University of South Florida College of Business
COB Business: Transforming Minds
Newsletter | May 2011
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25 Under 25 Recipients 201125 Under 25 Recognition Program 

A group of 25 business students under the age of 25 are recognized for their achievements in scholarship, leadership, professional development, and community or campus service.  Read more

Corporate Mentor Program Joins Forces with Academy Prep     

Corporate Mentor Program students, the first in their families to go to college, partner with high-risk Academy Prep students in an effort to keep the middle schoolers on the right path toward college. Watch Video

Nielsen Career FairNationally-Recognized Companies Hiring USF Business Graduates

USF College of Business graduates are in high demand, sought after by companies such as Nielsen, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase.  Read More

Stephanie BryantBryant Hired as Business School Dean at Missouri State University 

Stephanie Bryant, director of the USF School of Accountancy, is headed to the Midwest. She will soon be leading the College of Business Administration at Missouri State University. Read More
MIS Practice Centers: More Than an Internship  

Management Information Systems students get the opportunity to participate in meaningful, service-learning projects while acquiring pivotal experience.  Watch Video
SBDC LogoUSF's SBDC Launches Growth Acceleration Program for Bay Area Businesses

Making growth and success a reality for area businesses, the USF Small Business Development Center's GAP program will provide companies with 
in-depth, technical assistance at no cost.  Read More

Students Present "Elevator Speech" in 60 Seconds for a Chance at $1,000

USF's business school sends its students to the elevators - literally - as part of an exercise to help the students learn how to sell themselves and present a positive, professional first impression.  Watch Video

Florida Student Summit Draws Hundreds for Career Opportunities and Professional Development

The International Business Board hosted an event for students from across the state, featuring guest speakers, workshops, and a variety of companies.  Watch Video

In Other News...

To find out what else is happening in the College of Business 

Jacri Stubbs Beta Gamma SigmaStudent Spotlight: Jacri Stubbs   

Marketing major and USF Student Government senator Jacri Stubbs was recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an invitation-only honor society for students at AACSB-accredited schools.   Read More

EMBA Case Winners CroppedStudent Spotlight: Nick Vojnovic   

Former face of Beef O'Brady's, Nick Vojnovic, is tackling a new venture - Little Greek, a fast-casual dining restaurant chain. Despite his busy schedule, the Executive MBA student still has time to excel academically, was recently part of USF's student team that won the Intracollegiate Case Competition.  Read More

Ashley Washington DubaiStudent Spotlight: Ashley Washington

One of six USF business students chosen to attend the Education without Borders Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, finance major Ashley Washington is headed to New York City this summer where she will serve as an intern at Goldman Sachs. Read More

John Long and President ObamaAccomplished Alumnus: John Long   
Colonel John Long ('82 business management), a commander at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, is responsible for the security of United States President Barack Obama, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, and various heads of state. Read More

Alumni Notes 

Yvette Lyons Tremonti ('86, accounting) was appointed executive vice president of strategy and business development at Moffitt Cancer Center. She directs strategic planning, strategic alliances, public relations and marketing, diversity, and human resources of the center. Tremonti is a member of the American and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. 


Sergio Waldeck ('99, MBA) was recently named to the financial management function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, based in downtown Manhattan. Prior to the Federal Reserve Bank, Waldeck worked for 12 years with some of Wall Street's largest firms, such as Citigroup and UBS Investment Bank. 


Genine Morton ('10, marketing) has accepted a marketing sales coordinator position at LegoLand in Winter Haven, Fla. She was also recently awarded the Betsy J. Peterson Scholarship Award from the Marketing Research Association. 


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Paul SolomonFeatured Faculty: Paul Solomon

For marketing professor Paul Solomon, understanding the  "rule of 30 seconds" is key to a student's success in the career field. Why?  Read More

Carol VanceFeatured Faculty: Carol Vance

Carol Vance, an instructor in the School of Accountancy since 1984, has found a way to combine her two interests: tax law and accounting. The CPA and Florida Bar member enjoys many activities, including traveling and will spend seven weeks in Europe this summer.  Read More

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
25 Under 25 Recognition Program
Corporate Mentor Program Joins Forces with Academy Prep
Nationally-Recognized Companies Hiring USF Business Graduates
Bryant Hired as Business School Dean at Missouri State University
MIS Practice Centers: More Than an Internship
USF's SBDC Launches Growth Acceleration Program for Bay Area Businesses
Students Present Their "Elevator Speech" in 60 Seconds for a Chance at $1,000
Florida Student Summit Draws Hundreds for Career Opportunities and Professional Development
In Other News...
Alumni Notes
Faculty and Staff Notes
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