May 2017 Provost Report, C2

C2, Exemplify Experiential Learning as Core to Stetson:

School of Business Administration

Student Experiential Learning Engagement

As of fall of 2017, School of Business Administration faculty requires our students to have two major, co-curricular, high-impact learning experiences prior to graduation. These could include engagement in international learning experiences, such as the Innsbruck program or participation in major competitions or similar activities. This spring, the School provided many of these types of experiences for our students:

  • Students from the M.E. Rinker Institute of Tax and Accountancy provide voluntary income tax assistance (VITA) each year for low to moderate income families in our community. Last year, the School's VITA program was recognized for completing tax returns that generated over a million dollars for community clients.

  • The Roland George Investment Program students, led by K.C. Ma, PhD, traveled to New York City to allow students to visit the Wall Street financial district. This eagerly awaited event is a highlight of the Roland George student calendar and includes the participation of two students in the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) VII Forum.

  • Stetson students from the Centurion Sales Program attended their first National Collegiate Sales Competition event held each year at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. This year, students attended as observers of the competition as they gained experience for future competitions.

  • Several Stetson student teams participated as part of the Business Ethics Case Competition team at the Collegiate Ethics Case Competition in the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona and the Milgard Invitational Case Competition at the University of Washington-Tacoma. Our students helped staff the Templeton Ethics Case Competition hosted by Stetson University on the DeLand campus, with teams from 14 universities competing. The Templeton program was made possible through the generous support of Troy and Sissy Templeton.

College of Law

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Stetson University College of Law #1 in Trial Advocacy 19 times in the past 23 years. This year, we continued our prominent role nationally:

  • Champions for the 22nd time in 34 years (two Stetson teams competed in the final round) at the Chester Bedell Trial Competition.

  • First Place and Best Oralist Award at the Andrews Kurth Moot Court Competition.

  • Co-champions, second Best Brief, and sixth Best Oralist at the Boston Regional of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition.

  • 10th Best Memorial and three Oralist awards at the Southern Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. 

As of March 2017, Stetson received the following top awards:

  • 5 world titles

  • 68 national champions

  • 78 regional champions

  • 44 state champions

  • 55 best brief awards

  • 144 best advocate and oralist awards

  • 5 Professionalism Awards

School of Music


The School of Music enjoys great reputational success through its concerts on the DeLand campus and increasingly is able to get off campus to bring the quality and excellence of our program to the concert-going public. This year has been particularly successful, and we have had an opportunity to put our students in front of some audiences in some enviable venues.

Following a busy fall performance season, the School of Music faculty and students began 2017 with some significant accomplishments: Before classes began in January, the Stetson Symphonic Band traveled to Tampa where it was featured at the annual Florida Music Educators Association Conference. 

During the March spring break, the Stetson Concert Choir flew to Minneapolis to perform as a juried invited ensemble at the annual American Choral Directors Association National Conference.

The Stetson Symphonic Band performed a free concert of the music of John Phillip Sousa at The Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach in March. The concert was attended by well over 800 patrons and was a rousing success.

Finally, the School of Music is again sponsoring a faculty-led trip to Germany and the United Kingdom for 16 students and Dr. Tim Peter for an experiential learning class on the Sacred Works of JS Bach and GF Handel.