Mike Viola ‘82, co-founder of Oasis Outsourcing which was purchased by Paychex for $1.2 billion, was named the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus by the Alumni Council during the annual Alumni Luncheon hosted May 3 in Benjamin Hall.
Head of Upper School Fletcher Carr welcomed the audience of seniors, upper school students, alumni and friends, followed by Board Member and Alumni Council President Matt Brannon ‘03, who presented Viola with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Viola, a graduate of Stetson University, spoke to the audience about his career, what it takes to be successful, and the importance of character.
Viola joins the ranks of previous Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients, including world-touring DJ Henry Fong ‘05, Olympian Ryan Berube ‘92, Congressman Tom Rooney ‘89, among others.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.