Shah to address hybrid, online graduates

April 22, 2024

Vipul ShahVipul Shah, a 1996 Trine University chemical engineering graduate who is now a highly regarded wealth advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, will present the keynote address to Trine’s hybrid and online students at the afternoon Commencement ceremony on May 4.

The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletics and Recreation Center.

The university will present Shah with the honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree during the ceremony.

Honored financial advisor

After graduating from Trine University, Shah received his Master of Science in environmental management from The University of Findlay, Ohio. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Ketner School of Business at Trine University and on the Advisory Board at The Metropolitan Club in Chicago.

A highly regarded wealth advisor, Shah has a focus on serving international clients.

Prior to joining his current firm at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, he held entrepreneurial positions in environmental, health and safety management and software industries. He served in leadership roles in manufacturing and as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt in retail. He founded and led his own business management software firm that helped small and mid-sized business in sales and operational management.

Shah was named one of Forbes' Best-In-State Wealth Advisors for 2020-2023. The Waltman Shah Group at Morgan Stanley was named one of Forbes’ Best-In-State Wealth Management Teams for 2023. He is also the recipient of the 2019 Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award at Trine University.

Morning Commencement

This will be the first time Trine University has hosted two spring Commencement ceremonies to accommodate the continued growth in the number of graduates.

Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, a former golf professional and fighter pilot who now leads efforts to assist families of wounded and deceased veterans will share his insights on leadership and purpose with Trine University graduates during the morning Commencement ceremony.

That ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletics and Recreation Center, honoring graduates from Trine University degree programs in Angola and Fort Wayne.

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