Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy

From the Summer 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Business

A scholarship established to honor former Career Management Center Director Peter Veruki now bears his name.

A group that includes Georgiana and Eric Noll, MBA’90; Paul Jacobson, MBA’97; Kevin Kimery, MBA’93; Heiki Miki, MBA’96; Dave Willis, MBA’97; David DiFranco, MBA’99; and Veruki’s wife, Judy Spinella, EMBA’93, established the scholarship in 2012.

Peter_VerukiUnder funding rules, scholarships can’t be named after a current staff or faculty member, so the need-based scholarship was known as the Wall Street Scholarship until Veruki’s retirement as director of corporate relations last year.

Veruki has been credited with expanding Owen’s recognition nationwide and with impacting the lives and careers of students for nearly two decades.Veruki hopes that students who receive the Peter E. Veruki Scholarship will be those “who could go to Wharton or Harvard to study finance, but instead chooses Owen because our finance faculty is second to none,” he says. “We’re looking for a person who appreciates the culture we have here—the camaraderie and teamwork.”

To contribute to the scholarship, contact the Owen Development and Alumni Relations office at (615) 322-0815.