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     I want to take a moment to thank students and parents for their efforts on making the return to school a successful one. As we have all reacclimated to our new school, work, and family routines, I have been able to identified one reoccurring commonality throughout this process.... We are all back together reigniting those relationships that were strained during the closure. Relationships provide support to student learning in a number of different ways. Continuing to build on these relationships will assist with the challenges we will encounter throughoutt the school year. 

    Students and parents looking for materials and/or resources for a particular class can simply click on "class Information" link located in the drop down box or on the left side of this page. Within in each class, you will find a class syllabus and any forms/links that relate to classroom enrichment or college credit registration. Please note: All classroom related materials that are content based will be uploaded in Microsoft Teams.

    Special Thank You!

    This year the Hybrid Model has brought many challenges to students and teachers. However, with the availability of zoom and addition of virtual classrooms through Microsoft Teams, we have been lucky to have many class speakers attend our virtual sessions. This has provided our students with many valuable learning expirences. Please see the professionals below who have volunteered their time to speak to my Entrepreneurship class.

    Alexandra Kostakis   Alexandra Kostakis

    Prior to joining the Whitman faculty, Alexandra was the CEO of The Student Storage Company, Inc. for 12 years and Vice President of Hellinis Imports Company, Inc. since 2000. She co-founded and operated both companies which provide ample real-life experiences for the classroom. She still operates Hellinis Imports and has co-founded another venture, European Driving Academy, Inc. She likes to inspire and encourage young people to consider life as an entrepreneur. She currently teaches Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Strategic Entrepreneurial Management.

    Paul Upchurch  Paul Upchurch

    Based in Luxembourg, Paul leads a multi-disciplinary team including Client Services, Investment Administration, IT and Change functions. He is responsible for advancing digital innovation, operations and capital investments across the European business with the aim of increasing Lombard International Assurance’s leading position in the market. He joins Lombard International Assurance from Blackstone, where he served as Executive Director in their Portfolio Operations group. Here, he was involved in driving high performance and transformational strategies through the effective implementation of enterprise systems and operational improvements across portfolio businesses.

    Mike Relyea  Mike Relyea

    Mike has served as the President of the Luther Forest Technology Campus where he directed the efforts to build out $250 million in infrastructure required to attract the leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing facility now called Globalfoundries. Prior to joining Shenker Russo & Clark, Mike was the founding partner of Amanus Consulting Group.  His firm specialized in project development and oversight with experience in energy infrastructure, transmission, and strategic site development.  His clients include some of the largest utilities in the northeast, manufacturing companies, municipalities, and tech parks.  Mike continues to work with private industry, government agencies, economic development organizations and academic institutions.

    Dry Creek Wood Pellets  Dan Wetzel

    Dan Wetzel of Biomax Inc., acting as the company's vice president for sales and marketing sells to over 320 retailers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and Pennsylvania, and has a mill in Ulysses in Potter County and Arcade, N.Y. Dan has been with Biomax for 8 years and is activly involved in the community. Dan's experience with youth sports, fund raising efforts with Lollipop Farm and the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center provided for an excellent discussion on the importance of relationship building. 

    Shawn Gee

    Shawn Gee is the founder and CEO of SRGMF Brand Consulting in Rochester NY. Shawn, a Bronx NY native, spoke to class about his experience in music management and promotion and how it has helped to mold his current business that focuses on cultivating brands for businesses in central New York. He has worked with many musicians and promotional companies to build brand recognition for his clients while building strategic relationships within his field. Shawn is currently working on a business and financial literacy program with the Rochester City School District. He is the foundeer and editor of "CUSP" a digital magazine developed as a platform to build on brand exposure and connect with people in the forever changing digital landscape.  

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