Rhonda J. Jackson   Tan Sri Datuk (Dr) Hj Mustapha Kamal Hj Abu Bakar   Cleosie Kirkland   Kristen Knouft   Satu Cahaya Langit   Ann Marie Lubert  
                         
  Class of 1983
University of Cincinnati
Associate of Applied Science, Chemical Technology
  Class of 1970
University of Malaya
Bachelor of Arts in History
  Class of 1978
Drexel University
BS, Accounting
  Class of 1993
Drexel University
BS, Finance and Marketing
  Class of 2009
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Bachelor of Information Technology, Software Engineering
  Class of 1989
Clarkson University
BS, Marketing and Communications
 
                         
  Nominated by
Kettil Cedercreutz, Associate Provost and Director, Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning
University of Cincinnati
  Nominated by
Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohd Amin Jalaludin, Vice Chancellor
University of Malaya
  Nominated by
President John Fry
Drexel University
  Nominated by
President John Fry
Drexel University
  Nominated by
Prof. Dato’ Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa B Ishak
Universiti Utara Malaysia
  Nominated by
Anthony Collins, President
Clarkson University
 
                         
  Rhonda Jackson retired in 2012 from Procter & Gamble after an accomplished 29 year career. She joined P&G’s Chemical Division after receiving an AAS degree in chemical technology from UC. Appointed as perfumer in 1997, she became P&G’s first African American perfumer world-wide. She managed the technical and creative perfume development responsibilities and enabled category growth in numerous brands - including Febreze - which became P&G’s 24th billion dollar brand. She holds 15 patents with nine pending. In 2006 Rhonda became the first African American female to advance within the Technical Career System to principal scientist, a level typically achieved by engineers and PhD’s. She served as both a role model and mentor for upcoming African American female technologists.

 

  Tan Sri Datuk (Dr) Mustapha Kamal is currently the Chairman of various companies and sits on the Board of Trustees for various foundations.

In 2013, he initiated the Industry-Academia Collaboration (IAC) Pilot Project, to enhance the marketability and employability of Graduates, for companies located in Cyberjaya. As a result, all 22 UM graduates were offered full time employment by IBM Global Delivery Center.

The concept of the program was shared with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the National Economic Council and the Education Ministry, as a model that can be used to enhance employability of local graduates.
  Mr. Kirkland is president and chief operating officer of PK Financial Group, LLC, an insurance and benefits provider that offers institutional and personal insurance. Previously, Mr. Kirkland was CFO at Caesars Resort in Atlantic City, COO for the Atlantic City Convention Center, and president of AV International, Inc., one of America’s largest minority owned insurance brokers. As an auditor during his co-op assignments, Mr. Kirkland was exposed to a variety of senior level managers in different organizations. From this exposure, he learned that there was no “cookie cutter” path for success in business. The co-op experience prepared him for the real world work environment where learning never stops. Throughout his career, Mr. Kirkland has hired and mentored co-op students, continuing to pass on the lessons that he learned from his co-op experience.

 

  Ms. Knouft is managing director at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Previously, she was SVP and chief marketing officer of Procurian, a leading provider of procurement solutions which was acquired by Accenture. She was one of the original team members that launched the company in 2000 and played a key role in its globalization, growth, acquisition and integration into Accenture. Prior to that, she was a leader within Ernst & Young LLP’s Post-Merger Integration practice. Ms. Knouft’s three co-ops included working for PricewaterhouseCooper as a “traveling consultant” at a General Dynamics plant in Texas, and she also held two positions with Mobil, first in marketing strategy and then in the retail division. At Mobil, she was selected to receive two $1,000 academic scholarships during each of her co-ops there.

 

  Mr Satu Cahaya Langit decided to join UUM in Bachelor of Information Technology as he believed that UUM provides support and condusive place for studying. He is smart and showed his passion in the subject by winning one silver medal and one bronze medal in Malaysia IT competition, besides listed four times for Dean’s award. Upon graduation, he joins Emric, a Swedish based software company in Jakarta and frequently works at the main branch in Stockholm. Though he is busy working as a software engineer, he spends some time with charity organizations focusing on poverty, kids and education. His passion for charity has led him to initiate Indocharity in 2010. His hobbies include traveling, photography and playing music.

 

  Ann Marie Lubert is GM, Simplification and Variable Cost Productivity for GE Healthcare – Global Services. Ann Marie joined General Electric in 1989 on the Distribution and Sales Program. She has held a variety of leadership positions throughout various businesses in the GE Company in GE Supply, GE Intelligent Platform Solutions and GE Healthcare before attaining her current role. She is also the Corporate Recruiting Leader for GE, at Clarkson University – a “volunteer” role that she enjoys immensely. Ann Marie is a graduate of Clarkson University where she earned a BS degree in Marketing and Technical Communications, and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. She played on the Women’s Volleyball and Lacrosse teams and was a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority.