CORVALLIS- Three executives will be honored as alumni fellows at Oregon State University's Homecoming celebration to be held Oct. 27 to Nov. 3.
On Friday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m., a ceremony and reception will be held in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center to recognize the alumni fellows.
The alumni recognized this year include: Jeffery D. Peace, Duane C. McDougall, and Jon DeVaan. Peace is vice president and general manager of the 747 program with The Boeing Company. McDougall is the former president and chief executive officer of Willamette Industries, which was recently acquired by Weyerhaeuser. DeVaan is the senior vice president of Microsoft TV Division.
Peace received his bachelor's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from OSU in 1973. In 1989 he received his master's degree in management from Stanford University. Peace is currently responsible for profit and loss for the 747 program. Previously, he was program manager for the 747-400 program. Under his direction Boeing successfully launched the Longer-Range 747-400 family of airplanes. Peace is on the board of trustees for the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Wash. In addition, he has coached boy's soccer for several years including at the high school level. Peace was a member of the OSU soccer team as a student. He is a member of the College of Engineering's Academy of Distinguished Engineers and serves as a member of the OSU College of Engineering Advisory Board as well as the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board.
McDougall earned his bachelor's degree in business and technology in 1974 and completed the Darden Management Program in 1994. He also completed the Stanford University Financial Management Program. McDougall is the former president and chief executive officer of Willamette Industries. While president and CEO, he oversaw steady growth of the firm with over 107 plants located in 24 states, France, Ireland and Mexico.
McDougall, an active philanthropist, regularly participates in the Volunteers of America, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Multnomah County, Portland Rotary Club Charitable Trust Foundation, Portland Art Museum, and Stop Litter and Vandalism (SOLV). McDougall has also been involved with the Portland Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute, and American Forest & Paper Association. He is vice chair of the OSU Foundation Board of Governors and will chair the board in 2002-2003.
De Vaan graduated from OSU in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics. Currently, he is senior vice president, Microsoft TV Division. Prior to his work in the TV Division, he was the vice president of Desktop Applications. He is a member of the Microsoft Business Leadership Team with Chairman Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer.
De Vann was named one of Microsoft's top five employees, leading the company's shift to a more "consumer-focused internet-ready company." In his spare time, De Vann volunteers in Social Venture Partners. This charitable organization uses the venture capital approach as a model. He was a panelist with United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the 2000 United Nations' World Television Forum to discuss the convergence of TV, digital technology and the Internet.
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