Distinguished Alumni Recognized For Achievement

Stuart Bascomb '63

Stuart Bascomb ’63, received the prestigious William Jewell College 2011 Citation for Achievement. As chairman and CEO of the Chicago-based QualSight, Inc., the CPA oversees a company that maintains agreements with more than 750 refractive surgery locations across the country. He is one of the founders of Express Scripts, Inc., a Pharmacy Benefit Manager serving more than 50 million people in the U.S. and Canada. He was instrumental in the development of the company, ultimately serving as its executive vice president. In 2004, for the sixth year in a row, Express Scripts was included in the Forbes Platinum 400 list of America’s “best performing” publicly traded corporations with revenues of more than $1 billion.

Deana Thomas '96

Deana Thomas ’96, has been named a Fellow of the Healthcare Financing Management Association. Only about five percent of certified health care financial professionals nationwide become Fellows. Deana is director of accounting at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo. She holds a master’s degree in health care administration from University of Maryland.

Brian Bockman '89

Brian Bockman ’89, a New Orleans architect, was recently featured on Introspective Magazine’s web site, http://www.1stdibs.com. His work has also been featured in Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, New Orleans Home & Lifestyles and other magazines. While a Jewell business student, Brian’s year in England studying Baroque music and medieval art and architecture was the inspiration for him to pursue architecture. He completed a master’s degree in architecture at Tulane University and traveled across the globe working for various firms, including living in Hong Kong nearly a year working on the Disneyland Hotel. In 2001 he and two partners formed BOCKMAN FORBES + GLASGOW, LLC, a New Orleans architectural and design firm.

Anthony Shop '05

Anthony Shop ‘o5, currently a George Washington University MBA student, was part of a team that won $25,000 to help fund a business in the 2011 GW Business Plan Competition. Anthony and fellow team members beat a record 112 teams to win the April 14-15 competition. Their idea, Lead Driver, provides customized car brochures for customers and is already in use at five dealerships in Kansas City, Mo. The team plans to use the funding to implement Lead Driver in 24 dealerships in Kansas City and Chicago.

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