COB Business: Transforming Minds
Newsletter | January 2012
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Jackie ReckAccounting Professor Appointed to Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council 

Accounting professor Jacqueline Reck will join the council that advises on issues affecting standards for state and local governments' accounting and financial reporting.  Read more

Business Scholar Alan Hevner Named AAAS Fellow 

Alan Hevner, a professor and eminent scholar in the Information Systems Decision Sciences Department, was recently honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Read More

Business Students Attend Lotusphere 2012

More than 700 students across the state of Florida attended the opening day of Lotusphere 2012 - IBM's premier event for collaboration and social business.  Read More

Video: Graduate Students Design Mobile Applications

A group of graduate students are challenged to address the business objectives of a handful of Tampa Bay companies by designing mobile applications.  Watch Video

In Other News... 
Business students were in the spotlight at the most recent USF commencement ceremony in December.
  • Chaz Hine (MBA) performed the National Anthem to begin the commencement ceremony and closed it by singing the USF Alma Mater.
  • Kudos to Luke Richardson (accounting) for being named a King O'Neal Scholar. This prestigious award is given to graduates who complete their degree with a 4.0 GPA.  
  • Congratulations to recent business alumnus Ryan Spellins (finance), who was honored as USF's Outstanding Graduate by the Alumni Association.
  • Johan Yasin (general business) was the youngest person to graduate from USF in December at age 18.
To see pictures from December's commencement ceremony, click here.
Student Spotlight: Sheri Sukhu    

A junior majoring in marketing and management, Sheri Sukhu is heavily involved in extracurricular activities. She hopes to use the knowledge and skills she has gained through USF to start a career in human resources.  Read More

Alumni Notes 


Dennis Zank ('76, accounting) was promoted to the position of chief operating officer of Raymond James Financial. Zank moved from his former position as president of Raymond James & Associates, the firm's brokerage subsidiary, into a leadership role with the parent company.  


Dode Ackey ('02, finance; '04, MBA) recently started a charitable foundation with his wife to support and provide education to disadvantaged children in Niger Republic. For more information on the school, visit Global Giving


Zak Boggs ('08, biomedical science; '10, marketing), now with the New England Revolution soccer team, was named the MLS Humanitarian of the Year for his volunteer efforts in cancer research at a Boston hospital.  


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Faculty and Staff Notes 

For more information regarding faculty and staff additions, honors, publications, and moves within the College of Business, click here.


In This Issue
Accounting Professor Appointed to Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council
Business Scholar Alan Hevner Named AAAS Fellow
Business Students Attend Lotusphere 2012
Video: Graduate Students Design Mobile Applications
In Other News...
Student Spotlight: Sheri Sukhu
Alumni Notes
Faculty and Staff Notes

Dates to Remember


Office of Employer Relations Information Sessions

February 2, 7, 8 & 9, 2012


 The Office of Employer Relations will host several information sessions from 5 to 6 p.m. in the College of Business, BSN 221. Companies include Goldman Sachs, Target, Citi, and the CIA. For more information, click here


Graduate Programs Information Sessions

February 4 & 21, 2012


Two graduate programs information sessions will be held in February. The Feb. 4 session will take place at 11 a.m. in the College of Business, in BSN 115. On Feb. 21, the session will be held at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. To register, click here.
Corporate Connections

February 23, 2012  


Corporate Connections will be 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the College of Business atrium. The reception-style networking event caters to graduate students. For more information, contact Pavla Ozkul at


USF College of Business in the News


Associate Dean Charles Kroncke pens commentary on governmental debt.


 USF's Small Business Development Center offers low-cost seminars. 


Yanin Rosario, from USF's SBDC, talks about some of the basics when it comes to launching a business.


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