2011 Alumni Videos

Miami Was a Real Gift

Jeanne Matson (Miami, 1973) is President and CEO of StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative and a former member of the College of Arts & Science Alumni Advisory Board. Jeanne recalls her years at Miami and how great it is when she returns to campus; she urges other alumni to reconnect with the university. [September 2011]

Miami Was a Real Gift Video Transcript

A Unique Legacy

Scott Glaser (Miami, 1990) is VP-CFO of Lane Bryant and a former member of the College of Arts & Science Alumni Advisory Board. As an undergraduate, Scott majored in Economics, French, and International Studies, and he feels that this broad, interdisciplinary education has helped him become successful in business because he can examine issues and problems from different viewpoints. [April 2011]

A Unique Legacy Video Transcript

Stepping Into Your Community

Woody Stroud (Miami, 1963) is a retired banker and member of the United States Air Force/Air National Guard. He believes in Miami's philosophy of community engagement and so continues to participate in civic activities. Woody is a member of the College of Arts & Science Alumni Advisory Board. [April 2011]

Stepping Into Your Community Video Transcript

Miami and NROTC Set My Career Path

Russ Starkey (Miami, 1964) attended Miami on a full Naval ROTC scholarship. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy and rose to the rank of Lt. Commander and assistant director of the Navy's Submarine School Engineering Division. Mr. Starkey then spent 35 years in the energy industry. He recently made a $150,000 gift, creating 2 scholarships that will support Miami students. He is a member of the College of Arts & Science Alumni Advisory Board. In this video, Mr. Starkey talks about how his time at Miami provided a foundation for his career. [April 2011]

Miami and NROTC Set My Career Path Video Transcript

My Serendipitous Career

Patrick Jones (Miami, 1990) is an Associate Partner at Rosetta and a former member of the College of Arts & Science Alumni Advisory Board. In this video Patrick talks about the role serendipity plays in a career path. [April 2011]

My Serendipitous Career Video Transcript

Study Something That You Love

Robert Essner (Miami, 1969) is former chairman and CEO of Wyeth Laboratories. Mr. Essner was a February 2012 recipient of the Miami University Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award. In this video talks about the connection between his history major and his career. [September 2010]

Study Something That You Love Video Transcript