Nova Southeastern Faculty Receives Prestigious Franchising Award

Released on: February 11, 2008, 9:01 am

Press Release Author: Fish Consulting

Industry: Education

Press Release Summary: With the International Franchise Association's Annual (IFA)
Convention currently convening in Orlando, one of South Florida's own was recognized
by the IFA's Women's Franchise Committee with its Crystal Compass award, one of the
association's most prestigious annual awards. Cheryl R. Babcock, CFE, director of
the International Institute for Franchise Education (IIFE) at Nova Southeastern
University and the executive director of the International Society of Franchising
was honored for her franchising expertise and leadership.

Press Release Body: Franchise Educator Honored for Leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 9-Cheryl R. Babcock, CFE, founding director of Nova
Southeastern University's International Institute for Franchise Education today will
be honored by the International Franchise Association's Women's Franchise Committee
with its Crystal Compass award for her leadership in franchise education. The
association is meeting in Orlando for its 48th annual convention.

Babcock, who designs and develops executive education programs, leadership courses
and teaches undergraduate franchise management classes, has served as executive
director and arrangements chairwoman of the International Society of Franchising, a
multidisciplinary, multi-national organization of academic teachers and researchers,
for 20 years.

She serves on IFA's Educational Foundation's board of trustees, Membership Committee
and the Institute for Certified Franchise Executives' board of governors. She
received the organization's Free Enterprise Award for 2003 honoring her work in
strengthening and fostering the development of free-enterprise system.

Babcock has developed and taught courses on franchising and entrepreneurship in the
United States and several foreign countries. In 2008, she will continue her
leadership in franchising with a full calendar of educational courses and events at
the International Institute for Franchise Education. Franchise executives may
participate in several CFE courses and events designed to fuel collaboration across
the various franchise industries. One of the IIFE's leading events is the CEO
Summit April 16-17. In its second year, the summit is an exclusive, invitation-only
event that focuses on challenges and opportunities specific to "C-suite" executives
of franchise systems. Other events and sessions include the IIFE's Franchise Mini
MBA program in May and October, and the Emerging Franchisor Conference in November.

IFA, founded in 1960, is the world's largest and oldest group representing the
franchising industry.

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Editor's Note: CFE is a designation of the IFA Educational Foundation's Institute of
Certified Franchise Executives. For information about IIFE events, visit or call 800-672-7223 x. 5071.

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