WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., — Fifty-four working professionals earned their MBA degrees from Wake Forest University School of Business after completing a two-year evening program at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center. They were honored during a graduation celebration Friday, Sept. 26 at Bank of America Auditorium, with a reception at Urban Gardens.
“We hold their accomplishment in highest regard, confident of the tremendous contributions they will make to their organizations, communities and families as they move forward,” said Carol Oliff, director of the Charlotte Evening Working Professionals MBA program. “Congratulations to our graduates. We are proud of their work ethic and dedication.”
The Charlotte Evening Class of 2014 honored management professor Pat McMullen with the Outstanding Educator Award. The Academic Distinction Awards went to Marlon Errazo, Garrett Graham, Paul Hoffman, Robert Kendrick, Justin Reese and Andrew Shortt. Mary Sherrill Ware received the Student Leadership Award.
The graduates include: Brian Baltezore, Paul Bennett, Patrick Bobbins, Ken Christian, Matt Connolly, Ben Didier, Anthony Dingle, Abbie Dupont, Isaiah Edwards, Marlon Errazo, Jeff Fearn, Tim Frost, Julie Gardner, Thomas Golden, Garrett Graham, Sarah Greene, Kelli Harper, Paul Hoffman, Al Huertas Del Pino, Brock Hughes, Vish Jaju, Tamisha Jones, Robert Kendrick, Tim Kickham, Jesse King, Justin Kreefer, Beth Land, Brittney Maurer, Ryan McAward, Allen McCollum, Matt Miller, Erin Miller, Daniel Murphy, Daisuke Nogiwa, Mark Orsini, John Palmer, Jeff Parker, Mary Patefield, Jessica Peacock, David Pierick, Jason Plassman, Whitney Player, Justin Reese, Sam Reichbach, Colin Ricks, Peter Saad, Ranajit Sahoo, David SaNogueira, Mary Sherrill Ware, Andrew Shortt, Jordan Tippett, Matt Trainor, Nancy Wayne and Emily Zodtner.
The graduates represented companies such as: Bank of America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Blackbaud, Brown and Caudwell, Carolina Beverage Group LLC, Carroll Financial Associates, Citco Fund Services, ClickFox, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Danaher: Pelton & Crane, Driven Brands Inc., Duke Energy Corporation, First Citizens Bank, GE Capital, General Mills, Harris Teeter Inc., Ingersoll Rand, InVue Security Products, IOMAX USA, KPMG LLP, Murata Machinery USA Inc., Novant Health, Queen City Audio Video & Appliances, RSI Home Products, Scott Safety, Scottrade Inc., SouthTech Orthopedics, SPX Corporation, The Country Vintner, The Shaw Group, Thomson Reuters, TIAA-CREF, TITAN Technology Partners, Trilogy Trading LLC, and United States Marine Corps.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wake Forest’s MBA program for working professionals #20 in the nation and #1 in North Carolina. Working professionals have the option of taking Saturday or evening classes at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center or evening classes at the Winston-Salem campus.