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IgraduatedfromRowaninMayof1985withaBSinChemistryandhavinggreatlybenefittedfromthepatienceandmentoringofseveralfacultymembersoftheChemistrydepartmentmostnotablyDrs.CharlesSchultzRobertNewlandandGeorgeLeder.ShortlyaftergraduatingIheadedsouthonInterstate95totheUniversityofMarylandwhereIearnedaPh.D.inOrganicChemistryin1990followedbyaPostdoctoralstudyatMITinBoston.Finallyin1991itwastimetomovefromacademiclifetothecorporateworld.MyfirstjobwaswiththepharmaceuticalcompanySterlingWinthropnowSanofiAventiswhereIworkedasaresearchchemistfulfillingadreamthatbeganasanundergraduateatRowan.MyeducationatRowanpreparedmeextremelywellforgraduateschoolwhereIwasamongthebestofthebeststudentsfromallaroundtheworld.IwasfortunatetoIwalkthroughthedoorsoftheUniversityofMarylandwiththeadvantageofaRowaneducation.MyyearsatRowanputinplacearocksolidfoundationwhichIhavebuiltuponmyentirelife.Iconsidermyselftobealifelonglearner.Soin2003IwentbacktoschoolbytakingashortbreaktoattendtheHarvardBusinessSchoolAdvanceManagementProgramwhichprovidedmewiththetoolsIneededtoprogressfurtherinmycareer.Forthepast19yearsIhaveworkedforFMCCorporationafortune500ChemicalcompanywithitsheadquarterslocatedincentercityPhiladelphia.MycareerhastakenmedownpathsIcouldhaveneveranticipatedasastudentatRowan.IhavetraveledtotheworldandhavehadtheopportunitytoliveinHongKongforfouryearswithmywifeanddaughter.TodayIleadtheglobalpurchasingactivitiesforthechemicalmaterialsweusetomakeourproductsatFMC.MyteamislocatedinChinaIndiaAustraliaUSAandtheUKwhilemyofficeisinPhiladelphia.AlthoughmydaysofdoingbenchchemistryarelongbehindmeIusemyknowledgeofchemistrybusinessandculturaldiversitytocreatevalueforFMC.ThisallbeganwiththateducationalfoundationIbuiltatRowan.AlumniSpotlightByLeonardMcMullen85TheScopeSpring2013ParvizAnsariIevaZakeCherylONeillMatthewCostanzoVeronicaDiazPatriciaQuigleyChelseaStanordMichelleZolloContact856256-4850856256-4921axwww.rowan.educsmTheScopeispublishedtwiceayearbytheCollegeoScienceandMathematicstohighlighttheachievementsoitsacultystafstudentsandalumni.SendsuggestionsandcommentstoCollegeoScienceandMathematicscoEditorTheScopeRowanUniversity201MullicaHillRd.GlassboroNJ08028-1701oremailcsmrowan.eduDeanAssociateDeanEditorDesignerPhotographerContributorsCSMstudentscholarshipsandprograminitiativesaremadepossiblebythegenerosityofindividualsandcorporations.Pleaseconsideragiftandjoinusindeliveringthehighestqualityeducationtoourstudents.www.rowan.educsmgivingCollegeofScienceandMathematics201MullicaHillRoadGlassboroNJ08028