|© Nathan Mandell
K Revue shows why it’s “Still
“Change and challenge”
was the theme for this spring’s Special
K Revue, the 23rd annual student-run spoof.
As always, the irreverent song and dance and
sketch comedy show delighted audiences during
Reunion 2002 by providing a humorous look
at the Kellogg culture and its students. Cellphones,
teamwork, Fin-D, case studies, and a widget
with an identity crisis (pictured) all figured
prominently in the nearly 20 skits directed
and performed by almost 30 Kellogg students.
Dipak Jain’s first year as dean was
celebrated in a number based on the song “Fame”
by Irene Cara. “Jain!” was among
the evening’s crowd-pleasing highlights,
as were “Those Were the Days”
and “(Not So) Easy Street,” which
took nostalgic looks back at the salad days
of the Internet boom in comparison to the
leaner economic prospects of 2002. The performance
closed with a touching tribute to longtime
Special K friend, Associate Dean Ed Wilson.
Wilson retired this year after three decades
at Kellogg, during which time he made frequent
Special K cameos.
Reunion ’02 brings alumni home; Fun
and friendship mix with the “future of business”
Weekend ’02 continued a long tradition of excellence
as Kellogg School alumni returned home to Evanston May 3-5.
As is the case each year, Reunion afforded many opportunities
for Kellogg alums to reconnect with one another while sharing
their professional and personal accomplishments with their
peers. And some 1,000 Kellogg grads, with their families and
friends, did just that.
to great class parties, the famous barbecue and Special K
Revue’s inimitable brand of Kellogg-centric sketch comedy,
Reunion offered alums a seminar organized by top Kellogg faculty
and the Alumni Relations Department.
Future of Business” panel discussion provided alumni
with insights on topics ranging from Enron to the Kellogg
curriculum. The seminar took place in a packed Tribune Auditorium
at the James L. Allen Center, where a number of Kellogg professors
— including Philip Kotler, Sunil Chopra and Edward Zajac
— addressed questions from alumni in a lively Q&A
moderated by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs David Besanko
that lasted two hours.
department at Kellogg offered its perspective on major business
issues, as well as on their research,” said Zajac, noting
that alumni also expressed great interest in recent academic
developments at Kellogg.
Corboy ’94, Reunion ’02 was his first as the Kellogg
School’s new director of alumni relations. He said the
past few months on the job have been a personal homecoming
for him, so he could really appreciate the enthusiasm of the
alumni during Reunion weekend.
great to be back at Kellogg,” said Corboy, a graduate
of the Executive Master’s Program. “This is an
extraordinary place filled with extraordinary people all following
their passion. This spirit is part of what makes our alumni
so special, and during Reunion we certainly saw many of them
having a wonderful time reconnecting with the school and each
other. We are looking forward to building on this tradition
for next year.”
says Corboy, the Class of 2002 already has some 20 people
who have committed to planning their Reunion ’03 activities.
Led by Helena Cook and Laura Smith, the ’02 alumni want
to set a new record for class attendance at Reunion next May.
Corboy expressed his enthusiasm for what he calls this “unprecedented
spirit” and said the Alumni Relations Office looks forward
to partnering with all Kellogg grads as they build ever-greater
value into this important annual event.
photos reveal just some of
the excitement Reunion ’02 brought to Evanston this