Cultural Background Can Be a Plus for Global CompaniesAlthough
her home and office are in Attleboro, Mass., Isil Yuceler ’01 M.B.A.
works with 230 customers in 30 different countries. As regional manager
for the Middle East and Central Asia for Diamond Diagnostics, a
manufacturer of clinical laboratory instruments and supplies, her
territory includes the Middle East, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka,
Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Yuceler negotiates with clients,
locates distributors in each country and helps them distribute their
products. Yuceler also searches for new product lines and promotes the
company’s wares at trade shows.
Yuceler moved up quickly at
Diamond Diagnostics. With a bachelor’s in business administration from
Istanbul University, she earned her M.B.A. in international trade at
JWU. Shortly after graduation she landed an interview with Diamond
Diagnostics. Impressed with Yuceler’s talents and Turkish roots, the
company created a position especially for her as international
sales associate. She began work there in 2002 and after covering Turkey
as her first region, she was promoted to her current title after only
Working for a global company has been a great move
for Yuceler. “In global companies you have more opportunities to learn
and develop,” she says. “Diamond Diagnostics grew very rapidly and I
was able to move from a sales associate to a regional manager position.
It was a great learning experience for me, and I still continue to
learn every day.”
Canole Receives First Dean's Chair AwardIn
April, Mary Canole ’99 Ed.D. became the first person honored with
Johnson & Wales University’s Dean’s Chair Award from the School of
Education, given to an individual in the community who has made
significant contributions to JWU’s growth, development or quality of
the school’s programs.
“Dr. Canole has contributed in all these areas,” said Denise Magistris, ’03 Ed.D., dean of the School of Education.
a graduate of JWU’s first doctoral class, is the director of the Office
of Progressive Support and Intervention for the Rhode Island Department
of Education. While superintendent of schools for Newport, R.I., she
realized there was a need for professional support and guidance for
those in the post. “You don’t really know what the job of
superintendent is until you’re actually sitting in the seat. It’s
essential to have some kind of ongoing support,” said Canole.
time, she solicited seed money as a grant from The Wallace Foundation,
brought JWU on as a partner, and in 2006 launched Advanced Leadership
Development for Superintendents (ALDS) with 10 superintendents
participating. In 2007 there were 22. “Clearly there was a need for
superintendents to come together,” says Canole.
providing space and help from instructors, the School of Education also
benefits from the program, she says. The information brought to the
table by superintendents plays a part in shaping the curriculum for the
school’s Educational Leadership program.
are exemplary, DeMagistris notes. She assisted with strategic planning,
made presentations in doctoral classes and built a collaborative
relationship between educators and the Rhode Island Department of
Education that fosters professional development for new school