Curt Geissler (MBAE2) honored at Alumni Leaders Day 2011

The MBAE program was proud to honor Mr. Curt Geissler (MBAE-2) as the outstanding MBA alumnus at the University’s Alumni Leaders Day on Thursday, September 22, 2011.  We are very proud of all that Curt has accomplished !

Alum Curt GeisslerCurt Geissler worked for Inland Steel Company as a staff accountant and progressed through various assignments throughout his 12 years of service before becoming the Controller for the ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor plant.  He is responsible for Indiana Harbor including the Continuous Cold Rolling facility in New Carlisle, IN, Minorca Iron Ore operation in Virginia, MN as well as the South Chicago Indiana Harbor Railroad in Chicago, IL.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Regional Federal Credit Union based in Hammond, IN.

Curt earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a major in accounting from Indiana University Northwest and Master of Business Administration degree from Purdue Calumet in 2001.

Curt’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience:
 “The cohort portion of the program was invaluable as this is where a majority of the learning takes place. The instructors can present and explain the information to you but the true learning is when you look at the information from other people’s perspectives.  I had always looked at every issue from a bottom line financial perspective while my fellow classmates opened my eyes to other ways of looking at problems or issues.  It was a great experience!”

Curt’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students:
 “Be engaged and improve yourself.  The education that you receive is proportional to the amount of effort you put in.  It’s not about getting your degree, it’s about learning, and it’s about being a better person than you were before you started.”