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Alumnus of the Week

Every Baruch alumnus has a story to tell.

Read about a number of our successful alumni through our 'Alumnus of the Week' feature. Whether it's professional accomplishments, serving the community, or realizing other personal goals, these alumni have all found success through their unique endeavors.

In addition, check out more alumni profiles from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and Weissman Graduate Career Services

Minda Dentler (MBA '08)

For Minda Dentler (MBA ’08), completing the Iron Man World Championship meant so much more than bragging rights. Stricken with polio at six months old—and abandoned in an orphanage in India—Dintler has been paralyzed in both legs for as long as she can remember. Read her inspiring story.

Lynne Murphy-Rivera (EMBA '98)

"Although I had attained management level positions prior to my Baruch Executive MBA, the experience of higher education increased my credibility and confidence."


Jannette La Sota ('03)

"Constant learning and consistency are key to navigating a lifetime of fulfilling work and contribution to the world. The Baruch community supports this."


Benjamin Orr (MPA '08)

For some agents of change, being part of the effort to help underserved populations isn't enough – they want to build something from the ground up. Learn about proud Baruch alumnus Benjamin Orr (MPA '08). Read more >


Mark Wiesner ('03)

Sunnyville Stories is a small-press comic about a very big world, and it's all from the imagination of Mark Wiesner ('03), who publishes under the pseudonym Max West. Read more >


Jason Wenig (MBA '94)

Jason Wenig (MBA '94), owner of car restoration shop The Creative Workshop, defines himself as more artist than mechanic, explaining, "Imagine instead that I'm an art historian asked to restore a long-lost Picasso before it hangs in the Louvre." Read more >


Tsvetta Kaleynska (EMPA '15)

From modeling to social media, television reporting to activism, alumna Tsvetta Kaleynska (EMPA '15) keeps herself busy with a variety of professional and personal pursuits. Read more >


Artem Mashkov ('12)

"Be uncomfortable being comfortable." With this as his motto, Artem Mashkov ('12) has set out on a fascinating career as an entrepreneur, serving as "Disruptor in Chief" at DEVTRIBE, where he aims to transform his clients from good to great.


James Lam ('83)

Hailed as the world's first ever "Chief Risk Officer," James C. Lam ('83) is a man of many talents. He was recently recognized in the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 as one of the most influential directors in the boardroom community.

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