Triad university to dedicate business college in honor of donor, alumni

John Joyce
Triad university to dedicate business college in honor of donor, alumni

The university will name its College of Business and Economics for Willie A. Deese, a retired global president of manufacturing for pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK). The event will take place at 11:30 a.m., at the Fred and Janie Deese Auditorium, 324 Merrick Hall near the intersection of Sullivan Street and Benbow Road. Deese, a 1977 alumn who earned his bachelor’s in business administration, will be on hand.