The Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development Ranked #1

By Jaclyn Marciniak,
Sports Business Editor


For the second year in the row, the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development was named number one among the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards sponsored by  Leadership 500 Excellence Awards recognize top business leadership programs throughout the nation that specifically focus on leadership and organizational development.

On behalf of the program, Director Michael Reuter accepted the award at the LEAD2016 forum in Nashville, Tennessee on World Leadership Day.

Many leadership development programs throughout the country apply to be recognized by   The various applicants were reviewed by’s leadership panel and ranked accordingly.

According to CEO of, Debbie McGrath, ““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.”

This honor that has been bestowed on the program for the second year in a row, is a great accomplishment for the students in the program and the Stillman School of Business.

Senior marketing and management major and legal studies minor, Danielle Andreani accredits much of her success to the leadership program.  “The Gerald P. Buccino 63’ Center for Leadership Development has granted me endless opportunities throughout my time here at Seton Hall.  From networking with executives starting freshman year to helping me learn and grow into a confident leader; I can honestly say I would not be where I am today without the program.”

Future opportunities for the The Gerald P. Buccino 63’ Center for Leadership Development are endless.  It is clear that the students, faculty, and executive board will continue to push for greater successes for the program.


A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, February 23rd print edition.

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