Crummer Alumni Update Monthly E-Newsletter
June 2012
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Article Headline
Crummer Connect
International Travel Opportunity
Family & Friends Weekend
Crummer News
Faculty in the News
Center Updates
Key Links
Upcoming Alumni Events
Alumni SocialAlumni Summer Social 
Wednesday, June 20

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Orlando

The annual summer social is back! This popular event provides a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates and network with Crummer alumni living here in the Orlando area. There will be complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and door prizes - so don't forget your business cards! Guests are welcome. Click here to see who's coming and to register to attend.

Denver City Club Kick OffDenver City Club Summer Social
Wednesday, June 20
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The 1UP
1925 Blake Street
Denver, Colorado

Jump back in time at The 1UP where you can enjoy classic arcade games like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, and Skee-ball, all for a quarter! Battle for the naming rights to be the best Crummer pinball player in the Denver area - or just come to enjoy great company and conversation! Click here to register to attend and see who's coming!

Tampa Bay City ClubTampa Bay City Club at the Rays Baseball Game

Thursday, June 28
Club Access:  5:30 p.m.
Game Start:  7:05 p.m.
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida

Watch the Rays game in style from the exclusive Hancock Bank Club 105 - a private dining and lounge area overlooking the first base line. Enjoy all you can eat and drink while you network and connect with fellow Crummer alumni. Cost to attend is just $40 per person - a 56% savings! There are a limited number of tickets available so register today!


Crummer's coming to a city near you!

Dallas, TX
- Wednesday, July 25th
Houston, TX - Thursday, July 26th
Washington, DC/Arlington, VA - Mid-August
Charlotte, NC - Thursday, August 16th
Space Coast, FL - Wednesday, August 22nd  

Crummer Brick ProgramThank You!
Thank you for participating in the fiscal-year end push for the Crummer Fund! We have some exciting things happening in Crummer prepared for some BIG news next month. And remember, there's still time to buy a brick for the initial installation in the Crummer Courtyard!

Congratulations iPad Winners!
iPadCrummer Connect Register to Win Contest

Paula Beavers '95MBA
Michael Maguire '12MBA

Richard Perry '81MSM

We're excited to announce that these three alumni have all won a brand new iPad in the first ever Crummer Connect register to win contest! All alumni who registered on Crummer Connect on or before June 1 were entered to win. Thank you to the Crummer Alumni Board for sponsoring this contest!

If you haven't visited Crummer Connect yet, click here to join hundreds of alumni on the only online community designed exclusively for Crummer alumni.

Alumni International Travel
15th Executive MBA International Week
StudentsOctober 9-13, 2012
IPADE Business School, Mexico City

Each year the Crummer School sends a group of working professional students to the Executive MBA International Week at the IPADE Business School in Mexico City, Mexico. In an effort to increase lifelong learning opportunities, the Crummer School is offering this opportunity to alumni. The week-long conference consists of over 500 executives from 9 business schools and 8 countries gathering together to share experiences, compare points of view, and to enrich each participant's understanding of what it means to be socially responsible in business. This is a great opportunity to develop a network of global contacts and to continue to learn about a topic that impacts all areas of businesses.  Click here to view highlights from the 2011 conference.

Don't miss out on this opportunity. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Dr. Mary Conway Dato-on at by July 5, 2012.


Keynote at Family & Friends Preview Weekend

Listening Pays: Achieve Significance Through the Dr. Rick BommeljePower of Listening 

by Dr. Rick Bommelje

Saturday, June 15

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Knowles Memorial Chapel
Rollins College

All Crummer alumni are invited to the Rollins MBA Preview Weekend Keynote address by Dr. Rick Bommelje. Listening - it seems so simple. Yet, it's estimated that the average person ignores, forgets, or misunderstands at least 75% of what he or she hears. Is it any wonder that mistakes occur, opportunities are missed, or that the "I'll take care of it!" never happens? Most people are much better at hearing themselves talk than they are at listening to what others say. The value of listening goes far beyond common courtesy. It is fundamental to effective leadership and team success. Dr. Bommelje will lead you through a practical and engaging session that will heighten your awareness of this critical leadership success skill. Click here to register to attend.

More about Rollins MBA Family & Friends Preview Weekend:
Olin Library at Rollins College
Rollins MBA Preview Weekend

Friday, June 15 - Saturday, June 16
Crummer Hall | Rollins College

We encourage you to invite your colleagues, family members, and friends who are interested in an MBA to Crummer Hall for this unique weekend. It's a great opportunity for them to connect with future professors, peers, and the Crummer community. There will be a tour of campus and several "mock classroom" sessions for a sneak preview into the Rollins MBA experience. Click here for more information

Questions: 407-646-2405 or

Crummer News

Rollins Offers First MBA Accepted Into CFA Crummer HallUniversity Recognition Program

Rollins announces that its Master of Business Administration Finance Concentration is the first MBA program to be recognized by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Recognition Program. This new recognition is granted only to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which prepares students to sit for the CFA exams. The CFA program curriculum requirements are based on a analysis of feedback from CFA members and employers that identify the principles and skills needed to master, compete and succeed in a fast-moving global economy. Read on...

Professor Robert K. Prescott Edits New Volume of Dr. Bob PrescottEncyclopedia of Human Resources Management

Rollins MBA professor Robert K. Prescott, Ph.D., SPHR, or "Dr. Bob" is the editor of the recently released first volume of the Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, a three-volume resource designed to provide insights, information and tools to prepare human resources managers for success. Read more...

Rollins MBA Professor Greg W. Marshall Receives Dr. Greg Marshall Recieves Bornstein AwardBornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship

Rollins MBA professor Greg W. Marshall, Ph.D., has been awarded the Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship. Established by the Board of Trustees of Rollins College in 2003, the Bornstein Award recognizes Dr. Marshall for outstanding scholarly achievements and accomplishments that have helped bring national prominence to the college. Named in for Rollins' 13th president, the award honors Rita Bornstein's leadership and contribution to the academic vitality of the college.  Read on...

Crummer Alumni and Venture Challenge Crummer School's Bush Executive CenterChampions Win Statewide Competition
The winners of the 2012 Rollins Venture Plan Challenge, Tomas Diaz '02 '03MBA and Sachin Jaitly '02 '03MBA of flexReceipts, have won the second annual Florida Venture Forum Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition. Read more...

Faculty in the News

Dr. Mark JohnstonDr. Mark Johnston, was quoted in, "Orlando Fringe Festival hopes to attract more families" in the Orlando Sentinel.

Dr. Bill SeyfriedDr. Bill Seyfried, Profess
or of Economics, was quoted in "Real recovery finally here" in the Orlando Business Journal, and in "Unemployment rate doesn't paint full picture of job market" in the Orlando Sentinel.

Rollins MBA Center Updates

Career Development Center

Summer Sessions 2012: Tools for Success

Leadership CenterEnhance your professional skills and overall employability by attending sessions that will educate and inspire you. Free for all Crummer alumni and students, and open to the public for a fee. Click here for more information and to register for one or all events.

The Art of Networking
| June 14, 2012
Annetta Wilson, President at Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching

LinkedIn | June 21, 2012
Beginner: Peggy Jackson, MHR, SPHR, Leadership, Team Development & Career Consultant
OR Advanced: Roger Lear, President of OrlandoJobs Inc. and Lear & Associates

Write It Right! | June 28, 2012
Joan McCain, MS, Freelance Writer and Marketing Consultant

July sessions available at:

Center for Management & Executive Education

Writing More Effectively for Business (NEW)

Management & Executive EducationDate: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $195.00
Click here for more information and to register

Should you have any questions contact Quiana Peterson at or 407-628-6328.


Crummer Alumni Relations | Rollins College | 1000 Holt Avenue - 2722 | Winter Park | FL | 32789