Alex Salgueiro   Andrea Scoli   Marc Vetri   Dr. Cynthia Shannon Weickert   Wiseman Zazi Madinane      
                         
  Class of 1979
Miami Dade College
Associate in Arts, Business Administration
  Class of 1990
Johnson & Wales University
Bachelor of Science, Retail Marketing & Management
  Class of 1990, Honorary 2013
Drexel University
BS, Marketing, LeBow College of Business
Honorary Degree, Goodwin College of Professional Studies
  Class of 1987, 1988
Keuka College
B.S., Biology (1988)
B.A., Psychology (1987)
  Class of 1993
Durban University of Technology
National Higher Diploma, Chemical Engineering, Senior Executive Programme, Harvard Business School
     
                         
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Eduardo Padron, President
Miami Dade College
  NOMINATED BY
Chancellor John Bowen
Johnson & Wales University
  NOMINATED BY
President John Fry
Drexel University
  NOMINATED BY
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul Forestell, Ph.D.
Keuka College
  NOMINATED BY
Professor Ahmed C. Bawa,
Vice-Chancellor
Durban University of Technology
     
                         
  Mr. Salgueiro was born in Havana, Cuba. He immigrated to Miami, Florida in 1961. He received his AA degree from Miami Dade College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University. He began his career with Burger King in 1970 while working part-time in high school. During his career with Burger King, he held many positions, the most interesting being in International Franchising. In 1981, Mr. Salgueiro relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to become the Area Manager until he retired from the Burger King Corporation in 1986. On June 1, 1986, he moved to Savannah to become a Burger King franchisee.   When Andrea Scoli was a senior at Johnson & Wales University, she bought a copy of Vogue, pulled out the ads for companies she liked and called their headquarters to ask for the personnel department or the CEO. She wound up with a handful of interviews, which yielded three internship offers, and the internship she accepted ultimately turned into her first job. These days, after holding high-level jobs at a number of companies - including a two-year stint as president of the musician and actress Jennifer Lopez’s clothing line, Sweetface - Scoli is the Senior Vice President of Sales at the iconic brand Halston. The company’s namesake was one of the iconic designers she studied at JWU.   Chef Vetri, a James Beard Award-winning chef, completed co-ops at Crown Jewels and Dazzles, a chain of jewelry stores owned by his father. In the evenings, he would work at restaurants. After years of cooking in Italy and the US, Chef Vetri established the Vetri Family of Restaurants. Mr. Vetri also co-founded the Vetri Community Partnership to promote healthy foods and active lifestyles. In 2015, TimeOut America named the Vetri restaurant the best Italian restaurant in the country. That same year, an unprecedented intersection of food and retail was created when Mr. Vetri and his partner sold their restaurant group to Urban Outfitters Inc.   If you love TED Talks, Keuka College alumna Dr. Cynthia Shannon Weickert ‘87/’88 may look familiar. In 2014, she presented “Freedom from Schizophrenia, a Twin’s Quest” at TEDxSydney. Weickert is a professor at the University of New South Wales. She is a member of Neuroscience Research Australia and acts as Chair of Schizophrenia Research at the Macquarie Group Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in bio-molecular medicine from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She gives lectures around the world, but still finds time to come back to her alma mater and assists students with hands-on experiments based on her own research.   Wiseman completed his WIL at Mondi Paper in Durban. Mondi Paper employed Wiseman as a Process Technician. He rose through the ranks to Non-Executive Director; thereafter becoming Chief Executive Director of GILLMICH (Pty) Ltd. In 2012, he joined Transnet Freight Rail as Executive Manager. In December 2015, he became the Managing Director of the Rail Division of Steinweg Bridge. Wiseman was a Key transformation strategist in the repositioning of Mondi Paper. He also created a R200 million turn over portfolio of companies in the downstream paper beneficiation. He received a Silver Tusk Award from DUT for recognition of his outstanding achievements. Wiseman is presently the President of DUT’s Convocation and Deputy Chair of the DUT Council.