Meet pharmacists, graphic designers, CEOs, coaches, and financiers who work alongside fellow UA grads every day.
Pharmacy ’Cats: Connecting the Dots
In 2013, Fletcher McCusker ’74 started Sinfonía Healthcare, coalescing a leadership team thick with Wildcats, from UA nursing-school graduate Danielle Sipe ’95 — now Sinfonía’s director of clinical services — to the company’s chief medical officer, Christian Moher ’95, who earned his medical degree at the UA College of Medicine.
“All of us have significant connections to the UA,” McCusker says. “So many of us are alumni, and part of our interest was maintaining a relationship with the UA College of Pharmacy.”
When Veronique James ’03 graduated from the UA, she left with a deep appreciation for the UA’s College of Fine Arts — and a penchant for dipping into the program’s graduates whenever her Scottsdale-based advertising firm, The James Agency, gets hungry for fresh talent.
Terry Lundgren ’75 is not a man to forget his roots. That’s why, in 2005, the Macy’s CEO put his name behind the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the UA. The center has introduced hundreds of students to the world of retailing — some of them stepping into successful careers with Macy’s.
Meanwhile, the center draws the international retail world to the UA for its annual Global Retailing Conference, where students network with industry leaders.
By the time he helped propel UA men’s basketball to the Final Four in 1988, Steve Kerr ’87 had already become a favorite with Wildcat fans. More than 20 years later, the former NBA player and UA Sports Hall of Fame inductee keeps on returning the favor, bringing fellow Wildcats along as he ascends into the sports stratosphere.
In May, Kerr was named head coach for Oakland’s Golden State Warriors — and it’s no surprise that his staff now includes several Wildcats.
After Dave Musselmann ’94 graduated from the UA with a marketing degree, he headed toward the booming economy of Phoenix. But a decade later, he still returns to campus when he needs promising new employees for his company, Paramount Financial Services.
“They’re far more ahead of the curve than the average graduate,” he says. At any given time, up to 80 percent of his employees come from the UA.