Nearly 200 people gathered on Thursday, July 8 at the Port of Cleveland to celebrate the induction of nine new members into Cleveland State University’s Nance College of Business Hall of Fame. Joined by President Ronald M. Berkman, College of Business Dean Robert Scherer, family and friends, this group of distinguished alumni joined the first class, which was inducted last year and included 17 alumni and four faculty members.
Members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2010 include seven notable alumni and two distinguished faculty members:
The celebration was held during the Tall Ships Festival at the Port of Cleveland. Speakers included Dean Scherer; President Berkman; Monte Ahuja, MBA ’75, 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee, Class of 2009 Honorary DBA ’01, and Retired Chairman, President and CEO of Transtar Industries; and Stephen Kirk, MBA ’79, a member of the Visiting Committee, COO of The Lubrizol Corporation, Chair of the Nance College of Business and Honorary DBA ’07.
Honorees received this special recognition based on their outstanding work and career success. Each member of the Class of 2010 has shown innovative leadership skills as well as a commitment to education.
“We are here to honor some of the most successful and entrepreneurial alumni of the Nance College of Business,” said Dean Scherer. “We are proud of all of our business alumni and wish them many more successes. They are truly leaders in their fields and their communities.”
Driven by the vision of vitality for the future, the Nance College of Business is recognized in the region for excellence in preparing future business leaders. Accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International, Nance provides an engaged learning experience with career focus. Partnership programs, which expose students to the business community in Northeast Ohio, complement the dynamic and contemporary curriculum. Nance faculty use innovative techniques in the classroom and in their research. With more than 80 percent of graduates establishing their careers locally, the Nance College of Business is essential to the economic growth and sustainability of the Northeast Ohio region.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 16,000 students, 8 colleges and more than 250 academic programs, CSU provides a hands-on learning environment that connects students, ideas and real-world experience.
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