Dear Friends and Fellow Sharks,

As the end of Winter I nears, and Winter II soon begins, it is never more apparent that we are an engaged, industrious community ever striving to innovate, collaborate, and lead. I applaud our faculty and staff, alumni and students, and the business leaders who enrich our collective wellbeing. While there is so much of 2024 that lies ahead, it is a time of reflection for so many outstanding and recent achievements. They include:

Andrew Rosman

HCBE Continues to Climb in U.S. News Rankings
The quality of our scholarship is reflected in Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship’s increase in the U.S. News University Rankings.

Our Online Graduate Degree programs are rated:
#134 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (excluding MBA), for our MACC and MS degree programs
#210 in Best Online MBA Programs

Celebrating Carl DeSantis and the 20th Anniversary of the DeSantis Building
On December 16, we remembered the late Carl DeSantis on the 20th anniversary of the NSU building named in his honor. At the celebration were NSU President George L. Hanbury II; Provost Ronald J. Chenail; Dean Emeritus and event co-chair Randy Pohlman; Carl’s son, Damon, and his daughter, Debbie; event co-chair Arlene Pecora of the Signature Grand; Jeff Perlman of CDS International Holdings; and many others.

Five First-Place Awards at the DECA State Conference
NSU business students won five First-Place awards at the DECA state-level competition. The next step is to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Austin, Texas in April.

HCBE Strategic Forum Scholarship Honorees
At the recent Phil Bakes Leadership Dinner, three student members of the Strategic Forum Student Group were presented with scholarships. Congratulations to Daniel Poveda, Maria Jose Contreras, and Danny Gonzalez!

CITY Furniture Gives HCBE Students Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour
With 25 retail locations in Florida, HCBE corporate partner CITY Furniture gave students in the NSU Student Branch of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) a private tour of their expansive operation to demonstrate how quality is inherent in their business model.

Faculty Accolades and Research
I encourage you to read the Faculty Highlights sections of the newsletter. The depth and variety of their work is impressive: Professor Rita Shea-Van Fossen has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award for a collaboration with Universitas Katolik Santo Agustinus Hippo in Indonesia; Professor Emre Kuvvet’s Freedom of Information request for the Fed’s Doomsday Book has gotten a significant amount of attention and press from The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, the Cato and Mises Institute think tanks, and even former Congressman Ron Paul; and more.

Well done, HCBE!

I sincerely wish everyone a successful and productive 2024. If there is information you wish to share for a future newsletter, please email us.


Andrew Rosman
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

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H. Wayne Huizenga set success records in starting, acquiring, owning, and revolutionizing businesses like AutoNation, Blockbuster, Waste Management, and many more. He had ownership in all three major professional sports teams in Florida—the Dolphins, Marlins, and Panthers. But through it all, he lived his commitment to putting people and planet before profit. He made a difference in the way others defined wealth, success, and purpose.

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