MMAC selects Dennis Doggett as 2001 distinguished alum
EKU's Department of Management, Marketing and Administrative Communication is pleased to announce that Mr. Dennis Doggett has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2001.
Mr. Doggett was honored during a presentation on Friday, March 23, 2001, at the annual College of Business and Technology Professional Skills Conference senior recognition luncheon.
The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in management from Eastern more than 30 years ago, Dennis Doggett never stopped learning…or sharing that knowledge with others.
Doggett began his career with The Valvoline Company and, in 1987, became the sales and product manager of the industrial sales group. He was promoted after only one year to vice president of marketing for Valvoline Inc., responsible for a $95 million budget for all marketing activities in the U.S. After four years he became vice president of marketing for Valvoline International and spent the next three years creating and implementing global marketing strategies with affiliates, distributors and licensees in more than 75 countries.
It was during that period that he played a key role in the restructuring and expansion of Valvoline in Europe. He lived in the Netherlands and traveled extensively, developing and implementing the first Pan-European marketing program. In 1997, Doggett returned to Kentucky as the vice president of new business development for The Valvoline Company.
Doggett, who earned an MBA from Baltimore’s Morgan State University, has not only used his expertise to advance his career, but has worked to share his knowledge with others in a variety of ways. He served as Eastern’s 2000-01 Executive-in-Residence and is currently chair of the EKU Business Advisory Council, which played a key role in helping obtain accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the recent addition of the University’s PGA/Professional Golf Management program.
“I continue to be actively engaged with the business program to help ensure students gain the most meaningful education possible,” he said. “Eastern laid the foundation of knowledge that enabled me to understand essential principles of the business world. These fundamentals acted as a springboard for success as I gained practical knowledge in the marketplace. Without those sound principles, I would not have qualified for my first position, which led to higher levels of responsibilities throughout my career.”
Doggett has also served as a national lecturer for the American Marketing Association and was a mentor/leader in experiential education for the University of Kentucky.
The college also honored distinguished seniors for the year as selected by their respective departments within the College of Business and Technology. In addition, recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2000-01 academic year were recognized. Students were honored for outstanding achievement and more than 40 area employers were on hand to engage in networking activities with college graduating seniors.
Mr. Doggett was inducted into EKU's Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2007.
Published on March 23, 2001