Alumni & Friends

Alumni Awards

The Lerner College presents the prestigious Alumni Award of Excellence, established in 1991, to a select few alumni who have exhibited exceptional accomplishments in their careers and personal achievements.  Nominations are solicited from alumni and the University community.  Selection is based upon professional accomplishments, contribution to the community, and commitment to excellence.  The awards will be presented on Friday, June 6, 2014 as part of Alumni Weekend in the Alfred Lerner Hall atrium. To ensure adequate seating and refreshments, advance registration is required by contacting Kim Ragan, ragank@udel.edu or 302-831-1760.

To nominate a Lerner Alumni for the 2014 Award, click here.

(FOR AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING, CLICK HERE).
 

2013 Recipients

Tevfik Aksoy, '93
Ph.D., Economics
Morgan Stanley, Managing Director

Gerard J. Emery, '86
BS, Accounting
Ernst & Young LLP, Partner

Natalie D. Ramsey, Esq. '81
BS, Accounting
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, LLP

Courtney Smith Goodrich, '93
BS, Business Administration
JPMorgan Chase, Global Technology Resource Manager

Mary C. Suiter '89
M.A.E.E., Economic Education
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Economic Education Officer

2012 Recipients

Donna M. Fontana, ‘85
BS, Accounting
National Financial, a Fidelity Investments company

Andrew L. Lavelle, Jr., ‘01
MBA, Business Administration
The Siegfried Group

Dianne P. Leipold, ‘97
MBA, Business Administration
Ashland, Inc.

James A. Sears, ‘70
BS, Business Administration
Cigna Corporation, retired

2011 Recipients

Robert F. Deutsch, '80
BS Business Administration
Managing Director, Asset Management
JPMorgan

E. Thomas Harvey, III, '75
BS Business Administration
President
Harvey, Hanna & Associates

Andrew Jordan, III, '81
BS Accounting
Partner
Ernst & Young

William A. Santora, '73
BS Accounting
Santora CPA Group

2010 Recipients

Edward Ratledge, '71/'72M
BS Economics/MS Economics
Director, Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research
University of Delaware

Edmond J. Sannini, '78
BS Accounting
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

William Sullivan, '74
BS Business Administration and Operations Management
Managing Director
Courtyard Marriott at University of Delaware

2009 Recipients

Barry Crozier, CPA, '71
BS Accounting
Managing Director
Belfint, Lyons & Shuman

Matthew Martin, '98
Ph.D. Economics
Sr. V.P.
Federal Reserve bank of Richmond and
Charlotte Regional Branch Executive

Daniel Strickberger, '78
BS Business Administration (Finance)
Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner
DSM Capital Partners

2008 Recipients

David Elkins, '91
BS Economics
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
AstraZeneca North America

Eddie Epstein, '81 and '85M
BA Economics and Political Science; and MA in Economics
President and Founder
EBC, Inc. 

Michael Geltzeiler, '80
BS Accounting
Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive Vice President
NYSE Euronext

Thomas Oliver, '81MBA
MBA Business Administration
Chief Operating Officer
NEXT Proteins, Inc.

2007 Recipients

John R. Collins, '80
BSBA Business Administration
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Sr. Vice President
Constellation Energy

Michael W. Shone, '77 and '93M
BSAC Accounting; and Masters in Economics
President and Founder
Peirce Park Group

Kenneth C. Whitney, '80
BSAC Accounting
Senior Managing Director
Blackstone Group

2006 Recipients

Gregory F. Lavelle, '87
BSBA Business Administration and Finance
Managing Director, Puglisi and Associates
Member, House of Delaware State Representatives, 11th District

Stoyan Tenev, '93 M
Masters in Economics
Lead Economist for East Asia and Pacific Region
The International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group

2005 Recipients

Matthew Minker, '68, 2001M
BS Engineering and 2001 MBA
President, Minker Construction & President and Managing Partner of the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Omaha Royals

Nicholas Marsini, '77
BSAC Accounting
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, PFPC Worldwide

Vincent Schiavi, '75
BSAC Accounting
President, Schiavi & Company

2004 Recipients

David Freschman, 84
BSAC Accounting
President and CEO
Delaware Innovation Fund

Michael Lancellot, '78
CEO of North American Sales (Ret.)
Vector Marketing/CUTCO Cutlery Corp.

Ann Shepard Visalli, '87, 90M
BA Economics, MA Economics
Deputy State Treasurer, State of Delaware

2003 Recipients

Eric Brucker, ‘63
BS Economics
Dean of the School of Mgmt.
Widener University

Mr. William Schieffer, ‘84
BSAC
President & COO
The Siegfried Group, LLP

2002 Recipients

Denise M. Blew, '79
BSAC
Associate Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
Lehigh University

Judith M. Scarborough, '84, '90
BSAC, MS

2001

Robert J. Christian, '73
MA Economics
Chief Investment Officer
Wilmington Trust Company

Dennis G. Sheehy, '79,  '84
BMAS, MBA
East Region Managing Partner
Deloitte Consulting

Robert L. Siegfried, Jr., '81
BSBU
President and CEO
Siegfried Group, LLP

2000

George W. Forbes III, '68
BSBU
Executive Vice President
PNC Bank, Delaware

David J. Hartzell, '77, '79
BSBU, MA
NC Real Estate Education Fdn. Professor
University of North Carolina

Robert P. McNutt, '69
MBA
Instructor, Marketing
College of Business and Economics
Retired Sr. V.P., Human Resources,
Allfirst Bank
Retired Manager, DuPont 

Charles P. Pinto, '69
BSBE
Sr. V.P., Human Resources
PPL Corp.

1999

Robert V. A. Harra, '71
BSBU
President
Wilmington Trust Company

Robert L. Johnson, '53, '55
BSAS, MBA
Director, Resource Management (Ret.)
Aberdeen Proving Grounds

The Honorable Wayne A. Smith, '84
BSBA
Delaware State Representative;
Vice President, Janney Montgomery Scott, Inc.

Michael W. Wickham, '68
BSBU
Chairman and CEO
Roadway Express Company

1998

Richard P. Derr, '77
BSBA
President/Owner
Learning Express (Kidspoint, Inc.)

George MacKenzie Jr., '71
BSBU
Vice President and CFO
Hercules Incorporated 

Thomas V. Mulrine, Esq., '66
BSBU
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
Loudoun County, VA

Harold D. Smith II, '64
BSBU
Vice President and General Auditor
DuPont Company

1997

Robert A. Fischer, Jr., '70
BSBU
Partner, Cape Shores Associates

William H. Iredale, '65
BS
Principal Owner and CEO (Ret.)
Fitzwater, Inc.

Gregg A. Jarrell, '74
BSBU
Professor of Economics and Finance
University of Rochester

1996

Daniel J. Ford Sr., '55
BSBA
Co-Owner/President
Butler-Johnson Corporation 

John W. Himes, '66
BSBU
Sr. Vice President, Corporate Strategy
DuPont Company

Mark V. Pauly, '65
MA
Vice Dean and Director, Doctoral Programs
Chairperson, Health Care Systems Dept.

Howard H. Simon, '63
BSAS
Co-Founder/Managing Director
Simon, Master & Sidlow, PA

W. Alvon Sparks Jr., '58
BSAS
Executive Vice President and CFO (Ret.)
GEICO Corporation 

1995

Brian L. King, '68, '70
BSBU, MBA
Executive Vice President
Allfirst Financial Inc.

Robert J. Lipstein, '77
BSAC
Partner
KPMG LLP

Joseph R. Schmuckler, '82
BSBA
Chief Executive Officer
Nomura Holding America, Inc.

Scott R. Somerville, '76
BSAC
Tax Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

1994

Joseph H. Fisher, '66
BSBU
Special Assistant to the President (Ret.)
University of Hartford

W. Robert Knechel, '77
BSAC
Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting, and
Director, Center for Accounting Research, University of Florida

Emily-May Richards, '69
BSBU
Chief Financial Officer
Shoptaw & Garrard, LLP

1993

Donald R. Brunner, '66
BSBU
Sr. V.P. and Sr. Trust Officer
Tiedemann Investment Group Delaware

Howard E. Cosgrove, '70
MBA
Chairman and CEO (Ret.)
Conectiv

Robert E. Dickerson, '73
BSBU
President and CEO
Baltimore Trust Company 

1992

Henri L. Bertuch, '54
BSAS
Chairman
Corpex Bauhuote Company

G. Dallas Green, '81
BSBA
Senior Advisor to the General Manager
Philadelphia Phillies

Stephen M. Mockbee, '73
BSBU
Founder, President and CEO
Bancroft Construction Company

Leonard W. Quill, '58, '66
BS, MBA
Member, Board of Directors
Wilmington Trust Company

1991

The Honorable Thomas R. Carper, '75
MBA
Senator
United States Senate

Calvert A. Morgan, Jr., '70
BSBU
Chairman of the Board
PNC Bank, Delaware

Janet C. Rzewnicki, '78
BSAC
Former Treasurer
State of Delaware

Paul C. Seitz, '71
BSBU
Executive Vice President
Cross Country Bank

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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