SOUTH ORANGE, NJ--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development at the Stillman School of Business of Seton Hall University earned, for the second year in a row, a #1 ranking in the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards sponsored by HR.com. Specifically, the Buccino Center was named the #1 Certificate Program with Emphasis on Leadership/Organizational Development.
The prestigious awards recognize the world's top leadership practitioners and programs who are committed to developing leaders across the human resources, leadership and organizational development disciplines.
The Leadership Development Honors Program recently celebrated 20 years of leadership excellence as well as the dedication of The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development.
"Our Buccino Leadership Program is a shining example of the Stillman School's commitment to 'transforming concepts into business practice,' and its development of students as principled business leaders is unparalleled," said Joyce Strawser, dean of the Stillman School of Business. "We are indebted to Director Michael Reuter for his outstanding leadership. We also are most grateful to our Leadership Advisory Council, especially Professor Jack Shannon, and to all our Leadership students and alumni. Of course, very special appreciation goes to Dr. Jerry Buccino for his longstanding support of the Center and our students."
"Effective leadership development programs and activities are a must in today's business. Without leadership, all other resources are ineffective. Programs and individuals recognized in the Leadership Excellence Awards program have made significant contributions developing leaders," stated Debbie McGrath, CEO of HR.com.
For the fourth year in a row, graduates from The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development have a 100 percent placement rate. All honors program business students have been accepted into graduate schools or have secured full-time positions in well-known organizations such as IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte and Google -- establishing Seton Hall and the Stillman School of Business as a place where new generations of business leaders learn.
"This placement rate speaks highly to who these students are and what they have achieved," said Michael Reuter, director of The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development. "I am so proud of all of them. The next part of their magnificent journey begins, and the best is yet to come."
Director Reuter recently received special recognition for his excellence. The Gibbons Diversity Initiative presented him with its Trendsetter Award, placing him among the world's top leadership practitioners committed to developing leaders across the human resources, leadership and organizational development disciplines.
Learn more about The Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development and about the Stillman School of Business.
ABOUT STILLMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Established in 1950, the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University maintains professional accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business -- AACSB International. The School is also among the select group that has achieved both business and accounting accreditation, a distinction earned by less than one percent of the world's business schools. The School integrates technology, ethics, and core business skills into challenging undergraduate, graduate and unique dual-degree programs, and is committed to enriching each student's life through an ethics-centered education focusing on transforming concepts into business practice. Known for academic excellence, the Stillman School has received national recognition from Bloomberg Businessweek, US News & World Report and The Princeton Review.
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ABOUT SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
One of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership -- developing students in mind, heart and spirit -- since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 academic programs, Seton Hall's academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car from New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university's nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark.
For more information, visit www.shu.edu.