Kellogg Magazine  |  Spring/Summer 2015




Jeff King wants everyone to know that the Kellogg DFW Alumni Club has worked hard to put on the Kellogg Leadership Symposium on February 6. Eight great speakers on leadership, including Top 50 Global Guru of Leadership Doug Contant ’76, brought great wisdom to our guests. Kellogg alumni organized, volunteered, sponsored and gave lectures for the 250 professionals in the audience.

Jay Lipe has been serving as a full-time lecturer at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management since 2009. He teaches classes like Brand Management and Marketing Channels and gets to lead the “Made in Italy” brand management study abroad course in Rome and Florence. His biggest highlight, though, was playing a three-minute drum solo in the building’s atrium dressed in a unicorn costume. Long story…

Diane Schmidt launched a new newsletter for her site, Healthy Fare For Kids (healthyfarefor-, which works with restaurants to create healthier menu items for kids. She continues to live in Chicago (Old Town) with her family, husband Stewart and 14-year-old daughter Olivia.

Michele Lamarche runs a business in wholistic medicine with two clinics in Los Angeles. At her clinic, they perform neurofeedback, acupuncture, Chinese and western herbalism, nutrition, and more wholistic therapies. She loves what she does, though financials have been the greater challenge. She lives in Santa Monica, near the beach, but spends what time she can in Paris with her dad.