Michael F. Newell '74 has been
elected alumni representative on the College's Board of Trustees.
Newell, who earned his bachelor's
degree in chemistry from Union, is director of business development for
Rheodyne LLC, a technology company specializing in fluidic devices for
analytical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology instruments.
Newell received the “Undergraduate
Award in Analytical Chemistry” by the American Chemical Society. After
attending the University of Georgia
for graduate work in Analytical Chemistry, he began a 27-year career as a
marketing and management professional in high-tech products and services.
He has been a member of the Union
College Chemistry Alumni Advisory Council for
over 10 years, and has served as chair for five years. On the Alumni
Council, he has served as treasurer, chair of the finance committee, and member
of the executive committee.
Newell is a dedicated fan of Union
athletics and a founding member of the Fighting Dutchmen Gridiron Club, serving
as treasurer since its inception in 2000 and as president in 2003.
This year, he is serving as ReUnion
chair for the Class of 74's 30th ReUnion. He is
a member of the Terrace Council and a leadership gift contributor for the
Bailey Field Project. He has received “Alumni
Appreciation Awards” from both the Alumni
Council and Union College Football.
Also on the ballot was Peter J.
Meola '77, He is CEO of Castrol Americas and group executive of BP, the
international oil company. Meola earned his bachelor's degree in economics from
College alumni had two excellent
candidates for this position,” said Nick Famulare '92, director of alumni
relations. “We are grateful to Peter and Mike for their many past
contributions to Union and their willingness to serve Union