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Five Smeal Alumni Honored as Alumni Fellows

Several Smeal College of Business alumni were honored with Penn State Alumni Fellow awards on Oct. 16 for their outstanding professional accomplishments: Anthony Buzzelli ’71, Jane A. Leipold ’82, ’88g, Matthew W. Schuyler ’87, Andrew M. Sieg ’89, and Simon Ziff ’87.
October 25, 2013

Several Smeal College of Business alumni were honored with Penn State Alumni Fellow awards on Oct. 16 for their outstanding professional accomplishments: Anthony Buzzelli ’71, Jane A. Leipold ’82, ’88g, Matthew W. Schuyler ’87, Andrew M. Sieg ’89, and Simon Ziff ’87.

“It’s such a privilege for us to have the opportunity both to honor these prominent alumni and to provide our students with the experience to learn from their distinguished careers.”

In addition to recognizing alumni for contributions to their professions and to the world, the Alumni Fellow program provides an opportunity to bring these alumni back to campus to connect with students, faculty, and administrators.

“It’s such a privilege for us to have the opportunity both to honor these prominent alumni and to provide our students with the experience to learn from their distinguished careers,” said Jennifer Eury, director of alumni relations for Smeal. “Opportunities like this are representative of the impact of the Penn State and Smeal alumni network.”

- Buzzelli is retired vice chairman and regional managing partner of Deloitte LLP for the Pacific Southwest. While on campus, he took part in a small round-table discussion with second-year MBAs on the realities of a career in consulting. Buzzelli also serves on Smeal’s Board of Visitors.

- Leipold is senior vice president of human resources at TE Connectivity. As part of her visit, she spoke to first-year MBA students during their Career Immersion week about human resources’ role in recruitment and hiring.

- Schuyler is chief human resources officer for Hilton Worldwide. He serves on the Smeal Board of Visitors.

- Sieg is head of Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and is a member of the Bank of America Operating Committee. While on campus, he took some time to meet with the Nittany Lion Fund students as well as some Penn State Investment Association and Wall Street Boot Camp participants.

- Ziff is the president of Ackman-Ziff, one of the nation’s leading real estate intermediaries, headquartered in New York City. As part of his visit, he met with students interested in the field of real estate to talk about career paths; he also had lunch with first-year MBA students as part of their career immersion week to talk about leadership.

For full biographies of all the University's Alumni Fellows, as well as the text of their acceptance speeches, visit the Penn State Alumni Association website. The Alumni Fellow award is the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. Since the award was established in 1973, more than 700 alumni have been honored with the title of Alumni Fellow, designated a permanent and lifelong title by the Penn State Board of Trustees.

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