The University of Findlay will hold its fourth annual Winter College on March 1, 2017, in Naples, Florida. Hosted by University Trustee Don Manley and his wife Karen, Winter College has become an annual tradition designed to bring alumni, parents and friends of the University together. This year’s speakers will offer insights and knowledge based on experiences around the world. Speakers include Louann Cummings, a Fulbright Scholar from the University’s College of Business, Louis Stulman, an expert on the Old Testament, and 2016 graduate Shelby True, who completed an internship at a wildlife park.
Louann Cummings, DM, CPA, professor of business and director of assessment and accreditation will present “Back to the Future…Not Your Father’s Vietnam.” Her presentation will include her observations of today’s evolving and dynamic Vietnam, as experienced while serving as a Fulbright Scholar in Hanoi. She worked at the International School of Management and Economics at the National Economics University, an area that has played a key role in fostering the growth of the University as a leading institution in the disciplines of economics and business development. Cummings earned her Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Business Administration in management and international relations from the University of Toledo.
“Jeremiah was a Bullfrog,” presented by Louis Stulman, Ph.D., professor of religion at UF, will offer lessons from the prophet Jeremiah in terms of life today. Stulman is an Old Testament expert, particularly regarding the Book of Jeremiah and other biblical prophets, having authored numerous books and articles on those topics. His contributions on trauma, suffering and war have greatly contextualized and informed the understanding of hope and resilience pertaining to contemporary global upheavals. Stulman earned his master’s degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Hebrew Bible from Drew University. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature and was the 2014-15 president of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society.
Shelby True ’16 will share her experiences as an intern for Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Arizona. Her presentation, titled “Kissing Giraffes and Befriending Large Mammals,” will recount up close and personal encounters with tigers, rhinos, giraffes and more. True completed her bachelor’s degree at UF with a major in animal science and minors in international business and business management.
At the event, President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., will also share updates about the University of Findlay. Guests may register to attend online or contact the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at 419-434-4516. This is one of three UF events occurring in the Florida region. More information about upcoming events is available at www.findlay.edu/events.