University of South Florida College of BusinessMay 2013
USF to host healthcare innovation competition
Florida Blue and the USF Center for Entrepreneurship are partnering to promote the event.

Next week, innovators from across the state will gather in downtown Tampa to share their ideas for revolutionizing the quality and delivery of healthcare -- and they may receive a chance to make those ideas reality.

On Tuesday, May 14, at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), nine students from USF will be pitching their ideas for innovations in healthcare, along with 10 non-student innovators from across Florida. Read more.


Coca Cola Japan CEO talks about USF MBA
Michael Coombs says his USF business degree gave context to his experience at Coca Cola.

Coca Cola Japan CEO Michael Coombs likes to think of himself as a student in the university of life.


"In many ways, that's where learning truly begins," he said.


However, Coombs received some of his business knowledge in the classroom as well as on the job: as an MBA student at USF's program in France 20 years ago. Read more. 

Business Honors helps great students thrive
The three-year-old program has its first graduate and a long list of accomplished students.

Ambily JosephAlthough Ambily Joseph graduated this spring after only three years at USF, she doesn't feel like she's missed out on the opportunities college offers.


She credits much of that to the College of Business, and specifically the Business Honors Program, which is the only honors program statewide that focuses exclusively on business. Read more.


 Outstanding Graduate

George Papadeas, a marketing  major and a 25 Under 25 recipient this  year, was named the Outstanding Graduate of the spring semester by the USF Alumni Association. Congratulations, George! Read more about George and his accomplishments here. 
 King O'Neal Scholar

Grant Sittig, an accounting student and 25 Under 25 recipient in 2012, graduated this spring with the King O'Neal Scholar award, a designation given to those students who graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Congratulations, Grant!
USF Advertising Students place strong 2nd at National Student Advertising Competition
The students beat FSU for the first time in almost 20 years and won the "Best Researched" Award.
National Student Advertising Competition 2013
National Student Advertising Competition 2013

Imagine a house with a red front door. Imagine the possibilities behind that door -- to create a home, to decorate, to paint.


That image is the one USF Zimmerman Advertising Students came up with to sell Glidden Brilliance paint at this year's National Student Advertising Competition. Watch the video here.   


MBA students advise Monsour Executive Wellness Center on marketing
The group suggested ways to increase the center's market share and make it nationally competitive.

Competing with big names like the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic might seem like a challenge, but a group of MBA students recently advised board members of USF's Monsour Executive Wellness Center on how they could do just that. Read more. 

7 College of Business students win Golden Bull
Golden Bull students exemplify exceptional leadership and service to the university and community.
Seven out of the 20 Golden Bull recipients this year are College of Business students: Anson Angail, Mary Babcock, Gina Ferrara, Stephanie Howard, Randell Nairn, George Papadeas, and Melissa Stewart. Brandon Schuster, who is a Zimmerman Advertising Program student, was also an awardee. Congratulations to these business students who represent the spirit and values of USF so well! Read more.     
2013 Elevator Competition
Students had one minute to describe their education, skills, and aspirations to area hiring managers.
 Instead of sleeping in like many of their peers, 25 sharply dressed students in dark business suits and conservative shoes headed into downtown Tampa's Regions Bank tower early Saturday morning, mentally rehearsing what they planned to say to an area hiring manager awaiting in the elevators.

They were there for the USF College of Business Elevator Competition, an annual event that gives students a chance to sell themselves and practice presenting a positive, professional first impression in a very short amount of time. Read more.   

Regional Champions
Enactus USF impresses judges with its innovative projects; next stop, the nationals in Kansas City, Mo.

Enactus at USF (formerly Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)) impressed judges in Atlanta at the regional competition among the southeastern Enactus chapters held earlier this month. Several business students are founders and members of the organization.

Gathering with
39 other teams of competitors, the University of South Florida group with several business student members emerged with the status of "champion" along with Bryan College and Valdosta State University in League Five, one of eight leagues and eight sets of winners. Read more.


Congratulations to the USF Fast 56!
USF Fast 56 awards recognize growing alumni businesses.

 These companies and dozens more were announced at the USF Fast 56 Awards dinner held Friday in the Marshall Student Center ballroom. USF MBA alumnus Joie Chitwood, `95, president of Daytona International Speedway, was the keynote speaker at the event.

Out of the 47 companies recognized, 14 are owned or led by business alumni, and two were recognized in the Top 10: Andriotis Law Firm, led by finance alumnus George Andriotis, and GlobalVise Inc., led by MBA alumnus Sanjay Mehta. Read more.


In This Issue
USF to host healthcare innovation competition
Coca Cola Japan CEO talks about USF MBA
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Faculty and Staff Notes


Finance Instructor Murad Antia, Finance Associate Professor Daniel Bradley, ISDS Professor Wolfgang Jank, and Finance Assistant Professor Greg Smersh were all presented with College of Business Faculty Research Awards recently.


ISDS Department Chair Kaushal Chari was named to the new associate dean position, effective July 1.  


ISDS Associate Professor Rosann Collins was named the faculty director for the MBA and Executive MBA programs.  


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Alumni Notes

B. Terry Aidman (69, accounting) recently joined the corporate advisory board of Celestar Corporation. Aidman also serves as a College of Business Executive in Residence. 


Michael K. Hammond (81, accounting) was hired by Atlanta-based accounting firm Moore Colson as director of risk advisory & compliance services in the business assurance practice, a newly created role.


Read more.