star Chapter Award for four years in a row.

Highlights & Accomplishments Academic Year 2016 - 2017

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Students

October 9-11, 2016 – Federico Blumberg (Finance Major) and Monique Williams (Business Administration Major) were selected to attend the Biz Venture Program sponsored by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

October 12-14, 2016 – FMU President Dr. Roslyn Clark-Artis and four FMU MBA students attended the 38th anniversary of the National Black MBA (NBMBA) in New Orleans, Lousiana.

October 20, 2016, Dominique Nicholson (Finance Major) introduced President Barack Obama during his visit at Florida Memorial University campus.

October 21, 2016, Dr. Barbara Edwards and Dr. William Lucky accompanied three students to the International Career and Business Alliance (ICABA) Business Forum in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The theme was: “Mastering Business Growth to Build Wealth”.

October 23, 2016 – October 26, 2016, Dominique Nicholson (Finance Major) attended the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum for HBCU presidents, faculty members, students, senior federal agency partners, foundation partners and other stakeholders to address the priorities stated in the Presidential Executive Order – Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

November 1, 2016 – School of Business Marketing Club hosted first “Taco Tuesday” event with a successful turnout.

November 14, 2016 – The Global Top 100 ranking for Adept Footwear’s 73rd best Overall Game-To-Date Score for week 10. Adept Footwear, co-managed by students Javanccia Hull, Mikala Luckey, and Jarvis Thomas, scored a top 50 in the world on 1 week and a top 100 in the world on 7 other weeks in the Overall Game-To-Date metric. Honorable mention also goes to Creative Kicks, co-managed by students Ashley Cooper, Brittany Moore-Ferguson, and Althia Spencer for their Global 100 ranking on Return on Average Equity on the week of September 12-18, 2017.

November 14, 15 & 16, 2016 Twenty School of Business Seniors took the California Critical Thinking Test. Scores were used to compare to FMU’s post test of freshman students for our QEP.

Althia Spencer (Hospitality Management major) was admitted to the University Graduate School at Florida International University beginning Spring, 2017.

Jannell Barnett (Hospitality Management major) was accepted to the Black Archives Internship Program.

Cindy Rosario (Business Administration major) published “In Focus” article in the NAFSA: International Educator November 2016 and December 2016 Volumes regarding her study abroad experience in Machu Picchu.

February 20, 2017 – The School of Business Marketing Club held its first Marketing Symposium. Guest Speaker Janey Tate, Account Director of iHeart Media spoke to students about “Empowering Millennials”.

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (MD-CC) held its Annual Symposium and Business Leaders Luncheon on March 3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Senator Oscar Braynon II was the keynote luncheon speaker. Thanks to Mr. Eric Knowles, President of the M-DCC and member of the School of Business Advisory Council invited members of the faculty and students to attend and network with the guests.

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dade County Alumnae Chapter, Economic Development Committee held its Annual Business & Dining Etiquette workshop on March 15, 2017. This event was coordinated by Dr. Barbara Edwards as part of the School of Business Professional Development Initiatives. Thanks to the generosity of the Delta’s, all resource materials and the meal were underwritten for this outstanding and informative event.

The Inaugural Dean’s Forum was held by the School of Business Advisory Council on March 22, 2017 in the Smith Conference Center. The featured guest speaker was Mr. Melvin Kirk, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with Ryder System, Inc., a fortune 500 Corporation. Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Abbass Entessari, Dean, along with faculty and students were in attendance. Mr. Kirk delivered a Master Class on strategic planning, operations, technology, team building, and how to succeed in business.

Dr. William Lucky, Jr. and students in the School of Business attended The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council’s (FSMSDC) 32nd Annual Business Expo held at the Broward County Convention Center on March 30. 2017. Ms. Beatrice Louissaint, President and CEO of the FSMSDC and a member of the School of Business Advisory Council invited faculty and students to attend as special guests to connect with successful minority business owners and take part in learning about the latest industry trends.

Janey Tate (iHeart Media Account Director) invited the Marketing Club and Dr. William Lucky (Advisor) to visit the iHeart Media facility on April 7, 2017.

School of Business Honor Societies Induction Ceremony was held on Wednesday April 19, 2017. Twenty-one (21) students were inducted in Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society (Advisor: Dr. Cheulho Lee), Five (5) students were inducted in Alpha Mu Alpha National Marketing Honor Society (Advisor: Dr. William Lucky), and nine (9) students were inducted in Financial Management Association International Honor Society (Advisor: Dr. Cheulho Lee).

The School of Business students (Honor Societies), along with Dr. Cheulho Lee and Ms. Sophretta Benjamin, volunteered to provide community service at the Seventh Annual Community Health Awareness Day held at Arcola Lakes Park in Miami on Saturday, April 15, 2017. This event was co-sponsored by Triumph the Church & Kingdom of God in Christ, the National Black Police Association and Miami Community Police Benevolent Association. All participants received a Certificate of Appreciation for providing excellent service. This was FMU’s second year volunteering.

The Senior Project Presentation series and luncheon took place on April 26, 2017. Students prepared and presented a strategic audit of the search optimization industry, the satellite radio industry and the retail electronics industry as well as a strategic audit of Google, Sirius XM and Best Buy.

Senior Project students Federico Blumberg, Gustavo Gordillo, Carlos Ledesma, Marco Perretta, Cindy Rosero and Johana Salcedo consistently scored in the Top 100 in the world during the Business Strategy Game worldwide business school competition. For several intensive competition rounds, this team was literally in First Place worldwide. The Business Strategy Game competition included 41,393 students, 14,927 companies and 401 business schools in 35 countries.

April 2017 – FMU Expriential Learning, Research and Performing Arts Day Presentation

  • Jordan Cannon (Finance junior) presented “A Comparative Du Pont Analysis of General Mills, Inc. and Kellog Company”, and received the 1st place award (Mentor: Dr. Cheulho Lee).
  • Sanjay Lyew (Finance junior) presented “A Comparative Du Pont Analysis of Publix Super Markets, Inc. and Whole Foods Market, Inc “ and received 1st place award. (Mentor: Dr. Cheulho Lee).
  • Federico Blumberg (Finance senior) presented “An Industry and Company Analysis of NIKE Inc.” and received 1st place award. (Mentor: Dr. Cheulho Lee).
  • Ruben Sanchez (Finance senior) presented “A Comparative Du Pont Analysis of Dell Inc. and HP Inc”. and received 1st place award. (Mentor: Dr. Cheulho Lee).
  • Khalil Knowles (Finance junior) presented “An Industry and Company Analysis of General Motors Company”, and received the 1st place award (Mentor: Dr. Cheulho Lee).
  • Rashad Russell (Finance junior) presented “An Industry and Company Analysis of American Airlines Group Inc.” and received the 1st place award (Mentor: Dr. Cheulho Lee).

May 2017 – August 2017 Rashad Russell (Finance Major) was offered a paid summer internship position at Ryder System, Inc. The internship was made possible by Mel Kirk, Senior Vice-President & Chief Information Officer for Ryder System, Inc. (Guest Speaker at the School of Business Inaugural Dean’s Forum on March 22, 2017.

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 4 modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities – woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television. By taking BMC, learners familiarize themselves with the industry standard service through four heavily interconnected modules. This year, 5 students passed BMC and received the certificates.

Dominique Nicholson (Finance Major) was the winner of the Delta Mu Delta 2016 Board Award Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

FMU Spring 2017 Graduate with highest GPA: Federico Blumberg (Finance Major)

Alumni

Francisco Allegro – Business Administration Major graduated Spring 2016 – Virtual Sales Specialist at CISCO in Argentina

Samantha Bennett – Business Administration Major graduated Summer 2012 – Financial Planning Coordinator

Stephanie Bigot – Marketing Major graduated Spring 2017 – Sales Associate with Aristocrazy, Grupo Suarez

Darren Croxton – Marketing Major graduated Summer 2013 – TV Account Manager at ESPN New York

Johnavan Curry – Finance Major graduated Spring 2017 – American Airlines Financial Analyst Intern

James Denis – Marketing Major graduated Summer 2013 – Sales Consultant at Metro Ford Miami, Florida

Sonless Martin – Marketing Major graduated Fall 2008 – Managing Partner at CGC, LLC Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Ashley Moss – Finance Major graduated Spring 2015 – Business Support Reresentative at VISION PRO, Detroit, Michigan

Chelsy Navarro – Marketing Major graduated Spring 2016 – Email Marketing Coordinator ZUMBA

DeSean Peterson – Marketing Major graduated Spring 2012 – Senior Manager at American Express, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Miracle Thompson – Business Administration Major Spring 2017 – Restaurant Manager Miami, Florida

Monique Williams – Business Administration Major graduated Spring 2017 – Contact Center Phone Representative at Consumer Credit Union, Chicago, IL

Advisory Council

School of Business held its Advisory Council Retreat on September 9, 2016 on the South Beach Lady Yacht. The retreat theme was: “Become the Captain of Your Ship with an Entrepreneurial Spirit & Networking”.

Advisory Council Spring 2017 meeting was held on February 28, 2017.

Faculty

Dr. Robert Pellegrino conducted a peer review assignment for the Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management.

Dr. Barbara Edwards attended the CAPSIM Professor Workshop in Phoenix, Arizona January 11, 2017-January 12, 2017.

January 24, 2017 – Mrs. Jaslyn Chinnery Lewis, Reading Coach at North Glade Elementary School and FMU graduate, presented Dr. Barbara Edwards with a Thank You Certificate for her participation on Story Day.

Dr. Abbass Entessari attended the XII International Guide Conference in Orlando, Florida on February 15, 2017 – February 17, 2017.

Dr. Barbara Edwards attended the Family Christian Association of America, Inc. (FCAA) Black Achievers Luncheon with students from local high schools participating in FCAA’s teen clubs. February 15, 2017.

Dr. Barbara Edwards was one of 14 participants selected to attend the Inaugural Global Institute for Inclusive Leadership in Cape Town, South Africa on June 15 -29, 2017. She was the only representative selected to attend from an HBCU. Her presentation centered around inclusive leadership and becoming an effective administrator. The Institute included in addition to numerous workshops, visits to three (3) South African Universities to discuss contemporary issues in higher education, a tour of Robben Island where the late Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, prescriptions for developing leadership skills for social change, and opportunities to network and meet professionals and students engaged in study abroad programs.

Fall 2017 – The School of Business hired new faculty member Dr. Orlando Rivero, Associate Professor of Management.

Rivero, O. & von Feigenblatt, O. F. (2016). New Normal Initiatives Prompts U.S. Business Schools to Enhance Curricula. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences. 14 Issue 4.

Rivero, O. (2016). Corporate Sustainability Factors that Promote a Positive Work Environment. Global Journal of Management and Business Research, Volume 16 Issue 1.

Guest Speakers

October 26, 2016 – Mr. Patrick Manning, Topic “Careers on Wallstreet”
Principles of Finance (FIN 301) class. Dr. Cheulho Lee

October 27, 2016 – Ms. Margarethe Charles, Topic “Customer Service”
Business Internship & Seminar (BUS 450) class. Dr. Barbara Edwards

November 1, 2016 – Mr. Kenny Davin, Topic “Financial Literacy”
Business Internship & Seminar (BUS 450) class. Dr. Barbara Edwards

January 25, 2017 – Ms. Athena Jackson, Topic “Role of the of the Career Development Center”. Business Internship & Seminar (BUS 450) class. Dr. Barbara Edwards

January 25, 2017 – Mr. Michael Horne, Topic “Family Christian Association of America, Inc. (FCAA)”. Business Internship & Seminar (BUS 450) class.
Dr. Barbara Edwards

School of Business Recognition

Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration
The FMU Iota Tau Chapter has received Delta Mu Delta’s Star Chapter Award for five years in a row.

FMU Marketing Club received recognition from the American Marketing Association as an Affiliated College Chapter April, 2017