Mount Union Commencement to be Held May 11

May 06, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union will hold its 167th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11 in the Peterson Field House of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

At 1:30 p.m., the University will begin the Commencement procession in which  more than 470 students will participate. Members of the Class of 1963 will also participate in the ceremony as part of this year’s 50th reunion festivities.

Featured speaker for this year’s Commencement is Matt Darrah, a 1984 graduate of the University of Mount Union and executive vice president of North American Operations for Enterprise Holdings. During his address, Darrah will speak on the topic, “Setting Yourself Apart in a Competitive Work Environment.”

Darrah began his journey with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1984 as a management trainee in southern California. He worked his way up the corporate ladder, reaching positions of group rental manager of Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Connecticut operations in 1990, and then earning the position of vice president/general manager of the Rhode Island operations in 1992. He was promoted to vice president/general manager in 1996, overseeing Toronto operations where he worked hard to establish Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Canada in a fairly new market. Four years later, he and his family relocated to St. Louis after accepting the position of corporate vice president overseeing Canadian operations.

In 2002, Darrah became the corporate vice president of the northeast region. He obtained the role of senior vice president of North American Operations in 2004 and was again promoted to his current position of executive vice president in 2009.

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