The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business held its annual Alumni Day during Homecoming Weekend. Alumni of all different majors came back to speak with students about their time at Campbell and career advice moving forward.
The list of returning alumni included Geena Matthews, Maggie Warren, Caleb Rodgers, Sarah Page, Laura Care, Brady Frampton, Emily Jones, Alex Yarem, Chris Kinlaw, Kevin Mills, Lorin Kalpic, Mark Williams, Bradley Merriman, Alexis Turner, and Cameron Heath.
Students were given the chance to engage with fellow alumni, ask questions, and listen to the day to day life of the alumni and what they do in their careers. Being able to relate with Alumni who had the same major allowed students to receive advice on how to land a job after college and what steps to take to be successful post-graduation in their career of choice.
These discussions focused on interview tips, what internships to look for, company loyalty, and overall advice when it comes to obtaining a career in business.
“Being invited back means that I found a sense of community,” said Kevin Mills (’22), “You are not going to get that anywhere else, the people here care about you and not just what you are doing.”
In honor of Alumni Day, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business recognized two Outstanding Alumni with an awards ceremony in Lynch Auditorium. Phillip M. Bray (’84) and Mackenzie Koeller (’18) were the recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Alumnus and Outstanding Young Alumna Awards.
Mackenzie Koeller was on the Lacrosse team here at Campbell University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business with a minor in Spanish. Along with her Bachelor’s degree, Mackenzie received her Masters of Business Administration from the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business and is currently working as an Account Executive for Zip. When asked what advice she has for current students, Koeller Replied “it’s okay to not have everything figured out, but it’s not okay to use it as an excuse not to work hard.”
Phillip M. Bray graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1984 and earned his Masters of Business Administration degree in 1998 from Wake Forest University. Bray is currently a retired Principal with KPMG’s Risk Management Advisory Practice.