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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS AT THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS,
MARCH 2011-SEPTEMBER 2011

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3/9–Marlene Santos (BBA ’81, MBA ’83), vice president of customer service at Florida Power & Light, on guiding business philosophies, hosted by Delta Sigma Pi.

4/18–Frank Kelly (MBA ’03), founder of Project Vacant Streets, on embracing community service. Read more about Frank Kelly's presentation or visit the Project Vacant Streets website.

4/19–Executive in Residence John Adam Kanas, chairman, president and CEO of BankUnited, on “A Candid Perspective on the Economy.” View more photos from the event.

4/21–Hayes Roth (AB ’72), chief marketing officer of Landor Associates, on moving through the marketing communications world. Read about Hayes Roth's advice.

7/27– 3 Birame Sock, founder and CEO of Third Solutions, on “Breaking Through: Rising to Leadership as a Woman in a Male-Dominated Industry,” organized by Beta Gamma Sigma South Florida Alumni and the National Association of Women MBAs.

8/18– 1 MBA Orientation Alumni Experience Panel featuring (from left) Tere Blanca (BBA ’81, MBA ‘83), CEO, Blanca Commercial Real Estate; Patrick Dwyer (MBA ‘93), managing director, investments and private wealth advisor, Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group; Dean Gene Anderson; and Patricio Rubalcaba (MBA ‘00), vice president–strategic partnerships, travel and entertainment Industries/market development, MasterCard Worldwide, Latin American & Caribbean Region. View photos from the MBA orientation retreat and the Dean's Welcome Lunch on the School’s Facebook page.

8/30–Charles P. Garcia, CEO of Garcia Trujillo and author of Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows, on “Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows: Inspire Others, Achieve Greatness and Find Success in Any Organization,” part of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs Leadership (NSHMBA) Series. He is pictured (left-right) 4 with Dean Gene Anderson and Victor Cuesta (MBA ’02), veterinary practice consultant at Abbott Laboratories and president emeritus of NSHMBA.

8/31– 2 Bill Fisse (BBA ’75, MBA ‘77), senior human resources director of Citi Global Transaction Services, on “Building Your Leadership Brand in Times of Change,” part of the undergraduate FIRST Step program. Read more about this year's FIRST Step activities.

9/20–Luis Ramirez, corporate vice president and CEO, GE Energy Industrial Solutions, GE Energy; and Jose Antonio Hernandez-Solaun, SVP, GE Capital, and finance lecturer, on “Multicultural Thinking and the Ability to Translate That to a Global Marketplace.” More about GE executives' visit to UM.

9/27–Steve Rifkind, founder of Loud Records and SRC and a major promoter of hip-hop music.

  

FEATURED ALUMNI EVENTS

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3/31- Wharton Partnership Event: “2011 Economic Forecast,” featuring J.C. Cabrera, senior portfolio manager at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, and Juan Del Busto, regional executive for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami Branch, hosted at Morton’s Brickell.

8/2- Wharton Partnership Event: “Online Analytics, Behavioral Targeting, Data Mining — The Great Equalizers of the Digital Market Place” featuring Elea McDonnell Feit, research director, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative and marketing lecturer; Alex de Carvalho, lecturer, UM Knight Center For International Media; Jacques Hart, CEO, Roar Media; and Lay Berkowitz, author, Ten Golden Rules of Online Marketing.

9/27- New York City Accelerating Ambition Tour, featuring Dean Gene Anderson and Thomas J. LeBlanc, University of Miami executive vice president and provost.

GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT

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On May 12, 2011, 160 MBA students participated in Spring 2011 commencement ceremonies, along with graduate students from around the University. Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, dean of the School of Architecture and a leader in the “new urbanism” architecture movement, delivered the commencement address. Following commencement, the new MBAs and other master’s program graduates gathered outside the School of Business to honor top students and faculty.

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MBA GRADUATES' REFLECTIONS VIDEO

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UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT



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On May 13, nearly 400 School of Business undergraduates joined undergraduates from around UM in commencement ceremonies. Admiral James Stavridis, commander of the U.S. European Command and NATO supreme allied commander in Europe, gave the commencement keynote address. That same day, the School honored its best and brightest graduating seniors during a special awards ceremony.

Christina R. Farmer (1) was chosen by the University to represent all students as the student commencement speaker. A co-major in legal studies and marketing, she earned the 2011 Leadership in Research Award and was also the Business Law department’s choice as outstanding student. A former student body president, she is currently in law school at University of California-Berkley. She is pictured here with René Sacasas, business law chair.

Several outstanding graduating seniors were honored at ceremonies around the School. Stephanie Green (2) received the Dean’s Award for Highest Distinction, in Memory of Beatrice Gitlow, which honors the School’s most outstanding senior. Green, who majored in international finance and marketing as well as history, was the featured speaker at the University’s Honors Day Convocation, and is attending Harvard Law School. She is pictured here with Howard Gitlow, professor of management science; the award is named for his mother.

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PHOTOS FROM SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY <<

UNDERGRADUATE'S REFLECTIONS VIDEO




VIDEO OF UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT



 



E3 SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS 2011
 

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The School co-hosted the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce summit, which focused on education, entrepreneurship and exports, in San Juan on April 7. Interim Dean Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, currently an executive advisor to the dean, was a keynote speaker at the conference, as was Puerto Rico Gov. Luis G. Fortuño-Burset, pictured here with her. 


THE SCHOOL'S THOUGHT LEADERS SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS AT E3 <<




WELCOMING DEAN ANDERSON

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(From left) Interim Dean Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, who welcomed Dean Gene Anderson to the School with a special reception at her home, with UM President Donna E. Shalala. 




20 UNDER 40

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The School of Business sponsored The Miami Herald’s “20 Under 40 Emerging Leaders” list and hosted a reception honoring them on May 9. Pictured here are three of the five alumni who made the list: (from left) Michelle Villalobos (MBA ’04), founder of Mivista Consulting; Susan Wills Amat (BLA ’01, MBA ’04, PhD ’08), a management lecturer at the School and executive director of The Launch Pad; and Josh Yelen (MBA ’05), vice chairman for administration in the Department of Pathology at UM’s Miller School of Medicine.

READ THE "20 UNDER 40" REPORT IN THE MIAMI HERALD <<

 

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