Most Kellogg alumni remain connected with
the Kellogg School long after graduation. Some of these graduates
demonstrate extraordinary passion and commitment, giving their
time, energy and expertise to ensure Kellogg remains in the
To recognize the efforts of these alums and
other friends, the Kellogg School hosts the annual Alumni
Awards dinner. This year, the awards were held May 8 in the
James L. Allen Center.
Kellogg bestows three major recognitions:
the Schaffner Award, the Alumni Service Award, and Friends
of Kellogg School of Management Award. Each acknowledges excellence
and loyal service to Kellogg.
Nine alumni and non-alumni were selected this
year to receive awards.
Said Sue Kiner '86, leader of the Kellogg
United Kingdom alumni club: "Kellogg makes it a pleasure
to give back. Alumni are included as an active part of the
school's vision, and that's very strong motivation for involvement."
Kiner, sole proprietor of Kiner Communications, was among
the four Alumni Service Award recipients this year.
For John Fischer '90, one of three Schaffner
recipients, "it was extremely humbling to be part of
a group that has significantly impacted Kellogg."
Fischer said he was "enormously grateful"
for the opportunity to attend Kellogg and believes all alumni
have a responsibility to support the school and help maintain
"As alumni, we must help build the cornerstones
that make Kellogg great by broadening and deepening the number
and involvement of all its stakeholders," said Fischer,
chairman and CEO of Colorado-based Air Control Science Inc.
Fellow alum Larry Levy '67 has been another
strong Kellogg advocate. The entrepreneurial leader said he
was honored to receive one of this year's Schaffner Awards.
"When I did my MBA at Northwestern University,
I had no idea that Kellogg would go on to become the No. 1
business school in the world," said Levy, chairman and
CEO of Chicago-based Levy Restaurants and the Levy Organization.
"I'm so grateful to Dean Jaiõ and Dean Jacobs
for bringing Kellogg to its current glory. The least I could
do is give back by doing something at which I'm good —
— Matt Golosinski