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National rankings, professors’ expertise top news of week

Stetson University was included in several national rankings released at the start of the new year, including U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Graduate Programs, College of Law’s designation as a Military Friendly School and The Carnegie Foundation’s Advancement of Teaching Community Engagement Classification. The top stories for the week of Jan. 9 through Jan. 15, 2015, follows:

Top Stories

  • Stetson University’s Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is earning recognition again in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA) where it tied for 42 in the nation. Stetson tied for 93 in Online MBA and Graduate Business Programs specifically for the joint Master of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration program (Pharma/M.B.A.). Additional coverage appeared in the Orlando Business Journal on Jan. 8.
  • News of Stetson Law being named a Military Friendly School has run in dozens of media outlets around the U.S. via PRWeb.
  • Orlando Business Journal reported on the Carnegie Foundation’s recognition of Stetson University, which presented Stetson with the Advancement of Teaching Community Engagement Classification for 2015—for “exemplary commitment to student learning through community impact.”
  • Stetson University President Wendy Libby is quoted in the Jan. 8 The Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “County backs SunRail station in DeLand.” Libby praises the County Council for its support for the SunRail station, ensuring “the economic growth for the whole county.” Coverage was also in Local 6 News.
  • Professor of Law Peter Lake was quoted in the Jan. 9 Huffington Post article, “Oregon Basketball Coach Sued By Alleged Rape Victim for Ignoring Player’s Sexual Assault Record.” Lake is also quoted in the Social Dashboard article, “Oregon Basketball Coach Sued By Alleged Rape Victim for Ignoring Player’s Sexual Assault Record.”
  • Professor of Law Ellen Podgor wrote the opinion editorial, “McDonnell should remain free,” for the Jan. 10 Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  • Professor of Law Charles Rose spoke with 10News on Jan. 8 as part of the Who Failed Phoebe series.
  • Adjunct Professor and Law alumnus Adam Levine spoke with 10News on Jan. 9 about the Who Failed Phoebe storyline.

Other Stories in the News

  • Benjaming D. Goss, director of the sport business academic program and associate professor of marketing, published an op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel titled “For players, staying mum on issues is a better idea.” Dr. Goss discusses how political controversy, when voiced by players, distracts players from their athletics.
  • Mark Powell, assistant professor of English, is mentioned in the Jan. 10 The St. Augustine Record article, “Conroy: Nobody has books anymore,” in relation to Powell’s new novel, The Sheltering, for which novelist Pat Conroy wrote the foreword. Both writers spoke about their craft at Flagler College, joined by fellow authors Bernie Schein and Janis Owens.
  • Professor of Law and Law alumna Rebecca Morgan posted a blog regarding the upcoming ABLE CLE on the Elder Law Prof Blog.
  • The Jan. 13 PRNewswire reports that Stetson is participating in the UHLC tournament in the story, “Nation’s 16 best moot court programs vie for Andrews Kurth National Championship trophy.”
  • Kevin Winchell, Community Engagement, will make a presentation at Democratic Club of Northeast Volusia County, as reported in the Daytona Beach News-Journal News Briefs.

Alumni in the News

  • Don Sproat was appointed Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer of iMedicor Inc., a company that builds portal-based, virtual work and learning environments for the healthcare and related industries, according to 4-Traders.
  • According to Seirra2theSea, Ken Keck was named the new president of the California Citrus Research Board, which is based in Visalia.
  • The St. Augustine Record reported on Jan. 8 that Billy Thomas spoke about the “Path of Liberation” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
  • Peggy Farmer is quoted in a Jan. 13 The Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “New child seat safety rules now in effect.”
  • Lauren Yost became the Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of Black Accountants, according to CityBizList.
  • James R. Delk published his new book, God, Creation, and the Dinosaurs, through Xulon Press, the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, according to StreetInsider.com.
  • Business alumnus Don Walden, 86 years old, was named Greater Tampa’s Realtor of the Year, reported in The Tampa Tribune.
  • Craig Lundberg ’71, has been named constituent services director for Massachusetts Senator Anne Gobi, as reported in MassLive.com.
  • The Jan. 7 Tampa Bay Newspapers reports that Law alumnus Javier Centonzio is spearheading a golf tournament to raise funds for a scholarship for veterans attending Stetson Law.
  • News-press.com reports that Law alumna Sarah Martin Oquendo has joined the Naples-based law firm of Nicola Family Law as an associate. The Jan. 10 Naples News also reports the news.
  • The Jan. 13 MarketWired reports that Law alumna Claudia G. Reithauser has joined the Fiduciary Trust International of the South as managing director and business development officer.
  • The Jan. 9 Suwanee Democrat reports that Law alumnus Rhett Bullard was recently selected to serve as county attorney for Dixie County.
  • Willodean Davis Graves, music alumna, died at 87, on Jan. 13, 2015, as reported in GulfCoastNewsToday.com.