March 26, 2010
TALLHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University College of Business will honor legendary basketball coach Hugh Durham, retail magnet Bob Mang and international entrepreneur Harry Sargeant III as they are inducted into the College of Business Hall of Fame.
Selected for embodying the qualities that make the College of Business at Florida State an extraordinary place to learn and grow, Durham, Mang and Sargeant will join 20 other COB Hall of Fame recipients as they are inducted at the 8th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony tonight at the newly renovated Turnbull Conference Center.
We are so proud to be honoring our 2010 Hall of Fame inductees tonight,” said Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, dean of the College of Business. “Our inductees, past and present, are of course successful in their careers, but they also possess a unique vision which ensures they work to better the world around them.
Begun in 2003, the FSU College of Business Hall of Fame has honored alumni who have excelled in their careers and have made significant contributions to the mission of the College.
Legendary collegiate basketball head coach Hugh Durham graduated from the College of Business in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and in 1961 with an MBA. As he ended his collegiate basketball career, he began his coaching career, and in 1966 he became the Florida State University head basketball coach. Durham holds the title of winningest coach at Florida State, having a .708 winning percentage. He is also the most winningest coach at the University of Georgia and Jacksonville University, making him the only coach to receive the “most winningest” title at three Division I universities.
Bob Mang put his marketing and management degree from the FSU College of Business to use right away as he began climbing the ranks in the retail industry. Mang has served as president and/or CEO of five major retailers, including Woodward & Lothrop and John Wanamaker, where he doubled the company’s earnings and lead the effort to sell the company for $970 million. Mang currently serves on the FSU College of Business’ Board of Governors.
Harry Sargeant III is the chairman of the Sargeant Group, a marketer of specialty oil products. Sargeant’s entrepreneurial vision turned the Sargeant Group into a billion dollar company. Today, the Group utilizes the largest fleet of asphalt tankers and barges in the world, one of which Sargeant has named The Seminole. Sargeant has proved to be an invaluable resource to the students of the College of Business as a dedicated speaker on the economy and the future of international business.
About the FSU College of Business
Founded in 1950, the College of Business is one of the nation’s youngest business schools, yet it has become one of the 10 largest in the nation. With more than 5,700 students, the College boasts a distinguished full-time faculty of 102, including one Francis Eppes professor, eight eminent scholars, three university-named professors and 26 endowed professors. Accredited by the AACSB, the College offers eight undergraduate degrees (BS) with ten majors, and the graduate program offers five master’s degree programs (MBA, MSF, MSM, MS in MIS and MAcc) and seven majors at the doctoral level (PhD). These academic majors are available through the College’s five departments, which include Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Business Law. The College also has one independent, industry-specific program, the Dedman School of Hospitality, which offers one undergraduate degree with two majors. The Dedman School of Hospitality has eight distinguished full-time faculty, which include four endowed professors.