Six University of Wisconsin Oshkosh graduates have been elected to serve on the 24-member UW Oshkosh Alumni Association Board of Directors.
The new Alumni Board members — Kevin Carboni ’84, of La Crosse; Thomas Guyette ’68, of Green Bay; Doug Jirovetz ’67 and MBA ’78, of Oshkosh; Trevy McDonald ’90, of Durham, N.C.; Michael Schumacher ’04, of Wauwatosa; and Jeremiah Slinde ’07, of West Bend — will begin their terms in fall 2009.
“We have an extremely well-qualified group of alumni volunteers who are ready to serve UW Oshkosh,” said Board President Traci Raether ’87 and MSN ’95. “I look forward to the year ahead, as the Alumni Association Board of Directors continues to work to cultivate relationships among UW Oshkosh graduates, students, faculty, and staff and to provide meaningful opportunities for alumni networking and professional development.”
The board members’ experience and qualifications include:
- As owner/creative director of Harvest Moon Advertising, Carboni has worked with Ford Motor Company, Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation, United Building Centers, Richard E. Jacobs Mall Developers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Country Kitchen Restaurants. He is an experienced, creative copywriter and communicator. Other interests include training and competing in 50-mile, ultra marathons.
- Guyette, who has served as a financial adviser, manager and partner with Merrill Lynch for 34 years, was honored as an outstanding UW Oshkosh College of Business alumnus in 2008. He received the Merrill Lynch Lifetime Community Achievement Award in 2002. He has served as president of the Neville Public Museum and treasurer of both the Notre Dame Academy Board of Education and the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.
- After his graduation in 1967, Jirovetz served in Vietnam as an Army medic. He returned to Wisconsin in 1970 and began working for UW Oshkosh. He served on the Faculty/Staff Athletics Advisory Committee and was a board member and chair of the UW Oshkosh Credit Union. Jirovetz retired as Institutional Research director in 2000. His many years on campus inspired him to establish the Douglas C. Jirovetz Scholarship.
- McDonald is principal and founder of Reyomi Global Media Group. She earned a master of arts in radio, television and motion pictures and a doctorate in mass communication research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she now teaches in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. McDonald is an author and publisher, recently completing her second novel and her first feature-length screenplay. She received the UW Oshkosh Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 1997 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.
- As a supply chain manager at Bostik, Schumacher is responsible for contract negotiation, strategic direction of commodities and supply chain innovation. Bostik, part of Total Oil, is one of the largest adhesive and sealant companies in the world. While a UW Oshkosh student, he served as president of the Oshkosh Student Association from 2003 to 2004. Schumacher led the effort to construct the $22-million Student Recreation and Wellness Center, which was built on campus in 2006.
- Slinde works at UW Oshkosh as an associate adviser for the International Studies Program and plans to attend graduate school to study public administration. While a student at UW Oshkosh, he was a member of the award-winning Oshkosh Model United Nations organization, serving two years as president. He also was involved in the Oshkosh Student Association and served on the Reeve Advisory Board.
For more information about the Alumni Board of Directors, visit www.uwosh.edu/alumni/about/board.php.