Professor Joe Ragan, M.A., MBA, CPA, the accounting department’s newly appointed Edward G. Sutula Chair of Accounting, provided insights regarding his new role and how he plans to make his mark.
Hawks and local business leaders gathered virtually to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Haub Hall of Fame award honoring Timothy J. Maguire ’88, Karr Barth Associates’ Chairman, in an event that supports enhancing programs for Saint Joseph’s Haub students.
The notable anniversary celebration initially planned for 2020 was marked online because of gathering restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
“We have a lot to be proud of at Haub,” Joseph A. DiAngelo, Ed.D. ‘70, dean of the Haub School of Business, told event attendees. “The success of this year’s fundraising efforts is a testament to how our community feels about Saint Joseph’s University.”
Equitable Investors, the Maguire Foundation and many corporations, businesses and individuals stepped forward as event sponsors. Proceeds benefited the Dean’s Programs for Excellence Fund, which helps make experiential learning opportunities, scholarships and faculty research possible. The fund also provides seed funding for innovative programs and initiatives that prepare students for the future of business, including the Haub Innovation Lab, Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Wall Street Trading Room and so much more.
Hall of Fame inductees from throughout the award’s 30-year history congratulated Maguire and offered moving tributes about the difference that Saint Joseph’s University made in their lives.
“I know I speak for the others when I say that what we learned on Hawk Hill had an enormous impact on our business career and what we became in life,” said Michael J. Hagan ’85, who received the award in 2001.
“Over its 30 years, the Haub School Hall of Fame has honored some of the most respected and accomplished individuals in business,” said Daniel J. Hilferty ’78, the 2008 honoree. “I am especially proud that this great school continues to produce both outstanding business leaders and global citizens.”
“Congratulations to you, Tim, on this prestigious honor! Your hard work and commitment personally and professionally have earned you a place in the Hall of Fame; you are a role model for SJU students,” said Gerianne Tringali DiPiano ’92 (MBA) and 2011 honoree.
Maguire has been making a difference in the lives of Saint Joseph’s students for decades, visiting classes as a guest lecturer, hiring Saint Joseph’s students as interns and helping launch the careers of many financial service professionals. He also advises the Dean as the Chairman of the Haub School Board of Visitors, giving advice that helps innovate the curriculum and programs so that Haub continues to rank among the nation’s best business schools.
“I’m honored to be receiving this award tonight,” Maguire told the audience. “I remember walking with my daughter, Shannon, in Mandeville Hall not long ago and pointing to the pictures on the wall of the Hall of Fame recipients and saying these men and women are giants in their community and industry. I am humbled to be among them on this, the 30th anniversary of the Haub Hall of Fame Award.”