Business Honors Program
The Business Honors Program cohorts (Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses) participated
in our annual Business Honors Program Leadership and Ethics retreat, which took place
at USF’s Bellini Talent Center on February 3, 2023. The business honors students were
able to develop skills and knowledge about how to be ethical leaders in the business
world today and completed team building exercises. Also, students learned about the
Emotional Intelligence. The retreat was a memorable learning experience. Many thanks
to the Bellini Talent Center, the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, and
to Russell Clayton for his talk on Emotional Intelligence.
New Graduate Assistant
Shivangi Chauhan is a graduate student in the Muma College of Business who is currently
pursuing a Master of Science in Marketing. Prior to serving as the graduate assistant
for the Business Honors Program she was a marketing professional working in the information
technologies and services industry. Shivangi has experience in campaign management,
content management, brand management, digital marketing and stakeholder management.
Her hobbies include kayaking, baking, and travelling. She is a pet lover and has
a dog in her home country of India.
The freshman and junior Business Honors Program cohorts recently participated in our
annual Business Honors Program Leadership and Ethics retreat, which took place at
our Muma College of Business on February 4, 2022. The retreat is something the students
attend as a freshman to allow them to bond with students from other cohorts as well
as develop skills and knowledge about how to be ethical leaders in the business world
today. Often "ethics" can be a difficult concept to define, and the Business Honors
Program wants to make sure that when our students graduate, that they can understand
and practice honest and ethical business practices to be the best leaders possible.
We also use the retreat as an opportunity for other cohort students to act as mentors
towards the freshman cohort and allow them to complete team-building activities that
strengthen the program as a whole. All in all, the retreat was a memorable bonding
experience, and we can't wait to take the incoming 2022 students on their first Leadership
and Ethics retreat next year!
New Graduate Assistant
Andrew Hope is a graduate student the Vinik Sport and Entertainment Management MBA
Program within the Muma College of Business at USF. A graduate of University of Florida
with a degree in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, Andrew has previous professional
relationships spanning both finance with Northwestern Mutual and business analytics
with the University of Florida Athletic Department. Outside of academic and career
responsibilities, Andrew is an avid sports fanatic and enjoys traveling and playing
basketball with friends. We are happy to welcome Andrew to the Business Honors Program
Three Business Honors Program Students Recognized in the Muma College of Business 25 Under 25
Juanita Morales is a senior majoring in Global Business with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in economics, also working toward a certificate in Visualization and Design. After studying in South Korea for an Academic Year through a Department of State scholarship, she has achieved a high professional level of fluency in Korean. Also, with her interest in global issues, she conducted undergraduate research on the effects of Corporate Social Responsibility on third world countries. Currently, Juanita is a Marketing Development Intern at Raymond James Financial and a Student Assistant at the Department of Communication. She also holds various leadership positions across different university organizations, such as being the Marketing Coordinator for Data Science at USF and the Marketing chair for the business professional fraternity, Phi Chi Theta.
Katelyn Payne is a Business Honors student double majoring in Business Advertising and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. Payne has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her coursework and is currently the Resident Assistant for the Zimmerman Advertising Program Living Learning Community. Payne led her Business Honors Program cohort’s service project in 2019, benefiting families at Mort Elementary School and The Spring of Tampa Bay.
Madyson Winters is entering her senior year at the University of South Florida with a 4.0 grade point average. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and plans to stay in the city for her future career. She is currently pursuing a Business Advertising degree, and she is part of the Zimmerman Advertising Program. Along with her academics, Madyson has gotten involved in many organizations on campus that included leadership positions and community outreach. She is one of twenty students chosen for the prestigious Business Honors Program where she completes rigorous coursework, community service projects, and a thesis. Her plans are to write her thesis about how the NFL can be safer and reduce long-term injuries. In addition, she serves as the first female president of Phi Chi Theta, a national co-ed business fraternity, where she leads over fifty members to pursue excellence based on professional, philanthropic, and social events. Madyson is also a Muma Student Ambassador where she meets prospective business students and enhances their knowledge about the college. After graduating, Madyson’s goal is to get accepted into the Vinik Sports and Entertainment Management Program and obtain a career at a major league sports team in Tampa.
New Graduate Assistant
Marissa DeBlasie is the Graduate Assistant for the Business Honors Program. She has earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a concentration in Sales and is currently pursuing her MBA from the Muma College of Business. Prior to joining USF, she has worked for IQPC Exchange as a Delegate Acquisition Representative. She looks forward to being a part of her students’ success and growth in their journey through college.
The following students have met the graduation requirements of BHP. Congratulations on finishing your thesis!
Huong Le, Grace Hutchcraft, Holly Lippman, Derek Botts, Dylan MacFarquhar, Ryan Burton, and Julianne Woodard!
Two Business Honors students were selected for the Top 25 Under 25 competition. Jessica Senatus and Tyler Schulman submitted personal statements that were judged on scholarship, professional development, leadership and community/campus service. Both students highlighted their activities in the Business Honors Program.
The freshman and junior Business Honors Program cohorts recently participated in our annual Business Honors Program Leadership and Ethics retreat, which took place at our Muma College of Business on January 31, 2020. The retreat is something the students attend as a freshman and then again as juniors to allow them to bond with students from other cohorts as well as develop skills and knowledge about how to be ethical leaders in the business world today. Often "ethics" can be a difficult concept to define, and the Business Honors Program wants to make sure that when our students graduate, that they can understand and practice honest and ethical business practices to be the best leaders possible. We also use the retreat as an opportunity for the juniors to act as mentors towards the freshman cohort and allow them to complete team-building activities that strengthen the program as a whole. All in all, the retreat was a memorable bonding experience, and we can't wait to take the incoming 2020 on their first Leadership and Ethics retreat next year!
Cohort 2019 with their service projects helped Mort Elementary and The Spring of Tampa Bay and organized a Beach Clean-up Day in Pinellas County.
Dana Jacobs, Vice President of Institutional Equity and Middle Market Sales at Raymond James and alumni of Muma College of Business, shared her career path experience with Business Honors Program classes. Students learned the importance of seeing an interview as a conversation and tips on what skills corporate firms looks for when hiring.
2019 Exceptional Ethical Scholarships Winners - June 10, 2019
The Business Honors Exceptional Ethical Scholars Award is one of the most prestigious awards for Business Honors Students. The award recognizes academic excellence, leadership, ethical and societal achievements. We are pleased to announce the winners of 2019 Exceptional Ethical Scholarships:
- Cohort 2017 (Sophomore) – Tyler Schulman
- Cohort 2016 (Junior) – Cleon Wilson
- Cohort 2015 (Senior) – Kelsey Letko
The Business Honors Exceptional Ethical Scholars Award is sponsored by the Dean of the Muma College of Business and awards $2,500 each year to one exceptional continuing Business Honors student in each cohort.
The students had to submit a completed Business Honors Exceptional Ethical Scholars Award Application form, current resume, two letters of recommendations from USF faculty or corporate mentor, and a 500-word essay describing how they would approach an ethical dilemma that can occurred in the workplace.