Alumni

Alumni Profiles

City builders: DeGroote alumni leaving their mark on Hamilton’s downtown core

"Our young professional ecosystem is strong, and we have so many leaders that feel empowered," says Tammy Hwang, B.Com. '05.

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.

Law abiding citizen: Tanya Walker is one of Toronto’s top litigators

Alumna Tanya Walker wanted to become a successful Bay Street lawyer. She knew a DeGroote Commerce degree would help get her there.

Top 3 Tips for becoming executive ready

Realizing your goal of attaining an executive level position is possible. It all starts with believing in yourself.

Niagara EMS Deputy Chief praises DeGroote’s MHM program

The skills Rick Ferron acquired through the Master of Health Management program significantly contributed to his career advancement.

Mike Heenan, MBA ’08: Influencing health changes

One moment in 2002 affirmed to Mike Heenan that people can create change in the public service, and make things better for society.

Lisa Mattam, MBA ’01: The science of life

Lisa Mattam, BSc ’97 & MBA ’01 recently launched an organic skincare line, Sahajan.

Teresa Cascioli, BCom ’83: M is for Money

Teresa Cascioli, BCom ’83 launches her newest entrepreneurial venture – M is for Money - a children’s book series on financial literacy.

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)