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March 15, 2004

Alumni Honored By College of Business Alumni Association

Each year the College of Business Alumni Association makes two awards to graduate of the College. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given to a graduate in recognition of outstanding career achievement. The Appreciation Award is made to a graduate who has performed outstanding service to the College and the College of Business Alumni Association. The 2004 award winners are:

Distinguished Alumnus Award: Avy Stein

Avy Stein.Avy Stein graduated Bronze Tablet in 1977 with a degree in accountancy and received his CPA the same year. Also a graduate of Harvard Law School, Stein is a principle in Willis Stein & Partners, a private equity investment firm that owns companies in a broad range of industries.

Active in civic affairs, Stein is a member of Dean Avijit Ghosh's Board of Overseers, has presented at College RoundTables, is a guest lecturer, and was convocation speaker at the 2003 MBA graduation. In 2000, he established the Stein Scholarship for Excellence in the College.


Appreciation Award: Jeff Margolis

Jeff Margolis.In 1997, Jeff Margolis founded The TriZetto Group, today a $300 million publicly traded company. The company offers a broad portfolio of health care information products and services and has offices in several states, including Illinois. Margolis graduated with high honors from the College of Business in 1984, where he was in business administration with a concentration in management information systems. He also took courses in accountancy and passed the CPA exam at 20.

He has served the College as an Executive-in-Residence and as a Cozad Lecturer in Entrepreneurism.

Margolis was the keynote speaker at the Spring Luncheon.




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