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The College of Business at Frostburg State University recently marked its 20th anniversary with a “Who’s FSU” Recognition Dinner for 20 notable alumni Friday, Oct. 18, at Failinger’s Hotel Gunter in Frostburg. The event, which drew graduates from all over the country, marked the beginning of a new tradition for the business school—honoring alumni by selecting them for the Who’s FSU group and inviting them back to Frostburg to share their words of wisdom and success stories with current students. The Who’s FSU group met with several business classes Friday during the day and joined fellow alums for festivities later that evening at the dinner.
“Each honoree was selected for professional accomplishment combined with a willingness to remain involved with FSU and the College of Business,” said Danny Arnold, dean of the College of Business. “These 20 alumni represent the culmination of what the College is focused on doing—preparing students to be well-rounded individuals and to have successful careers.”
The College of Business’ inaugural Who’s FSU group includes the following 20 honorees: Donald Battista, president and chief executive officer of Garrett Memorial Hospital; Renee Bone, manager of Western Maryland Office, Department of Business & Economic Development; Rick Brindle, vice president - eSales & industry relations, Kraft North America Commercial; Carolyn Brown, director of Joseph D. Brandenburg Center & Potomac Center, Hagerstown; William Buckley, president of CGS Creative; William Chesno, Realtor, Long and Foster Companies; Thomas Dowdell, senior vice president, chief operating officer, Western Maryland Health System; Michael Dreisbach, founder and owner of Savage River Lodge; Randy Fairbank, vice president, sales development, World Fuel Services Corp.; Mark Farris, vice president and general counsel/chief financial officer, Carl Belt Inc.; R. Patrick Friel, partner and area coordinator of Washington, D.C., office of Heidrick & Struggles; Robert Garver, business development representative, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development; Terry Headlee, executive editor, The Herald Mail Co.; Eugene Helbig, senior vice president, CPA and CFP, First United Bank and Trust; Royal Hines, business unit operations planner, The Pepsi Bottling Group; David C. Mathews, business development coordinator/consultant, Standard Bank PaSB; Chris McCarrick, president and chief executive officer, Velocity Group, Inc.; Timothy Michaels, CPA, CVA, secretary and treasurer of Huber, Michaels & Co.; David Oliver, vice president, engineering and maintenance, NewPage Corporation; and David Turnbull, president of Turnbull, Hoover & Kahl, CPAs.
As the inaugural class of Who’s FSU 2007, the 20 alumni will each be honored with a framed biography that includes their personal words of wisdom for students. The framed biographies will be displayed in and near FSU’s business classrooms.
Established in 1987, FSU’s College of Business provides progressive learning experiences to help students prepare to successfully meet professional opportunities through a dynamic educational environment that emphasizes applied learning, leadership and a framework for professional growth. To learn more about the College of Business, call (301) 687-3074 or visit frostburg.edu/colleges/cob.