Green and Gold Drive Business Around the Globe

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
50 alumni across three continents help celebrate the college’s 50th anniversary in a new video.

To celebrate five decades of UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business, 50 alumni from locations as far as Taiwan and Germany answered the call to submit photos and video messages for a new commemorative video

The video, “Green and Gold Drive Business Around the Globe,” highlights the college’s impact, not just in the Charlotte region, but around the world. The Belk College has more than 33,000 alumni in 84 countries and all 50 states. 

The video is helping to close out the Belk College’s 50th anniversary, which has been celebrated throughout the 2020-21 academic year with a series of virtual events. The college, established in November 1970, has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the largest and most diverse business schools in the Carolinas. 

As the milestone anniversary concludes, 50 Belk College alumni from around the globe submitted photos and messages for a video celebrating the impact the Business Niner alumni network is making to drive business in Charlotte and throughout the world. 

The video features these Business Niners:

  1. Mohammed Albaqami ’15, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. Diana Alexander ’09, Washington, D.C.
  3. Yazan Alhakim ’18, Charlotte
  4. Diego Alvarz Lopez ’16, Monterrey, Mexico
  5. Tiffany Ashton ’20, Nashville, Tennessee
  6. Amanda Bill ’11, Charlotte
  7. Jennifer Charmley ’18, Charlotte
  8. Paul Claiborne ’88, Charlotte
  9. Frank Coleman ’77, Irvine, California
  10. Mark  Collard ’89, Charlotte
  11. Matthew Colwell ’16, Raleigh, North Carolina
  12. Jamal Cook ’13, Charlotte
  13. Caleb Cox ‘04, '07, Richmond, Virginia
  14. Chandler Crean ’20, Charlotte
  15. Giulia Crippa ’20, Luxembourg
  16. David  Dietz, ’15, Copenhagen, Denmark
  17. Paul  Ferraro ’00, Yardley, Pennsylvania
  18. Amanda Gadsden ’18, Charlotte
  19. Baylee Harward ’19, Nashville, Tennessee
  20. Amy  Hastings ’04, Charlotte
  21. Evan Hodges ’16, Charlotte
  22. Monica Hughes ’95, Concord, North Carolina
  23. Priya Jagdeo ’07, Charlotte
  24. Mitchell Juda ’18, Charlotte
  25. Sandra Kluttz ’84, Beaufort, South Carolina
  26. Andrea  Kollmorgen ’05, Munich, Germany
  27. Theodoros Konstantopoulos ‘18, Charlotte
  28. Scott Lieberman ’12, Charlotte
  29. Ryan Lohnes ‘09 , St. Augustine, Florida
  30. Justin  Marsh ‘11, '15, Wilmington, North Carolina
  31. David McKenzie ‘88, '91, Charlotte
  32. Cecilia Medina ’17, Mexico City
  33. Ben Miller ’03, Charlotte
  34. Cathrine  Motte ’09, Greenville, South Carolina
  35. Matt Murrow ’14, Brooklyn, New York
  36. Mary Olson ’19, Charlotte
  37. Scott  Plunkett ’05, Charlotte
  38. Tim  Ralston ’09, New York
  39. Violeta Ramirez ’17, Monterrey, Mexico
  40. Jamie Rizzo ’97, New York
  41. Mayela Sánchez Vázquez Mellado ’17, Monterrey, Mexico
  42. Robert Schaff ’14, Charlotte
  43. Nate Schlimme ’12, Los Angeles
  44. Dave Stroud ‘14 , Charlotte
  45. Caleb Sustar ’17, Charlotte
  46. Ghada Ternanni ’16, Charlotte
  47. Jill Tietjen ’79, Denver, Colorado
  48. Tiffany Ting ’12, Taiwan
  49. Michael Todd ’16, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  50. Jennifer Troyer, Belk College Dean
  51. Ross Visscher ’11, Alberta, Canada
  52. Jay Williams ‘07, '08, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Green and Gold Drive Business
The Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte has been driving business for more than 50 years. Established in 1970, the college offers outstanding business education programs at the undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and executive levels. The Belk College is one of the Carolinas’ largest business schools, with more than 4,600 students, over 100 full-time faculty, and more than 33,000 alumni. Accredited by AACSB International, the college is committed to building strong partnerships in the greater Charlotte region and beyond as North Carolina's urban research business school. Learn more about how the Belk College is driving business at belkcollege.uncc.edu, and on LinkedInFacebookTwitter and Instagram.