Alumni Notes: January 2015

Stan Rubin (BAcc ’77), executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief risk officer at Ocean Bank, received the Turnaround Deal of the Year recognition at the South Florida Business Journal’s annual CFO Awards, held January 28, 2015. Central Florida Equipment Rentals has named Marcus Thermes (MBA ’13) vice president….

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Weekly Market Wrap Up, February 23, 2015

Agreement reached between Germany and Greece Greece’s Aid Extension achieved: The weeklong tennis match between Germany and Greece seems to have finally found an end. On Friday, Feb. 20, the finance ministers of the 19 euro-area met in Brussels in an effort to find a mutual settlement about Greece’s bailout…



President’s Move Beams Ray of Hope to Cuba’s Entrepreneurs

“A game-changer,” “a new era,”a historic breakthrough” –these are just a few of the headlines announcing President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. will normalize relations with Cuba. The reaction of the public has been favorable, with 60% in both the Gallup and CNN polls in agreement with the president. However,…

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Volunteering in Nigeria: Reflections

“I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world’s deepest inequities, on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but their humanity.”—Bill Gates As I near the end of…