The School of Business at SIUE has produced over 21,775 graduates who have gone on to be successful in a variety of fields. Some graduates are entrepreneurs creating jobs, products and services that enhance the lives of countless people. Others use their education to enhance the pool of knowledge and leadership at universities and major corporations. To honor their success, each year the SIUE Alumni Association, along with the Deans of the Schools and Colleges of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, select, from an outstanding pool of alumni, individuals to be inducted into SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame.
This year the School of Business honored three new inductees; Alfred C. “Al” Hagemann, Mara “Mitch” Meyers, and Judge Milton S. Wharton at the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on October 8, 2010 at the conference center at the Morris University Center. The 2010 Hall of Fame Class has achieved a level of professional, community and academic excellence that brings distinction and honor to themselves, and in turn, brings that same distinctions and honor to SIUE. “The SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame provides living examples of the professional and community leaders our university is dedicated to producing and is important because it allows us to recognize the achievements of our alumni. It also provides a more visible display of our honorees’ contributions, which is a great motivator for our current students because it helps show them what is possible,” says SIUE Alumni Affairs Director Steve Jankowski.