Pete Bok ’92

Treasurer, Rollins Alumni Association Board of Directors






Pete Bok

Pete Bok never pursued his original ambition to become a high school math teacher. Instead, he transformed his gift for mathematics and problem solving into a successful career in compensation analysis. “When I graduated from Rollins, I went to work for an electronics company,” Bok said. “I did a little quality control, marketing, and some sales, as well. That’s where I learned about compensation analysis. It’s a wonderful combination of math and common sense. We bring the collection of data into problem solving and interaction with clients.”

Bok says he honed his problem solving skills at Rollins. “Because of the small size of my math classes, there was a lot of collaboration. We interacted with professors and partnered with classmates on problems. It wasn’t just working from the book—we were thinking outside of the book, especially in advanced multi-variable calculus.”

Since graduating, Bok has brought his collaborative and problem-solving skills to bear in his volunteer efforts for his alma mater. In addition to serving on the Alumni Association Board, he serves on the Regional Council of the Rollins Club of Atlanta and previously served on the Young Alumni Board.



Then


Major: Mathematics

Hometown: Dover, DE

Extracurricular activities: Contributing writer for The Sandspur, scholastic chairman for Sigma Phi Epsilon, math tutor, intramural sports participant, Winter Park Art Festival

Favorite classes: Probability and Statistics with Dr. James Wahab and my J-Term classes, which allowed me to learn about topics I otherwise would not have been able to study (and provided time to enjoy the social life)

Favorite memory of Fox Day: In my senior year, I actually “won” at Fox Day Roulette!

Best place on campus: The Alfond Pool on a Friday afternoon (or even just between classes)

Favorite local eatery: Dexter’s – with The Mill a close second

Career ambition: I wanted to be a math teacher and coach high school sports.



Now


Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Family: My wife, Tiffany, and my sons Alex (5) and Connor (2)

Career: Principal, Mercer US, within their Information Product Solutions line of business

Volunteer work: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, president of the Cambridge Park Civic Association, member of Mercer’s Community Involvement Committee, team manager and fundraiser for Murphey Candler Little League

Hobbies: Golf, writing, running, softball, spending time with friends and family

Favorite R&R: Spending time with my boys in the backyard and watching them try new things

Something people may not know about me: I create a new bedtime story every night for my sons!

Guilty pleasure: Annual golf trip to Myrtle Beach with friends from home

What I miss most about college life: Being surrounded by your friends all the time