College of Business & Technology
Over 30,000 CBT alumni are making an impact worldwide! They are teachers, managers, directors, entrepreneurs, financiers, analysts, executives, vice presidents, strategists, presidents, and CEO's (just to name a few).
CBT Alumni in the News
Western News: Spring 2016
- Artwork commissioned to honor Engnell
- Graphic communication student, Mariah Bartz, designs WIU Fourndation holiday card
- Alumni Spotlight, Todd Lester '90
- Employee Spotlight, Margie Carle
- Fall 2015 Executive in Residence, Matt Bierman '97 MBA '03
- Retirement: Becky Smith
- Program Open Houses: Agriculture, Engineering, and Supply Chain Management
- WIU gets innovative in manufacturing field
- Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Golf Outing
- A family affair: Hoener brothers serve Ag Mech Show since 2008
- MBA student, Alex Epkes, winds award for CMA exam distinguished performance
Distinguished Alumni Award History
In 1987, Dean Robert Jefferson developed a vision for an award of excellence that would recognize the commendable efforts of WIU business alumni. Since that time, the College of Business and Technology has honored numerous business alumni who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and outstanding career success.
In addition to their stellar success after leaving the university, they’ve remained loyal and cherished friends of WIU and the College of Business and Technology. We’re truly honored by their dedication!
John Distefano - 2015 Distinguished Alumni
John Distefano, managing partner for Ernst and Young's (EY) Advisory Services, has been named the Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology's Distinguished Alumnus for 2015. Distefano graduated from Western with a bachelor of business administration degree in quantitative and information science in 1980; he earned his master of information management degree from Washington University in 1990.
While on campus Wednesday-Thursday, March 4-5, Distefano will speak to students and faculty. He will give a keynote speech, which is open free to the public, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday in Stipes Hall, room 121. View the full news release.
Past Distinguished Alumni
Alfred D. Boyer
Edward J. McManus
Robert L. Nardelli
David F. Hodnik
Paul A. Bobzin
Michael J. Litwin
John C. Bower
Lawrence L. Grypp
William J. Lucky
Michael P. Kelly
Frank E. Horton
David J. Vogel
Nancy C. Pechloff