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Your Honorees, 2023

WMU Haworth is honored to present its 2023 edition of The 30, a publication that recognizes emerging alumni who are leading with intention and striving for more in the business world. Selected by a committee of faculty, staff and recent alumni, these honorees represent the integrity, leadership and purpose that are synonymous with being a Business Bronco.

Meet The 30

Dunn, May, Modrzynski, Ambs


  • Devin Churchill is wearing a light-blush colored cardigan.

    Devin Churchill, B.B.A.’15

    Churchill is a natural when it comes to connecting with people. It’s a talent that has been engrained in her since she was young and a skill she developed across many involvements at WMU. It’s also what moved her to work with youth on the South Side of Chicago at the University of Chicago Charter Schools.

    The Self-Care Standout

DiBartolomeo, Harmon, Sanscrainte, Maurya

McVey, Gray

Room 35

McVey and Gray are co-founders of Room 35, a business consulting firm that takes entrepreneurship and social good seriously. Focusing on the growth of construction firms, particularly in underrepresented communities, Room 35 has partnered with the city of Kalamazoo, PNC Bank, Stryker and Southwest Michigan First, among others, raising over $4 million in new business for clients in 2022.


  • Beau Preston is wearing a black windbreaker jacket, blue button-down shirt, standing near a large river, surrounded by mountains.

    Beau Preston, MBA’14

    Preston loves the challenge of running his own company, Omnis Panels. His internationally patented rainscreen tool, The Joint Jig, has been able to take his passions and problem-solving skills across the globe. Citing the source of his superpower as growing up as the youngest of six children, he has found untold inspiration in those who are smart and brave.

    Patented Professional

Armbrister, King, Chen, Faris


  • Julianna Gegovic is wearing a dark colored shirt.

    Julianna Gegovic, B.B.A.’18

    Gegovic knows that nothing in sales comes easy, which is why she has excelled in her career at ADP. A high achiever in the sales and business marketing program at Western, she earned her way to the top—receiving President’s Club honors twice within her first three years at the company.

    Sensational Salesperson

Tolsma, Peltier, Humphrey, Buckman


  • Benjamin Etshim is wearing a navy suit and black shirt.

    Benjamin Ndinga Etshim, B.B.A.’18

    Etshim has persevered through many challenges to get where he is today. Moving to the United States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, his tenacity to pursue a supply chain degree at WMU strengthened his confidence and led to a successful career.

    Supply Chain Superstar

Flicek, Graham, Dudzinski, Darling

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  • What is The 30?

    The 30 is a publication from the Haworth College of Business that recognizes emerging business leaders who are providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world. Like many publications highlighting business leaders, The 30 honors impact in the business world, and connects alumni with the college and one another through networking.

  • What is the criteria for being part of The 30?

    In order to qualify, nominees must:

    • Have graduated from WMU Haworth in the past 10 years.
    • Have significant achievements through application of their business and leadership skills.
    • Have demonstrated a strong sense of vision for the future.
    • Have a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • How are honorees selected?

    A committee composed of faculty, staff and recent alumni evaluate the nominations (with names redacted), using a holistic scoring method, looking for evidence of the following:

    • Significant accomplishments in the business world since graduation (maximum of 20 points)
    • Meeting or surpassing milestones—corporate or external recognition of efforts (maximum of 10 points)
    • Community involvement and vision in regard to service (maximum of 10 points)

    Up to 10 additional points will be awarded based on the panel's overall impression of the materials (completeness and strong narrative as to why this person is worthy of being honored).

    While each nominee may not excel in each of the above areas, evidence of achievement in several of the areas above will create a strong nomination.

    If you have any questions about The 30 or the application process, please contact Stacey Anderson

  • How do I nominate myself or someone else for The 30?

    If you know of an alum who should be included, or if you meet the criteria for The 30, then fill out our nomination form for the college's digital publication. The deadline for choosing the next class of The 30 is October 20, 2023.

  • Who are the past honorees?

    Now in its fifth cycle, The 30, has recognized many accomplished individuals from the Haworth College of Business. View the last two publications.