Dr. James Neelankavil
Professor James Neelankavil Awarded Fulbright “Senior Specialist” Fellowship
Professor James P. Neelankavil, The Robert E. Brockway ’46 Distinguished Professor in Business, was appointed as a Fulbright Senior Specialist fellow in 2008. Dr. Neelankavil, a professor of marketing and international business at the Zarb School, developed, introduced and taught a new course, Global Strategic Marketing, at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Manila, the Philippines. While at AIM, Dr. Neelankavil also helped faculty members develop their research ideas. He is awaiting information regarding his second Fulbright assignment during the 2010-2011 academic year.
Full-time, day M.B.A. students on trip to New York City.
Second Cohort of Full-Time Day M.B.A. Students Begin Their Studies at ZarbThe Zarb School continues to attract the best and brightest students to its graduate programs. The 59 students in the second cohort of our full-time, day M.B.A. program form a talented and diverse group with an average GMAT of 611 and 3.32 grade-point average. Close to 70 percent are international students from countries such as China, India, Greece and Russia. Students participate in special programs such as a mandatory career management program, team-building workshop, and various social and cultural activities.
Hofstra American Marketing Association Advances to Nationals in Case Study Competition for UNICEFThe Hofstra student chapter of the American Marketing Association (HAMA) was one of only 10 teams chosen to advance to the national case study competition to be held in New Orleans in April 2010. The 10-member team, which included Zarb students Sweta Govani, Erin Dahms Joanna Rubinstein, Stephanie Grabbe, Valerie Reimer, Jill Reinholt, Jenn Sacks, Katie Sullivan, Courtney Flanagan and Charli Shafiroff, prepared a plan for UNICEF’s Tap Program, an initiative aimed at providing children with clean drinking water.
Zarb Undergraduate Leadership Council Formed
Zarb undergraduate student leaders Allison Calabrese and Justin Schain
Zarb undergraduate student leader Eric Webber
Zarb undergraduate student leaders Andrew Schuetz and David Marzullo
Zarb undergraduate student leaders Saudia Thomas and Jeff Garroway
Zarb undergraduate student leaders
Three New Undergraduate Organizations at the Zarb School
A group of dedicated management majors met during the fall semester to form the Hofstra chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM), the oldest professional student organization in the United States. SAM hosted their first event on December 8, 2009. Scott Nicholson (B.B.A., ’86), president and founder of Xtraordinary Home Products, Inc., presented “At Home on the Range.” Mr. Nicholson shared his rules for success with Zarb students and explained how he grew his startup’s revenue 800 percent in one year. The Hofstra Fashion Club (FIERCE), which began in September 2009, helps members explore various aspects of the fashion industry. The group hosted supermodel Shirley Mallmann who presented “Communicating the Brand.” The Hofstra Pride Investment Club was also formed in fall 2009. This undergraduate organization manages a mock portfolio aimed at outperforming the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.
Two New Graduate Organizations at the Zarb SchoolThe Corporate Social Responsibility Association (CSRA) was formed at the Zarb School in spring 2009, and has been very active. On October 16, 2009, the group attended a sustainability event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City and in November participated in the national Net Impact Conference at Cornell University. The Human Resources Management Association was also formed during the fall 2009 semester.
Members of Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity Wins Campus Honors
For the second consecutive year, the Mu Psi chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi – the professional business fraternity – was named the Hofstra Fraternity of the Year. In addition, the group received the Fraternity with the Highest GPA and the Inter-fraternity Council Chapter of the Year Awards. The chapter also won the Serve Your Community Award. Alpha Kappa Psi has been a leader on the Hofstra campus for more than 20 years.