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Welcome from Dean Rapaccioli

Business faculty - Donna Rapaccioli

Welcome to the Gabelli School, Class of 2023 — and congratulations on being among the talented students selected to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Global Business degree at Lincoln Center.

At Fordham you will begin an exploration, living and studying in the center of one of the most well-developed cities in the entire world. As you prepare to begin here, I invite you to continue your reflection on these important questions: Who are you becoming? What do you need to do to realize your dreams? What mark will you make on our world? The more you take advantage of everything the Gabelli School offers, the better positioned you will be to become a business leader.

Your relationships at Fordham will define your experience. We encourage you to make connections with your deans, professors, the Jesuits, and various administrators on campus, as well as with your classmates—both at Lincoln Center and at Rose Hill. You will find that as your relationship circle grows, your resources will increase and your professional network will begin to take shape.

You could not be arriving at the Gabelli School of Business at a more exciting time. Even as you receive support and guidance from our current students, we are already anticipating the unique contribution that you and your classmates will make to give shape and life to this innovative business program. Lincoln Center—and New York City—await you, as do all of us here at Fordham.

I look forward to seeing you here at Lincoln Center very soon!

With best wishes for a wonderful summer,

Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D.

Dean of the Gabelli School of Business