Jeanne Corbo died on May 13, 2018, in Staten Island. She worked at Wagner College for 40 years, from 1953 to 1993, serving as director of career planning and placement. She was originally from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, and she graduated from the Stenotype Institute of Pittsburgh.
Many alumni benefited from her assistance in finding their career paths. Harold Kozak ’68 attributes his long career in teaching to the tutoring opportunities she provided him while he was in college. “Jeanne made me realize that my true ambition was to go into teaching,” Kozak said. “As a result, I began teaching at the high school level, and after going to graduate school, I taught at City University for 12 years, and just finished 22 years at Wagner. I owe it all to Jeanne Corbo.”
Corbo also made an indelible impression on Nancy H. Haig ’75 M’81, who this year was named a Wagner Alumni Fellow in Business and Economics for her distinguished career in internal auditing. Corbo connected her with her first job in that field at Chase Manhattan Bank.
“She was a dynamo,” said Haig, who now hires Wagner interns herself to work at Alvarez & Marsal, where Haig is global director of internal audit and compliance.