By Dan Adkins
year's inductees to the Gatton College of Business
and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame are Randolph Blazer,
Zaki Baridwan, O. Trigg Dorton and Bambang Sudibyo.
14, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
Former Indonesian Finance Minister Bambang Sudibyo,
along with an Indonesian banker, the chairman of a
leading accounting firm and a major eastern Kentucky
banker, were inducted into the Gatton
College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame
at the University of Kentucky on Thursday, Feb. 14,
at the UK Student Center.
who earned his Doctor of Business Administration degree
in accounting from the Gatton College in 1985, served
as Indonesia's top finance official during 1999 and
2000. He currently is chairman of the government's
task force for fiscal decentralization. Sudibyo has
been a leader in Indonesia's business academic community
for two decades.
his bachelor's degree in accounting from Gadjah Mada
University in Indonesia in 1977 and his MBA from the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1980.
taught both accounting and business courses at Gadjah
Mada University, where, in 1988, he co-founded the
master of management program. His leadership helped
the university enter collaborations with several other
universities, including UK, Temple, the University
of Innsbruck in Austria and others.
his wife, Retno S. Sudibyo, have two sons.
C. Blazer, chairman and chief executive officer
of KPMG Consulting Inc., a firm that advises companies
on technology and business systems integration. After
earning his MBA at UK in 1973, Blazer served in the
U.S. Army's 101st Airborne division for four years,
rising to the rank of captain. He ultimately was responsible
for helping the army install its first computerized
left the military in 1977 and became a consultant
with the Peat Marwick Mitchell accounting firm on
its services to the U.S. military. He became a partner
in 1985 and in 1991 was given responsibility for the
federal services division, which included civilian
clients such as the Internal Revenue Service. During
the 1990s, mergers converted Peat Marwick to KPMG
International, which eventually spun off its consulting
functions into a private firm, headed by Blazer. Last
February, KPMG went public.
received his bachelor's degree in economics from Western
Baridwan, president director of Bank BNI in Indonesia,
earned his master's degree in accounting at UK in
1984 and his doctorate from UK in 1989.
when he graduated from Indonesia's Gadjah Mada University
with a degree in accounting, he has served as an instructor
with the university's accounting department. He also
has served as director of the publishing department
of the economics faculty. Since earning his doctorate
at UK, he has been appointed to a variety of positions,
including chairman of the accounting department, director
of the evening program, vice rector for finance and
director of the graduate school. His textbook, "Intermediate
Accounting," is now in its seventh edition and is
used by most accounting students in Indonesia. Since
October 2000, he has been dean of economics.
was appointed as president director of Bank BNI, Indonesia's
second-largest bank, in February 2000. The bank, which
has more than 650 branches within the country and
five overseas branches, including one in New York
City, employs more than 15,000 people.
and his wife, Aida, have two children.
Trigg Dorton, retired president of the Citizens
National Bank of Paintsville, Ky., received his bachelor's
degree in commerce from UK in 1942, shortly before
he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps (later the U.S.
Air Force) as a private. He was discharged from the
service in 1945 as a first lieutenant.
of a banker, Trigg entered banking in 1945 as assistant
cashier of what was then the Second National Bank,
now Citizens National. By 1958, he had become cashier
and executive vice president and, six years later,
succeeded his father as president.
retirement in 1986 and after, Dorton has been intensely
involved in community and civic activities. He has
served as president, director or member of many professional,
civic and charitable organizations, including the
Kentucky Bankers Association, Kentucky Chamber of
Commerce, Kentucky Independent College Fund, Big Sandy
Community Action Program, Highlands Regional Medical
Center and many others. He served for 12 years on
the Paintsville Independent School Board, the Lindsey
Wilson College Board, Prestonsburg Community and Technical
College Board and on the UK Development Board.
his wife, Betty Marie, have two children.