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.