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May

Stetson University Launches 21 New Online Professional Development Courses

DELAND, Florida, May 28, 2020 – In a constantly evolving business world, continuing education provides professionals with a chance to learn new skills, boost their expertise and be competitive in today's job market.

  • Image 1: Bud Hanson: Executive Director of PaCE

Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience's Bartram Gardens & Trail Educates Community about the Natural World

DELAND, Florida, May 14, 2020 – American naturalist William Bartram came upon scenic Lake Beresford in DeLand during his trip to Florida in 1774. Today, the community can experience the natural nirvana that Bartram encountered when they visit the new Bartram Gardens & Trail at Stetson University's Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center on Lake Beresford.

  • Image 1: Bartram Gardens & Trail: Stetson's Bartram Gardens & Trail features a lush, tree-lined path that leads to Lake Beresford.
    • Photo credit: Stetson University/Ciara Ocasio
  • Image 2: Bartram Gardens & Trail: Stetson's Bartram Gardens & Trail is on the shore of scenic Lake Beresford.
    • Photo credit: Stetson University/Ciara Ocasio
  • Image 3: Bartram Gardens & Trail: Stetson's Bartram Gardens & Trail includes six large, interpretive kiosks that feature literary descriptions and pen-and-ink drawings and paintings of the creatures, fauna and plants William Bartram encountered while exploring the DeLand area.
    • Photo credit: Stetson University/Ciara Ocasio
  • Image 4: Dr. Tony Abbott: Tony Abbott, PhD, professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson University, contributed his William Bartram expertise to the Bartram Gardens & Trail and created a Bartram paddle map for one of the large kiosks.
    • Photo credit: Stetson University/Ciara Ocasio
  • Image 5: Dr. Jason Evans Headshot: Jason Evans, PhD, interim executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and associate professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson University, encourages folks to visit the Bartram Gardens & Trail and learn more about native Florida plants and William Bartram's historic exploration in Florida.
    • Photo credit: Stetson University/Ciara Ocasio

Stetson University Management Team Ranks Top 10 Percentile in Global Competition

DELAND, Florida, May 7, 2020 – Businesses face many challenges, including creating a product or service that appeals to customers, finances, hiring and retaining qualified employees, and achieving company goals. Four Stetson University School of Business Administration student teams used their entrepreneurial and management skills to successfully run a fictional sensor company, and scored in the 90th percentile during the international online competition.

Stetson University Extends Tuition Assistance Grants

DELAND, Florida, May 1, 2020 – Stetson University announced today it is extending its 100% full-tuition offer to Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholars and Medallion Scholars. To be eligible for the full tuition offer, the Tuition Assistant Grant, (TAG) students must receive the Academic Scholars Award or the Medallion Scholars Award from Florida Bright Futures.

April

Stetson University Entrepreneurship Team Scores 2nd in Competition

DELAND, Florida, April 30, 2020 – Building a business from the ground up requires dedication, hard work and taking calculated risks. Three Stetson University School of Business Administration students took the plunge and put their entrepreneurial skills to the test by creating a simulated 3D-printed carbon fiber bicycle company from scratch. The tenacious team earned second place and won $300 during the inaugural Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) Online Student Marketplace Simulations competition.

Stetson University Board of Trustees Approves $12 Million in Capital Projects

DELAND, Florida, April 30, 2020 – At its first-ever video conference meeting last week, the Stetson University Board of Trustees approved a resolution by the university Facilities Committee and Finance Committee for $12 million for Capital Projects in the 2020-2021 academic year. The majority of the funding for the projects comes from donor contributions and includes initial planning and construction for the Cici & Hyatt Brown Hall for Health and Innovation in DeLand.

  • ImagePresident Wendy B. Libby, PhD. Photo credit: Stetson University

Stetson University, The Pargh Foundation Partner to Feed 290 Local Health Care Workers

DELAND, Florida, April 29, 2020 -- Thanks to a $5,000 donation from The Pargh Foundation, Stetson University was able to serve complementary meals to 290 emergency room workers during five shifts at two local hospitals, AdventHealth DeLand and Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. The donation was intended to thank hospital personnel for the work they’re doing during the COVID-19 pandemic while also providing support to local restaurants.

Stetson University Accounting Program Ranks in Top 5% Internationally for CPA Exam Pass Rate

DELAND, Florida, April 28, 2020 – In the latest National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) report, Stetson University’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy, placed in the top 5% (13 out of 278 institutions) among medium-sized programs worldwide in relation to average student pass rates for first-time Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination test takers.

$404,000 Grant Funds Stetson University Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and South Atlantic Region Project

DELAND, Florida, April 22, 2020 – Many coastal cities are sinking and becoming more susceptible to climate change. As the world and oceans become warmer, rising sea levels will continue to cause flooding and storm surge in low-lying areas. A new grant gives researchers throughout the southeast the opportunity to discover green infrastructure solutions to mitigate the effects of this flooding on coastal communities.

  • Image 1: The City of Cape Canaveral Water Reclamation Facility's parking lot was flooded after Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
  • Image 2: Businesses and neighborhoods in Skidaway Island, Georgia were flooded after Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
  • Image 3: The Roebling House at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography's parking lot was flooded after Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
  • Image 4: Streets in New Bern, North Carolina were flooded after Hurricane Florence in September 2018.
  • Image 5: The City of New Bern's sign was underwater after Hurricane Florence in September 2018.
  • Image 6: Georgetown County Fire/EMS provides swift-water assistance by using inflatable boats to evacuate residents from flooded homes in South Carolina during the October 2015 flood.
  • Image 7: A South Carolina Army National Guard high-profile vehicle drives through floodwaters in the Browns Ferry community in Georgetown County in October 2015.

Stetson University Launches New Human Resource Management Program

DELAND, Florida, April 21, 2020 -- Stetson University School of Business Administration is launching its human resource management (HRM) program, which will yield impactful contributions to Central Florida, where there is an expected increase in jobs over the next 10 years

Stetson University Entrepreneurship Student Takes 2nd in Pitch Competition

DELAND, Florida, April 8, 2020 – Stetson University School of Business Administration sophomore Chelsea Hage took second place and won $1,000 during the final round of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (CEO SEEC).

March

Stetson University Taps Ray Nault as Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

DELAND, Florida, March 25, 2020 -- Stetson University has selected Raymond Nault, MS Ed, to serve as Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management while the university conducts a search to replace Joel Bauman who announced his departure earlier today.

  • Image: Raymond Nault, Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management at Stetson University
    • Photo Courtesy of Raymond Nault

Stetson University's Gillespie Museum Presents Science Café on the Coastal Consequences of Sea-Level Rise

DELAND, Florida, March 5, 2020 – More severe storms and sea-level rise are causing increased flooding of coastal communities around the world due to climate change. One of the hardest-hit areas is the Coastal Plain region in the southeastern United States, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

  • Image: Jason Evans, PhD
    • Photo credit: Stetson University/Ciara Ocasio

19 Ethics Teams from Across the U.S. Compete at Stetson University

DELAND, Florida, March 3, 2020 – Georgetown University students took first place and received $1,500 in Stetson University’s fifth annual Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition. The case presented to the students this year was, "Nestlé and Ginnie Springs: Socially Responsible Business Practice or Harmful Extraction of a Scarce Natural Resource?"

  • Image: Sponsoring donors Troy (far left) and Sissy (far right) Templeton congratulate Georgetown students Shana Shin and Abraham Mata for winning the Templeton Business Ethics Case Composition
    • Photo credit: Stetson University
  • Image: Jim Beasley, PhD
    • Photo credit: Stetson University

February

Stetson University Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

DELAND, Florida, Feb. 13, 2020 – Stetson University has been named one of the nation's top producers of Fulbright Scholars, according to rankings published this week in the Chronicle of Higher Education and on the Fulbright website.

  • Image: Jennifer Foo, PhD
    • Photo: Stetson University
  • Image: Luz Estella Nagle, JD
    • Photo: Stetson University
  • Image: Mayhill Fowler, PhD
    • Photo: Stetson University

Stetson University Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience Receives $185,000 from Florida Sea Grant

DELAND, Florida, Feb. 12, 2020 – The Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience (IWER) at Stetson University will be making an environmental difference in Volusia County thanks to a $185,000, two-year Florida Sea Grant.

  • Image: Great Egret at the Ponce Preserve in Ponce Inlet, Florida: A great egret visits marshlands at the Ponce Preserve in Ponce Inlet, Florida
    • Photo: Stetson University/Robert Sitler, PhD
  • Image: Ponce Preserve in Ponce Inlet, Florida: The Ponce Preserve features more than 40 acres of ocean dunes and wetlands from the Atlantic Ocean to the Halifax River.
    • Photo: Stetson University/Robert Sitler, PhD
  • Image: Smyrna Dunes Park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida 1: Orange and yellow hues appear in the sky over a sand dune during sunrise at the 184-acre Smyrna Dunes Park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
    • Photo: Stetson University/Robert Sitler, PhD
  • Image: Smyrna Dunes Park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida 2: A sunset reflects on the Ponce de Leon Inlet shore at Smyrna Dunes Park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
    • Photo: Stetson University/Robert Sitler, PhD 

January

Hatters Baseball Coach Steve Trimper to Kick off Entrepreneurship Spring Seminar Series

DELAND, Florida, Jan. 28, 2020 -  Stetson University's Prince Entrepreneurship Program is kicking off its spring seminar series with the Hatters baseball head coach and new author, Steve Trimper, who will discuss his recently released book, "Walk off Winning." The book, which serves as a game plan for leading teams and organizations to success, was just released this month.

  • Image 1: Steve Trimper, Stetson Baseball Head Coach 
    • Image courtesy of Stetson University/Ciara Ocasio

Stetson University's Gillespie Museum Presents Science Cafe on the Ecogoly of Port Royal

DELAND, Florida, Jan. 28, 2020 - Learn more about the pristine, coastal waterway Portal Royal Sound during a free Science Café, featuring Stetson University alumna, Spring Island Trust environmental educator and naturalist Kristen Mattson, who will be discussing "The Ecology of Port Royal Sound" on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Gillespie Museum on Stetson University's campus.

  • Image 1Spring Island Trust environmental educator Kristen Mattson teaches residents and visitors about Port Royal Sound's unique ecology.
    • Image courtesy of the Spring Island Trust
  • Image 2Port Royal Sound is a pristine, coastal waterway and renowned for its rich and diverse marine life in Okatie, South Carolina.
    • Image courtesy of the Spring Island Trust

Stetson Unversity Photography Exhibit Features Conservationists Making a Positive Impact on Environment

DELAND, Florida, Jan. 2, 2020 – Preserving animal and plant species ensures the existence of native habitats and allows future generations to enjoy nature and its resources for years to come.

  • Image 1Dustin Angell, Archbold Biological Station: Dustin Angell is an environmental educator and conservation photographer at the Archbold Biological Station.
    • Image courtesy of Dustin Angell
  • Image 2: Emily Angell: Dustin Angell's wife Emily is a red-cockated woodpecker researcher at the Archbold Biological Station.
    • Photo by Dustin Angell
  • Image 3Kevin Main: Kevin Main is the Archbold Biological Station's land manager who oversees all aspects of fire management.
    • Photo by Dustin Angell
  • Image 4Joan Morrison: Joan Morrison, PhD, is a crested caracara biologist at the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center in Lake Placid, Florida.
    • Photo by Dustin Angell
  • Image 5Bill Parken: Bill Parken is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Ridge Rangers outreach volunteer program coordinator. 
    • Photo by Dustin Angell
  • Image 6Stacy Smith: Stacy Smith is a plant ecology researcher at the Archbold Biological Station. 
    • Photo by Dustin Angell
  • Image 7Steffan Pierre: Steffan Pierre is an environmental specialist at the Archbold Biological Station. 
    • Photo by Dustin Angell

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