Fact: She is my boss
What are the biggest plans for technology improvements on Greenville's campus?
Do you and your husband ever look at your careers in regard to each other competitively?
What is your favorite part of working in y
As we hear more and more speakers talk about their career paths and how they became
successful I've began to see one large trend among them-they all try to succeed. This was
especially true for Mrs. Cook who stated that most of her work career she has bee
No better phrase could sum up the ideas Tom Guebert lived by more than his own
personal philosophy which is: Drink, Steal, Swear, and Lie. Literally his philosophy is full of
bad qualities, but as Mr. Guebert described he means:
1. Drink [from the fountai
Interesting fact: He currently has six different blogs where he updates the world with various
Question 1: How much programming/tech background did you have straight out of college?
Question 2: What various kinds of jobs have you pe
Unlike anyone else who has spoken to our class Mr. Cook didn't have a
particularly interesting story. He wasn't subject to anything abnormal growing up and throughout
his life he's been lucky enough to be blessed in every way. Mr. Cook , however, hasn't t
Ron CookInteresting fact:
He attended four different colleges: Greenville, Capella, Graduate School of Banking at
Colorado, Regent University
Did you ever think "I'm going to be the VP at a bank"?
What is the biggest challenge associated with b
BS in Business Administration from Greenville College in 1969.
Had to adapt to technology over the years and says, "You're going to be doing the same thing"
Discussed GC mission statement to introduce the topic of "What is character?"
Much like most college students, Mr. McFarlane didn't know exactly what he was going
to do straight after college. He has his ideas, but ultimately knew that several of his ideas were
flat out bad. Mr. McFarlane recalls thinking to himself, "youth ministr
Much like many of the other speakers Mr. Gaffner had quite the story to tell us, but
unlike any of the other speakers his appeared to be fueled by one thing above all else-helping
people. Originally I believed that he would share his experience as the may
Mrs. Fenton's story was quite different from most of our speakers because unlike many
other people she grew up on a farm. Not only did she grow up on a farm but she grew up on a
poor farm and she understood that she was poor. However, with the help of her
Interesting fact: His branch of the bank won the Entrepreneur of the year award from KC
An article about the award they won made it a point to say that, "All award recipients make it a
point to "pay it forward" and give back to their commun
Ernie Chappel grew up in Bond County and attended school locally. Ordinarily I
wouldn't point this out, but people seem to have this false idea that success doesn't come from
small towns and Greenville definitely sits in this small down category. Success
Before starting his own company, he had worked as a systems engineer, an
attorney and a corporate executive for various companies.
Question 1: Has language ever been a barrier for you?
Question 2: What line of work did you enjoy the most
Eileen G. Fenton
Interesting fact: She oversaw the contribution of 13 million pages to the archival collections for
Question1: Your business has four core beliefs online. Do you know them?
Question2: Is this a career that you would have previously e
Unlike any other speaker we've had so far, Mr. Willey had a very different set of
circumstances for going into business. While most speakers talk about how business is a
passion, Mr. Willey told us that his real motivation for going into business was that
Interesting Fact: He owns the Globe Theatre
Question 1: What roles have you filled in the business world that were unexpected?
Question 2: Have you ever left one job because of an ethical problem you had with someone
Question 3: What ha
I've often heard students discuss what it takes to become a successful business leader in today's
world, and I've always avoided those discussions because I'm never the description given. Often
times people assume that successful business people grew up w