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"As a Class of 1997 alum, it was exciting to be back on the Clarkson campus as a "student" again.  The hill campus transformation has been remarkable, a great demonstration of Clarkson's commitment to the future.  Despite all the changes, it was even more satisfying to see the same old Clarkson spirit all weekend long." - Christopher Barcomb, '97, National Accounts Manager, Ahlstrom Nonwovens, LLC

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Jim Gilbert

"At first, I was uncertain with the on-line format.  When I met the faculty and other professionals enrolled in the program - I quickly changed my position.  Every day I work with teams in other cities, so distance collaboration is most similar to my daily professional environment.  I am looking forward to the challenges of the program." - James Gilbert, Transportation Manager, Family Dollar, Inc.
"I participated in the regular MBA program part time in 2007-2008 while living in Upstate New York.  When I moved back to Canada, I lost the ability to complete the program.  The new online program will allow me to complete my MBA at Clarkson from another country, and I'll be able to do this in less than two years." - Cathy Hanlon, General Manager, Niagara Region, Enbridge Corp. Cathy Hanlon

Jeremy Snyder

"My first experience with Clarkson University was above and beyond all expectations.  The level of professionalism demonstrated and friendliness was superior to my previous experiences at other Universities.  The staff made every attempt possible to get to know the students in the classroom and in casual settings.  My biggest takeaway point with the four days is that the staff is dedicated to providing a high quality education in an environment that promotes friendship and team work and the Clarkson staff is part of my team." - Jeremy Snyder, Plant Engineer, Black River Generation
"I chose to attend Clarkson because of its reputation in the business world.  The online program was appealing because I need to continue to work and be available to my family.  After the weekend residency, I realize that the Clarkson faculty and staff are their greatest asset." - Tina Kimmis, Senior Administrative Assistant, Jefferson Community College

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Tom Yeaton

"The on-campus program was a great way for getting the group together and developing an understanding of the other students.  I developed relationships that will make the projects and coursework in the online classes go a lot more smoothly. The atmosphere of the on-campus portion was very similar to corporate trainings / conferences.  You spend most of your time with a small group of people in classes, meals, and the "recreational" events." - Thomas Yeaton, '07