April 23, 2013
On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Tobin students,
faculty and administrators gathered in Bent Hall on the Queens
Campus to celebrate the induction of 26 students into Sigma Iota
Epsilon, the honorary and professional management fraternity of the
Academy of Management.
Dr. John Angelidis, chairperson and professor of management, gave
the opening remarks. Dr. Victoria Shoaf offered the dean’s address.
Faculty members Drs. Patrick J. Lyons, Ingrid Fray, Niall C.
Hegarty and Brenda Massetti read the ritual of Sigma Iota
This year’s faculty honoree was Dr. Abraham Stefanidis, assistant
professor of management. Stefanidis earned his Ph.D. from the
Athens University of Economics and Business in Athens, Greece. In
2008, he was a European Commission Marie Curie Research Fellow at
the Sabanci School of Management in Istanbul, Turkey, and in 2011
he received the Emerald Publishing/ EMRBI Business Research Award
for Emerging Researchers. Dr. Stefanidis’ research is in the area
of International Management.
St. Claire Gerald, founder and president of Harambee Solutions,
served as the keynote speaker. Mr. Gerald began his career in
finance, managing accounts and expense payables for major retailers
in New York including Brooks Brothers before moving on to director
of supply chain management for Foot Locker, Inc. He currently
serves on the board of advisors for the Peter J. Tobin School of
Business, the board of directors for the Uncommon Schools in New
York City and the board of directors for the New York City-Long
Island chapter of APICS. He is also an adjunct professor at St.
John’s University and is an instructor for APICS – The Association
for Operations Management and ISM (Institute for Supply Management)
in the Tri-state area.
About Sigma Iota Epsilon
Sigma Iota Epsilon encourages and recognizes scholastic excellence
and promotes cooperation between the academic and practical aspects
of management. The organization also aims to stimulate interest and
achievement in the field and gain recognition of the contribution
and value of scholastic achievement in the management
About the Peter J. Tobin College of Business
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business has provided a high-quality
business education for over eighty years, offering individuals from
throughout the world the opportunity to study in New York’s dynamic
business environment. The innovative curriculum emphasizes an
analytic and hands-on understanding of business practice that
prepares graduates to excel in today’s global marketplace.
For additional information about the Peter J. Tobin College of
Business, please contact Asia Hauter at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
us at www.stjohns.edu/tobin.