A strong commitment to their profession and alma mater has earned three graduates of West Virginia Universitys Department of Industrial and Management Systems EngineeringJill Broschard, Nazih Hage and Dan Kniskathe honor of being inducted into the departments Alumni Academy.

The group will induct its three new members at its fall banquet Saturday (Nov. 11).

We are pleased to welcome these three highly-accomplished individuals into our Academy,said Wafik Iskander, department chair.They have demonstrated excellence in their careers and have remained loyal and committed to WVU .

The Academy recognizes graduates of the department and others who have had distinguished professional careers or who have been of outstanding service to WVU , he said.

Broschard is director of sales and operations planning for The Hershey Company in Hershey, Pa. She has been with the company since 1988 and has also served as manager of production, staff engineer, manager of supply chain planning analysis and director of operations planning and analysis.

She graduated from WVU in 1987 with a bachelors degree in industrial engineering, and received a masters in business administration from Pennsylvania State University in 1993. Prior to joining Hershey, Broschard worked for AMP , Inc., in Harrisburg, Pa., as an industrial engineer.

Hage is vice president for IBM in North Carolina. His work with the company has taken him to Georgia, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina and Virginia.

He has also served as chief financial officer for several marketing organizations within IBM . He has held several management positions in resource/strategic planning, manufacturing/development planning and various financial planning disciplines. The IBM executive graduated from WVU with a bachelors in industrial engineering in 1980 and a masters in operations research in 1982.

Kniska is the creator of Advanced Planning System, a simulation software tool that allows companies to test business strategies, and he manages his own successful consulting business.

His projects have included cruise missile navigation systems, jet avionics and engines, miscellaneous defense weapon systems, super computers, jet flight and tank warfare simulators, telecommunication equipment, business and personal computers and medical equipment.

After living in Texas and Canada, and traveling all over the world, Kniska has returned to Morgantown, and he remains involved with WVU . He graduated from the University with a bachelors in industrial engineering in 1983, and received a masters in business administration in finance in 1984.

For more information, contact Susan Case at 304-293-4821, ext. 2213.