Farmer-to-Farmer program helps rural Honduran university develop strategic plan for growth.

Randall Martin Situated on the eastern coast of Honduras between breathtaking mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Centro Universitario Regional Del Litoral Atlántico (CURLA) is an extension branch of the national university system. Many of its 2,500 students come from low-income families who live and work in the surrounding rural area. Tuition averages approximately $20 […]

Dean’s Council welcomes new members.

The Dean’s Council—a group of business leaders representing a cross section of industries who offer College Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam insights about the college’s strategic direction, new initiatives, and existing programs, to name a few of their contributions—has a number of new faces. Jorge Arrizurieta, chairman, International Policy Group, and governmental consultant, has served […]

First-ever study of women-led Florida businesses opens eyes.

Do women business leaders have it all? Yes. That’s what a first-of-its-kind study, conducted by three entities within Florida International University, showed. The College of Business Administration, the Center for Leadership, and the Metropolitan Center, along with The Commonwealth Institute of South Florida, which initiated the project, surveyed women-led businesses in Florida with revenues of […]

South American trip offers firsthand look at Latin American culture and business dynamics.

This year, thirteen university professors and administrators from across the United States journeyed to Brasil, Argentina, and Chile as part of the Tenth Annual Professional Development in International Business (PDIB)-Mercosur program. “The main objective of the PDIB-Mercosur is to raise the awareness of U.S. business professionals and faculty members around the country about the social, […]

First SMECE conference helps Latin American small and medium-size business entrepreneurs sharpen their competitive edge.

Site visit to Miami Free Zone Established by the College of Business Administration and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the newly-created Small and Medium-size Enterprise Center of Excellence (SMECE) is dedicated to helping small and medium-size businesses compete more successfully in international commerce. By all accounts, the first SMECE conference held in […]

Future home for college proceeds on all fronts.

The physical construction of the new College of Business Administration’s building complex is moving along briskly, as is the continued effort to raise funds for the multi-phase Building for Business Campaign, whose components include: the Building Complex Fund; the Growth and Excellence Fund, which seeks to increase annual giving for special programs and initiatives; and […]

Spring commencement honors approximately 675 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.

3:00 p.m.: Approximately 675 undergraduate business students take part in the Commencement Ceremonies on May 2, 2006. 7:30 p.m.: Chapman Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, held on May 2, 2006, is celebrated by graduates throughout Pharmed Arena. Alumnus Gerald C. Grant (MBA ’79, BBA ’78), director of corporate and individual financial planning, AXA Advisors LLC, South […]

New Venture Challenge sets young entrepreneurs on the path to success.

2005 undergraduate winner Mike Anestor of Infinity Dance Project with 2006 undergraduate winners, Phoenix Tutoring and Mentoring’s team members William Hatcher, Mike Sylvestre, Steven Benyard; 2005 graduate winner Hein Nguyen of Intelligent Math, Starex Smith of Phoenix Tutoring and Mentoring; Alan L. Carsrud, executive director of the Euegenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center; and […]