Alumni Leaders Share Their Expertise

October 1, 2019

The Cretin-Derham Hall Advancement Office and Alumni Association teamed up with a number of academic departments for CDH's third "Alumni Leaders in the Classroom" held on September 26 and 27. Eleven alumni came back to campus to speak about their career paths and field questions from the students.

During these three panels, students heard first-hand accounts of career milestones and lessons learned. Our panelists offered personal insights into the real world of work and what it takes to be successful in each field. 

Business Panel

 President Frank Miley, Owner of DalyWorks Shipping Sean Daly '84, TCF Bank Commercial Banking Chief Administrative Manager Paul Croke '92, Ecolab Senior Procurement Manager for IT Christine Smeby '97, President and Founder of Executive Growth Advisors Mimi Palen-Clare '74, and Vice President for Advancement Rob Bollinger.


This panel was moderated by Business teacher Tony YazbeckLearn more about the panel's alums. 


Education Panel

 President Frank Miley, Retired Teacher and Principal Everett Arnold '66, Educator Megan Fee Smith '00, Director of Instruction and Director of the Middle School at Visitation Ben Tierney '98, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Education Cynthia Laramy Ahler '68, and Vice President for Advancement Rob Bollinger.


This panel was moderated by Science teacher Mike SteinemanLearn more about the panel's alums.



Law Enforcement Panel

Alumni & Development Gift Officer Chuck Miesbauer '03, Commander Wes Denning '91, Police Officer Anna Taylor '13, Patrol Division Police Officer Jeff Cragg '94, and Vice President for Advancement Rob Bollinger

This panel was moderated by Spectrum teacher Mike PowersLearn more about the panel of alums.


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