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(Babson Park, Fla.)    Webber International University’s Director of Athletics, Bill Heath, has announced that current student-athlete, Rachel Fredrick, has been awarded the NAIA Dr. Leroy Walker Champions of Character Award for The Sun Conference. Fredrick, a two year starter for the Lady Warriors Cross Country and Track and Field teams, has currently earned a 3.50 grade point average, on a 4.0 scale. A junior, academically, Fredrick is seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

The Dr. Leroy Walker Champions of Character Award for student-athletes is one of the most prestigious awards in the NAIA and was created in association with the National Sports Foundation, a group of sports organizations that promote and recognize sportsmanship. Dr. Walker was a former president of the NAIA and president emeritus of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The award honors outstanding student-athletes for their academics, athletics, leadership and dedication to living the core values of Champions of Character.

The criteria for this award are: 1) Must be a student-athlete at a NAIA member institution. 2) Must be at least a junior academic status at the nominating institution at the time of the nomination. 3) Must be outstanding in academic achievement, campus and community leadership, embraces the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character, and athletic achievement. The winner of the Dr. Leroy Walker Champions of Character Award, for The Sun Conference, is the conference’s automatic nominee for the NAIA National Award.

Fredrick will be entering her senior year this fall. Fredrick currently holds the indoor and outdoor record for the high jump at Webber. She has been the runner up in the high jump the past two years at The Sun Conference Track and Field Championships. She has been on the Academic Dean’s List in 2013-2015. This year, Fredrick was the recipient of The Jaffe/Tilchin Champions of Character Award for The Sun Conference in Track and Field.

“Rachel Fredrick is a hard working individual who is caring and very diligent in her school work and on the track team,” stated teammate, Kathi Whitfield. “Ms. Fredrick is the true definition of a student-athlete while attending Webber International University,” added Whitfield.

According to head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach, James Simpson, “Rachel has become a leader on and off the track, she leads by example and I’m so lucky to have her as part of this team, as she is such and inspiration to all of our incoming freshman and current teammates.”

Congratulations Lady Warrior Rachel Fredrick on being named the Dr. Leroy Walker Champions of Character Award Winner for The Sun Conference.

Webber will host their Fall MBA Orientation on Thursday, August 13 from 6pm-8pm in the Rex R. Yentes Conference Center. The purpose of the orientation is to provide incoming students with the knowledge to excel academically and professionally in the Webber MBA program and beyond. The Orientation will allow students to network with peers, faculty, staff, and set the stage for their future success at Webber. All incoming Fall 2015 MBA students are required to attend the Orientation, as it will provide them with necessary knowledge about the program and the following important information:

  • Fall Class Schedule
  • Setup and access of webber.edu email
  • Receive a plan sheet for their selected program concentration
  • Learn about program coursework and the practicum
  • Business Office information
  • Financial Aid information
  • Textbook information
  • Pick up a hard copy of the Student Handbook
  • Parking Decal information
  • Student I.D.

Please contact leoness@webber.edu if you have any questions about the MBA Orientation. Fall classes are scheduled to begin on Monday, August 17th.

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From Left to Right: Scarlett Hrusecky, Caitlin McGlynn, Carlos Rocha, Ruby Fernandez, Logan Stewart

Babson Park, Florida—More than 1,600 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to the Windy City to Step Up to the Challenge as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), held its PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago on June 24–27, 2015. Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.

Ruby Fernandez & Carlos Rocha from Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 27. The team of two competed in Business Law, which included an objective exam as well as a case study component. Webber’s Scarlett Hrusecky competed in Management Concepts, Caitlin McGlynn competed in Project Management Concepts, and Logan Stewart competed in Cost Accounting.

“This was my second National Conference, and it was amazing. PBL has given me opportunities and experiences I would not seek out on my own. The multiple-choice section of the Business Law event was much easier for me. Having a partner was an advantage because there were many things Carlos knew that I was unsure of and vice versa. I was very nervous about the case study presentation but we got in there and did well enough for a National 3rd place,” said Webber International University senior, Ruby Fernandez.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.

About FBLA-PBL, Inc.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the largest and oldest student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.

 

 

PBLThe Phi Beta Lambda FBLA/ФβΛ Nationals will be held this week from June 24th to June 28th in Chicago, Illinois. Five Webber students and Assistant PBL Advisor, Stephanie Leone will be traveling to the Phi Beta Lambda FBLA/ФβΛ National Competitions. These students qualified for nationals at the Phi Beta Lambda FBLA/ФβΛ State Leadership Conference that was held in Orlando, Florida back in March 2015. Logan Stewart will be competing in Cost Accounting, which is a combination of cost accounting skill presentations along with an objective exam. Carlos Rocha and Ruby Fernandez will be competing as a team in the Business Law event. The Business Law event will include an objective exam as well as a case component. Scarlett Hrusecky will be competing in Management Concepts and Caitlin McGlynn will be competing in Project Management concepts.

Good luck to all Webber students competing at PBL Nationals!

 

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BABSON PARK, Fla. – The Webber International Athletic Department has released the ticket prices for the 2015 Warriors football season. Season tickets sales will begin on June 1, 2015. Individual game tickets will be offered, beginning on August 1, 2015.

The cost of reserved seating season tickets for adults will be $50.00 for the entire six game home schedule. Senior citizens (62 and older) and youth (12 and under), will be able to purchase reserved season tickets for $30.00 for the six home games. Remember, all reserved seating sales begin on June 1, 2015.

For more information regarding Webber football ticket sales, please contact Jay Culver, Ticket Manager, at 863-638-2947.

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Deborah Backus

BABSON PARK, Fla. – The Webber International University Men’s Golf team has competed in the Annual Marine Corps Intercollegiate Golf Tournament since 1986. This is one of the most prestigious small college tournaments in the nation, and it is held at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina.

Through all the years of participating in this tournament, the Warriors’ golf team has made numerous friends and is always one of the favorite teams of the base personnel.

One of their good friends, Deborah Backus, recently passed away. Debbie was the Pro Shop Manager at the Paradise Point Golf Course, located on the base. Deborah’s father, Jerry Bunting, was often paired as a Marine liaison, with Webber golfers. Mr. Bunting is a retired Marine. The Webber golfers and coaches established a special friendship with Debbie and Jerry over the years.

To honor Deborah Backus, Webber golf coach and her team graciously purchased an engraved brick and placed it in the Webber Brick Plaza as an everlasting memory. On behalf of the Webber International University Golf Team, Matt Yentes and several players presented the brick to Debbie’s father, Jerry. Jerry and his daughter, Denise Curtis, traveled to Webber to attend the brick dedication ceremony.

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The Men’s & Women’s Golf Team Honors Deborah Backus

 

“On behalf of our Webber golf team, we appreciate the respect and love we have received from Debbie and Jerry through the years,” stated Coach Nancy Nichols. “Her memory will live forever at Webber International University,” added Nichols.

Webber International University will be hosting six early testing and registration dates over Summer 2015. These dates will give incoming students that have already been accepted the opportunity to take the University placement test and register for classes early. While students are testing in LAB A & B, the Financial Aid Office, Insurance Specialist, and Admissions Office will be available for parents to ask questions. Advising and registration for courses will take place after testing is completed. Students will also have the opportunity to view housing options, obtain student ID’s, and enjoy lunch.

Summer 2015 Early Testing & Registration Dates:

Saturday, May 9th
Thursday, May 21st
Thursday, June 4th
Thursday, June 18th
Thursday, July 9th
Thursday, July 23rd

Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@webber.edu to determine if you are eligible to attend an Early Testing & Registration date.

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!

CONCERT TO BENEFIT SANDY’S MUSICGIRL SCHOLARSHIP

Featuring Emi Sunshine

This Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm tickets sold at the gate

Adults: $10.00

Children (12 & Under): $5.00

(Gates will open at 2:30 pm)

Webber International University
1201 North Scenic Highway
Babson Park, Florida 33827
Fore more information please visit: http://www.sandyridgemusicfest.com/

 

Baseball

BABSON PARK, Fla. – Three student-athletes from Webber International University were selected as members of The Sun Conference All-Academic Baseball Team for 2015. Pictured above, the players are (from left to right): Adam Jenkins, Trevor Jones, and Cody Warren.

In order to be selected for the Conference All-Academic Team, student-athletes have to be enrolled in their institution for two full semesters and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Adam Jenkins is a sophomore from Heath, Ohio. He is a left handed pitcher for the Warriors and is majoring in Sports Business Management.

Trevor Jones, a junior, is from Orlando, FL, and he is majoring in Marketing. Jones is a right handed pitcher for the Warriors.

Cody Warren is a senior from Winter Park, FL. He plays in the outfield for the Warriors and his major is Sports Business Management.

“These three young men are true student-athletes as they are very diligent in their preparations and responsibilities on the playing field, but in the classroom are the same way in wanting to learn and prepare for their future careers in the business world,” said Coach Brad Neithammer. “I am proud of them,” added Neithammer.

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Webber International University held its 12th Annual Academic Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in the Rex R. Yentes Conference Center from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Faculty, staff, friends and relatives were present to salute the students and faculty being honored.

Seniors earning a place on the Dean’s List were: Dammers, Kamilah, Dancy, Gerlinde, Dexter, Nicole, Etorena, Tomas, Ibanez, Jorge, Isaksson, Claes, Jones, Trevor, Nguyen, Chung, Pan, LuLu, Perine, DeVante, Reddin, Gregory, Sandoval G, Laura, Schat, Alida, Schumm, Sabrina, Steeb, David, Trujillo, Baylin, Wach, Felix, Warren, Cody, and Zhang, Hao.

Earning a place on Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges were: Crawley, Verity, Dammers, Kamilah, Dexter, Nicole, Etorena, Tomas, Felipe, Andrew, Friedman, Phillip, Hamil, Jennifer. Hancock, Raymond, Henning, Patricio, Huyler, Krystal, Ibanez, Jorge, Isaksson, Claes, Kugelstadt, Rachel, Pan, LuLu, Reddin, Gregory, Reed, Haley, Steeb, David, Schumm, Sabrina, Snedden, Stuart, Trujillo, Baylin, Warren, Cody, and Winsby, Stuart.

Phil Beta Lamba Florida State winners were:
Fernandez, Ruby – 2nd place Business Law (team member with Carlos Rocha)
Hrusecky, Scarlett – 3rd place Management Concepts
McGlynn, Caitlin – 3rd place Project Management Concepts
Rocha, Carlos – 2nd place Business Law (team member with Ruby Fernandez)
Stewart, Logan – 2nd place Cost Accounting

These five students will go forth to compete in the Phi Beta Lambda FBLA/ФβΛ Nationals being held in Chicago June 24th through the 28th.

Amongst the students being honored were several faculty members. Two faculty members were recognized for their long-standing careers in higher education teaching at Webber, Dr. John Schwarze and Mr. Karl Gould. Dr. Schwarze taught Marketing at Webber for 9 years and Mr. Gould taught Science for 11 years.

There were four categories of awards to recognize current full-time faculty members. These included:
Outstanding Teaching Award, Outstanding New Faculty Award, Service Award, and the Publication Award. Recipients included Dr. Elfie Farchmin for the Outstanding Teaching Award, Dr. Tom Aaron for the Service Award, Dr. Peter Barone for the Outstanding New Faculty Award, and Dr. Fred Fening for the Publication Award.

Congratulations to all students and faculty members!

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  BABSON PARK, Fla. – The Webber International Athletic Department has released the ticket prices for the 2015 Warriors football season. Season tickets sales will begin on June 1, 2015. Individual game tickets will be offered, beginning on August 1, 2015. The cost of reserved seating season tickets for adults will be $50.00 for the […]

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Brick Dedication At Webber International Honors A Friend

BABSON PARK, Fla. – The Webber International University Men’s Golf team has competed in the Annual Marine Corps Intercollegiate Golf Tournament since 1986. This is one of the most prestigious small college tournaments in the nation, and it is held at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina. Through all the years of […]

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The Sandy Ridge Music Fest

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND! CONCERT TO BENEFIT SANDY’S MUSICGIRL SCHOLARSHIP Featuring Emi Sunshine This Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm tickets sold at the gate Adults: $10.00 Children (12 & Under): $5.00 (Gates will open at 2:30 pm) Webber International University 1201 North Scenic Highway Babson Park, Florida 33827 Fore […]

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BABSON PARK, Fla. – Three student-athletes from Webber International University were selected as members of The Sun Conference All-Academic Baseball Team for 2015. Pictured above, the players are (from left to right): Adam Jenkins, Trevor Jones, and Cody Warren. In order to be selected for the Conference All-Academic Team, student-athletes have to be enrolled in […]

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  Webber International University held its 12th Annual Academic Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 in the Rex R. Yentes Conference Center from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Faculty, staff, friends and relatives were present to salute the students and faculty being honored. Seniors earning a place on the Dean’s List were: Dammers, Kamilah, Dancy, Gerlinde, Dexter, Nicole, […]

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