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One Hundred and Twelve Earned Degrees in The Duke MBA—Weekend Executive Program at The Fuqua School of Business
October 23, 2003
DURHAM, N.C. -- After two years of balancing graduate school with careers and personal life, 112 members of The Duke MBA -- Weekend Executive class of 2003 at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business received their degrees during a 1 p.m. ceremony on November 2 in Page Auditorium on Duke University's West Campus. The 112 graduates come from 19 different states and Mexico.
J. Brian Ferguson, chairman and chief executive officer of Eastman Chemical Company, gave 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 2003 graduates from North Carolina:
Apex: Michael P. Kerouac, EMC Corporation; Pamela A. Mercuri; William C. Sanger, EMC Corporation
Cary: John Choi, Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company; Karen L. Graham, IBM Corporation; Pankaj K. Gupta; Raymond P. Kwiatek, Honeywell International; Nancy S. Shepherd, GlaxoSmithKline
Chapel Hill: Sergio Khomyak, UNC Hospitals; Holly M. Marcum, Long Life Pet Company
Charlotte: James Todd Earl, Duke Energy Corporation; Jason P. Mann, Wachovia; Robert L. McCarter III, Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations; Jason S. Miller, Wachovia Securities; Clifford W. Perry III, Wachovia Securities; David N. Razavi, Lending Tree; Charles R. Readling, NCR; Mead R. Rusert, Carrier Corporation; Todd A. Schubert, Bank of America; William P. Stewart, DePuy Spine, Johnson & Johnson; Frederick W. Willis III, The Clorox Company
Clayton: Arun S. Kashyap, Eaton
Durham: Darren R. Anderson, IBM Corporation; Beth H. Emerson, EMC Corporation; Michael A. Hoeft, IBM Corporation; Garheng Kong, Intersouth Partners; Brandon L. Maddox, GlaxoSmithKline; Ewald W. Mueller, EMD Pharmaceuticals; Michael Rowe, IBM Corporation
Fayetteville: Robert E. Semrad, ArvinMeritor
Fuquay-Varina: Eric E. Alston, Tyco Electronics
Garner: Ken Lehner, Carolina Hurricanes
Greensboro: Thomas E. Christensen, Syngenta; Kurt Vermandel, Medibeg USA, Inc.
Hillsborough: David W. Conrad, Duke University Medical Center
Holly Springs: Eric M. John, ABB; Shannon C. Williams, Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology
Merry Hill: Mitch W. Collier, Intel Corporation
Morrisville: Yiwu He, GlaxoSmithKline
Newton: Donald R. Parris
Raleigh: Stacey A. Baer, IBM Corporation; Scot M. Braun, BB&T; Jonathan P. Brimfield, Cisco Systems; Joseph A. DiPrima, IBM Corporation; Mark S. Dold, John Deere; Tyrone D. Heath, John Deere; Ruqian Li, Elster Electricity LLC; Erik J. McCullough, IBM Corporation; Robert S. Parkinson, BB&T; Dhinesh P. Sadhwani, Nortel Networks; Shawnice L. Sekela, Progress Energy; Zeenat Sidi, RBC Financial Group
Rocky Mount: Darshan V. Khatavkar, Cummins Inc.; Michael R. Madsen, Honeywell International
Sanford: Joseph S. Holmes Jr., Acuity Global
Wake Forest: Matthew J. Mikeska, Progress Energy
Winston Salem: Dean Swindle, NovantHealth
The following is a list of The Duke MBA -- Weekend Executive class of 2003 graduates from outside of North Carolina:
Alabama: Kevin D. Weimer, Integrity Music
Arizona: Jeffrey C. Kiewel, Rain Bird Corp.
Arkansas: Leslie M. Compton, Entergy
Florida: Joseph R. Albritton, Albritton Companies; Bradley E. Neider, Cordis; John B. Olinger IV, Olinger Capital Management; Russell S. Orzel, CopperCom; David J. Owen, Motorola; Eric von Schnetzer, Northrop Grumman; Roberto E. Soto, FedEx Express
Georgia: Walter W. Dean, IBM Corporation; Timothy D. Foreman, Citizens Bank of Forsyth County; Terald L. Melton, BB&T; Brian W. Shimkaveg, United States Navy; Charles Kevin White, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey; ML Zellers, Yancey Brothers Company
Kansas: Thomas W. Schroeder, Safety-Kleen
Maryland: Jeffrey W. Balko, W.R. Grace & Co.; Frederick (Fritz) Kass, United States Navy
Massachusetts: David P. Camire, Capital One Financial Services; Jason R. Kosty, MFS Investment Management
Michigan: Joshua J. Siano, CM&D
Minnesota: Jason W. Carlson
Missouri: Patrick M. Keane, Oldcastle APG Inc.
Ohio: David C. Dargatz, IBM Corporation; José G. Fú, Chiquita Fresh North America
Pennsylvania: Howard H. Atkins II, DuPont Dow Elastomers
South Carolina: C. Keith Ashworth, Aon; Robert J. Goulet, Milliken & Company; R. Brian Hall, Wachovia Securities; Christopher L. Ibsen, Porter-Gaud School
Tennessee: Bhaskar K. Arumugam, Eastman Chemical Company; Dwight A. Richeimer, Eastman Chemical Company
Texas: Luis A. Collazo, Cornell Companies; Bradley D. Courvelle, Shell Oil Company; Michael R. Williams
Virginia: John R. Arczynski, U.S. Department of State; David A. Arias, Swim Ways; Matthew P. Bartlett; Tom A. Broadhead; P. Scott Buckalew, Capital One; Micah N. Dalton, Capital One Financial Services; Cleighton L. Hilbert Jr., Davenport & Company LLC; Joseph C. Hines, Timmons Group; Scott N. King, Wyeth; Jiaying (Jennifer) L. Mallon, E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Company; Kenneth B. O' Connor, Lafarge North America; Antoinette L. Sheen, Augusta Health Care Inc.; Yang S. Shim, IBM Corporation; Steven P. Smith, Degussa Performance Chemicals; Peter S. Sobich
Jr., The White House; Suhas Uppalapati, User Technology Associates, Inc.; Michael A.Wade, Wachovia Securities
Wisconsin: Bobby L. Compton Jr., GE Medical Systems
Mexico: Carl A. Grobien, Hylsamex
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.