FAU Alumni Association

Alumni Spotlight

Karrie C. Prehm, M.B.A., C.A.M.S; B.S. ’02, M.B.A. ’11


  “Through my undergraduate and graduate studies at FAU’s College of Business, I refined my skills in collaboration, communication, and problem-solving, which prepared me for a successful business consulting career in the Investment Industry. Earning an Executive MBA from FAU assisted me in reaching the next level of my career as a strategic adviser, entrepreneur, and business owner”. Karrie…

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Ravi M. Krishamurthy, Ph.D., M.S.E. ’86.

Ravi M. Krishamurthy

College of Engineering and Computer Science Krishnamurthy’s career in the oil and gas industry spans more then 25 years, starting with Mobil Technology Company, then GE PII, and since 2003 with Blade Energy Partners. For the last 14 years, Krishamurthy has been a principal and executive board member at Blade Energy Partners, serving as president from 2005 to 2008….

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Danielle N. Hartman M.N.M. ’10

Danielle N. Hartma

College For Design and Social Inquiry Danielle N. Hartman joined Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) as President and CEO in March  2010.  Between  2005  and 2010 she served as the Vice President, Governance and Planning for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Under Hartman’s leadership, the operating budget at JFS has more than doubled…

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Frederick Santory B.S. 14′

College of Business Frederick Santory is the Director of Recruitment for The Snow Financial Group at Northwestern Mutual. He moved from Massachusetts to Boca Raton in 2012 to finish his Management and Marketing degrees at Florida Atlantic University. Frederick graduated from FAU in 2014 and began his professional career working for three different companies, Beasley Radio, a small local non-profit company, and a…

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Isabelle Clérié, B.A. ’09, M.N.M. ’11

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters “My bachelor’s degree helped me develop my thought process so that I can more easily adapt to new situations and catch on quickly,” she said.  “My master’s degree gave me a strong set of tools to navigate the ‘NGO nation that my country has become.” Isabelle Clérié currently works to develop…

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Valerie Smith Wanza, PH.D. ’09

College of Education The three years I spent in the doctoral program at FAU expanded my varied perspectives as a practicing school leader and opened additional professional pathways for me. The collegial and personal relationships that were forged through my experiences in the program have contributed to the development and sustainability of major projects that will benefit the field…

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Brent D. Burns, B.B.A. ’81

College of Business Growing up in an entrepreneurial family sparked my passion for business. FAU enabled me to participate in my family’s business while building an academic foundation to launch my professional career. I am forever grateful to FAU for paving the way to numerous career opportunities and shaping the critical thinking and foundational skills to make the most…

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Arthur C. Evans, Jr. Ph.D., B.S. ’82, M.A. ’84

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science My experience as an undergraduate student at FAU was life-changing. The education that I received prepared me well for my life’s work, which has included, among other opportunities, leading a 1.2 billion public healthcare agency, two Ivy League faculty appointments, and serving as the CEO for my discipline’s professional organization. I will forever…

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Sarah Siebert RN, CRRN; B.S.N ’10 M.S.N ’13

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing FAU provided me a holistic approach on my education and nursing path, said Siebert. The professors at FAU are truly engaged with their students and challenge them to achieve the next level. Because of FAU’s training and caring philosophy in nursing, it has allowed me to expand beyond just the science to truly…

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Corey A. Hancock, B.A. ’02, M.A. ’05

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters “FAU has played a critical role in my professional trajectory.  My years at FAU revealed to me my passions for foreign languages and political current events. A career as a diplomat is the perfect combination of both.  I encourage current FAU students to consider choosing careers in international development and diplomacy.”…

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