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One Hundred and Three to Earn Degrees in The Duke MBA – Weekend Executive Program at The Fuqua School of Business

October 01, 2002

DURHAM, N.C. – After two years of balancing graduate school with careers and personal life, 103 members of The Duke MBA – Weekend Executive class of 2002 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business will receive their degrees during a 1 p.m. ceremony on October 13 in Page Auditorium on Duke University’s West Campus. The 103 graduates come from 17 different states.

Dennis Gillings, Ph.D., chairman of the board at Quintiles Transnational Corporation, headquartered near Research Triangle Park, 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 2002 graduates from North Carolina:

Apex: Dileep Rudran, ABB; Mark S. Wightman, Ericsson Inc.

Cary: Victor Cohen Arazi; David W. Kapella, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave; Arundhati Karumanchi, Caterpillar, Inc.; Jeffrey A. Lamb, Saiden Technologies; Kevin C. Maley, Cisco Systems, Inc.; John H. Mayr, AT&T Solutions; C. Emre Tercan; Michael A. Washington, IBM Corporation

Chapel Hill: Dino Perone, AT&T Solutions; Luke C. Prussa, BASF Corporation; Peter A. Rieth, IBM Corporation; Michael J. Zaranek, Quintiles Transnational Corporation

Charlotte: Pedro E. Bernal, South Trust; Richard C. Carter III, Deloitte & Touche, LLP; Sudhanshu Khandelwal, Banc of America Securities, LLC; William F. Latta, Alstom, Inc.; Christy L. Petros, National Gypsum Company; Craig C. Robertson, National Gypsum Company; Bartton B. Scott, Bank of America; Steven C. Young, Pease Associates

Concord: Paul E. Moentmann, Textron

Durham: Angela W. Andrews, Lockheed Martin; Philippe Chemla, Syngenta; John H. Diaz, Duke University;
W. Douglas Harward, Nortel Networks; Matthew P. Krupinski III, DJI; William H. McFarland, Digital Recorders, Inc.; David K. McGinnis, Duke University and Duke University Health System, Inc.; Sally B. Simmons, Duke University Health System; Michael D. Tate, Duke University; Jeffrey S. Vitter, Purdue University

Fayetteville: Carl P. Patterson, J.L. Morris & Company

Greensboro: James G. Rucker, The South Atlantic Companies; Thomas W. Wayne, Bank of Oak Ridge

Hillsborough: William J. Fulkerson, Jr., Duke University Hospital

Huntersville: Mark R. Polites, Goodrich Corporation

Knightdale: Richard T. Kostrzewa, Sears, Roebuck and Company

Morrisville: Harish Bikmal, Lockheed Martin; Gavin R. Cato, Nortel Networks; Alan D. Neal, Square D Company; Keith B. Stevens, Jr., IBM Corporation; Jason B. Tanner, Apogee Networks; James R. Whitney, Weck, A Teleflex Company

Oxford: Dale A. Fite, Harriet & Henderson Yarns, Inc.

Pittsboro: Jennifer L. Van Cise, IBM Corporation

Raleigh: Sharon S. Allan, ABB; Darryl M. Banks, Flextronics; Lisa R. Bourget, PhyAmerica; Mark R. De Cain; Michelle M. Hampton, Art.com; Patrick B. Jordan, Quintiles Transnational Corp./Verispan; Kyle S. Macemore, IBM Corporation; Neeta Nahta, General Electric Company; Mark G. Noll, IBM Corporation; Mark C. Regan, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Eric E. Setzer, Incellico, Inc.; Gerald A. Sherman, Nortel Networks; John G. Stevenson; James L. Volpe, General Electric Company; David Wallach, IBM Corporation; Darrin B. Wilkey, Nextel Communications;

Rocky Mount: David G. Luken, Honeywell International; Tobias Z. Lynch, Honeywell International

Wilmington: Yaqi Yang, VisionAir

Wilson: Wayne Chu, Nexans Electronics Cable

Winston Salem: F. Mark Stone, Sara Lee Corporation

The following is a list of The Duke MBA – Weekend Executive class of 2002 graduates from outside of North Carolina:

Arizona: M. Andrew Welch, American West Properties

Connecticut: Can Ozkurt

District of Columbia: JM Myers, Pharmacia Corporation

Florida: Samuel Cuñado, Cunado International S.A.; Michelle R. Spencer; John D. Stanfill, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

Georgia: Brent M. Barnette; Kevin C. Daley, AIG

Illinois: Syed A. Biabani, BP

Maine: R. Christopher Wilson, L.L. Bean, Inc.

Maryland: Charles M. Blue, US Public Health Service

Massachusetts: Peter Janney, ApLLon

Michigan: David B. Piejak, Visteon Corporation

New Jersey: Dwayne E. Wright, Pfizer, Inc.

New York: Kirk Arrowood, Cable & Wireless; Gisselle J. Talley, Pfizer, Inc.

South Carolina: Angela H. Adams, Sonoco Products Company; Robert W. Newell, Pediatrix Medical Group

Tennessee: Steven W. Shelton, Bridgestone/Firestone, NA Tire; Robert A. Smith, Petra Capital Partners

Texas: Peter Thiessen, Dallas Theater Center; Sanjay Vitthal, Halliburton Energy Services

Virginia: Sutton P. Baldwin, MeadWestvaco Corporation; Matthew A. Erikson, Edward Jones Investments;
F. David Foster, Capital One Financial Corporation; Gregory A. Gephart, US Marine Corps; Fouad Kraishan; Joseph C. Lissenden, BSI Management Systems; Andrew A. Pope; Michael D Power, GE Industrial Systems; Mark L. Schneider, Capital One Financial Corporation; Sanjeev K. Sharma, Parsons Corporation; Theodore P. Sinoski, Reindeer Inc.; Matthew B. Witlin, MNW Associates; Michael S. Wu, Blue Angel Ventures, LLC


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.