Graduate Alumni

Class Notes

Pat Cathey ('77 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Pat Cathey has been named vice president of enterprise sales of Web-hosting provider Rackspace Hosting. This position is newly created to support Rackspace market growth. Cathey joins the Rackspace Enterprise Services division after serving seven years as president of Avnet Electronics Embedded Solutions.


Betsy Brosnan ('76 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Betsy Brosnan joined the grant committee of The DuPage Community Foundation.


Robert McDonald ('76 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell addressed Virginia Tech’s Class of 2010 during the university’s commencement.


Steven Simpson ('75 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Steven G. Simpson passed away on Feb. 16, 2010.


Thomas Greanias ('74 MBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Thomas Greanias has been elected assessor for Decatur Township. He became aware of the intricacies of property assessments through the computer consulting business he ran for more than 30 years.


George Herbst ('71 MBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

George Herbst has been named vice president for finance at Stetson University. Herbst has spent his entire career in education, beginning as a high school teacher and spending 38 years as a chief financial officer. His areas of expertise include budgeting, endowment management, strategic planning, institutional governance, town-and-gown relations, and commercial real estate development, as well as campus planning, design and construction.

Active in civic affairs in Winter Park, Fla., Herbst was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Winter Park Health Foundation. He chaired the building committee of the Chamber of Commerce and served as vice chair of the Economic Development Advisory Board for the city.


Roger McCauliff Jr. ('69 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Roger J. McCauliff Jr. passed away on Feb. 15, 2010.


John Darago ('54 BS, Commerce)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

John L. Darago passed away on Jan. 01, 2010.


Lawrence McNally Sr. ('53 BS, Commerce)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Lawrence B. McNally Sr. passed away on Dec. 27, 2009.


Thomas Emery ('52 BS, Commerce)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Thomas J. Emery passed away on Jan. 20, 2010.