Gregory A. Adams   Sheldon T. Anderson   Joshua G. Anthony   Mark Arkinstall   Ted Bennett   George E. Bezaire  
                         
  Class of 1982
State University of New York at Oswego
BS Technology Education
  Class of 1970
Miami Dade College Associate of Arts Business Administration
  Class of 2011, 2012 University of Massachusetts Lowell
BS, MS, Plastics Engineering
  Class of 1994
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours 1), Civil Engineering
  Class of 2005
Johnson & Wales University BS Electronics Engineering
  Class of 1973
University of Waterloo
BASc Mechanical Engineering
 
                         
  Nominated by
Deborah F. Stanley, President
State University of New York at Oswego
  Nominated by
Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President
Miami Dade College
  Nominated by
Ahmed Abdelal, Provost University of Massachusetts Lowell
  Nominated by
Professor Andrew Parfitt, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
University of Newcastle (Australia)
  Nominated by
Chancellor John Bowen Johnson & Wales University
  Nominated by
Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice Chancellor
University of Waterloo
 
                         
  As Global Vice President for Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Mr. Adams is responsible for growth in the automotive segment for SABIC Plastics worldwide. His career began at General Electric in 1985, and progressed through numerous management assignments, both international and commercial. Through his position at SABIC, Mr. Adams helped establish internships for SUNY Oswego engineering students. He serves on the SUNY Oswego Engineering Advisory Board, and participates in the Alumni in Residence program, engaging students in a classroom setting. Mr. Adams generously supports several campus initiatives, most notably scholarships in the STEM fields.   Mr. Sheldon T. Anderson joined Northern Trust in 1992 and since then has held various leadership positions, including chairman and chief executive officer of the Southeast Region of Northern Trust. Before joining Northern Trust, Mr. Anderson spent 19 years at Southeast Bank as its president. Mr. Anderson is a Miami native and is a graduate of Miami Dade College and Ohio State University with a degree in Business Administration and International Studies respectively. Mr. Anderson’s civic activity includes serving on the boards of the Miami Dade College Foundation, Inc. the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, among many others. Presently, Mr. Anderson is the Chairman of the Florida Advisory Board of Northern Trust.   At UMass Lowell, Mr. Anthony participated in three co-op opportunities in three diverse professional work environments including BD Biosciences, Freudenberg-NOK, and Mitralign. At BD Biosciences, he learned about the new product development process in the R&D department. He also worked along-side manufacturing engineers at Freudenberg-NOK, where he gained experience in process optimization and troubleshooting. Prior to beginning graduate school, Mitralign exposed him to the medical device industry and what it takes to create and launch a successful medical product. Currently, Mr. Anthony is employed as an engineer on the research and development team at Daktari Diagnostics, a start-up medical company. Mr. Anthony states: “In addition to my education, I owe a great deal of my success thus far to the co-ops I participated in and the industry professionals who mentored me. ”   Since graduating with First Class Honors in Civil Engineering, Mark has travelled the world and contributed to some of the most recognizable buildings on the planet. Mark has attributed his career trajectory to dedication and the benefits of linking theory to practice early on in his academic studies. A career highlight for Mark was as the lead structural engineer for the design of the Beijing National Aquatic Centre, the ‘Watercube’. For the innovative design of this building, Mark received the MacRobert Award from the Royal Academy of Engineers. Mark is currently an Associate in Arup’s Advanced Technology and Research Team.   Ted Bennett B.S., ‘05 is the staff hardware engineer/hardware team manager for Marvel Semiconductor, Inc. in Marlborough, MA. Having graduated only a few years ago Ted’s already leading a team of engineers to new frontiers in technology. His group creates the blueprint for Marvel application processors – including one for a new tablet students can use as a textbook. Thanks to JWU’s internship programs and alumni connections, he got an internship at Intel. “This really jump-started my career. I was able to prove myself and got offered a full-time position.”   George Bezaire is the Director of Corporate Planning for Imperial Oil Limited. During his undergrad, George was part of Waterloo’s co-op program, which is the world’s largest in post-secondary education. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in 1973 and subsequently joined Imperial Oil. When rejoining Imperial Oil in 2002, George became part of an organization that has hired over 1,400 Waterloo co-op students. In addition to his Waterloo degree, George is a registered professional engineer. He serves as a Director for the Canadian Energy Research Institute and is the past-chair of the Board of Governors for the Glenbow Museum.