The 4th Annual TCNJ Business Alumni Golf Outing was presented by WithumSmith+Brown, on Oct. 1st. Now in our 4th year and at the beautiful Hopewell Valley Golf Club, it continues to grow in popularity. The event is planned entirely by alumni of the School of Business, with the much appreciated support of TCNJ’s office of Alumni Affairs. See photos here.
In September, 2014, the School of Business and our Alumni Chapter hosted another very successful reunion meet-up at the Princeton Salt Creek Grille with over 100 people turning out. See photos here. We’d especially like to thank out-going Chapter President Ken Baumann ’82 (at left), for sponsoring the drinks. Ken has served as the Chapter President for 4 years, developing many new initiatives and relationships. He will continue his involvement with the College as VP of the TCNJ Alumni Association.
Marc Baskin (Accounting, 1993) is the co-founder of inControl Ads, a technology platform that puts consumers in control of their advertising experiences across all devices and screens. He has helped several start-ups go from just a few people, to public companies. Marc is a frequent contributor to The-MAKEGOOD.com. Read his article “The Mobile App that Made My Day” from June 4, 2014.
Sascha Szyfman ’11, Manager at the FX Options Desk with FXDD was featured in the May/June 2014 issue of Economic Update, on managing funds for private and individual worldwide customers. He returned to campus last fall as a panelist on our annual GoGlobal Alumni Panel.
Chris Hindley, a 2014 Interdisciplinary Business graduate, has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show” and “Shark Tank. The inventor of the Hoodie Pillow describes his product’s remarkable journey in the Spring 2014 issue of TCNJ Magazine.
Networking with alumni was extremely rewarding to the TCNJ students who attended the 4th annual JPMorgan Chase Finance Forum in New York this past March. Panelists included Andy Holzheimer ’82 (moderator), Gina Andes ’98, Jennifer Graf ’96 and Edward Marhefka ’79. Click here for photos and more information.
In April, Tom Sabroe ’88 and RJ Raszka ’04 from Broadridge Financial Solutions and Brendan Weber ’09 from Moody’s gave current TCNJ students a behind-the-scene view of the New York Stock Exchange. See photos here.
Carol Carrozza ’81, VP for Global Marketing for Ansell Sexual Wellness Business Unit, joined us for a Conversation About Corporate Social Responsibility. This was part of the Dean’s 3rd Wednesday speaker series and was co-sponsored by Pi Sigma Epsilon and Net Impact. Read more here.
Numerous alumni have served as judges for the Mayo Business Plan Competition, including the 2014 final judges: Joseph Haddock ’97, Director for Operational Risk Management at Annaly Management Company LLC; Christopher Jones ’90, co-founder and CFO of Durante Rentals; Mary Lauria ’86, VP, Global Talent Management at Johnson & Johnson; Morayea Pindziak ’99, Vice President of Marketing for The Agency Inside; Eric Szabo ’97, Chief Risk Officer for Annaly Management Company LLC. They are pictured at left with Dean Keep and the winning team, SolarKick. See details here.
Thanks to the support of TCNJ accounting alums and the public accounting firm EY, the School of Business officially opened its newest educational resource for students – the EY Audit Lab. The result of collaboration between Shawn Rogers ’93 (second from right) and Hossein Nouri, professor of accounting, the lab will give students hands-on experience and allow them to practice the theory they’re learning in class with access to advanced audit software and real-time data. Read more here.
John Wandishin ’79, former SGA president, is now a vice president of marketing at Brother International, where his primary responsibilities are heading up the Business Machines Division’s Marketing Communications, Latin America marketing support and business planning areas. He credits his experiences at TCNJ for creating the foundation for his current successes in this article in TCNJ Magazine.
On Oct. 2nd, the School of Business Alumni Chapter held our very successful 3rd annual scramble format Golf Outing with continental breakfast and lunch at the Hopewell Valley Golf Club. This year we added an additional Mulligan package with a putting contest and a Hole in One Challenge! View the photo gallery in TCNJ Magazine. For information about future alumni events, e-mail email@example.com or follow our alumni group on LinkedIn.
Alumni entrepreneurs Shelly Hewson ’80, Joe Gesualdo ’11, Gregg Hollmann ’93 and Chris Hindley 04 joined Dean Keep on Friday, Sept. 13 to kick off the third annual Mayo Business Plan Competition. The event doubled as one of the Business School’s “Third Wednesdays” panels which look to provide students with networking opportunities and exposure to various industries. Read more in Courtney Wirths’ article in The Signal. View details about the Mayo Business Plan Competition here.
Shane Haverstick ’99, SVP of Operations at Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., was invited to ring the opening bell of the NYSE on August 15th, after Third Point Re announced launch of their initial public offering. He is pictured on the far left (rear). The Company has been approved to list the common shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “TPRE.” See the press release here.
Constance Colon-Jones ’83, MEd ’88 received this year’s Alumni Citation award, the premier award given by the TCNJ Alumni Association. At TCNJ, Colon-Jones earned her undergrad degree in Business Education and her master’s in education. With a doctorate from Penn State, she has gone on to earn professional development certificates in the areas of business, communications, technology, arts, English, and humanities. She taught for numerous years at Penn State in the speech communication department, and has written a number of books and articles on topics such as poetry, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), intercultural communication, and business communication. Colon-Jones has also served on editorial boards and is an Editor’s Poetry Choice award winner. Read more in TCNJ Magazine.
Christopher Jones ’90, is co-founder and CFO of Durante Rentals, LLC which was recently ranked by The 2013 Inc. 5000 List as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. They ranked #1879 overall with a 203% growth rate; #61 of the top 100 Fastest Growing Construction Companies on the list, #113 of just New York companies (all industries) and #2 for Construction in NY. View their profile in Inc.com. Chris was the recipient of the 2013 Westchester Small Business CFO of the year award and also serves on the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council.
Michael Movsovich ’86 (finance) chose corporate law over a career in business—and he couldn’t be happier. A senior partner in the New York office of the Kirkland & Ellis law firm, Movsovich recently told TCNJ Magazine: “All the skills I acquired as a finance undergraduate translate to what I’m doing as a lawyer.” He’s pictured (far left) at the inaugural JPMorgan TCNJ Finance Forum.
CFO of the innovative online company Confusing Homework Robert Czesak ’03 (finance) has turned his past experiences as a penniless college student into an ingenious business. He and Bryce Moral (from Wichita State University) have partnered to create a service dedicated to providing college and high school students with free, high-quality tutoring. Read more in TCNJ Magazine.