Initiative B, Objective 4: Create a Learning Environment that Attracts Intellectually Motivated Students
The MFA of the America's program, new Food Studies initiative and Prince Entrepreneurship program are indicative of the strategic priorities underway at Stetson University at the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and College of Law to develop and build programs to attract the best and brightest.
Stetson University graduate, Maria Frank ’17, a history and Russian studies major was recently recognized as one of the top one percent of cadets in the ROTC in the nation. To qualify as one of the best cadets in the country, students like Frank are ranked by their leadership ability, academic performance and physical competencies.
Stetson Professor's 50-year career with symphonies, operas and music festivals inspires students
Stetson’s student-run media organization — which publishes The Reporter, produces Hatter Radio, and curates the literary journal Touchstone — won two Best in Show Awards from the Associated Collegiate Press. Hatter Network placed sixth in the feature magazine category for The Reporter and placed eighth in the website/small school category for the beta version of its new website, hatternetwork.com.
Stetson's ongoing effort to attract intellectually motivated students received a big boost in January 2017, when John Riggs, D.B.A., became executive director of the newly established Centurion Sales Program. Riggs is responsible for developing, launching and leading the program, which will begin to offer a major and minor in sales in fall 2017.
Stetson University College of Law competed with 15 other top advocacy teams from across the United States to win the National Civil Trial Competition. The Stetson student trial team of Colby Connell, Kaitlyn Dugas, Anna Pardun and Joseph Sise was undefeated in every round of competition.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Stetson University eighth among top universities in its annual "10 MBA Programs with the Most Diversity." The ranking includes universities with more than 15 percent of students being underrepresented minorities in their MBA programs.
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society, inducts 33 new members from Stetson.