Remembering Crummer Commencement 2014

Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business reports 98% graduation rate and Dean McAllaster ends his tenure.

The Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business announces a 98 percent graduation rate for the full-time MBA Class of 2014, the last commencement group under Dean Craig McAllaster’s tenure.

McAllaster joined Rollins in 1994 and is the longest-serving dean in the history of Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business. His tenure as dean was marked by many accomplishments, such as seeing the college through the largest recession, adding a blended courses method to the curriculum, and raising the Crummer profile through national rankings. McAllaster will end his tenure as dean with the most impressive year for rankings in the MBA program’s history.

The school credits its graduation success to its collaborative learning environment, through hands-on learning and experiences with top business leaders from around Florida and around the world. The small class environment, access to distinguished faculty, and network of alumni ensure students have world-class skills, resources, and connections to lead for life.

“We are committed to our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, ensuring that our MBAs succeed while pursuing their degree and after,” McAllaster says. “We are very proud of our students and graduating class. My time as dean has been so rewarding and even though my role will change, you can still find me in the halls of Crummer.”

The Rollins MBA commencement ceremony was held on May 3, 2014, and 134 students walked. This year’s featured keynote speaker was Maynard Webb, chairman of the board for Yahoo! Inc. “There’s so much to do and so much the world needs, you have an obligation to make an impact,” Webb said during his speech. “You are the ones who will change the way the world works. You are a stone’s throw from your future. I can’t wait to see the ripples you create.”