School of Accounting Alumni Affinity Council hosts “pre-busy season” kickoff.
The School of Accounting Alumni Affinity Council (SOAAAC), along with presenting sponsor U.S. Century Bank, hosted the “pre-busy season” kickoff on January 15, 2009. More than 100 alumni and friends gathered at the college for cocktails and networking with the Cuban American CPA Association and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) South Florida chapters. The purpose of the event was to bring together School of Accounting alumni and individuals in the accounting industry to create awareness about the school’s new Alumni Affinity Council. The council’s mission is to provide an environment that engages alumni with the School of Accounting, fosters relationships, and creates mentoring opportunities for those in or interested in the accounting industry. Ben Diaz (BACC ’95), Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC; and Ed Duarte (BBA ’98), BDO Seidman, co-chair the group. The next SOAAAC general meeting will take place May 7, 2009, from 8:00-10:30 a.m. in the Special Events Room in the business building complex. If you are interested in attending or would like to know more about the group, call Michelle Joubert at 305.348.0397.
Business Alumni Chapter networker takes place at Miami Science Museum.
New Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council co-chairs deliver message.
The real estate market is experiencing historic times that will surely continue into the foreseeable future. During these changing times in our industry, it is most important to have the opportunity to create valuable contacts while remaining informed on current market news. Under new leadership, the Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council (REAAC) is excited to host several networking events in 2009—events that will bring together great company and endless possibilities. It is important for us to get out there, be involved, and create opportunities for ourselves. If you are interested in being a part of the REAAC board, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305.773.6600 or 786.473.9387.
Adrian Rodriguez and David Lopez (BBA ’07)
REAAAC board co-chairs