Topics: Alumni, Miller College of Business

October 10, 2018

Ribbon cutting of the Miller College of Business Molinaro Room
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Molinaro Hall of Fame Conference Room in the Whitinger Business Building honors a 1968 graduate of the Miller College of Business.

Ball State University honored a 1968 graduate during a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Molinaro Hall of Fame Conference Room in the Whitinger Business Building.

University officials, alumni and students came together Oct. 6 to recognize Miller College of Business graduate Dan Molinaro, who is executive vice president of NOW Inc., one of the largest distributors to global energy markets.

NOW was spun off from National Oilwell Varco Inc. in 2014 as an independent, publicly traded multibillion dollar corporation in Houston. Molinaro was named its initial vice president and chief financial officer, and CFO of the Year by the Houston Business Journal in 2015.

“Through his professional and civic accomplishments, Dan has illustrated what we desire for all of our students: that the excellent education they have received at Ball State will prepare them to have successful careers and to lead meaningful lives,” said Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns.

“Dan, you are an exemplary role model for our students. Today we honor your many accomplishments, and we express our gratitude to you for all the ways in which your giving has made an impact on our University.”

Mr. Molinaro and his wife, Barbara, are loyal donors to the University with more than 30 years of consecutive giving.

The naming of Miller College’s conference room is in memory of his parents, Salvatore T. and Patricia Molinaro, for their love, dedication, and mentorship. The room is one of the most visible within the college and showcases the Hall of Fame awards through a glass wall.