February 2010
Greetings from the College of Business!

Someone recently asked me if I was looking forward to spring break because it would be a "slow" time on campus.  My reply: things are never slow here in the College of Business!  Despite difficult budgetary times, we continue to make great strides; our research, teaching, and service are transforming aspiring business leaders into business thinkers and problem solvers.  

We have several new programs launching this fall, including a graduate program in real estate and a new undergraduate business advertising program.  We're expanding our entrepreneurship program to offer a minor to undergraduate students, too.  These new programs are all designed with one goal in mind: create graduates who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be leaders in business and society.  
You can read about these new initiatives in this newsletter, of course, as well as find out about upcoming events.   Be sure to check out the student and alumni spotlights, too.

Bob Forsythe, Dean
Featured Articles
College of Business Offers Degree in Advertising
Earlier this year trustees of the University of South Florida approved a business advertising degree program making USF the only institution in the nation to offer students a choice between business and mass communications tracks for students pursuing an advertising degree. Read more
College of Business Offers an Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship
Students who dream in "what ifs" and "if only" no longer have to wonder what life would be like if their dreams became a reality.  The College of Business will begin offering a minor in entrepreneurship for students who see themselves as "daydreamers," problem-solvers, and visionaries.Read more
Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Real Estate Program
This fall USF will begin offering a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program that differs from most traditional real estate programs offered at other universities in the United States. Read more 
Featured Students
Torrell Jackson
Torrell Jackson was born a leader. From starting his own business at the age of nine to becoming vice president of a professional business fraternity in college, Jackson is always one step ahead. Read more 
Shalonda Isom
Shalonda Isom has spent most of her young life caring for others. Now, studying abroad some 10,000 miles away from home, the 23-year-old will be getting all the care that she deserves as a recipient of a prestigious scholarship.  Read more
Chaz Hine
Chaz Hine has been busy hitting the high notes when it comes to academics, athletics, and... opera? Many people may not see this as a harmonious combination, but Hine finds a way to successfully make it work. Read more 
Featured Alumni
Sandro Aristil
While Sandro Aristil may be busy moving up the ladder, he's sure to never push anyone off along the way.  People come first in Aristil's world, and it's that philosophy that has helped him advance to assistant vice president of sales for asset management services at Raymond James and Associates.  Read more
Sarah Buckner
A recent College of Business graduate, Sarah Buckner has always dreamed of a career in marketing and hospitality.  Choosing the career path was easy, but pursuing it was the biggest challenge as a full-time undergraduate student. Read more

Alumni Notes
Alumni Notes
Jimmy Johnson ('65, management) will serve a second term as mayor in Seminole, FL.

Doug Baird ('71, management) was promoted to company senior vice president of Barron Collier Companies. He is a thirty-one year veteran of Barron Collier and also runs Collier Insurance agency.
Jennifer Davis
('80, accounting) has joined Shinn & Company LLC as a staff accountant.
Lance Servais
('82, marketing) was appointed CEO of HB&G Building Products.
Chuck Hicks
('83, finance) has been promoted to president of the South Florida region of Seaside National Bank & Trust. Hicks is an 18-year banking veteran, a member of the Florida Oceanographic Society and the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce.
Nimish Doshi
('88, MBA) has been promoted to vice president of business operations for Northrop Grumman's Technical Services sector.
Sandra Lauterbach ('88 MBA) was appointed vice president of sales and commercial affairs at Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc.
James Taylor
('89, economics) was elected 17th mayor of Matthews, North Carolina.
Michael Barton
('92, accounting & ' 98, MAcc) was named vice president of financial planning in the Wealth Banking Group of Whitney National Bank's Tampa Bay region.
Ronald Baldwin, Jr.
('95, accounting) was appointed JBI, Inc.'s chief financial officer. Baldwin is a certified public accountant and has more than 15 years experience in public accounting.
Norman Black
('97, MBA) was named one of the 20 professionals to watch in the next decade by The Ledger.
Nigel Burton
('01 MBA) is Portland State University's head football coach.
Jason Carter
('02, accounting) has been named the new chief financial officer for IT Authorities.
Joe Gruters
('02, MBA) has joined Shinn & Company LLC as a staff accountant.
Matthew Vuturo
('05, MBA) was appointed as the new director of sales and marketing at GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services, Inc.
David Cumberland
('08, accounting) was appointed 2010 treasurer of the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce.
Jeff Bergamo
('09, accounting) was hired as a staff accountant at Kenneth Jarvis, PLLC. Bergamo is a recent graduate with a 3.8 GPA.

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Featured Faculty
Chris Pantzalis
Like the rings on the Olympic flag, Dr. Chris Pantzalis shares a connection with many places around the world.  Pantzalis was born in Athens, Greece, studied in Germany and New York City, and now carries the torch here at the University of South Florida, a place that he calls his academic home. Read More
Faculty Notes
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In This Issue
Undergraduate Minor in Entrepreneurship
Real Estate Program
Featured Students
Featured Alumni
Alumni Notes
Featured Faculty
Faculty Notes
Quick Links
Dates to Remember
Corporate Connections
February 25, 2010
BSN Atrium | 4:30PM-6PM
For more details contact Pavla Ozkul at

Public Service Fair
February 25, 2010
MSC Ballroom | 11AM-3PM
Dress code: Business Attire Only
Click here for details

Leading Technology Projects with SCRUM
March 10-12, 2010
SCRUM is a management and control process that cuts through complexity to focus on building software that meets business needs. 
Registration Deadline: March 4, 2010
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25 Under 25
March 22, 2010
Application deadline for 25 Under 25, a program that recognizes 25 of the College of Business' outstanding undergraduate student leaders under the age of 26.
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Bulls Business Community Open House
April 1, 2010
4th Floor Juniper-Poplar Hall | 4PM-6PM
RSVP Katie Elverson at