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23UponhisgraduationromMaristROSSMaurix1980beganalongsuccessulcareeratIBM.HecurrentlyservesasIBMx19svicepresidentoEnterpriseProcessx1eransormation.x1cLeveragingIBMx19sadvancedanalyticsandprocesstechniquesIamresponsibleorleadingenterpriseproductivityinitiativesacrossIBMx1dhesaid.x1cTeseinitiativesarepartoIBMx19sinternaltransormationandgoalobecomingthepremiergloballyinte-gratedenterpriseintheworld.x1dPriortothispositionheheldmanyothersx14includingmanage-mentpositionsinvolvingdesigndevelopmentqualityassuranceandmarketingx14duringhis30-plusyearcareerwiththeindustryleader.Tecompanyx19ssizeenablesitsemployeestoworkinmanydiferentareasMaurisaid.x1cYoux19renevergoingtogetbored.x1dDuringhistimeatIBMMaurihasworkedonseveralsignix2-cantprojects.Hewasinvolvedinthex1crebirthothemainrameintheearly90s.x1dAndhewasinstrumentalinIBMx19smoveintoe-business.Healsoranthecompanyx19sPowerSystemsgroupIBMx19sprimaryUNIXserversandwasresponsibleormakingtheseserversthecoreoIBMx19sWatsontechnology.MaurialsoworkedabroadorthecompanyinParis.Heandhisamilymovedthereortwoandahalyearsx14oneohischildrenwasactuallybornthere.x1cWesavoredeverymomentwewereinParisx1dhesaid.WhileatMaristMauribothattendedclassesandworkedinthedatacenter.Tatcombinationoeducationandhands-onexperi-encepreparedhimorhiscareerhesaid.Hestillmaintainsacloserelationshipwiththecollegeheisvicechairotheboardotrustees.x1cOtherthanmyparentsx1dMaurisaid.x1cMaristwasthesinglemostormativeexperienceandreasonthatIamwhoIamtoday.x1dJENNIFERLoVerdex1907graduatedromMaristhavingearnedherdegreeinmathematicsaswellasaminorinSpanishandacertix2cateinsecondaryeducation.AtercompletingherdegreeLoVerdeappliedorajobatEisenhowerMiddleSchoolinWyckofNJ.Shesecuredthepositionandbeganteachingtheseventhgrade.Sincethenshehastaughtstu-dentsinourdiferentlevelsomath-ematicsandaewotherelectivecourses.Alongwithherteachingteamothreeotherteachersversedinlanguageartssocialstudiesandsciencesheimpartshermathexpertiseto100eighthgradersduringthex2veorsixperiodsotheday.x1cIenjoytheinteractionswithmystu-dentsaswellasmycoworkersandmostdaysareatonounx1dLoVerdesaid.LoVerdex19sinvolvementintheschooldoesnx19tendintheclassroom.Sheisthesotballandbasketballcoachaswellasthemathclubadvisor.Sheandan-otherteacherbegantheclubouryearsago.Teyx19vequicklybecomeaorcetobereckonedwithattheMathCountscompetitionthisyeartheyearnedsecondplaceandcompetedinthestatecompetition.x1cIlovetobeabletoextendmypassionormathematicsoutsideotheclassroomwitheagerstudentswhohavethatthirstorknowledgex1dshesaid.LoVerdeondlyremembershertimeatMarist.x1cFromtheminuteIsteppedoncampusIellinlovewithitx1dshesaid.Shewaspleasedwiththeopportunitytohavesmallclassesandtoknowherproessorsasaresult.Andlookingbacksherealizeshowsuccessultheacultywasatcreatingadepartmentthatosterslearning.