School of Business 2005 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held May 5
NEW PALTZ -- The School of Business at the State University of New York at New Paltz will host the 2005 School of Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. on May 5 at the Hillside Manor in Kingston.
The 2005 inductees are: Thomas D. Weddell, Business Person of the Year; Vincent Cozzolino, Alumni of the Year ('83); and Robert Miniger, recipient of the 2005 Dean's Award for Excellence.
Thomas D. Weddell is a member of the SUNY New Paltz Business Advisory Council and has been serving as the Managing Partner of Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP, CPAs, since July 1996.
Vincent Cozzolino is the vice president of eServer Product and Quality Engineering Operations at IBM. Cozzolino is a member of the SUNY New Paltz Business Advisory Council and the chair of the SUNY New Paltz Engineering Advisory Council.
Robert Miniger is the vice president of Human Resources of the New Hampton-based Balchem Corporation. In this position, he also serves as vice president of BCP Ingredients, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Balchem. Miniger serves as the chair of the SUNY New Paltz Business Advisory Council's Internship Subcommittee.
The presenting sponsor for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Key Bank.
Corporate sponsors include: Central Hudson Energy Group; IBM Corporation; and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP. Company Sponsors include M&T Bank and Ulster Savings Bank.
Note to Editors: Photographs of the honorees may be downloaded from the SUNY New Paltz Web site at www.newpaltz.edu/news/images/weddell.html; www.newpaltz.edu/news/images/cozzolino.html; www.newpaltz.edu/news/images/miniger.html.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.