August 26, 2009: Zarb Alumni Networking Event Featuring Diane Garnick (B.B.A., ’96)
Reginald Andre (B.B.A. ’04) and Diane Garnick (B.B.A. ’96)
Howard Cross; Eric Schiff and Bill Agresti (B.B.A. ’78)
September 9, 2009: Zarb Graduate Students Attend First Asian M.B.A. Leadership Conference
Zarb graduate students at Asian Students Conference.
Zarb M.B.A. student Jason Greenberg with John Eckman
September 23, 2009: Zarb Executive Speaker Series Presents John Eckman, Senior Director of Optaros Lab
On September 23, 2009, the IT/QM Department in conjunction with Graduate Business Career Services hosted John Eckman, senior director of Optaros Labs, who spoke to students, faculty and administrators on “How Businesses Leverage the Web.” Mr. Eckman has more than a decade of experience designing and building Web applications for organizations ranging from small, nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 companies.
September 24, 2009: Accounting and Finance Career FairThe Hofstra Career Center and Beta Alpha Psi hosted the annual Accounting and Finance Career Fair, which was sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Approximately 40 firms participated, including the Big Four accounting firms, and other national and local accounting firms.
Professor James Neelankavil; Richard Gray (B.B.A. ’85);
Rudolphe Remy (M.B.A. ’10) and Norman Milner.
September 25, 2009: Journal of International Business and Law Conference
Richard Gray (B.B.A., ‘85), director of marketing and client services at Ramius LLC, and his colleague Norman Milner presented an in-depth discussion on the hedge fund process with approximately 20 finance students. A cocktail reception followed.
Diana Ecksler (B.B.A. ’04); Inna Nisimov (B.B.A. '05),
Reginald Andre (B.B.A. '04) and Victoria DiStasio (B.B.A. '04)
September 30, 2009: Zarb Alumni Networking Reception at Fraunces Tavern
On Wednesday, September 30, 2009, the Zarb Alumni Association hosted a night of networking in Manhattan’s financial district at Fraunces Tavern. In attendance were nearly 70 alumni from the graduating classes of 1969 through 2009, representing nearly every area of business.
October 7, 2009: Zarb Hosts Welcome Back Barbecue for Students
Professor Benny Barak with Zarb student
Zarb students Kendall Smith, Sarah Clark and Timothy Samson with Brooke Richartz (B.B.A. ’04 ; M.B.A. ‘08)
Reginald Andre (B.B.A. ’04) advises Zarb student.
Dean Sodano; Vice Dean Anil Mathur and Ben Vogt, senior director of development
October 14, 2009: Zarb Executive Speaker Series presents Arlene Johnson ─ “Success Mapping: Achieve What You Want … Right Now!
Arlene Johnson with Zarb graduate students
October 21, 2009: Hofstra Graduate Finance Association Networking Panel With Alumni
Zarb graduate students
October 26, 2009: The Zarb School in Conjunction With The Institute for Real Estate at Hofstra University Present “Real Estate and Other Alternative Investments: 2009 and Beyond”
Left to Right, First Row: Brian Ruane, CEO of Alternative Investment Services, BNY Mellon; David Fowler, managing director and head of real estate, Bank of New York; Scott Rechler, chairman and chief executive officer, RXR Realty; Dr. Ehsan Nikbakht, professor of finance; Patrick Lawler, chief economist, Federal Housing Finance Agency. Second Row: Richard V. Guardino, Jr., executive dean, Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies; Dr. Anoop Rai, director, Center for International Financial Services and Markets; Dean Sodano; Akinola Olawore, vice president, International Real Estate, Akin Olawore & Co.Nigeria and African Real Estate Society; Dr. Nancy White, associate professor of finance and department chair and Dr. Andrew Spieler, associate professor of finance
Zarb graduate students Ayanna McClean;
Samantha Sepulvedaand Edward Cook
October 28, 2009: Black & Hispanic M.B.A./M.S. Association Presents Karen Nethersole, CEO and Founder of Full Circle
Karen Nethersole, Esq., spoke to graduate students on October 28, 2009. Her presentation, “Next Step: The Move From College Graduate to Successful Professional,” focused on the importance of developing and maintaining a positive personal brand and networking.
From left: Mohammed Tafti, chairperson of Information
Technology and Quantitative Methods Department;
Stephen Bozzo; Dean Sodano and John Affisco, professor
of information technology and quantitative methods
October 28, 2009: Zarb Executive Speaker Series Presents Stephen Bozzo, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
On October 28, 2009, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer Stephen Bozzo of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM delivered an interactive presentation on all aspects of IT planning, development, delivery management, infrastructure and e-commerce to more than 50 Zarb undergraduate and graduate students interested in IT-related careers. Prior to joining 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Mr. Bozzo served as vice president and CIO of the International Division of MetLife Insurance Company, where he oversaw MetLife locations in 17 countries.
Zarb Women in Business members
October 29, 2009: Zarb Women in Business Attend National Conference
Representatives from the Zarb Women in Business graduate organization attended the 2009 National Association of Women M.B.A.s Conference in Disneyland.
November 6, 2009: M.B.A./M.S. Indian Students Association Presents Diwali Dhoom
Zarb graduate students with Lisa Kellerman,
associate director of graduate career services (center)
The M.B.A./M.S. Hofstra Indian Students Association organized a wonderful celebration of Diwali Dhoom, a very important festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. Known as the "Festival of Lights," it symbolizes the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. More than 70 students, administrators and faculty enjoyed dancing, singing and traditional foods.
November 18, 2009: Zarb Executive Speaker Series Presents Michael Venuti (M.B.A., ‘95) Senior Vice President, Finance, Energy Brands and CFO, Glaceau
Michael Venuti (M.B.A. ’95) and Dean Sodano
The Graduate Business Career Services Office presented Michael Venuti who discussed “A Story of Success: Learn How to Grow a Major Business.” Mr. Venuti discussed the success story behind Vitamin Water brand that led to its sale for $4 billion to Coca-Cola. More than 85 students, faculty and administrators attended. The event was sponsored by the M.B.A./M.S. Marketing Association.
December 2, 2009: The National Association of Black Accountants and the Financial Management Association Present “Financial Literacy: Know How to Manage Your Money”NABA and the FMA presented “Financial Literacy: Know How to Manage Your Money” on December 2, 2009, featuring Cesar Garcia, president and CEO of Mayorial Global, and Jim Ryan, author and motivation speaker. They presented valuable information to students on many timely topics, including building and reestablishing credit, personal finances and budgeting, identify theft, savings and banking, and dealing with financial stress.
Zarb graduate students and administrators
December 4, 2009: Zarb International M.B.A./M.S. Association Semi-Formal 2009
Zarb graduate business students and administrators enjoyed an evening full of international cuisine, music and dance performances organized by the Zarb International M.B.A./M.S. Association with the assistance of the M.B.A./M.S. Black and Hispanic Association.
December 9, 2009: Capital One Campus Entrepreneurial Challenge Kick-offOn December 9, 2009, students from the Zarb School and Uniondale High School presented their business plans to a team of judges from Capital One. Funded by a generous donation from Capital One, the Campus Entrepreneurial Challenge is a collaborative program that provides students with the unique opportunity to design and run their own businesses. Mentored by Capital One bankers, students formulated three new ventures: SMF Fashion, The Game Room, and Tutoring Wizards.
Andrew Corrado (M.B.A. ‘92), senior vice president and market manager,
Judges from Capital One listen to student presentations.
Florence Simmons, principal, Uniondale High School; Dean Sodano;
Entrepreneurialship students from the Zarb School and Uniondale High School
Orla Nallon, managing director,
December 9, 2009: BNY Mellon Presents White Paper at Zarb Executive Speaker Series
The Zarb School and its Center for International Financial Services and Markets hosted an Executive Speaker Series on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Orla Nallon, managing director, BNY Mellon, presented the bank’s latest white paper, “The Hedge Fund of Tomorrow: Building an Enduring Firm.”This report is the third collaboration between BNY Mellon and Casey Quirk after “Institutional Demand for Hedge Funds: New Opportunities and New Standards” in 2004 and “Institutional Demand for Hedge Funds II: The Global Perspective” in 2006, which were previously presented at the Zarb School.
December 10, 2009: Beta Alpha Psi Fall Induction Dinner Sponsored by KPMG, LLP
Dean Sodano, Dr. Nathan Slavin and Anthony Dalessio (B.B.A. ’75)
Himani Sharma (M.B.A. ’09) and Nancy Schulman (M.B.A. ’09)
December 11, 2009: Graduate Student Advisory Board Recognition Dinner
In honor of the dedication of 45 graduate business student association leaders, Graduate Business Career Services held a dinner for all active student leaders and recognized graduating students. In addition, special recognition went to Himani Sharma (M.B.A., Finance,’09) for exceptional leadership of the M.B.A./M.S. Association and the Hofstra Graduate Finance Association and to Nancy Schulman (M.B.A., Accounting, ’09) with a Certificate of Appreciation for her contribution to Zarb Women in Business and dedication to supporting all graduate business associations.
January 15, 2010: Third Annual Hofstra/CME Group High School Commodities Challenge
High school students at CME Group Commodities Trading Challenge
John Lemken of the CME Group
Kelly Benini, Northport High School, first-place winner of
Spencer Schwartz, Roslyn High School, third-place winner