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Stetson University in the News, April 28 – May 4

Top News:

  • Alexander Pozin, former professor at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “A War Hero at 100: St. Augustine Centenarian Fought Nazis from Above as a Russian Pilot.” The article discussed Pozin’s background, including his history as a “former fighter and bomber pilot for the 210th Division of the Soviet Air Force in World War II,” posted by The St. Augustine Record May 1.
  • Luz Estella Nagle, J.D., law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Human Trafficking Becoming Epidemic in Florida, Authorities Say.” Nagle stated, “We know that human trafficking is a hidden crime,” posted by The Palm Beach Post Online May 1.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock: Q1 Earnings Can’t Stop This Train.” According to Ma, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma’s friendly relationship with President Trump has “prompted Amazon to speed up its timetable to expand the Prime Video service and AWS data centers in markets like India and China,” posted by U.S. News & World Report April 27.
  • Charles Rose, J.D., law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Judge Rips USF Player, Strong.” Rose commented on Judge Margaret Taylor’s scathing words against LaDarrius Jackson and Charlie Strong, stating, “The only issue that you could probably allege if you were a defense attorney is she’s somehow shown a bias against USF football,” posted by Tampa Bay Times May 4.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Why Investors Should Factor in Goodwill When Evaluating Stocks.” Ma stated, “Shareholders can consider that goodwill is the intangible portion of the assets they pay for,” posted by TheStreet April 28.
  • Stetson University was granted the Presser Foundation’s Capital Support Grant, designed for “capital projects of music organizations providing a broad range of classical symphonic, chamber, choral and/or vocal music,” posted by PR Newswire – Online and several other outlets May 2.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., professor of taxation and accounting at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “Julie Jason: Write Your Own Credit History With a Secured Card.” Chambers explained that recent college graduates who have not applied for loans may still have a credit file, posted by The Advocate Online and several other outlets April 30.

Other News:

  • According to the article, “Bonner Leaders Work to Serve,” Stetson University was one of the first colleges to offer the Bonner Leader Program, a university program that pairs students with nonprofit organizations for volunteer work until graduation, posted by Public Now April 27.
  • The article, “What is Molecular Biology?” discussed the molecular biology major at Stetson University, describing it as a major that trains students interested in the interface between the life sciences and physical sciences to be scientists, posted by New York City High Tech News April 30.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was profiled in the Spring 2017 AALS News, “Spotlight on Sections: Election Law.” According to the profile, Torres-Spelliscy is chair-elect of the Section on Election Law.
  • Theresa Pulley Radwan, J.D., law professor, was quoted in the article, “Trustee Asks Court to Liquidate Steakhouse” about Spice Modern Steakhouse. According to Radwan, “If it’s a Chapter 11 reorganization, sometimes the business can be sold as a going concern, but when you are in Chapter 7, the most common course is to liquidate the parts,” posted originally by the Orlando Sentinel and later by the May 3 Troubled Company Reporter.
  • News of LL.M. student Riya Khan being selected for the U.N. Graduate Study Program ran in the April 27 Targeted News Service.
  • The April 30 KAIT-TV announced law professor Peter Lake’s participation in the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference.
  • Stetson’s LL.M. programs are listed among national programs and the LL.M in International Law is spotlighted in the article, “LL.M. News South,” posted by the International Jurist magazine.
  • The KFMB-FM and other newswire outlets announced the upcoming Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference, May 22-25 in Gulfport.
  • According to the May 3 Gabber, law student Breanne Whited is helping Golfview Condominiums “Go Green” with recycling efforts.

Alumni News:

  • Alumnus Luis Pedraja was featured in the article, “Bringing Higher Ed to the Masses.” Despite being born in Cuba to a low-income family, Pedraja was motivated by his parents and a mentor at Stetson to advance his education, and now he wants to give other people that same opportunity, posted by Worcester Business Journal Online May 1.
  • An honorary Doctor of Laws degree will be presented to Daytona Beach Mayor and Stetson alumnus Derrick L. Henry Sr., according to the article “Bethune-Cookman University Recognizes City of Daytona Beach Mayor, Derrick L. Henry, Sr., during Spring 2017 Commencement,” posted by Targeted News Service April 27.
  • Law alumnus Javier Centonzio is spearheading a veterans scholarship gold tournament, according to the April 30 and May 1 Tampa Bay Times.
  • Law alumnus Rich McKay was quoted in the article, “Falcons CEO Rich McKay Shares Life Lessons, Business Principles at Gwinnett Chamber Breakfast,” posted by Gwinnett Daily Post and other outlets May 2.
  • The May 2 Golfdom reported that the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) named law alumna Jane Geddes as its chief executive officer, effective immediately, becoming CEO of the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States.
  • According to the May 3 Sarbanes Oxley on Ulitzer, USForex announced the addition of law alumnus Tim Richey as risk and compliance manager.
  • Stetson University alumnus W.D. Crowder was featured in the article, “Financial Terms Dictionary Releases Free eBook with Over 200 Definitions.” Crowder, a published author, worked with Financial Dictionary CEO Thomas Herold to create two new financial dictionary eBooks, posted by Digital Journal and several other outlets May 3.
  • According to the May 3 PublicNow and Holland & Knight, law alumnus Mark Haranzo has joined Holland & Knight Private Wealth Services in New York.
  • According to a LinkedIn post, law alumna Christina Unkel was appointed to serve on the Consumer Protection Law Committee, to the 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” and the American Association of Justice selected her for the 2017 Leadership Academy class.
  • According to the National Law Journal and Florin Roebig, law alumni Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig have again won one of the nation’s top 50 verdicts in the article, “Top 100 Verdicts.”
  • According to the PRWeb, law alumna Victoria Cruz-Garcia is a moot court coach and adjunct law professor at Cooley Law School.
  • The May 4 PR.com reported that law alumnus Forrest J. Bass recently received the AV Preeminent designation by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rankings.

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