The Hull College of Business honored its MBA graduates with a celebration featuring in-person dining and guest speakers.
As the cohort concluded studies with the final exam of their final class, they gathered in the atrium of Allgood Hall on Wed., June 30.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Gene Fisher, chief of pediatric critical care at the Medical College of Georgia, who earned his MBA from the Hull College in December 2019. After reminiscing about spreadsheets and working with classmates, Fisher spoke about servant leadership.
“The fact that leadership is a skill that can be learned rather than born into, I think this is a truth that is woefully underappreciated,” Fisher said.
He said he is now working with colleagues in establishing foundations of leadership courses on the health sciences campus. “I want everyone to benefit from the leadership lessons that we’re able to learn as Hull MBA students.”
Hull College of Business Dean Richard Franza said the college appreciated the investment of all of the MBA students.
“Whatever happens from here on, we should all be proud,” said Dr. Ryan Bloomquist, the class speaker. “We can’t ever lose the fact that we have an MBA now.”
Bloomquist thanked his classmates for the experience, saying he was amazed at how quickly that they all became a team.
Everyone came into the program for different reasons, different stages in their career, and different walks of life, he said, but they all had the same reason for pursuing the master’s degree – a desire to grow.