Dr. Monique Olivia Forte, PhD (July 17, 1966 - May 22, 2010)

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Dr. Monique Olivia Forte, PhD
  • July 17, 1966
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  • May 22, 2010

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Dr. Monique Forte was a mentor and excellent teacher who inspired her students at Stetson University and a caring friend and valued colleague. She won Stetson’s 2010 McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching earlier this month. A member of the faculty in Stetson’s School of Business Administration since 1994, the professor of Management was to have assumed the honor of an endowed chair, the C.R. Lindback Professor of Business Administration, this fall. Dr. Forte taught management courses at the DeLand campus and at the Stetson University Center at Celebration. She was also affiliated with Stetson’s Family Enterprise program and was the advisor to the Sigma Nu fraternity. “She was a very close friend and colleague to me personally and to many of our faculty, staff and students, and she will be very, very much missed,” said Dr. Stuart Michelson, dean of the School of Business Administration. “She was an outstanding teacher and scholar. She had close relationships with her students and mentored many of them.” “You couldn’t help but get captured and captivated by Monique’s energy, intelligence, optimism and spirit,” said Stetson President Dr. Wendy B. Libby. “She was always ready to take on a new task or challenge with gusto. Our university community has lost a scholar and teacher, leader and friend.” “In addition to being an inspired teacher and mentor to students, and a well-loved and respected colleague, Dr. Forte was very involved in service to the Business School and the university,” said Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Paul, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “She served on the university’s Presidential Search Committee in 2008 and 2009 and chaired the Campus Life Work Group this past academic year. She assisted with the School of Business Administration’s accreditation maintenance, coordinating the school’s Assurance of Learning program and preparing the accreditation maintenance reports for AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.” Dr. Forte served as chair of the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration from 2000 through 2005. She earned her BBA and her MBA from the University of Georgia, and her Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Florida State University. Her research interests included applications of psychological type, organizational politics, experiential learning, strategic change and family enterprise. Working with Stetson colleagues Drs. Bob Boozer and Nick Maddox, she contributed to academic conferences and had published articles in the Journal of Psychological Type, the Journal of Management Education, and the Strategic Management Journal. She is survived by her husband, Chad Bleuel; her mother, Ramona Forte; her brother, Malcolm Forte III; and three nephews. She was pre-deceased by her father, Malcolm Forte Jr. Dr. Forte grew up in Columbus, Ga. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the Lee Chapel of Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Visit the Monique Forte Memory Book to post any comments or memories of Dr. Forte.     Memorial donations are requested to: Forte Endowed Scholarship at Stetson University 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8286, DeLand, FL 32723 Life Tribute Celebration will be 4:00 PM Thursday, May 27 in the Lee Chapel on the campus of Stetson University.

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  1. Michael Croom posted an image:
    01 Aug 2018
    Monique as a freshman at Columbus college when we dated
    Monique as a freshman at Columbus college when we dated

  2. George says:
    10 Mar 2014
    "Good Bye, George!"

    Sigma Pi Spring Luau 1984 when we were both "George"

  3. Paula Evens says:
    26 May 2010
    Chad, so sorry for your loss. My sympathies are with you. No words can make things better just remember all of the good times and all the times you laughed together.

  4. Betty and Jim Thorne says:
    25 May 2010
    Our most sincere sympathies to Chad and Ramona! We will all miss her smile and the joy she radiated to all around her. "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit" (Psalm 34:18).

  5. Becky and Gary Oliphant says:
    24 May 2010
    We both are so sad.
    From the first time we met Monique at the toga party at FSU while we were all going for our PhD's your energy was infectious. Chad of course adores you but it has been these past few months when I watched you care for your mother that I knew you were truly a wonderful person. Your patience and kindness and they way you included her in everything was very sweet to watch. I still remember that you had to leave a function early to go to Popeyes for her. I smile when I think about that because you did not complain, you found it funny and were as lively as every.
    Glad we worked in the breakout group together at the retreat.
    Chad and mom, we wish you peace and comfort in this time of grieving. Please know that not only her memory but her incredible influence will live on and on and on in her students and friends.

  6. Christy Carver says:
    24 May 2010
    Words can not express how I felt about Dr Forte....she was such a special person in my life. She was my advisor, professor, friend, confident, mentor, and such an inspiration. She truly impacted me in a way I will NEVER forget. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that knew her...especially Chad.
    Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

  7. Joyceand Peter Heine says:
    24 May 2010
    Our hearts ares very sad that Monique is gone but she will NEVER be forgotten. Her smile was infectious and her laugh lightened everyone's mood. Chad, I know you loved her dearly and words can't express how you must feel. Please know that Peter and I are thinking of you and your family.

  8. Trinity Hundremark Fitzpatrick says:
    24 May 2010
    There will never be another professor quite like Dr. Forte. She had such a unique gift to be both friend and mentor. My husband and I are both truly indebted to you for your guidance and friendship. You will be missed and never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  9. Morris Goodwin says:
    24 May 2010
    Monique was a very special friend and a wonderful person to know. My heart goes out to Chad and Ramona. I will pray for their grieving and missing of Monique. She was a very very special person.
    Morris Goodwin

  10. Dan Scott says:
    24 May 2010
    What a wonderful person, professor and friend. Monique Forte will be long honored through our memories and attempted emulations.

  11. Ellen Baldwin says:
    24 May 2010
    I love you, Monique

    but those who hope in the LORD
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.
    ~Isaiah 40:31

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