Weekend 2004 gave alums a whirlwind experience
2004 eclipsed all previous records for alumni participation
— even last year's impressive numbers.
1,200 alumni and guests returned to Evanston April 30 to May
2 for the Kellogg School's annual Reunion Weekend, an exciting
blend of parties, workshops, keynote addresses and other educational
opportunities. Most importantly, Reunion gave alumni a great
chance to rekindle their connection with Kellogg and each
an eclectic array of activities delighted alumni and their
families and guests, including: workshops to help alums refine
their networking and job search skills; the always popular
T.G.I.F. party; the annual Special K Revue; four MBA Updates
and panel discussions on the latest business trends and challenges;
and the traditional Reunion Barbecue.
|© Nathan Mandell
Prof. Hayagreeva Rao leads one of four MBA Updates held
during Reunion Weekend.
noteworthy was the Class of 1979 which returned to Kellogg
with more than 80 people, all of whom enjoyed a gala Saturday
Bullets," a band from the Class of 1984, performed at the
20 Year Saturday Night Party. With only one rehearsal in 20
years, audience members thought the group sounded outstanding
and gave a great performance.
Cobb '79, senior vice president and general manager (international)
for eBay Inc., presented the Reunion keynote. With his address,
Cobb reminisced about his experiences as a Kellogg student,
including recalling the valuable lessons learned from such
professors as Brian Sternthal, Louis Stern and Matt Tuite.
also drew from his professional life with advice for the assembled
alumni, telling them "to identify a company's greatest asset
and then drive and align all efforts behind that asset." In
addition, he said to ensure that the firm's marketing efforts
are themselves discussed widely.
year's Reunion also provided a lot of child-friendly activities
for alumni who returned with their families for the weekend.
Kids were treated to storytelling, face painting, cookie decorating,
balloon-folding, movies and more.
from the Kellogg School's Executive MBA Program enjoyed Reunion
festivities, including a Saturday evening party at the James
L. Allen Center.
School Office of Alumni Relations offers special thanks to
all the Reunion class committee members for their efforts
and time to make the weekend a huge success.