MSM Alumni Newsletter
Meet Our New Director, Ana Portocarrero!
Dear MAIB Alumni:
Greetings from Gainesville!
As the new Director of the M.A. in International Business (MAIB) and M.S. in Management (MSM) programs at the University of Florida's Hough Graduate School of Business, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to invite you to get involved with the MAIB Alumni Network.
I am a proud "double" Gator! I earned a B.A. in Political Science (2001) and M.A. in International Business (2007) from the University of Florida. I joined the MAIB/MSM team in May 2007 as a Coordinator of Students Affairs for the MAIB program. In my new role as Director, I will oversee all MAIB and MSM operations, including the admissions process, recruitment, student affairs, international relations, and alumni affairs.
I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead the MAIB/MSM team as we continue to expand and enhance our academic programs, recruit high-caliber students, cultivate alumni relations, and prepare our graduates to compete in the global marketplace.
One of our primary goals is to build strong alumni relations in order to provide YOU (our alumni) and current students networking and professional development/career opportunities. We hope you will be able to join us at upcoming alumni events and become involved with the MSM Alumni Network.
The success of the MSM program depends heavily on the success of our graduates. I welcome any ideas or feedback you may have on how we can continue to improve your MSM program and alumni network. If you have not done so already, please take a few minutes to complete the MSM Alumni Survey.
I hope to meet you at one of our upcoming alumni events soon!
We've Moved Into Our New Home, Hough Hall!
We moved into our new home, Hough Hall this summer and are loving it! With a corporate style boardroom, five state-of-the-art classrooms, 17 breakout rooms, two student lounges and a real-time financial markets lab our students are enjoying the new space.
Thank You to Our Summer Orientation Alumni Speakers
In June, we welcomed the Summer B Start MSM Class of 2011. This incredible group of 56 students represents 21 academic majors and more than 8 nationalities. Currently, a total of 163 students are enrolled in the MSM program.
We would like to thank our alumni Chantal Forrest, Cat Wiggans and Marques Hunter for speaking at our Summer 2010 MSM Orientation. Our new students had a great experience and loved meeting and talking with the alumni.
If you would like to speak at an upcoming MAIB event please email Hannah Morris (Hannah.Morris at warrington.ufl.edu) for opportunities to get involved!
In this photo: Javier Castano (MAIB '07), David Susa (MAIB '07), Mindy Kraft, Kelly Hatch (MAIB '07), and Ana Portocarrero.
Tell Us Something Good - Class Notes
We want to highlight your professional accomplishments and personal milestones. Have you recently been offered a new job or promotion? Did you receive an award or other professional honor? Have you been engaged in community involvement or other philanthropic activities? Have you had good news in your personal life, such as a wedding or a birth? Please email Hannah Morris (Hannah.Morris at warrington.ufl.edu). As space permits, we will add your news to the upcoming editions of the MSM E-Newsletter.