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2011 Guest Speakers & Conferences

Ralph de la Vega (MBA 1989)

Learn from one of the most powerful telecommunications executives in the world when NIU MBA Alumnus Ralph de la Vega, President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Mobility, receives the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Achievement Award. Ralph de La Vega will also make an inspirational presentation, titled "Obstacles Welcome", and share his journey of being a penniless 10-year-old Cuban immigrant who transformed his life through education. Ralph de La Vega's presentation will take place in the Barsema Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, October 19th, at 6 p.m. A light dinner reception (sponsored by the NIU College of Business Board of Executive Advisors) will follow the presentation.

Melvin Flowers

In celebration of BELIEF Day 2011, NIU alumnus Melvin Flowers, Corporate VP of Internal Audit at Microsoft®, will speak on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 pm in the Barsema Auditorium. Entitled "Ethics and My Career: A Personal Journey", the presentation details Mr. Flowers' success story and tips on how to succeed ethically in Corporate America. Refreshments will be available after the presentation in the Barsema Atrium.