thanks its distinguished supporters at annual Alumni Awards
and looks to continue valuable collaborations
are better than we think, not quite what we want to be."
words of poet Nikki Giovanni served as a touchstone for David
Spitulnik '80, the recipient of the 2007 Kellogg Alumni Service
Award, in his May 3 remarks at the Kellogg School's Alumni
vice president of business development at Reef Point Systems,
was among five honorees whose support was recognized during
the annual event held at the James L. Allen Center. He emphasized
the importance of remaining "focused on what is truly
important," which for him included his family and giving
back to institutions such as the Kellogg School.
major fundraiser for his class' 25th Reunion, Spitulnik also
advocated mentoring students and working with Kellogg administrators
to enhance the school.
distinguished alumni and friends receiving awards were Clare
Munaņa '89, president of Ancora Associates Inc., a Chicago-based
management consultancy; Robert
P. Wayman '69, retired executive vice president and chief
financial officer at Hewlett-Packard; Marshall
M. Bouton, president of The Chicago Council on Global
Affairs, an independent, nonpartisan organization that strives
to advance discussion on global issues; and Ellis M. Goodman,
chairman of Allied District Properties, an owner and developer
of shopping centers and other real estate investments.
easy for those of us with formal connections to Kellogg to
feel passionate about the school," said Dr. Jeffrey
Vender '98, chair of the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board,
indicating that two of the awards — the Schaffner Award
and the Kellogg Alumni Service Award — recognize Kellogg
graduates. But it is a sign of institutional strength, he
said, when others also share this passion.
year, those people were Bouton and Goodman, recipients of
the Friends of Kellogg School of Management Awards, an honor
bestowed on non-alumni whose efforts have helped build the
school's success. Muņana and Wayman, meanwhile, were honored
with Schaffner Awards, which recognize prominent Kellogg alumni
who have provided outstanding service to the school.
enjoyed a 37-year career at Hewlett-Packard, moving through
the ranks from cost accountant to chief financial officer.
He praised Kellogg for helping him understand the value of
teamwork, a skill that complemented his engineering training
as a Northwestern undergraduate.
introducing Muņana, Liz
Livingston Howard '93, associate director of the Kellogg
Center for Nonprofit Management, said she "truly
embodies our vision of a socially responsible global leader."
Howard cited the range of Muņana's service, including as vice
president of the Board of Education for Chicago, trustee of
The Aspen Institute, and board member of the Chicago Council
on Global Affairs, where Bouton is president.
noted how Kellogg had "extended friendship to me as a
brand-new Chicagoan in 2001," when he arrived after 20
years at the Asia Society in New York, most recently as its
chief operating officer. A political scientist, Bouton has
frequently commentated on South Asian affairs and served as
special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to India. In 2003,
he collaborated with Kellogg on the inaugural World Trade
Summit in Chicago.
year's final honoree, Ellis Goodman, retired chairman of Barton
Inc., had the "vision and tenacity" to create a
relationship between Kellogg and the United Kingdom, said
Associate Dean of Executive Education Stephen
Burnett. For the last 15 years, the U.K.-born Goodman
has overseen the U.S. Marketing Scholarship Programme, an
initiative he began that brings 20 British executives to Kellogg
each year for a week of management education followed by hands-on
training at a noted U.S. company.
C. Jain lauded the award winners — pictured on the
following pages — for their support. He looked to continue
the relationship with the school's alumni and friends, saying
"excellence has no bounds" and that together this
team could lead Kellogg to many more accomplishments.
© Nathan Mandell