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Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:26
Receiving alumni awards on Saturday were (from left) Dr. Anthony Rucci, Jennifer J. Winstel, Dr. Pamela Cross Young, Rick Jeffrey, Tom Stofac, William G. Zurkey and Bradley Brown. (Photo: Bianca Garza/BGSU Marketing and Communications)
Bowling Green State University presented seven College Alumni Awards on Saturday to celebrate accomplished alumni for their service to their profession, community, and the university.
Representing each of the university's seven colleges, alumni were each chosen by a committee based on the recommendations of their peers.
The seven are:
Bradley Brown '81
College of Technology
Brown is the corporate accounts manager at Anderson & Vreeland, where he develops national programs to drive sales of digital and consumable products.
Before joining Anderson & Vreeland, Brown served as vice president for the national account and newspaper divisions and vice president for the national account division for Pitman Company.
Brown earned his bachelor's degree in technology.
Rick Jeffrey '70
BGSU Firelands
Jeffrey is the Erie County auditor. Before winning the auditor seat, he was a leader in the Erie County business community with service at F. Leo Groff, Inc., Prepared Foods of Sandusky (Kraft/General Foods/Oscar Mayer), Gould Inc. - Elastomer Products Division, and was president of Hartley Refuse Service, Inc.
Jeffrey has also served as chairman of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce, city commissioner of Sandusky and president of Rotary Club of Sandusky. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Dr. Anthony Rucci '72, '76, '78
College of Arts and Sciences
Rucci is professor of management in the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. He joined the college in 2006 following a 28-year career as an executive officer with three Fortune 100 companies. Rucci served as business dean and tenured professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has also taught at BGSU and the University of Texas.
Rucci holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in industrial and organizational psychology from BGSU.
Tom Stofac '81
College of Health and Human Services
Stofac is chief executive officer of the Ohio Masonic Home, an aging-services company that serves nearly 750 residents on campuses in Springfield, Waterville and Medina. They also provide community-based services to more than 1,700 clients in various locations across the state.
Prior to joining the company in April 2011, he was the president of Stofac Consulting, LLC.  Previously he was president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio.
Stofac earned his bachelor's degree in gerontology.
Jennifer J. Winstel '90
College of Business Administration
Winstel has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, much of it on Wall Street. She has spent the last 10 years employed by the largest bank in Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada, as the head of U.S. Institutional Equity Sales. Prior to this position, Winstel rose to head of Middle Market Institutional Sales for the U.S. Markets for RBC Capital Markets.
Winstel earned her bachelor's degree in business administration. She completed executive education for the financial services industry at the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of Business.
Dr. Pamela Cross Young '74
College of Education and Human Development
Young is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and director of accreditation for the School of Education and Allied Professions at the University of Dayton. She joined the university after more than 30 years as a public school administrator. She retired as an associate superintendent for the Ohio Department of Education.
Young became the state of Ohio's second Ohio Milken National Educator Awardee and was president of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators.
Young holds a bachelor's degree in education; an M.Ed. from Mansfield State University, Mansfield, Pa.; and a Ph.D. from the University of Dayton.
William G. Zurkey '77
College of Musical Arts
Zurkey has been director of choral activities at Avon Lake High School for the past 26 years. His choirs have been selected to perform at nine Ohio Music Education Association Professional Conferences and at the Midwest Kodaly Music Educators Regional Convention.
He is the president of the Ohio Choral Directors Association and on the ACDA Central Division Board. Last summer, Zurkey was hired to create and direct the new Cleveland Pops Orchestra Chorus. Zurkey has also been director of the Senior Honors Chorale at the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music Outreach Program.
Zurkey holds a bachelor of music education, a Master of Music from Cleveland State University, and has completed work in doctoral studies at Kent State University.

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