Bernard W. Campbell, Jr.
Class of 1972
Drexel University
BS Math
  Angela Chan
Class of 2000
Wentworth Institute of Technology
BS Architecture
  Brian Courtney
Class of 1988, 1990
University of Massachusetts Lowell
BS, MS Computer Science
  Michael Crowther
Class of 1993
Wentworth Institute of Technology
BS Architecture
  Dana L. Dornsife
Class of 1983
Drexel University
BS Marketing
  Lee Dumas
Class of 2012
LIU Post
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts
 
                         
  Nominated by
President John Fry
Drexel University

Mr. Campbell credits his co-op experience with teaching him how the world worked. He has served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Sonoco Products Company since 1996. He began working in information technology in 1968 as a co-op student with Allegheny Ludlum Industries, joining the company full-time after graduating from Drexel University in 1972. In the following years he served in a variety of positions in Allegheny’s IT department, eventually leading the department. Mr. Campbell left Allegheny in 1988 to join Sonoco Products Company, a multi-billion-dollar global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and packaging supply chain services.

 

  Nominated by
Dr. Zorica Pantic, President
Wentworth Institute of Technology

In addition to her role as the technical marketing manager at 3D design company Autodesk, Angela Chan teaches classes at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. When Chan heard that students were having difficulty finding co-ops in the architecture field, she recalled a lesson from her own career. While working at Boston-based design firm Gensler, Chan realized she would have to take advantage of rapidly expanding design technology to safeguard her career. At Wentworth, Chan saw the opportunity to expose future designers to the latest technology, and she headed to the classroom to teach Autodesk’s architecture design software, Revit.

 

  Nominated by
Dr. Ahmed Abdelal, Provost
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Brian Courtney, General Manager for GE Intelligent Platforms, leads Operations Data Management with P&L responsibility for all data management and data visualization products supporting industrial big data solutions. Prior to GE, Brian was President of Ixonos USA, a mobile device and software firm headquartered in Finland. At CTE, a Cambridge MA start-up, Brian was SVP and GM of Government Solutions. In 2005 Brian earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan Fellows Program. During his student years at UMass Lowell, Brian worked as the marketing lead for the Center for Productivity Enhancement, a University lab designed to commercialize University research in robotics and image processing.

 

  Nominated by
Dr. Zorica Pantic, President
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Today Michael Crowther is partner and COO at leading construction management firm J. Calnan & Associates Inc., even though he first entered the workforce as an architect after graduating from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1993. Crowther credits the smooth transition from architecture to construction to Wentworth’s co-op program, which exposed him to all aspects of the business. Through the co-op program, he recalls, students had the chance to choose their profession, instead of feeling locked into one. Crowther now teaches new co-ops at the firm using the same philosophy and hands-on mentoring he once received through the co-op program.

 

  Nominated by
President John Fry
Drexel University

As President and Founder of Lazarex Cancer Foundation, Mrs. Dornsife helps end-stage cancer patients navigate FDA clinical trials and provides financial assistance as needed for potentially life-saving access to new therapies. The University of Southern California named their College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in honor of Mrs. Dornsife and her husband, and USC also created the “Dornsife Scholars Program.” Her other philanthropic endeavors include Drexel University, water-drilling in Africa, research associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, and support of the Yosemite Conservancy. Mrs. Dornsife’s co-op positions included working in retail at department store Strawbridge and Clothier, IBM, and the Philadelphia Macaroni Company.

 

  Nominated by
Dr. Paul H. Forestell, Provost
LIU Post

My education at LIU Post provided me with exciting and valuable experiences. In the summer of 2010, I interned at the Texas Shakespeare Theatre in wardrobe and costumes. Back at LIU Post for the 2010-11 academic year, I was the assistant wardrobe supervisor for the Post Theatre Company. In the summer of 2011 and again in 2012, I interned at the prestigious Glimmerglass Opera Company. I have accepted a full-time position in wardrobe at the Hartford Stage Company beginning in the fall of 2012.