Hodges professor nominated for prestigious award

Dr. Aysegul Timur, an economics professor at the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business at Hodges University, is one of the final nominees for the annual Apex Award. The awards program, organized by Women in Business of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, honors women's professional achievements, community service and volunteerism, and personal development and leadership skills. The award will be presented on November 21.

Dr. Timur, working in conjunction with the Hispanic Institute at Hodges, recently completed an extensive study of the local Hispanic community. The research project establishes a base line of information regarding the Hispanic community in both Lee and Collier counties. The report provides an updated socioeconomic profile of the diverse Hispanic Community in Lee and Collier counties and generates a comprehensive comparative historical overview of a variety of data on population, national origin, age, gender, education, employment, income and household composition.

“It is quite an honor to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious recognition,” said Dr. Fred Nerone, founding dean of the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business.  “I can see by the names of the other finalists that Dr. Timur is in good company. On behalf of the University, I thank Dr. Timur for all of her volunteer work that has brought her to this point in the Apex Award process.”

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