Alumni in 10

Rob Barcelona, '12

Rob Barcelona, '12

Title/Employer: Merrill Lynch

Degree Earned/Emphasis Area: Economics


1. What has your journey been since graduation?
Working for two different companies, JPMorgan Chase and Merrill Lynch. Living in two different cities, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids.

2. How has Grand Valley had a role in your journey?
The Alumni events have served as a great way to meet people and grow my personal network in Grand Rapids.

3. What is your favorite Grand Valley memory?
Too many to pick one. Great senior year with awesome roommates at American Seating.

4. What three words describe your experience at Grand Valley?
Growth, wisdom, fun.

5. How, and why, have you stayed involved with Grand Valley since graduation?
Great people to network with and a chance to give back to the next generation of alumni.

6. Why are you proud to be a Laker for a Lifetime?
I'm honored to be part of a great community.

7. What do you like to do for fun?
Spend time with family, friends, and my dog.

8. What is your favorite quote/motto to live by?
Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
Robert Kennedy

9. What motivates you?
Experience from past failures.

10. What book or movie have you recently enjoyed?
The Everything Store by Brad Stone.

July 2018

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