During the acedemic year of 2006-2007, the International Business Institute will establish
an organization for all
International business alumni from around the world. These total nearly 3000 alumni
from over 75 countries.
The purpose of this association is to provide for the continuing education needs of
former students at their various career
stages as well as to facilitate social interaction and to assist current students
with both internships and permanent career
Jennifer Spackey-Pino, a COBI graduate in International Business is living and
working in Quito, Ecuador. After her graduation in 2000, she returned to Ecuador (she
had visited the country before) because
of a remark one of her instructors made. Dr. Don Beeman, a professor of global business
strategy told his students about the
flower industry in South America where Jennifer now works.
She said she was going to stay in Ecuador for four months, however, as her Spanish
improved, she got better and better jobs and
decided to stay. It was there that she met her husband, an architect.
Megan Reichert, a graduate of UT's EMBA program, worked in her family’s business,
Reichert Stamping Company, for over 12 years. In addition, she has been active in
the UT Family Business Center for over 12
years and with the IBI for over 3 years. After nearly three years as Director of Business
Development Services at the Toledo
Regional Chamber of Commerce, Megan joined the University of Toledo at the end of
September to work with the technology
economic development efforts of the University and the Science and Technology Corridor.