Alumni Week connects today's leaders with tomorrow's stars

March 18-22, 2002

The Current, Summer 2002 issue

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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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