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Alumni

Our alumni are our best ambassadors. They tell the world about the quality international education they received at Illinois State University and how their International Business major prepared them for their careers.

  • Laura Bozich Allen was the first International Business graduate. She did a contract major. After graduation, she went to Thunderbird School of International Business for a masters degree. After that she worked for Tellabs and developed their international offices for Eastern Europe. Laura now is on the Board of several not-for profit organizations.
  • Jerry WirthJerry Wirth left a promising job with CAT to go to Estonia with the Peace Corps. Today, he is a successful business person in Latvia. He is a good friend of the International Business program and was inducted into the College of Business Hall of Fame. Read about Jerry Wirth in the Illinois State Alumni Magazine (pg.8).
  • Al Medina is working for Bunge Milling in Germany. He has come back regularly, talked to classes and supported the program. He was honored with the Early Career Achievement Award in the College of Business in 2008.
  • Angie Nagel currently is the Personal Assistant to the CEO of PAI Partners in Germany.
  • JoBeth Borowiak is current a Commodity Merchandiser for Archer Daniels Midland.
  • Kristi Binais a Revenue Analyst III for Caterpillar, Inc. in Germany. She is currently responsible for establishing prices and ensuring profitable sales on 25 models of Caterpillar machines.
  • Thom Reimann is currently the International Sales Manager - Hospitality Sunbeam Latin America, LLC a division of Jarden Consumer Solutions.
  • Jeff Aasgarrd, president of Rediscover Travel Inc. and Rediscover Japan Co., Ltd., started Japanese Guest Houses in 2000 which helps non-Japanese make reservations at Japanese inns (ryokans). Japanese Guest Houses has a staff of 10 people and make over $5 million in reservations each year. In 2006, he opened an office in the US which acts as marketing support and sells tours to Japan.

We love to hear from our alumni and we love to work with you. It is our hope that this website will facilitate our communication with you and keep you informed of all the new developments at your alma mater, particularly your International Business major.  Please contact us to share your story, open your workplace to our students, or just keep in touch!

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