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One Hundred and Six to Earn Degrees in The Duke MBA-Weekend Executive Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

October 07, 2001

DURHAM, N.C. - After two years of balancing graduate school with careers and family life, 106 members of The Duke MBA - Weekend Executive class of 2001 at The Fuqua School of Business will receive their degrees during a 1 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 14 in Page Auditorium on Duke University's West Campus. The 106 graduates come from 17 states, from North Carolina to California, and one foreign country.

Robert Ingram, chief operating officer and president, pharmaceutical operations at GlaxoSmithKline, will give the commencement address.

The Duke MBA - Weekend Executive program is designed for middle-to-upper level managers who attend classes on Friday and Saturday of alternate weekends for 20 months. The first Duke MBA - Weekend Executive class graduated in 1984 and new classes enter each January.

The following is a list of The Duke MBA - Weekend Executive class of 2001 graduates from North Carolina:

Apex: Ben Clark, iSeg Technologies, Inc.; Michael A. Diggs, Nortel Networks; Robert G. Ferree IV, Honeywell International, Inc.; Christopher M. Haughton, Honeywell International, Inc.; Curtis J. Ijames, IBM Corporation; James I. Pellegrini; Carrie A. Sauntry, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Lisa A. Shumate, Eastman Chemical Company

Battleboro: Michael J. Tollinger, Panda Energy International

Cary: Michael J. Brooks, Carolina Holdings Inc.; Christian M. Ellis, Nextera; Terry A. Fischer, Graphic Detail, Inc.; J. Carson Longo, Lucent Technologies; Jung H. Pyon, Ericsson Inc.; James B. Sund, Lockheed Martin; Jeffrey A. Wurtsbaugh, GlaxoSmithKline; YanChing Q. Zhang, IBM Corporation

Chapel Hill: Mitch Dozier, Duke University Health System; Kevin R. Eckert, General Electric Company; Kevin E. Penn, Highwoods Properties; Barbara E. Tardiff, iBiomatics

Charlotte: Thomas C. Barefoot III, First Union National Bank; Roy T. Bivens, Orion Advisory, LLC; Crissy B. Carlisle, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; David C. Edwards, First Union Corporation; Richard L. Gilbert, Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, P.A.; R. Dodd Haynes, Goodrich Corporation; Gregory L. Secord, Automatic Data Processing; Todd C. Starnes, Titan Investment Management, LLC

Clayton: Edwin A. Hallberg, Anthony/Allenton Commercial Real Estate; Douglas S. Wallis, Bayer Corporation

Efland: Helen Pak-Harvey, Gem Communications

Durham: Willie T. Closs Jr., North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; Anil K. Grover, Data General; Richard S. Helsper, Duke University Medical Center; Mike Meyyappan, 3-G International, Inc.; M. Reza Rostami, Duke Clinical Research Institute; Steven M.Williams, Duke University Medical Center

Fayetteville: G. Geoffrey Cramer, Cramer Properties, Ltd.

Fuquay-Varina: Andrew T. Benko, John Deere Company

Gastonia: Franz W. Kellar, Huffman Corporation

Greensboro: Daniel P. Berry, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP; Peter W. Cirino, Tyco Electronics Corporation; Melissa J. Hershberger, Johnson Hershberger & Associates, Inc.

Hickory: Matthew V. Hollifield, Century Furniture

Hurdle Mills: Wesley L. Tilley, Nortel Networks

Matthews: Rita M. Barksdale, GE Industrial Systems

Morganton: Cale A. Knopf, Century Furniture

Morrisville: Michael C. Fino, IBM Corporation

Raleigh: Kevin W. Bunting, Firetrol, Inc.; Mark S. Choate, The News & Observer Publishing Company; Timothy J. Creech, Trimeris; Mark J. Ellison, GlaxoSmithKline; Lorena B. Harris, R.H. Donnelley; Peter Heuell, ABB Inc.; Kerri L. Jernigan, John Deere Company; Kathy L. Morris, Gregory Poole Equipment Company; Kenneth V. Nelson, IJL/Wachovia; James D. Smith, John Deere Company; R. Scott Warlick, Tyco Healthcare Mallinckrodt; James P. Williams, IBM Corporation

Wake Forest: Brian G. Day, TechVest Ventures; Michael K. Lyons

Winston-Salem: Leah Caviness, Sara Lee Branded Apparel; Darryl L. Landis, ingenix

The following is a list of The Duke MBA - Weekend Executive class of 2001 graduates from outside North Carolina:

Alabama: Philip K. Manwaring, Integrity Incorporated

California: Ernani Lima, Ericsson Wireless Communications Inc.

Florida: Kent Muscaro, Walt Disney World Company; Alejandro E. Nigro, Sealed Air Corporation

Georgia: Christina Andersen, GE Power Systems; Bradley C. Essig, Guinness UDV; Michael A. Hobbs, Mirant Americas Energy Marketing, LP; Kim S. Kraft, SunTrust Bank; Matthew B. Strickland, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; J. Burns Wetherington, III, Southwire Company; Valerie F. Wooley, Mirant Americas Energy Marketing, LP

Maryland: Thomas F. Petti, Grace Davison

Massachusetts: Suzanne M. Sensabaugh, Genzyme Corporation

New York: Peter J. Brown, Bank of America Corporation

North Dakota: Thomas J. German, Consolidated Diesel Company

Oklahoma: Marc D. Collins, IBM Corporation

Oregon: Gail E. Mathabane, Gem Communications

Pennsylvania: Stephen W. Kou, FFE Minerals USA Inc.; Caroline M. Leies, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; C. Michael Wallace, Agere Systems

South Carolina: Anthony J. Kotarski, GE Gas Turbines, LLC; Nina S. Nelson, The South Financial Group, Inc.

Texas: Timothy P. Casey, Starbucks Coffee Company; Sean P. O'Neill, Entergy-Koch, LP; Jonathan S. Schwartz, Deutsche Bank; Sandeep Sharma, Iris Labs; William M. Ziefle, The Woodlands Consulting Group, LLC

Virginia: Frank W. Cunningham, Military Sealift Command; Peter S. DeRobertis; Michael J. Dunmyer, FannieMae; Jeffrey L. Horton, Dominion Energy, Inc.; Thomas E. Keegan, Canon Virginia, Inc.; Amando R. Madan; Hideki Mori, The World Bank; Mark S. Reynolds, Ericsson Inc.; Stefan Richter, Ernst & Young LLP; Thomas A. York, Capital One Services, Inc.

Washington: Pallavi Kathuria, Microsoft Corporation; Vinish Kathuria, Deloitte Consulting

Wisconsin: Gopal Sundaramoorthy, GE Medical Systems

Canada: Derek M. Bildfell, IBM Corporation

The Fuqua School of Business (www.fuqua.duke.edu) was founded in 1969 and is now ranked among the top graduate schools of business in the United States. Fuqua offers its MBA degree in four formats. The Duke MBA - Daytime is the school's flagship program; the other non-residential executive MBA options include The Duke MBA - Weekend Executive, The Duke MBA - Global Executive, and The Duke MBA - Cross Continent. Fuqua is also a leader in non-degree executive education.