Andrew Nunemaker ’91 earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Valparaiso University. He received his master of science degree in the same field from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993, and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University in 1998. Rising quickly to positions of leadership, Nunemaker served as CEO of GE Healthcare’s division in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia, and is now CEO of EMSystem, a leading developer of Web-based communications and resource management solutions for the medical industry. An involved member of the Milwaukee community and avid supporter of the arts, Nunemaker has served as chair for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Ball, board adviser for Milwaukee Arts Partners, fundraising event co-chair at Camp Heartland, and events co-chair for the Milwaukee Forum. He also was recently honored with Milwaukee’s Bravo Entrepreneurial Award and is the current president for the Entrepreneurs Organization of Wisconsin. A past member of the VU Alumni Association Board of Directors, Nunemaker currently serves as a member of the College of Engineering National Council and the Valpo Admission Network.
Reflecting on his time at Valpo, Nunemaker says, “Valparaiso University was a place I created lifelong friendships. Being surrounded by a community with strong values at the critical time helped shape me into the person I am today. I was offered leadership opportunities in my fraternity, Sigma Chi, and in many other areas on campus that allowed me to learn and grow outside of the classroom. In the classroom, the personal attention all students are given by our dedicated faculty prepared me for the professional challenges that lay ahead. I rely on the lessons learned during my time at Valpo every day, and I would not change a moment of that incredible Valpo experience.”
On receiving this award, Nunemaker shares, “I am truly honored to be considered for this award. I know many deserving alumni, and I am proud of all of their achievements. I hope we all continue to support the mission of Valparaiso University in any way we can. The value of a Valpo degree will continue to rise with our help – and that will benefit all of us!”