Alumnus Believes It Is His Privilege to Help Future Generations
"I was struck by how well Rensselaer had prepared me when I enrolled in the Harvard Business School. It seemed almost easy by comparison," says Roger Orloff '60.
In the Department of Management Engineering at Rensselaer, Roger found an academic home. His studies, participation in the debate society, writing for The Polytechnic, and fraternity helped prepare him for a successful career in mergers and acquisitions. His professional experience then gave him a deep appreciation for the importance of business ethics.
"Negotiation is a key aspect of mergers and acquisitions," Roger explains. "Ethical issues come up repeatedly. I've always tried very, very hard to act in an ethical manner and to follow the Golden Rule in doing what's best for clients."
Supporting What He Cares About
Roger first began volunteering his time for Rensselaer almost immediately after graduation and he has never stopped. "Whenever Rensselaer needed something done, I sought responsibility for helping." This has included active involvement in alumni clubs, the Rensselaer Alumni Association, the Rensselaer Annual Fund, the Patroon Society and other groups responsible for securing resources for Rensselaer students. His efforts were recognized with the award of the Albert Fox Demers Medal in 2002.
In addition to giving his time, it seemed only natural for Roger to become a regular donor to the Annual Fund. He recently included a gift in his will to support the study of business ethics at the Lally School of Management. "I support the Annual Fund and have planned a bequest because I feel a good degree of what I've accomplished in life was due to my Rensselaer experience and education," Roger says. "With that comes a privilege and obligation to help succeeding generations of students to have the same great opportunities. Giving a planned gift is something from which donors can derive real satisfaction."
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