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Seven inducted into B&E Roll of Distinguished Alumni

Outstanding alumni from the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics will be recognized for their achievements at a ceremony Friday morning in Morgantown. WVU’s business school will induct seven highly successful individuals into its second annual Roll of Distinguished Alumni.

Inductees will include W. Marston Becker, president and CEO of Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd. and chairman of West Virginia Media Holdings; John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems Inc.; Karen S. Evans, former presidential appointee as administrator for e-government and information technology at the Office of Management and Budget for the Executive Office of the President; William F. “Bill” Kennedy, former executive vice president of U.B.S., Switzerland’s largest bank; Parry Petroplus, president of Petroplus and Associates, Inc.; Douglas Van Scoy, former deputy director and senior executive vice president of Smith Barney, and owner and partner of Pit Partners, a hospitality business in South Carolina; and Henry C. “Hank” Wagner III, former president and CEO of Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services, in Louisville, Ky.

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William Trumbull's journey to Hungary started all the way back in 1990, his first trip to the country.

At that time, the Berlin Wall had fallen and Hungary had just completed its first free elections since before the Second World War. In fact, Trumbull was in Budapest the day Parliament met for the first time.