October 2016

The Seventh Annual Business Leaders Forum (BLF)

The BLF was held September 29 and brought together members of VSB Advisory Councils, faculty, staff and students for a day of learning and networking. This year's theme, Cyber Risk: Protecting You and Your Business, highlighted the challenges associated with cyber security, provided insights on how to mitigate cyber security risks, and attracted 235 attendees—the most ever!

General Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and CIA, delivered the Forum’s keynote address. Hayden highlighted the fact that the best defense for today’s CEOs is knowing what your enemies are up to before they know you know it.

Elizabeth T. Mazzeo ’81 VSB, P ’13, ’16 Receives Bartley Medallion

University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, '75 CLAS; Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, Provost; and Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, The Helen and William O'Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business presented Elizabeth T. Mazzeo '81 VSB, P '13, '16 with The Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion. The Bartley Medallion is awarded annually to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers while also demonstrating extraordinary service to their communities and to VSB.

VSB Honors Kevin M. Curley ’80 VSB with Dedication of the New Kevin M. Curley Family Exchange

On September 28, VSB hosted a celebration to officially dedicate the new Kevin M. Curley Family Exchange and thank the Curley family for their generous $2.5 million gift. Alumnus Kevin M. Curley ’80 VSB—Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Curley Financial Group LLC—supported renovations to The Exchange, a popular dining and gathering space for the Villanova community in Bartley Hall, which now provides a multi-functional, professional and communal environment for students, faculty and staff to use for work and study, meetings, gathering, and dining.

VSB Launches Inspiring Minds Podcast

VSB recently launched a new podcast series: Inspiring Minds. In each episode, a VSB student interviews a different VSB faculty member discussing recent research projects that range across a variety of topics. Inspiring Minds is currently available for streaming on SoundCloud, iTunes and on VSB’s website under the Faculty section.

VSB Connect: An Alumni Showcase

Harness the power of the VSB community by using VSB Connect to network with alumni, learn from their experiences and tell your own story. Connect today!

Thursday, November 3
6 - 8 p.m.
Villanova Women's Professional Network Presents "Business Beyond Bias"
Wednesday, November 2
12 p.m.
MBA Virtual Information Session
Saturday, January 28
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VU Women in Tech
The second annual VU Women in Tech conference will highlight opportunities for women in technology. The conference is free, but seats are limited.

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