Gina Berko-Solomon Awarded Rollins MBA Martin Bell Scholarship

Director of Adult Education to Receive Full Scholarship to the Executive MBA Program

January 23, 2012 - Gina Berko-Solomon, is the recipient of this year’s Martin Bell Scholarship — a full scholarship to the Rollins Executive MBA program. The Martin Bell Scholarship is awarded annually to a senior nonprofit professional who demonstrates outstanding leadership in their field.

Gina Berko-Solomon is the director of adult education for the Adult Literacy League. With over 10 years of nonprofit experience, Berko-Solomon provides program leadership and direction, supervises five adjunct instructors and a professional program team, and manages instructional activities for 800 to 1000 students on a weekly basis.

“Through Gina‘s work with the Adult Literacy League and her previous nonprofit roles, she has shown exemplary commitment to her work and to the Central Florida community,” said Craig McAllaster, dean, Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. “We commend her on this achievement, and look forward to her joining the Executive MBA program.”

Berko-Solomon served as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan for the United States Peace Corps. She received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida.

The Martin Bell Scholarship was established in 1988 in honor of Dr. Martin L. Bell, former director of the Rollins Executive MBA program,, who was a passionate advocate of business graduates using their skills to benefit charitable organizations.

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