Simon J. Alfano   Michael Anthony   Rebecca Bagin   Mary T. Barra   Ivy Chin   Greg Coir  
                         
  Class of 2010
University of Cooperative Education Loerrach
B.A. International Business Management
  Class of 1984
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Management Engineering
  Class of 1989
Drexel University
BS, Marketing & Human Resource Management
  Class of 1985
Kettering University
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  Class of 1992
Drexel University
BS, Computer Science
  Class of 1988
Merrimack College
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
 
                         
  Nominated by
Prof. Dr. Theodor Karl Sproll, Dean
University of Cooperative Education Loerrach
  Nominated by
Dr. Zorica Pantic, President
Wentworth Institute of Technology
  Nominated by
President John Fry
Drexel University
  Nominated by
Dr. Robert K. McMahan, President
Kettering University
  Nominated by
President John Fry
Drexel University
  Nominated by
President Chris Hopey, PhD
Merrimack College
 
                         
  Simon Alfano is a consultant at the top management consultancy McKinsey & Company in Stuttgart, Germany. During his co-op B.A. in International Business Management from 2006-2010, Simon Alfano has been associated with GE Healthcare. At GE Healthcare, Simon Alfano did 7 rotations in Finance, Marketing and Strategy in Germany, the United Kingdom and Singapore. Simon Alfano complemented his international experience with four exchange semesters in Switzerland and France. He received a B.Sc. in International Business Management from the University of Applied Science in Basel and a License Gestion-Economie from the University of Upper-Alsace in Mulhouse. Simon Alfano received an Honour’s Degree as best-in-year student in his B.A. and an award for the best-in-year Bachelor dissertation.   Since graduating from Wentworth in 1984 with a BS in Management Engineering, Michael Anthony has worked for several noted companies including Honeywell, Inc., and PRTM Management Consultants, where he served as senior partner of the technology group. He is currently vice president of Cambridge Semantics in Boston. Upon starting his first job out of college at Honeywell, Anthony found that hands-on nature of his education and co-op experience allowed him to immediately excel in the engineering industry. He also now serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees for Wentworth.   Ms. Bagin, vice president-human resources, Campbell North America (“CNA”), Global Research & Development and Global Supply Chain, serves as a member of the CNA Leadership Team and leads the HR Business Partner team for the largest division and operating functions within Campbell Soup Company. She is a strategic thought leader and business partner responsible for setting and executing HR strategies. She’s held numerous HR positions within and outside of the company with increasing degrees of responsibility and impact. Ms. Bagin completed several Drexel Co-ops including; working in the Estate Department of the Philadelphia law firm Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis Cohen; as a Buyer Trainee at Filene’s in Boston; as a Junior Auditor at Deloitte Haskins & Sells in London; and then with ExxonMobil where she worked in HR researching universities and recruiting.   Mary Barra is the quintessential co-op student success story. In January, 2014, Mary Barra was named the CEO of General Motors and thus became the highest ranking woman in the automotive industry. Mary Barra started her co-op career as an 18-year old Kettering University student working at the Pontiac Motor Division in 1980.

Earning her BSEE in 1985, Mary obtained her MBA from Stanford in 1988 after receiving a GM Fellowship.

Mary is a member of the GM Board of Directors and the Kettering University Board of Trustees.

In 2014, Fortune magazine named Barra among the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”
  Ms. Chin is senior vice president of e-commerce and omnichannel digital at Belk, the nation’s largest family owned and operated department store. Prior to Belk, she served as a vice president with QVC.com. Ms. Chin credits her successful career to her co-op experience. At her first co-op with Merck, she learned important skills such as prioritization and time management. When she returned to Merck for her second co-op, she learned team work, communication and interpersonal dynamics. As a result of her co-op experience, Ms. Chin had a strong resume when she graduated and was immediately offered a full-time position in the computer field. To this day, the skills Ms. Chin learned from her co-op experiences are the foundation for her success as a leader.   Greg Coir is President of Randstad Pharma, a global pharmaceutical and life sciences recruitment, staffing and consulting firm. He began his career in the staffing industry, and in 1993 co-founded Randstad’s national healthcare division (Clinical One), which is now branded as Randstad Healthcare. Since, Greg has assumed managerial and executive positions throughout Randstad.

He credits his co-op experience at Merrimack with providing him invaluable exposure to various industries and opportunities, which provided a solid foundation for his professional future. In addition, the ability to live on campus while out on co-op provided a strong balance between the importance of social, educational and professional growth.