Happy New Year to you and yours! I always find the beginning of each new semester to be exciting and full of promises. This spring semester is no exception, as all of us in the College of Business and Innovation bring our positive, energetic attitude to this new adventure. I trust you have some meaningful items on your own agenda for 2018, and that you are already taking the steps you need to re-energize yourself for a remarkable year.
COBI is heading in an extremely exciting direction, and everyone here is totally focused on student success. I am continually inspired by our students who are not only committed to building amazing futures, but also proactively serving our community and others, such as through their leadership efforts in the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack, which you can read about in this issue.
Furthermore, I appreciate and applaud the immense support we receive from the business community. We welcome your continued visits to our classrooms, your participation in our job fairs (the next one is February 9), your sponsorship of our events and everything else you do to guide, inspire and help our students. We can never thank you enough.
Speaking of thanks, our appreciation is endless for our devoted alumni, thousands of people across Northwest Ohio, the United States and, yes, around the world. Your professional lives vividly tell the story of what a COBI business degree can help produce. Your interest in our activities (mark your calendar now for the Celebrity Wait Night on May 21, 2018 at Ciao) and support of our students is remarkable. Know that you are always welcomed here!
Make it a great semester and a fantastic year! May you personally encounter success and happiness in 2018!
Inspire. Transform. Empower. Achieve
Hassan R. HassabElnaby, PhD