JoAnn F. and Samuel G. Ryan
Dr. Samuel G. Ryan retired in September 2002 after 33 years of full time service on the faculty of the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems at Baruch College. He served as a Naval Gunnery Officer earning official commendation for his unit’s performance. Upon release from naval service in 1964, he began working as a Programmer Analyst at Con Edison. During this time he attended Baruch College, receiving his MBA in 1967 with a focus on HR. He subsequently accepted a fellowship in the new CUNY PhD Program in Business with concentrations in Management and Organizational Psychology and also moved from Con Edison to IBM as a Computer Analyst. He took a leave of absence from IBM to satisfy the full-time residency requirements of the PhD program and then accepted a position as a full-time Lecturer in the Statistics Department to develop and teach Computer Courses. After completing his PhD in 1977, he remained at Baruch as one of the architects of the Undergraduate and Graduate programs in Computer Information Systems. Dr. Ryan was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma national business honor society, received the 1993 Baruch Alumni Association Faculty Service Award for his work related to mentoring students and several teaching awards from the school of business from senior class of 1976 and the 1998 Baruch Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award. JoAnn Falcone Ryan was born in 1957 in Rockaway Beach, Queens. As the child of a Parks Department laborer and as the fifth of seven children, City University was her only viable option for a college education. JoAnn chose Baruch College, was selected as a SEEK student, earned election to Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1979, when she was awarded the Morton Wollman Medal in Computer Information Systems. She then began her career at Con Edison as a computer programmer and returned to Baruch at night earning a Master's degree in 1983. She was recognized by Crain's New York Business' 40 Under 40, elected to the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers, and was selected as a David Rockefeller Fellow, Class of 2007. JoAnn serves as a trustee of the Baruch College Fund and is a member of Baruch's Executives on Campus steering committee.
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