Stories

School of Business



Paul Fields ’79 uses his food-business savvy to nurture a nonprofit that feeds thousands.    by Erika Spaet ’09

Paul Fields was hungry. After graduating from IC, the Scarsdale, New York, native found himself in the dog-eat-dog world of business. He was enormously successful at an early age, but he craved...

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The chair of the Campaign for Ithaca College gives his all — and then some.    by Kate Larrabee

“My wife sometimes wonders who I actually work for,” says Larry Alleva — and he’s only half joking. Alleva has spent 19 years, in total, on the Ithaca College Board of Trustees. Before...

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Executive and former scholar-athlete Kurt Wolfgruber ’72 sees the center as a campus centerpiece — and competitive signature.   by Kate Larrabee

The child of a physician and a nurse, Kurt Wolfgruber entered Ithaca College to study chemistry; it seemed natural. But he did keep his options open as he experimented...

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Lee Bird ’86 has a demanding career and busy family life, but keeps his cool.   by Jeff Candura '01

Lee Bird ’86 had a problem. It was the beginning of the school year. His oldest child, a high school senior and member of her school’s water polo team, came home to report that all of her games this...

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