Dr. Thomas Aaron Associate Professor - Sport Business Management

Dr. Thomas C Aaron, Associate Professor, joined the Webber International University faculty as Chair of the Sport Business Management department in August 2002. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville, and his master’s and doctorate from Florida State University. His area of expertise is Sport Law and Risk Management. Dr. Aaron teaches at both the undergraduate (Introduction to Sport Management, Sport Business Administration, Legal Issues & Risk Management in Sport, Field Experience, and Sport Management Internship) and graduate (MBA 675 – Management and Leadership Theory in Sport) levels.

Dr. Aaron is a member of the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM), the Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport (FAHPERD), and the Sport & Recreation Law Association (SRLA). While regularly attending sport conferences such as the Athletic Business Conference (Orlando, Florida), and the Panhellenic Association of Sport Economists & Managers International Conference on the Economics, the Management, and the Marketing of Sports (Athens, Greece), he also has presented numerous times at the regional FAHPERD conferences and nationally at the Sport & Recreation Law Association conference in.

In addition to teaching a full course load, Dr. Aaron is also the faculty advisor to the WIU Sport Business Management Club. The purpose of this club is to get each member actively involved in the community, professional organizations, and the field of sport business management. Through projects, volunteer work, and community involvement members develop professional skills, networks, and a better understanding of the sport industry. An emphasis is placed on involvement, professionalism, and experiential learning to better prepare students interested in the field. Sport Business Management Club members raise thousands of dollars yearly to fund trips to conferences and job fairs, produce local and regional sporting events and give back to the community (YMCA, LIVESTRONG). Members have worked and interned with such organizations and events as Super Bowl XXXIX, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic, Nike, NASDAQ Open, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, IMG, Florida State Seminoles, Cleveland Indians, etc.

Dr. Aaron was born and raised in West Frankfort, Illinois. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida but also maintains a home in Babson Park near the University. He has also lived in Germany and enjoys traveling internationally. Some of his favorite locations/activities include: Edinburgh, Scotland, England, France, “Running of the Bulls” in Spain, traveling through the Sahara in North Africa, Venice, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Athens, Greece, and Moscow and Siberia in Russia. Hobbies include anything sport & fitness related including running, working-out, surfing/body boarding, skiing, tennis, beach volleyball, soccer, etc.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Webber International University Promotes Dr. Fred Fening to Full Professor

Babson Park, Florida Dr. Charles Shieh, Chief Academic Officer, has announced that Dr. Fred Fening has been promoted from the rank of Associate Professor to the rank of Professor. Fening joined the Webber Faculty in 2007. He was appointed the Leslie D. Reagin III Chair of Strategic Management in 2009. He was promoted to Associate […]

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Webber’s Dr. Elfie Farchmin Honored With NAIA Wally Schwartz F.A.R. of the Year

SAN DIEGO, CA. – The NAIA 76th Annual National Convention, featured in beautiful San Diego, California, had a different meaning for Webber International University this year. Dr. Elfie Farchmin, Faculty Athletics Representative for Webber, received the prestigious Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year Award. The NAIA, once a year, recognizes a Faculty Athletic […]

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Webber FBLA-PBL Chapter Places at State Competition

BABSON PARK, FL For Immediate Release During their Spring Break, nine Webber students chose to spend some of their vacation time at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Florida State Leadership Conference (SLC) in Orlando, FL. Esmeralda Fernandez, Logan Stewart, Joyce Caba, Carlos Rocha, Jordan Lively, David Szotkowski, Myusei Hagiwara, […]

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Webber International University Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Babson Park, Florida For Immediate Release Founded on April 6th, 1927 by financial guru, industrialist, and economist Roger Babson (who also founded Babson College in Massachusetts), Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida will be celebrating its 90th anniversary on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at noon with an open to the public picnic lunch. Babson, […]

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Darren Richie Joins Webber International University as Director of Athletics

Babson Park, Florida Mr. Darren Richie has joined Webber International University as its Director of Athletics. Richie last served at Colorado Christian University. During his nearly ten-year tenure there as Director of Athletics, Mr. Richie raised over 3 million dollars for the athletics department, and led CCU to four RMAC Sportsmanship Cup wins, appearances in […]

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Webber Students Advance to Florida’s State PBL Competition

On January 21st, nine Webber students traveled to Valencia College East campus for District Competitions for Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda. The students competed in 23 different academic events. Each and every student successfully competed and earned the right to compete in the Florida State competition, which will be held March […]

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Webber International University’s Accreditation Reaffirmed!

Babson Park, Florida Following a multi-year review period including an exhaustive self-study, the review and verification of thousands of pages of documentation, and comprehensive on-site review visits to the University’s campuses (located 550 miles apart), at its annual meeting in Atlanta on Monday, December 5th, 2016 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on […]

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Webber International University Announces Tuition Freeze for 17/18 School Year

Like most colleges and universities, operating costs at Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida are skyrocketing.  Health insurance premiums have doubled.  From eggs to toilet paper, electricity to milk, costs are up across the board.  You name it and the price has likely gone up.  And, most schools, Webber included, have had little choice […]

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Webber International University Welcomes ITT Students

Webber International University, Babson Park, Florida, announced today that it would make special efforts to welcome displaced ITT students into the University.   “We realize that most of these students got caught mid-education,” said Dr. Keith Wade, President & CEO of Webber International University.  “Our goal is to take as many of their credits, and […]

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Webber Places in National FBLA-PBL Competition

Webber International University PBL Sigma Chi Chapter Places in National Competitions of Business Knowledge and Skills Babson Park, Florida For Immediate Release Having made strong showings at the State competition, two International University students placed in the top ten at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference held last week in Atlanta. These competitions test student knowledge […]

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Webber International University Earns NAIA Champions of Character 5-Star Rating

BABSON PARK, Fla. – Webber International Athletics was bestowed a 5-Star Champions of Character rating for the 2014-15 season, by the NAIA Thursday morning. The Champions of Character initiative provides training for student-athletes and professional development for coaches and staff. The values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership are put into play and accounted […]

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Webber named a “Best in the Southeast” college by The Princeton Review

WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY NAMED “A BEST IN THE SOUTHEAST” COLLEGE BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW ON ITS WEBSITE FEATURE: “2016 BEST COLLEGES: REGION BY REGION” Webber International University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The well-known education services company lists the college among its “Best in the Southeast” recommended schools […]

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