March 29, 2006
Business college adds five to Hall of Fame
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Five distinguished graduates of Southern Illinois University Carbondale are the newest members of the College of Business and Administration's Hall of Fame.
The college will honor the newest inductees at a banquet on Friday, March 31, at the Carbondale Civic Center.
The Hall of Fame, created in 1986, salutes business college alumni who have advanced through the ranks to senior level jobs or who have achieved other noteworthy career goals. Those recognized must have graduated at least 10 years ago. Hall of Fame inductees often return to campus to deliver lectures and take part in other college activities designed to help students.
Here are brief biographies of the newest members:
• Betty L. Brennan earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from SIUC in 1989 and a master's of business administration from Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University) in 1992. She is co-founder and president of Taylor Studios Inc., in Rantoul, a custom exhibit design and fabrication firm specializing in natural history exhibits for museums and nature centers. The staff includes designers, historians, artists, illustrators, researchers and project managers.
• Harry "Lee" Crisp III earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from SIUC in 1992. He is president and chief operating officer of Pepsi MidAmerica, a 700-employee, five-state business headquartered in Marion. Crisp serves on the college's external advisory board and the SIU Foundation Board, as well as the board of directors of the Pepsi Cola Bottlers Association and Political Action Committee.
• Patrick Dudasik earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from SIUC in 1977. A certified public accountant, he is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Calamos Asset Management in Naperville, which provides professional money management services to major corporations, public and private institutions, pension funds, insurance companies and individuals. The firm manages $42 billion in assets.
• Edward A. Hamilton earned a bachelor's degree in finance from SIUC in 1988. He is the managing director of Banc of America Securities LLC in Charlotte, N.C., where he is responsible for a team of traders, research analysts and loan closers who make up one of the largest and most active loan trading desks in the market. He oversees the management of a $2.6 billion trading portfolio.
• Rick E. Winningham earned a bachelor's degree in finance from SIUC in 1981 and a master's of business administration from Texas Christian University. He is CEO of Theravance Inc. of South San Francisco, a public biopharmaceutical company. Winningham joined the company in 2001 after a 15-year career with Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he held various U.S. and global management positions.
Creating and supporting traditions that foster a lifelong attachment to the University are among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.