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Hyperion Council: business students working for the community

Group identifies leaders within the school's ranks

By: Jon Moss // Contributing News Writer

Issue date: 7/8/08 Section: News
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Strictly Business: The founders of Hyperion, the new organization for business students, poses outside of Storer Auditorium.
Media Credit: FILE PHOTO // Marissa Gutherz
Strictly Business: The founders of Hyperion, the new organization for business students, poses outside of Storer Auditorium.

A select number of University of Miami business students can, if they are nominated and selected, gain admission into the prestigious Hyperion Council honors society.

Members of the society, called Titans - the group gets its name from Hyperion, the Greek god of light and one of the 12 Titans - are chosen based on how well they have exemplified Hyperion's five pillars: integrity, fortitude, resilience, excellence, and initiative. The organization's website says their mission is "to recognize the superior qualities and achievements of leaders from the School of Business at the University of Miami."

Students, provided they are scholastically eligible, can be nominated by students, faculty, administration or individuals in the community. To become eligible for Hyperion, students must have been enrolled at UM for at least two semesters, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher and submit two recommendation letters - at least one of which must come from a business professional.

During their time as Titans, students must write research papers, called summons, on global business topics of their choice. After the summons are completed and have been analyzed, the Hyperion Council distributes a ledger, which will be placed in the Hyperion's archives in the business school.

Additional responsibilities for Hyperion members include involvement in the global Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization. The University of Miami is one of more than 1,500 universities that comprise SIFE, and the Titans' research and results from their Enterprise projects are entered into SIFE's yearly international competition.

For more information about the Hyperion Council, contact Ellenmarie McPhillip, the director of Undergraduate Admissions, at emcphillip@miami.edu.

To learn more about the Hyperion Council, visit www.hyperionmiami.com.

Jon Moss may be contacted at j.moss@umiami.edu.
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