Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST) announces the retirement of President Donald L. Bates. President Bates has had a 50-year career in higher education, and holds a BS (66) and MS (68) in business from ISU, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. He returned to ISU as dean of the College of Business from 1992-1995. During his time there, President Bates was the lead in securing the five million dollar gift from Don and Pat Gongaware for the Insurance and Risk Management Center. President Bates is also professor emeritus at California State University, Long Beach and has served in senior management at seven universities before joining GUST in 2013.
Buff Dormeier, ’92, was named one of Forbes Magazine “Best In State” Financial Advisors.
Anthony “Andy” Fraizer, ’98, was selected by The Board of Directors of Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) as the organization’s new Executive Director.
Michelle Bond has begun a position at University Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She works as an Associate Counselor – Engineering Focus in Mental Health. This means she works with patients in the UW-Madison School of Engineering.
Bond, who spent four years working as a counselor at an Indiana engineering college, says engineering students in particular can face challenges when it comes to their mental health.
“There are unique pressures to this field of study,” Bond says. These can include a competitive academic environment, demanding performance expectations, and a field that necessitates black and white thinking.
“There is a right answer in engineering,” says Bond, “but not necessarily in emotions or experiences.”
Jenny O’Sako, class of 2012, was recently selected as part of the Leadership Southeast Georgia program for 2018. Jenny is a client executive, specializing in the property-casualty practice, in the Savannah, Ga. office of Sterling Seacrest Partners. Jenny received a Bachelor of Science in Risk Management and Insurance.