Ballan KR-04 and Dean Jain with the International Kellogg
Alumni Club of the Year Award.
alumni club: Using value to create value
Stuart Ballan KR-04
Alumni Club has big news: In mid-2004 the Kellogg School
announced it would for the first time recognize top domestic
and international alumni clubs with special awards. Of 47
international clubs, the Kellogg-Recanati Alumni Club won
the honor of "International Kellogg Alumni Club of the
Year." It was with great pride that club president Stuart
Ballan accepted the award on the club's behalf at a special
Kellogg School award ceremony in October.
award sets the standard by which our alumni club can measure
itself in the future, and is a key indicator that we are progressing
toward our vision --- that the club will make the Kellogg
School an even more attractive option for students selecting
executive MBA education in the Middle East," Ballan said.
"This award is also a testimony to how our team has performed
over the last year."
ready to rest on its laurels, the club used the award to generate
additional value for members. Club leaders organized their
largest alumni event to date, giving all members the chance
to celebrate together at a Dean's Dinner on Nov. 21. More
than 150 attended the event, which featured a surprise live
video conference with Dean Dipak
C. Jain. Alumni left with a sports bag, T-shirt, towel
and other items celebrating the Kellogg School brand.
leaders also found an interesting way to preserve memories
of the event. Members videotaped the Dean's Dinner, creating
seven- and 50-minute movies. Club leaders sent about 700 DVD
copies of the movie to Kellogg-Recanati alumni, Kellogg School
administrators, professors and faculty, as well as leaders
of other Kellogg clubs and co-chairs of the Kellogg Alumni
Advisory Board. Club leaders say they hope the DVD shines
a positive spotlight on the entire Middle East region. They
say they also hope it will motivate other Kellogg School club
leaders to find new ways to create global value. Both movies
are available on the club's Web site.
years ago, the Kellogg Recanati Alumni Club launched its own
slate of club-level awards, granting "silver awards"
to alums who have sponsored alumni events three times and
"gold awards" to those who have sponsored events
five times or more. At the Dean's Dinner in November, club
leaders presented silver awards to Ronen Shay KR-01 and Marcel
they look to the future, club leaders plan to maintain the
current roster of quality club events, as well as add interesting
new ones. Additionally, the club is strategically targeting
how it can add value to the global Kellogg alumni network,
which in turn should immediately add value to its own customers,
the Kellogg-Recanati alumni.
the same way that the Kellogg School strives to maintain its
position as a top business school year after year, I strive
to keep the KR Alumni Club as one of the top international
Kellogg School clubs this year, next year and beyond,"
information about the Kellogg-Recanati Alumni Club's activities
is available online.