Press Release for Wednesday, April 21, 2010

UNF Continuing Education Students Graduates of Transportation and Logistics Program

Joanna Norris, Assistant Director

Department of Media Relations and Events

(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida Division of Continuing Education and the Coggin College of Business Flagship Program recently had its second class graduate from its fast-growing Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) program, supported by the American Society for Transportation and Logistics.


The class of 14 was comprised of logistics professionals advancing their careers, individuals expanding their career into the growing logistics field, and college graduates attaining the certification to add to their resume. The class had a diverse composition with students from the United States, Ecuador, Honduras, Turkey, Tobago and Cuba, giving the program an interesting aspect to the global logistics marketplace.


“The class makeup was quite eclectic,” said Ron Shamlaty, a CTL program instructor. “The student’s motivation for taking the course and their passion for the global logistics supply chain challenged me as an instructor.”


The graduates completed the course on March 24 at UNF and included: Dorothy Arnwine, Patrick Arnwine , Joe Beeler, Paul Boyd, Dorian Carter, Maria Gudenus, Eugene Long, Jay McCleary, Henrietta McInnis, Manuela Lopez, Oliver Nwokoh, Sidney Sutphin, Mathias Sutton, and Hurkan Yagci.


Upon completion of five required modules and a creative component, successful candidates are granted the CTL distinction. The CTL credential remains valid with active membership in the AST&L. 


R obert Wood , dean of Continuing Education at UNF, presided over the graduation. Special guest speakers included Elaine Puri, director of the State of Florida’s Employee Banner Center for Logistics, and keynote speaker Laurie Denham, executive director of the AST&L from Washington D.C.

For more information on the CTL program at UNF, contact Ginger Sumner, UNF Continuing Education, at (904) 620-4412.