October 2020
Vol. VII Issue 1
Dean's Message
Welcome to the Rohrer Review!
Like so many of you, over the past six months the students, faculty and staff of the Rohrer College of Business (RCB) discovered a level of agility and grit that we never knew existed. From the moment we pivoted to fully online course delivery at the end of March until now, our pace hasn't slowed.

Our faculty worked tirelessly over the summer to prepare for a fall semester with many unknowns, including the strong possibility that we would need to flex between in-person and online course delivery at a moment’s notice depending on the progression of the pandemic. As we moved into the fall, flexibility has indeed been the watchword. Yet, despite constant change, the faculty and staff have persevered, consistently keeping the needs our students front and center. 
Through it all we’ve remained focused on our mission to empower our students to achieve sustainable careers through a focus on real-world immersion, entrepreneurial thinking, and responsible leadership, supported by relevant faculty research and excellence in teaching. The articles that follow represent a selection of RCB initiatives and accomplishments since March which demonstrate that commitment in action.
Rowan faculty help educators around the world convert classes online

The COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly and dramatically changed the nature of teaching, at least for the foreseeable future. Faculty from all disciplines and at all levels are, by necessity, converting to online course delivery, often without formal training or experience in online learning.

To help faculty across the U.S. and around the world adapt in the short term, Professor Eric Liguori in Rowan’s Rohrer College of Business, and Associate Professor Cheryl Bodnar, in the Department of Experiential Engineering Education (ExEEd) in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, have joined colleagues from other institutions in a series of webinars and podcasts to share expertise in online course conversion.
RCB alumnus "Quarantunes" on Instagram for N.Y. charities

Like much of America, Rowan alumnus Michael Fuller is stuck at home, riding out the quarantine online.

Unlike most of America, the longtime guitarist has turned to Instagram to not only stay connected with family and friends but to help those who are helping others in and around his adopted neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

By day a digital marketing professional, Fuller ’11 and some of his musical friends launched a weekly Instagram Live program at night called “Quarantunes” in which they play music, post a virtual “tip jar,” and donate its proceeds to such organizations as the Food Bank for New York City and Citymeals on Wheels.
“Futures” recycling plan by Earth & Environment and RCB faculty could revolutionize the industry

A new study by faculty from Rowan University’s School of Earth & Environment and Rohrer College of Business (RCB) could literally move recycling into the future.

The study, headed by Dr. Jordan P. Howell (who holds appointments in both Earth & Environment and the RCB), Dr. Jordan Moore (RCB) and Dr. Daniel Folkinshteyn (RCB), proposes the creation of a “futures” market for recycled material that would guarantee to manufacturers, who might incorporate recycled metal, plastic and paper into new items, that they are of the highest quality.
Summer program prepares business students for job market even in a pandemic

Students from the William G. Rohrer College of Business this summer took a crash course in launching their career even in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and severe economic downturn.

Headed by Amie Ryno and Elisabeth Parker in the college’s Rohrer Center for Professional Development, the ten-week program provided students real world know-how, such as experience using LinkedIn Learning, Bloomberg Market Concepts, Salesforce and Google Analytics to name a few, as well as a professional certification with those and other marquee business products for their resume.
Survivor of two wars, a top RCB student starts spice shop and heads to grad school

Before she was even a teenager, Malicka Barro saw more hardship in her homeland than most people will see in a lifetime.

Born and raised in Ivory Coast, a French-speaking nation in southern West Africa, Barro lived through a period in which her nation, a major producer of coffee and cocoa, twice descended into civil war.

At 13, Barro’s father, then an analyst for the United Nations, moved most of her family to New Jersey and settled them in Burlington County where Barro started life anew, excited but unable to speak even rudimentary English.
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