Greetings Hull Alumni and Friends

Happy New Year, and welcome to the January issue of Inside Hull! I hope you had a great holiday season, and I hope the first month of the new year has been a good one for you. The spring semester of 2023 is off to a fast start as our students began classes on Jan. 9, and we welcomed our newest MBA cohort, which included our largest-ever contingent of dental students enrolled in the joint DMD/MBA program. You can read about our welcome reception for our new MBA students in this issue.

We introduce you to our new Hull Ambassadors, among our best and brightest undergraduates, who will represent the college at events and in the local business community. On the faculty/administrator side, you will read about how our Associate Dean and Professor of Economics, Dr. Mark Thompson, contributed to Georgia Trend magazine, ranking Georgia’s hospitals. We also introduce you to one of our successful alumni, Summer Bell, and one of our longest serving and committed Advisory Board members, Greg Van Bladel, whose son is a freshman accounting major in the Hull College.

We look forward to providing you updates during the rest of the semester on events such as our Business Showcases and Connections, our CEO Series, our Case Competition, and Beta Gamma Sigma induction. You can see we have a busy semester ahead of us.

Thanks for your ongoing support, and Go Jags!

Richard (Rick) M. Franza, Ph.D.


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