Paul Trupia ’12, a BS in Business Administration graduate, Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, who also holds a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning, recently accepted a position as an adjunct faculty member at South University in Austin, Texas.
Jim Ruel ’12, a BS in Psychology graduate, was named vice president of outside plant, maintenance, and construction in July at Cox Communications in Virginia. He began his career at the cable provider in 1994 as a sales manager, eventually assuming increased responsibility for leading its technical operations statewide. In his new role, Ruel leads a team of more than 215 employees.
Shawn Kehoe ’08, a BS in Business Administration graduate, was elected as a member of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association’s Board of Investments in August. The employee retirement system is a public pension fund that administers and manages the largest county retirement system in the United States with a market value of approximately $40 billion. Kehoe, who also serves on the Board of Retirement, is responsible for setting and overseeing a $60 million dollar operational budget through December 2016.
Beverly Tilson ’13, a BS in Psychology graduate, recently accepted a position as assistant director at Baker Places’ Joe Healy Medical Detox Project in San Francisco.
Tanzania Merriweather ’12, a BS in Criminal Justice graduate, was promoted from parole associate to probation and parole agent at the Maryland Parole Commission in Baltimore, Md. after earning her degree.
Regine Choute ’11, a BS in Business Administration graduate, was promoted from the executive assistant to the town manager in the town of Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., to assistant to the manager in November.
Paul Satryb ’11, a BS in Business Administration graduate and an MS in Management student, was recently promoted to quality manager of Hydra-Power Systems, Inc. in Portland, Ore. In this role, he will develop a quality management system for the organization to improve profits and positively affect both the community and the environment. Satryb has worked at Hydra-Power for more than 18 years, where he previously served as a manufacturing manger.
Chris Rey ’07, a BS in Business Administration graduate and mayor of Spring Lake, N.C., was profiled in The Fayetteville Observer on March 31. The article details his career history as well as how he is meeting the goals he set for his term: local streets are scheduled to be improved this summer, areas have been cleared of derelict buildings, and Mendoza Park has been renovated. He also plans to partner with nonprofits and public and private businesses to drive community growth.
Ralphfiel Farrar ’08, a BS in Business Administration graduate, was honored at the 34th annual Salute to the Greater Cincinnati YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program in Cincinnati, Ohio, in November. The event recognized professionals who are committed to volunteering, specifically recognizing Farrar for his work as a mentor. He is a senior recruiting specialist at Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a division of Johnson & Johnson.