Spring 2012
The Current

Alumni return to classrooms for 2012 Alumni Week

Mark Ellis MBA ’90, vice president of North American Sales for Yahoo!

The College of Business Administration hosted the 12th annual Alumni Week, March 19-23.  The highlight of the week was the keynote address by Mark Ellis MBA ’90, vice president of North American Sales for Yahoo!, who spoke on “Marketing A Brand Online: Opportunities and Challenges.” Watch video of his presentation on the Alumni Week keynote page.

The Chrysler Corporation sponsored the event. In addition, 33 other alumni provided guest lectures during the week, speaking in most of the classes offered during the Spring term. The speakers for Alumni Week 2012 are listed below.

People at Alumni Week 2012
From left: CBA Alumni Board member Teresa Soave ’96, ’98 and Bruno Olvera ’11 with CBA student.

Alumni Week 2012 speakers

Anthony Albers ’84 IT Support Manager, Ford Motor Company

Joseph Berkowski ’73, ’75 CFO, Argent International, Inc.

John Bowker ’59 Counselor

David Bozynski ’76 VP &Treasurer, Federal Mogul Corp.

Wafa Bunney MBA ’95 Manager, Ford Motor Company

Edward Cherney ’63 Chairman, Technology Investment Partners

John Donnelly MBA ’78 Managing Dir., Donnelly, Penman & Partners

Robert Egan MBA ’73 VP North America, Federal Mogul Corp.

Ronald Elder ’78 Controller, Global Ser. & Parts, Chrysler Foundation

Sharif Farhat MBA ’00 Urban Science

Kenneth Gonzalez ’02 VP, IT, Tyco Electrical & Metal Parts

David Grubb ’92 Partner, Plante & Moran PLLC

Daniel Hamann ’85 HR Manager, Doeren Mayhew

Gerald Hepp ’58 CEO, Gnosis Praxis, Ltd.

Judy A. Kelly ’86 Client Dir. Public Sector, IBM Corp.

Thomas Kenny ’89 Seizert Capital Partners

James Kirby ’92 Assistant Comtroller, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits

Alger LaHood MBA ’73 Owner, LaHood Reality

Ronald Loch ’83, SSRA Federal Bureau of Investigation

William Lubaway ’64 President, Lubaway, Masten & Co., Ltd.

Wes Meier MBA ’10 Technology Risk Advisory, Deloitte & Touche

Jean Paul Meutcheho MBA ’98 Purchasing Strategist, Ford Motor Co.

Jeffrey Moore MBA ’82 Commercial Loan Officer, TCF Bank

Bruno Olvera ’11 Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Chrysler Corp.

Bryan Powrozek MBA ’10 Staff Accountant, Clayton & McKervey, PC

Gary Priestap MBA ’98 Owner, Priestap Financial LLC

James Rembacki ’71 Assistant VP, Treasury Management, TCF Bank

Feras Shammami ’97 Vice President, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Bradley Simmons ’79 Dir., Office of the Chairman, Ford Motor Co.

John Sofia MBA ’93 VP, American Axel & Mfg. Inc.

Mark Stasa ’80 Attorney, Kerr, Russell & Weber PLC

David Strachan ’80 Finance, Chrysler Corporation

Joseph Walsh ’69 CEO, DMC Legacy Board

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2007 Reunion

Class of 2007, join us for your 5-year reunion on Sunday, Aug. 4. Check out the 2007 Commencement photo gallery and take the Class of 2007 poll.

Senior Class Gift Campaign

Fifty-six members of the Class of 2012 have left a special legacy and made a difference for current and future UDM students. The Class of 2012 raised $2,560.12 to help furnish the student lounge in the new Student Fitness Center. Take a look at the donor honor roll and consider making a gift yourself.

Alumni Benefits: Find a classmate on the Online Community

The UDM Online Community is exclusively for UDM alumni and parents, and includes alumni benefits such as a searchable alumni directory, class notes and event registration. Visit the Community today!

Photo galleries

Find yourself in the 2012 Commencement photo galleries!