This is just a glimpse of what’s happening in the world of Metropolitan College alumni. For more information and pictures, visit MET’s website to read about MET alumni in the News, or to see updates to Alumni Class Notes, Alumni Events, and the Alumni Photo Gallery.
Alumni of the Accelerated Degree Completion Program (ADCP) gathered at Boston University during Alumni Weekend in October.
Administrative Sciences Associate Professor and Chair Kip Becker (second photo, right) and Associate Professor Barry Unger (third photo, right) were MET emissaries at an alumni event in Taipei last summer.
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David Forsberg (MET'75) was named dean of the School of Business at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass. (Master of Urban Affairs)
Carolyn Downeyr (MET'79) has been appointed to the Board of Directors for ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (BAS in Accounting)
Kenneth Read (MET'83) is now president of North Sails, a sail-making leader serving marine and manufacturing markets worldwide. (BLS in History)
Judy Bennett (MET’86) has been promoted to chief operating officer for Bob Carter Companies, LLC, at its headquarters in Sarasota, Fla. (BS in Economics)
Heather Cahill (CAS’89, MET’93) was promoted to associate vice president of institutional advancement for American International College in Springfield, Mass. (BA in Political Science/MS in Administration)
Joshua Hexter (MET’98) was appointed chief operating officer and vice president of business development for Jerusalem, Israel-based Oramed Pharmaceuticals. (MS in Business Administration and Management)
David M. Parsons (MET’08) a graduate of MET’s Prison Education Program at MCI–Norfolk, earned a master’s degree in humanities from California State University in May 2013. He intends to apply for admission into Boston University’s PhD program in English and American Literature.
Ralph DeNisco (MET’09) was promoted to the principal level at the prestigious planning firm Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates. (Master of Urban Affairs)
Brett Brown (MET’09) is the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. Brown also attended MET in 1983, and is a Terriers basketball letter-winner. (BS in Interdisciplinary Studies)
Frank Carofano (MET’09), was promoted to senior vice president of Segal Rogerscasey. (MS in Computer Information Systems)
Theresa Jacobellis (COM’85, MET’12) has been promoted to the position of assistant vice president of development and public affairs at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, N.Y. (BS in Broadcasting and Film/MS in Health Communication)
Michael Bustamante (MET’13) was the New York Red Bulls’ first-round pick in the 2013 Major League Soccer Draft.
Tools of the Trade Conference
In September 2013, MET’s Programs in Food, Wine & the Arts presented “Tools of the Trade: Experiential Studies for the Food Industry,” a conference examining the intersection of practical and educational components of the food industry.
At the conference, 140 attendees joined high-profile panelists representing restaurants, retail businesses, the wine and beverage industry, and academia.