Monday, March 27, 2017

AACSB Accreditation Promotes High Quality Business Education

Entrepreneur, consultant, and mentor Theodore “Ted” Catino co-founded his first company, Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation, in 1986. Ted Catino got his start with a BS in accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The accountancy department of Miami University’s Farmer School of Business recently passed the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Five Year Continuous Improvement Review. The accreditation is a high mark of excellence for business schools, with only five percent of business schools worldwide achieving the accreditation. 

Established in 1916, the AACSB promotes quality education in management through valuing thought leadership and value-added services. In addition to accreditation, the organization provides educational opportunities for its members that gather a network of people together to explore challenges and trends in the business education industry. 

The Farmer School of Business noted that they performed very well on the review, suggesting that the differentiating factor is the high degree of student engagement at the school through various curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs and activities.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Benefits of a Catholic Education

Theodore “Ted” Catino is the cofounder of the Catino Family Foundation. In this role, Ted Catino oversees the organization's support of military service personnel and Catholic education initiatives.

Catholic education allows children to live the faith and its values on a daily basis, learning the discipline and focus that play key roles in academic success. Data indicates not only a higher level of academic achievement in Catholic schools in comparison to public schools, but also a reduced achievement gap.

Research shows that the most disadvantaged students make the most relative gains in Catholic school. Furthermore, according to one study, African-American and Latino students have a higher likelihood of graduating. All graduates have a better chance of earning more than their public school counterparts and are more likely to engage in civic life.

Students gain all of these benefits as well as those implicit in belonging to a strong faith community. Catholic schools emphasize service to others and responsibility to oneself, instilling these values in their students. By also encouraging families to participate and support the school, Catholic education helps to champion success as a community effort.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis Inspires Withrow Students

A graduate of Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, Theodore “Ted” Catino, confounded Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation in 1986. Now a consultant and business coach, Ted Catino supports the Cincinnati Bengals in his leisure time.

Committed to its community, the Cincinnati Bengals organization, including its iconic head coach Marvin Lewis, participates in numerous community events and programs. The coach recently spoke to students at Withrow High School, one of the city’s most storied schools, following an incident involving the spray painting of racial slurs on the school’s campus.

During his speech to approximately 250 students, Coach Lewis, one of only 11 NFL head coaches to spend 15 years with the same organization, touched on topics such resisting labels and the importance of commitment to doing your best in whatever goal you choose. He also answered a wide range of student questions, from requests for football tips to queries about his childhood. He advised his audience to, “Look ahead. Don’t look back. Always continue to look ahead.”

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