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(L-R) Gary Havican, VP-Middlesex Hospital; Connor Rand (MBA-HCM '17); John Midy (MBA-HCM '15); Brianna Granatelli (MBA-HCM '16; Francis Kissi MBA_HCM '16; Kurt Barwis, CEO-Bristol Hospital; Darlene Stromstad, CEO-Waterbury Hospital; Esther Chow (GPA-MHS '16; Prof. Angela Mattie

(L-R) Gary Havican, VP-Middlesex Hospital; Connor Rand (MBA-HCM ’17); John Midy (MBA-HCM ’15); Brianna Granatelli (MBA-HCM ’16); Francis Kissi (MBA-HCM ’16); Kurt Barwis, CEO-Bristol Hospital; Darlene Stromstad, CEO-Waterbury Hospital; Esther Chow (GPA-MHS ’16); Prof. Angela Mattie

Members of Quinnipiac University’s student chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (QU-ACHE) recently attended the CT-ACHE annual meeting in Southington, CT. During the board meeting, held prior to the annual meeting, executives were provided with the QU-ACHE Student Chapter Academic Year Report. The report outlines the student organization’s activities for 2014-2015 academic year.  Students participated in seven events including attending a round table discussion on patient safety with Senators Blumenthal and Murphy.  This year also saw successful engagement of online students through virtual guest speakers and a leadership panel featuring faculty from the Department of Healthcare Management and Organizational Leadership.

Francis Kissi, current co-president, QU-ACHE,  was appointed as a student member to the CT-ACHE board at this meeting.   He joins Prof. Angela Mattie, who has served on the regional advisory board for several years, and views ACHE as partners in training the future generation of healthcare administrators.  “Connecticut healthcare executives generously give their time to advise our students, visit our campus and create internship and residency opportunities. We are very appreciative of their efforts and contributions to our students.”

QU-ACHE is open to graduate level students in the healthcare management program. It is affiliated with the larger ACHE professional society, to which 30,000 leading healthcare executives from across the United States belong.

To learn more about healthcare management at Quinnipiac University or other programs of study, please visit the School of Business website.

 

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PrintThe Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2014-2015 Superior Merit Award designation to the Quinnipiac University SHRM@QU student chapter for providing exceptional growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 professional and 20,000 student members in over 160 countries, the association serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.

“SHRM is pleased to announce our 2014-2015 Student Chapter Merit Award winners. These chapters, led by an inspiring and dedicated group of student volunteers and chapter advisors, truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, Divisional Director, East, and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements, which go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments, is commendable, and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, the local community and beyond. The future of HR shines bright knowing these students are among those leading the way.”

Chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which ran from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015.

The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, exists to encourage development of more effective student chapters and to promote outstanding activities and projects by student chapters in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

The Quinnipiac University SHRM student chapter receives a digital logo for use in electronic or print communications and will be recognized in SHRM’s publications and at its conferences.

For more information about SHRM’s Student Chapter Merit Award program, visit http://www.shrm.org/Communities/StudentPrograms/Pages/awards.aspx.

For more information about SHRM@QU, visit https://shrmatqu.wordpress.com/

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(L-R) Professor Angela Mattie, Francis Kissi (MBA-HCM '16), Kurt Barwis, CEO/President Bristol Hospital, Jonathan Stewart (MBA-HCM '16), John Midy (MBA-HCM '15), Connor Rand (MBA-HCM '17), Melissa Dowers (MBA-HCM '16), Professor Teresa Tai

(L-R) Professor Angela Mattie, Francis Kissi (MBA-HCM ’16), Kurt Barwis, CEO/President Bristol Hospital, Jonathan Stewart (MBA-HCM ’16), John Midy (MBA-HCM ’15), Connor Rand (MBA-HCM ’17), Melissa Dowers (MBA-HCM ’16), Professor Teresa Tai

Quinnipiac University’s chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (QU-ACHE) last month hosted Kurt Barwis, President and CEO of Bristol Hospital, for an informal discussion on the landscape of the health care industry.

Titled, “A Lesson from a Hospital CEO: My Thoughts about the Future,” Barwis spoke about the rewards and challenges of hospital administration, as well as the nature of the rapidly evolving health care management field. Other ‘lessons’ included the trends towards consolidation and for-profit healthcare, and the impact proposed budget cuts may have on Connecticut’s hospitals.

“QU-ACHE is a highly active student organization, and it was our pleasure to host Mr. Barwis for this special event,” said Professor Angela Mattie, associate professor of management and Chair of the Health Care Management and Organizational Leadership department.

Professor Mattie is the faculty advisor for QU-ACHE, and was also appointed to serve on the Regional Advisory Committee of The Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

“CT-ACHE has been extremely supportive of our students, which has afforded our members access to a wide network of healthcare executives and a number of internship and work opportunities,” said Professor Mattie.

QU-ACHE is open to graduate-level students in health care management program. It is affiliated with the larger ACHE professional society, to which 30,000 leading health care executives from across the United States belong.

To learn more about health care management at Quinnipiac University or other programs of study, please visit the School of Business website.

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Undergraduate business students attend an Etiquette Dinner sponsored by Career Development.

Undergraduate business students attend annual Etiquette Dinner sponsored by Career Development.

On Tuesday, November 4, Career Development hosted its annual Etiquette Dinner in the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room to introduce students to the proper way to dine in business.

Diner Chris Roberts, a junior accounting major, believes that this crash-course in dinner etiquette will help Quinnipiac business students project a more professional image when attending formal business meetings.

“I know that in some point in my career, I will be able to apply the skills I have learned at the dinner tonight,” he said.

The evening began with a test of the students’ interpersonal skills while they introduced themselves to one another. This meant assessing they way they greeted classmates and learning how to give the perfect handshake. Applying a method aptly named the “toothpaste test,” students learned that a professional handshake should be firm, but gentle enough so that if they were holding a tube of toothpaste, none would squeeze out.

As the food arrived, the formal table setting and each utensil was named and explained in full detail. The instructor also discussed the differences between European and American styles of dining.

“Before this event, I was not aware of the many nuances of proper dinner etiquette,” said freshman finance major Yi Feng. “These skills are essential today in business because they portray characteristics of a refined and respectful human being.”

Next, the instructor taught the proper way to eat each course of the meal. For example, it is most proper when eating soup to to raise one’s spoons just above the bowl until it stops dripping before bringing it to the mouth to eat. Simple lessons such as this one stress the importance of proper posture when eating to appear attentive and polished.

“What we learned during the Etiquette Dinner will be helpful out of the dining room too,” says Chris. “I absolutely expect to use some of these techniques during my next interview, or at a future internship. If you haven’t attended and Etiquette Dinner yet, I highly recommend you do!”

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NXT-ID, Inc., a biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announced Monday, September 29, that Vincent S. Miceli has been named the Company’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Miceli earned his BS in accounting from Quinnipiac University.

“Vin’s extensive experience with larger reporting companies will help us to develop appropriate internal controls and reporting systems as we look to rapidly scale the activities of NXT-ID,” said Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID. “His contribution to our structure will be invaluable in a rapidly growing company such as ours.”

Mr. Miceli has extensive hands on experience in financial and operational management and business leadership in both substantial private and public companies. Before joining NXT-ID, Inc., Miceli served more than seven years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of Panolam Industries International, Inc., a company which primarily designs, manufactures and distributes decorative and industrial laminates. Prior to that, Miceli was also the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller of Opticare Health Systems, Inc., a public company which provides integrated eye care services. He has held a variety of senior accounting positions at Amphenol Corporation and United Technologies, Inc.

 

 

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Vaatjie Primary School is located in Atlantis, a province approximately 30 minutes outside of Cape Town city center.

Vaatjie Primary School is located in Atlantis, a province approximately 30 minutes outside of Cape Town city center.

Andrew Larkins, a senior studying Entrepreneurship at Quinnipiac University,  has launched a crowdfunding campaign based on South Africa. The campaign is founded upon the guiding principle of the Tippy Toes Foundation.  That principle is the power of People Helping People. One of the foundation’s current goals is to raise $12,000 to build a new classroom for the 7th grade students at Vaatjie Primary School in Cape Town, South Africa. Andrew and other fellow students in Entrepreneurship and Small Business management are part of the endeavor.

Andrew is one of 12 Quinnipiac students who participated in an alternative winter break trip in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2014. The group of Quinnipiac students worked with the Tippy Toes Foundation to conduct a week long holiday camp for the students at Vaatjie Primary School. The camp included soccer and dance activities, but also focused on reinforcing the importance of education for the students because school is their best opportunity for a better future. An excerpt from Andrew’s journal about his experience after the first day of camp reads:

“The children stole my heart as soon as we arrived at the Vaatjie School. My stomach dropped; I was immediately touched. Their smiles and giggles were contagious. I was in one of the most impoverished regions that I have ever been to, and I could not have been happier. This was the true meaning of happiness: People Helping People.”

When Andrew returned from the trip, he felt obligated to continue his support to the students. Teaming up with four of his fellow Entrepreneurship classmates at Quinnipiac, they decided to brainstorm and figure out a way they could continue their outreach to Vaatjie. After skyping with Tamarin, the founder of Tippy Toes, she quickly replied to them with her proposal. Tamarin, in collaboration with the Vaatjie Principal, identified a new classroom as the biggest need. The team is confident that they can meet their goal and provided the 7th grade studenents in Vaatjie Primary School with a much needed classroom space.  For further information, please follow the link below:

The link to the Indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/people-helping-people–24#home

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International Business Student Yesim Memis

International Business Student Yesim Memis

Three international business undergraduate students presented their research at Quinnipiac University’s 2014 Sigma Xi Graduate and Undergraduate Student Poster Conference.

Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. There are nearly 60,000 Sigma Xi members in more than 100 countries around the world. Sigma Xi chapters, more than 500 total, can be found at colleges and universities, industrial research centers and government laboratories. The Society endeavors to encourage support of original work across the spectrum of science and technology and to promote an appreciation within society at large for the role research has played in human progress.

Yesim Memis’ research poster entitled “Effect of Culture, Infant Mortality Rate and Corruption on Economic Development” examined the national cultural dimensions of individuality and power distance along with the healthcare indicator, infant mortality, and government corruption in 91 countries. Her findings indicated that, while all four variables examined can significantly impact the economic development of a country, corruption had the most significant impact.

Christine Little and Alyssa Thomas’ poster entitled “Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility Between the United States and South Korea” examined the perceptions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in university students in the U.S. and South Korea. They found that although there were some differences between countries, the subjects of both countries responded favorably to CSR. fThe team’s findings indicated that CSR performance was necessary, considered it when purchasing and searching for employment, as well as found it important for industries to comply with CSR standards.

 

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