JOSÉ ABREU,
P.E., F. ASCE
  MARION H. ANTONINI   BENJAMIN BAUER   EKKARAK BOONPHROM   ANDREA CAREY   NICOLE A. CASHMAN  
                         
  Class of 1975
Miami Dade College Associate in Arts,
Pre-Engineering
  Class of 1952
The University of Toledo Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering
  Class of 1937
University of Cincinnati Electrical Engineering
  Class of 2010
Sripatum University Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Computer
  Class of 2000, 2005
University of Victoria Leisure Service Administration (BA), Leadership Studies (MEd)
  Class of 1994
Drexel University
BS, Design & Merchandising,
Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
 
                         
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Eduardo Padron, President
Miami Dade College
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Nagi Naganathan,
Dean of Engineering
The University of Toledo
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Kettil Cedercreutz, Associate Provost and Director ProPEL University of Cincinnati
  NOMINATED BY
Asst. Prof. Dr. Wirat Lertpaitoonpan, Vice President
Sripatum University
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Norah McRae, Executive Director, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services
University of Victoria
  NOMINATED BY
President John Fry
Drexel University
 
                         
  José Abreu, P.E., F. ASCE, is a Senior Vice President with Gannett Fleming and a member of the leadership team responsible for guiding the firm’s strategic growth and business development initiatives related to transportation and other infrastructure. He previously served as Director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, directing the operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation airports in the Miami area. José also served for two and a half years as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation under Governor Bush. In his role, he oversaw the operation of FDOT including seven districts and the Florida Turnpike.   Marion H. Antonini has held countless leadership positions, including Principal, President, and CEO of Kohlberg & Co., a private equity firm. Prior to this role, Marion was Chairman, President and CEO of Welbilt Corporation, Managing Director of KD equities & Co., President of International Operations at Xerox, Managing Director at Kaiser Jeep, President and CEO at Printing Arts of America, and President of Eltra International Corporation. He serves on numerous boards of companies such as Scientific- Atlanta Inc., Engelhard Corporation, Redaelli Tecna, S.p.A., and Orion Food Systems, Inc., and he is Director on the boards of Holley Performance Products, Inc., Redaelli Tecna, S.p.A., and Cardinal Logistics Management, Inc.   Benjamin (Baumzweiger) Bauer is a 1937 graduate from the University of Cincinnati Electrical Engineering Program. Bauer passed away in 1979, with more than 100 patents to his name and a career as an engineer and innovator spanning more than 40 years. Bauer began his professional career as a co-op student at Shure, Inc. in Chicago. Bauer’s work ethic and creativity earned him a permanent position with his co-op employer. As a recent graduate from UC, Bauer developed the Uniphase acoustical system, the technology that made possible the first Unidyne microphone, the world’s most famous microphone, used by such greats as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Elvis Presley. In 1957, Bauer left Shure, Inc. to join CBS Laboratories in Stamford, Connecticut, as the head of audio technology development   Ekkarak Boonphrom, an outstanding co-op student, started his career at MIWCOM, a Japanese IT Security Services. Then, he was offered a position from Accenture - a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. As a SAP specialist at Accenture he was a part of many important projects such as the SAPreimplementation for PTT Public Company Limited - a Thai state-owned oil and gas company. In 2012, he moved on to a much bigger challenge at Dextra Manufacturing – A French manufacturer of construction products. Currently, Ekkarak leads IT department at Dextra Manufacturing.   Andrea Carey is passionate about getting Canadians active and building physical literacy throughout the lifespan. She is Director of Special Projects with Sport for Life Society and also consults on a variety of inclusive projects across Canada. In her previous role at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, she built quality programming aligned with the Canadian Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development model and established a national reputation for Physical Literacy programs. Carey was recognized as One to Watch by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada by Women of Influence magazine. She is a board director for the Canadian Paralympic Committee and a board member of KidSport Greater Victoria.   Ms. Cashman credits co-op with a great deal of her success as the chief executive and president of her own firm, Cashman & Associates, a strategic communications, brand management and special events agency. She completed three co-ops: at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, at Askins Modeling Agency, and at MAG Productions. This work experience provided an advantage, helping her land a position after graduating as public relations director for five Bloomingdale’s in New York City and later as director of public relations & special events for 28 Strawbridge’s stores. In late 1999, she opened Cashman & Associates and produced events for the 2000 Republican National Convention. She received the Design Angel Award from The Art Institute of Philadelphia (2013) and a Citation of Honor & Recognition from the City of Philadelphia City Council (2013), and from Drexel, she received the Rankin-Epstein Distinguished Alumni Award (2008), and the Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2003). Ms. Cashman is also a dedicated supporter of the co-op program.