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    PATRICIA MCHUGH GIORDANO, DO
Class of 1988
Drexel University
BS, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
NOMINATED BY
President John A. Fry
Drexel University
Dr. Giordano is the Medical Safety Officer of Biomaterials and Power Tools in the Global Orthopedics Department at Johnson & Johnson Medical Safety, Medical Devices. Dr. Giordano credits her co-op experiences for pointing her in the right direction to find what she loved, the pharmaceutical industry. Her co-op jobs with ICI Pharmaceuticals Group, ChemLink, and the US Department of Agriculture as a Co-op Engineer connected her with mentors and role models. Co-op was the single most influential ingredient in her professional success and satisfaction. She says that the co-op program put her in the driver’s seat of her career and her life.
CHRIS MCKENDRY
Class of 1990 Drexel University BS, Humanities & Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
NOMINATED BY
President John A. Fry
Drexel University
An acclaimed ESPN host for SportsCenter and Grand Slam tennis coverage, Ms. McKendry credits her co-op for honing her writing and communication skills and developing her professional style and demeanor. A student athlete, she spent her co-op working at an accounting firm, where she wrote and edited copy. In the evening, she worked at local television sports departments. The professionalism and quick, direct communication style she developed at the accounting firm helped her to stand out in the newsroom. It laid the groundwork for a quarter century of Emmy award winning success in broadcasting.
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            In 2005 he enrolled for National Diploma: Civil Engineering. Through Co-operative Education he was placed at a newly established company called Jedd Civils. He was later appointed as Site Technician, Site Agent, Construction Manager where he gained vast experience and in 2011 as a Contracts Manager. He was appointed on the Board of Directors for Jedd Civils. He is currently a share holder in the company and holds a position of Contracts Director (Large works). In the form of giving back, Walter has since shown a lot of passion in assisting the students from VUT with WIL yearly.
WALTER NKATEKO MGIBA
Class of 2012
Vaal University of Technology B-Tech: Civil Engineering
NOMINATED BY
A Moletsane
Director: Co-operative Education Vaal University of Technology
Lori is a top National Correspondent for Telemundo Network in Washington D.C. covering the White House, Capitol Hill, immigration, education, the economy, healthcare, and foreign relations. She began her career in Miami with radio and moved to television at Ch. 51, a local Telemundo Affiliate. She has covered notable events in Europe (like the fall of the Berlin wall) and has interviewed global leaders and U.S. Presidents. Montenegro has garnered numerous awards, including the Presidential Award of Visibility from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the coveted Ruben Salazar Award for Communications from the National Council of la Raza.
LORI MONTENEGRO
Class of 1980 Miami Dade College Associate in Arts and Science, Radio & Television Broadcasting
NOMINATED BY
Dr. Eduardo Padrón President Miami Dade College
    







































































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