Highlights & Accomplishments Academic Year 2012 - 2013

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

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.