Dick ’67 and Renée Merchant are teambuilding experts, and their teamwork began at Alfred! Dick was a ceramic engineering student at AU, and a Kappa Psi brother, when he met Renée, a medical technology student at Alfred State. Married in 1967, their partnership has lasted more than 40 years.
After a distinguished career with Ford Motor Company, and several masters' degrees, Dick now teams up with Renée in her successful consulting business Delta Systems. Their trainings feature the "Pit Crew Challenge," which teaches effective teamwork through a unique hands-on experience.
We are thrilled to have Dick and Renée as dedicated members of AU's "pit crew," supporting our mission now and into the future. We applaud their many charitable and volunteer activities with organizations such as Rotary and the Boy Scouts of America, and thank them for making estate provisions that give back to Alfred University where it all began.