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Release Date: September 17, 2001

ASU Leadership Summit to Attract Former Students from U.S., Abroad

The Angelo State University Alumni Association has announced its first Alumni Leadership Summit for Nov. 27-28 when former students who have succeeded in a variety of professions will return to campus to share their knowledge and their successes with students and faculty.

More than 25 ASU alumni from around the country as well as Asia and the Middle East are scheduled to participate in the program.

"We are extremely proud of the success of Angelo State University's alumni in many fields," said Sande Harrison, ASU director of alumni relations. "We thought the Alumni Leadership Summit was not only a way to highlight their accomplishments but also to share their expertise with students, faculty and the public."

"ASU will benefit enormously from these alumni and the wide range of perspectives, talents, backgrounds and experiences they will bring to the campus and the community," Harrison said.

The summit is being presented by Cox Communications with travel support from Leadership Summit sponsor Continental Airlines.

Participants in the summit will include two alumni from overseas. Gary Flanagan, Class of '74, will be traveling from Hanoi, Vietnam, where he is with the Joint Task Force, Full Accounting U.S. MIA Office for Supervisory Casualty Resolution. Coming from the Middle East will be Col. J.P. Sosa, '76, who is deputy chief with the U.S. Office of Military Cooperation in Kuwait.

Other participants will include Donnie Young, '70, president, Pharmaceutical Sourcing Group Americas, a Johnson & Johnson Co., Bridgewater, N.J.; Oscar Gomez, '68, vice president, Office of Diversity and Business Compliance, Verizon, Irving; Barry Cooper '84, '92, vice president, Cargill, Inc., Edmond, Okla.;

Also, Marsha Multer Arvedson, '74, manager, volume products, polyethylene technology, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Baytown; Dan Herrington, '79, assistant vice president, Desktop Product Management, USAA, San Antonio; Neill McClung, '74, real estate developer, Red Oaks Realty, Inc., Midland; and Joshua K. Owusu, P.E., '74, chemical engineer, Manager Feedstock/Risk Management, Alon USA, LP, Dallas.

Additional participants will be announced in coming weeks, Harrison said.

The Alumni Leadership Summit is being organized by the ASU Alumni Association in conjunction with the university. The honorary chairmen are Bob Gregory of Austin and F.L. "Steve" Stephens of San Angelo. Alumni Co-chairmen are Mark Stevenson and David Stinnett, both of San Angelo.

The university Coordinating Committee is made up of Harrison; Jennifer Evett, alumni relations liaison; Drex Vincent, president, ASU Alumni Association; Dr. Michael Butler, dean, College of Business and Professional Studies; Dr. Robert K. Hegglund, professor of management; Dr. E. James Holland, dean, College of Liberal and Fine Arts; Dr. David H. Loyd, dean, College of Sciences; Dr. John J. Miazga Jr., dean, School of Education; Beep Cain, director of development; Purnell Curtis, multimedia support specialist; Jay Halbert, director, physical plant; Dr. Cheryl Hines, associate professor of education; Michael Martin, director of graphics, News and Information Office; and Greg Pecina, director, University Center.

For additional information on the ASU Alumni Leadership Summit, contact the ASU Alumni Association at (325) 942-2122.