Alumni

Alumni Profiles

Melody Adhami

Melody Adhami: Billion Dollar Woman

Melody Adhami, MBA ’07, CEO of Havas Canada, is challenging the status quo and formulating new technologies to enhance the human experience.

Mac grad chosen for International Horatio Alger Award

Walter Schroeder, MBA ’69, is following in the footsteps of Wayne Gretzky — not on the ice, but as a champion of higher education.

Felesky Advice: Diversify your experiences and work on your weaknesses

Adam Felesky and MBA alumna and inaugural winner, Jessica Marangos, have a candid interview about business and education.

Back where it all began: Executive and entrepreneur Teresa Cascioli to receive honorary degree from McMaster

Cascioli, BCom '83, was the first member of her family to attend university. Now, she's receiving an honorary degree from her alma mater.
Mary Lou Maher

Small-town roots, big-city dreams: Mary Lou Maher receives Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award

Coming out as a gay woman was an important step along her path to becoming a leader in fostering inclusion and diversity at KPMG.

Celebrating a global business leader: Looking back on the life and legacy of Dino Trevisani

Dino Trevisani, BCom '87, will receive the 2018 Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award.

Digital disruptors: DeGroote alumni are shaking up the establishment

No industry is immune to digital transformation. Three DeGroote alumni share insights and experiences from our shifting economic landscape.

Our link to the future: How blockchain is transforming the digital space

Anne Connelly, MBA ’10, is passionate about blockchain technology and harnessing its potential to transform lives.

Marlie Morrison takes us inside the magical world of Disney

It all started with a mouse! Alumna Marlie Morrison shares her story on travel, passion, and leading a team for Disney.

DeGroote alumna is saving the world’s most precious resource, one innovation at a time

Real Tech helps detect contaminants, reduce energy and water consumption, protect public health, and minimize pollution of our waterways.

On the cutting edge: DeGroote students learning from tech giant Dyson

In recent years, Dyson has made a habit of hiring students from DeGroote for their business insights, practical skills, and fresh thinking.

Distinguished Alumni

The Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to DeGroote alumni whose personal accomplishments, reputation, and character have enhanced the reputation of McMaster University.


  • Dino Trevisani
    BCom ’87 | 2018 Recipient
  • Michael G. DeGroote
    McMaster Honourary Degree 1992 | 2017 Recipient
  • Michael Latimer
    BCom ’76 | 2016 Recipient
  • Gino Scapillati
    BCom ’81 | 2015 Recipient

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Our Global Network

Canada is home to about 90% of our alumni, but DeGroote graduates can be found in almost 100 countries around the world.

DeGroote Around the Globe (2013)