BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA:
General Informatics, an IT managed services provider and network infrastructure company, is excited to celebrate the achievements recognized to CEO & President, Donald Monistere. Monistere was named the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Business at Southeastern Louisiana University.
This distinction is awarded to high achieving alumni that have shown success in their professions, service to the University, and contributions to their community. The Southeastern Alumni Association established its awards program in 1969 to honor outstanding graduates and to celebrate their achievements.
Monistere currently serves on the Board of Directors for the College of Business. As an active board member and alumni, Monistere participates as a judge for the college’s sales competitions as well as a regular guest speaker to multiple business classes.
“When I came back to Louisiana two years ago I visited Southeastern’s campus and was amazed with what the College of Business was doing. I saw this as an opportunity to invest in their continuous growth as well as give back to a university that has influenced much of my success,” says Don Monistere, CEO & President of General Informatics.
In recognition of this honorable award and Southeastern’s Homecoming Week, multi events took place October 6th – 8th, 2022 in Hammond, LA.
Influence to Inspiration
The College of Business students gathered in a packed room to hear Monistere speak on Influence to Inspiration.
While presenting, Monistere shared the story of his grandfather, Joseph “Chief” Piediscalzo, and the influence he had on him and many other students and instructors at Southeastern. Chief was a custodian for over 20 years at Southeastern, but viewed by many as a teacher by how he inspired those around him.
The Joseph “Chief” Piediscalzo Multimedia & Distance Learning Studio
Southeastern’s new Multimedia & Distance Learning Studio was dedicated to Joseph “Chief” Piediscalzo. The Piediscalzo and Monistere family donated the technology within the studio which will provide students and instructors the opportunity to gain advanced media skills and offer a better virtual learning environment. Monistere installed the equipment himself in honor of his grandfather, Chief.
COBtober Fest, Sponsored by General Informatics
General Informatics sponsored COBtober Fest. This carnival inspired event is held every year for the College of Business students in celebration of homecoming week.
Alumni Awards Evening
The true measure of a university’s greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni, and Southeastern Louisiana University is certainly known to develop leaders in many fields of endeavor. Southeastern recognizes their alumni’s achievements every year during the Alumni Awards Evening. During this program, Monistere was recognized and received the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award for the College of Business. Monistere was gathered by friends, family, and many members of the General Informatics team. General Informatics was proud to be able to participate as one of the sponsors for this event.
In 2020, General Informatics partnered with Rosewood Private Investments (“RPI”) to develop an aggressive growth plan that includes both organic and acquisitive growth. As a part of this growth initiative, Monistere joined the General Informatics team serving as CEO & President. Since, General Informatics has expanded its reach across the entire southeast United States with 9 office locations to date. The partnership with RPI and Monistere’s leadership has allowed General Informatics to continue to invest in the latest technology, attract top talent, and better serve the needs of customers.