Peter Moroni ’07, ’09 can’t help but use big adjectives – like “exceptional” and “tremendous” – when he talks about his alma mater.
“The Winthrop experience shapes you as a person,” said Moroni, who works as associate regional director for Russell Investments in New York. The New Jersey native transferred to Winthrop from the University of Rhode Island during his freshman year – and he’s never looked back.
“Students should not want to go to a university where they are not challenged. In demanding excellence, Winthrop does its students justice,” said Moroni, a student-athlete who earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees at Winthrop. As a student in the College of Business Administration’s M.B.A. Program, Moroni worked 20 hours a week as a consultant at the Winthrop Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC), offering business advice to current and potential business owners. He also operated the college’s financial markets seminar, a yearly week-long trip to New York City and Washington, D.C.
Moroni observed that his experiences with the College of Business Administration did more than simply fill up his schedule – they helped him achieve success in his current position at Russell Investments.
“All the team-building exercises at Winthrop directly impacted the success I’m having now. The College of Business Administration is exceptional at bringing out the best in its students,” he said. Those many hours spent consulting with the Winthrop Regional SBDC, Moroni explained, gave him invaluable, real-world work experience with business clients. And he met his wife, then-adjunct professor of political science Meredith-Joy Petersheim, on the university’s campus.
These positive career- and life-shaping experiences are the reason Moroni continues to support his alma mater as a donor.
“Whether it’s time, treasures, talent, or some mix of those three, it’s important to find a way to give back,” said Moroni.
Last updated 08/14/2013