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Mark Ceccorulli '98 MBA
Mark Ceccorulli, '89 M.B.A.
Director of Precision Optics, Goodrich Corporation

There is no doubt in Mark Ceccorulli’s mind that the MBA he earned from the University of New Haven helped his career with a Fortune 500 company, the Goodrich Corporation, a leading global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defense industry.

He has been with Goodrich for 25 years, ascending through the ranks to his present position as director of precision optics.

"I gained a new-found sense of confidence in my abilities with my MBA," he says. "And the diversity of students – especially those with international backgrounds – helped me acquire a whole new perspective on business."

He gives back to his company by mentoring young professionals, providing them with the benefit of his experience. He gives back to UNH through two endowed scholarships established in memory of two men who influenced him greatly: his father and his former UNH professor and advisor, David Morris.

What Motivates:

Mark remembers what it was like to work full time, attend school and take care of a family. Several years ago, he put his son through law school.

"I’m amazed at the debt some of the students have to take on," he says. "If we all gave back, we could make it easier on those kids."

Why He Helps:

In honor of his former advisor, professor and mentor, Mark established the David Morris Scholarship Fund. "I thought Dr. Morris was brilliant," says Mark. "I was fortunate enough to be able to tell him that a few years into my career, when I realized how much of an impact he’d had on me."

At a recent campus event, Mark saw firsthand the results of his generosity. "I went to the Endowed Scholarship Luncheon," Mark says, "and I got to meet the bright students receiving the scholarships. What a difference we all can make by giving back."