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URI College of Business Administration to induct10 into Hall of Fame during April 24 banquet

KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 3, 1999 -- Put the retired president and chairman of American Airlines, the retired chief executive officer of Mastercard, the current president of Global Operations for Hasbro Inc. and other business pioneers in one room, and what do you have?

The first inductees to the University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration,s Hall of Fame. As part of the College,s 75th Anniversary, the College will honor 10 inductees during a banquet and ceremonies on Saturday April 24 at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree Islander Hotel-Newport.

"Membership in the Hall of Fame is the single highest honor that can be bestowed by the College upon graduates and others who have established records of distinction in their professions, said Edward M. Mazze, dean of the College and the Alfred J. Verrecchia-Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business, announcing the inductees.

"This honor recognizes individuals who have led by example and have brought credit to the University of Rhode Island, and specifically, the College of Business Administration.

The following individuals are the first to be chosen for the Hall of Fame:

Margaret (Peg) O. Ackroyd (posthumously), formerly of Narragansett. 1929 URI College of Business Administration Graduate, 1964 honorary doctorate from URI, former chief of the Rhode Island Division of Minimum Wage and Child Labor; former consultant with the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor.

David Beretta Jr. (posthumously), formerly of Jamestown. 1949 URI chemical engineering graduate, 1983 URI honorary doctorate recipient, former chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Uniroyal, past executive in residence at the College of Business Administration and past president of Amtrol.

Robert L. Crandall, of Irving, Texas. 1957 graduate of the College of Business Administration, 1986 URI honorary doctorate recipient, retired chairman, CEO, and president of AMR Copr. and American Airlines.

Richard J. Harrington, of Westport, Conn. 1973 College of Business Administration graduate, CEO of The Thomson Corp.

Russell E. Hogg, of South Nyack, N.Y. and Matunuck, R.I. 1951 URI College of Business Administration graduate, 1986 URI honorary doctorate recipient, former CEO of Mastercard, current chairman of the Institute for International Sport, located at URI.

Ralph C. Potter, of Warwick. 1947 College of Business Administration graduate, 1979 URI honorary doctorate recipient, past president of Potter Hazlehurst; first president of the College,s Business Advisory Council.

Vincent A. Sarni, of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Naples, Fla. 1949 College of Business Administration graduate, 1985 URI honorary doctorate recipient, retired CEO and chairman of the board of PPG Industries Inc., founder of the Institute for International Business at the College of Business Administration.

Alfred J. Verrecchia, of Warwick. 1967 College of Business Administration graduate; 1972 master,s in business administration graduate, president of Global Operations, Hasbro Inc.; former member of the Board of Governors for Higher Education.

Richard Weeks, of Newport, R.I. and Naples, Fla., 1988 honorary doctorate from URI, dean emeritus and professor of marketing emeritus, College of Business Administration, past president of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the national accrediting agency for colleges of business; and past president, council of Professional Accreditation.

The Honorable Alton W. Wiley, of Naples, Fla. 1951 College of Business Administration graduate, 1983 URI honorary doctorate recipient, Rhode Island Superior Court Justice; past president of the URI Alumni Association; past vice president for student affairs at URI.

The banquet will begin with a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., dinner and the induction ceremony will follow. The cost is $50 per person. Those wishing to attend must respond by March 26. For information call Kelly Glista at 401-874-4348.

For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116
 

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