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School’s Outstanding Faculty and Graduate Students Recognized

December 17, 2008
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Vice Dean Mehrotra recognized as Outstanding Faculty 
Anuj Mehrotra is presented with Outstanding
Faculty Award by Pinkesh Desai.
“Great sense of humor, extensively rich in knowledge.”

“She effectively communicated the relevance of the subject matter. She also did a great job including real-life experiences in the classrooms.”

“This professor is amazing – great professor!”

Those were just a few of the accolades directed at the School’s faculty during the Fall 2008 Graduate Programs Award Ceremony held Dec. 16. Students graduating from the School’s Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA and MBA for Working Professionals programs presented awards to their favorite professors at the ceremony which was held just a few days before commencement. Members of each class voted for an award, which was presented to the professor who made the most impact during their graduate program.

Students themselves also received awards during the ceremony. Linda Neider, vice dean for undergraduate business programs and a professor of management, inducted 13 students into the Beta of Florida Chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Business Scholarship Society. Those invited achieved a grade point average of 3.9 or higher during the program. Also presented during the ceremony – one each in each class – was a Valedictorian Award, a Leadership Award and a Super Glue Award.

Dean Kahn presenting leadership award 
Libia Delgado received the Leadership Award
from Barbara Kahn, dean of the School of
This person really glued you together as a class,” said Anuj Mehrotra, vice dean for graduate business programs, in explaining the origin of the award. “The person who would take the edge off of difficult moments with a flash of quick wit,” added Mehrotra, who was joined by Dean Barbara Kahn in presenting each award.

The special ceremony, the first of what is expected to become a school tradition, was developed to celebrate the achievement that the successful completion of a graduate business program represents.

“Along with your family and friends, I had no doubt you would make it,” said Neider, recalling how at the start of the program, commencement seemed so far away.

“To your spouses and your families, we officially return your weekends,” said Mehrotra, referencing the weekend schedule of the Executive MBA and Working Professionals programs.

 Winners of the Gllue award
Winners of the Glue Award and faculty members (left to
): Anuj Mehrotra, vice dean, graduate business
programs, Fred Moffat, Robert Castro, Andres Arteaga,
Jose Otero, winners, and Barbara Kahn, dean, School of
Dean Kahn called on the graduating students to stay connected with the school long after commencement, noting that the relationship cannot be broken.

I hope you consider your relationship with the School of Business Administration a lifelong learning relationship,” said Dean Kahn. She told the audience that as alumni, they will have development opportunities available to them and said their support is critical in the School’s strategy to achieve global preeminence.

The following evening, an awards ceremony and recognition dinner was held for students graduating from the School’s Executive MBA program in the Bahamas. That class’s top professor and valedictorian were honored during the ceremony.



Full-Time MBA Program-Required Courses
 Karen Turner, Lecturer, Business Law
Full-Time MBA Program-Elective Courses
 Howard Gitlow, Professor, Management Science
MBA for Working Professionals (July 2006)
 Ram Krishnan, Professor, Marketing
MBA for Working Professionals (Jan 2007) 
 Arun Sharma, Chair, Marketing
EMBA - Health Sector Management and Policy (2007)
 Steven Ullmann, Professor and Director, Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy
EMBA - Management (2007)
 Linda Neider-Vice Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs and Professor, Management
EMBA for International Business (2007)
 Anuj Mehrotra-Vice Dean, Graduate Business Programs and Professor, Management Science


Full-Time MBA Program   MBA for Working Professionals (Jan. 2007)
Leadership Andres Arteaga   Leadership Robert Castro
Super Glue Andres Arteaga   Super Glue Robert Castro
Valedictorian Eric Base    Valedictorian Laura Rodriguez
EMBA-Health (2007)
EMBA - Management (2007)
Leadership Tom Koulouris   Leadership Wayne Anderman
Super Glue Dr. Fred Moffat   Super Glue William Amick
Valedictorian Dr. Louis Pizano   Valedictorian Vince Rubiera
EMBA - International Business (2007)      
Leadership Libia Delgado      
Super Glue Jose Otero      
Valedictorian Chris Burgess       
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