Alumni Week connects today's leaders with tomorrow's
The College of Business Administration's Alumni Week was held March 18-22, 2002. During the week, UDM alumni made presentations and hosted discussions during students' classes, with many opportunities for socializing and networking. The activities and interaction allow students to gain understanding of both the business world and the accomplishments of UDM alumni.
This year's alumni presenters included:
James Kirby (BusAd '92), Internal Manager of Customer Accounting, Absopure Water Co.
Ron DelVillano (BusAd '86), Manager of Manufacturing Engineering-Chassis, Visteon
Joe Berkowski (BusAd '73), Controller and Chief Financial Officer, RamaTech LLC
Monica Barbour (BusAd '75), First Vice President and Legal Counsel, Bank One
Tom Kenny (BusAd '89, MBA '95), Portfolio Manager, Munder Capital Management
Roderick Brown (MBA '88) Vice President of Sales Marketing, Midwest Stamping Inc.
Jim Rocchio (BusAd '79), Partner, Strobl Cunningham Caretti and Sharp, P.C.
Bryan D. Gorak, (BusAd '96), Marketing Manager, General Motors
Michael D. Goodrich (BusAd '96, MBA '99), Marketing Manager, General Motors
Gary T. Priestap (BusAd '66, MBA '98), Vice President, Lumigen Inc.
Katherine Orzechowski (BusAd '97), Analyst, DaimlerChrysler
William P. Young (BusAd '90), Marketing Director, Absopure Water Co.
Dan Roma (BusAd '84), Director of Land Development, Pulte Land Development Corporation
David Grubb (BusAd '92), Audit Associate, Plante and Moran
Edward Sprock (BusAd '75), Director of Logistics, DaimlerChrysler
Catherine D. Schmitt (MBA '76), Director of Administration, Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Joe Walsh (BusAd '69, MBA '71), President of Ford Credit Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company
One of the centerpieces of the week was the lunch and panel discussion, moderated by Dean Gary Giamartino. This year's topic was "Shareholder Value," and the panel included Martin Welch III (BusAd '70, MBA '73), former Chief Financial Officer, Kmart; Ina G. Fernandez (MBA '74), Senior Portfolio Manager, Munder Capital Management; and David A. VanEgmond (BusAd '81) Tax Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
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