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UNH Business School Salutes Class of '01 Executive MBA Graduates

By Janet Lathrop
UNH News Bureau

March 22, 2001

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics will hold its 24th annual hooding ceremony to honor Executive MBA graduates on Saturday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Great Bay Room at the New England Conference Center on campus.

Patricia Hume, president of VerticalNet Markets, Horsham, Penn., is this year's distinguished guest speaker. She is responsible for overseeing the 58 industry-specific vertical marketplaces that make up the companys core business. Hume, previously an executive with the Lotus Development Corporation division of IBM, also manages VerticalNet's company-wide sales and marketing team. She holds an economics degree from the University of Scranton.

Students slated to receive the Master of Business Administration degree from UNH next month include Thomas S. Allen, Exeter; Crystal M. Arena-Tucker, Sandown; Robert A. Armstrong II, Georges Mills; Bruce R. Atkins, Amesbury, Mass.; Laura W. Bahr, Cambridge, Mass.; Gail Cassin, Newburyport, Mass.; Colin S. Credle, Nashua; Dennis Michael Driscoll, Stratham; Michael Griswold, Taunton, Mass.; Richard Hanke, Firestone, Colo.; Linda M. Lambert, Exeter; Lincoln P. Marston, Springvale, Maine; Shawn Bryn McCollum, Bedford; Sean Patrick O'Leary, South Portland, Maine; Thomas Glenn Parker, Alton; Teresa M. Steenbeke, Concord; Francis H. Terry, Amherst; Barton W. Weisenfluh, Portland, Maine; Robert White, Londonderry; and Jennifer Whittier, Portland, Maine.

Graduates of the Whittemore School's Executive MBA program typically represent many industries, including high tech, health care, manufacturing, non-profit, engineering, insurance and government, and already have 10 to 15 years of work experience before embarking on the challenge of pursuing an advanced degree in business administration. The core curriculum at UNH has offered not only fundamentals such as organizational behavior, finance, operations and marketing over the past 25 years, but has added opportunities for students to specialize in new areas such as management of technology, global business, and entrepreneurship in recent years. The Executive MBA has been offered at the Whittemore School since 1977 and has graduated more than 800 students. More information is available at www.mba.unh.edu

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