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Kevin Bourke '05 named Alumni Club Volunteer of the Year

When Kevin Bourke '05 returned to his hometown of Atlanta after graduate school and other professional ventures, he brought his Kellogg spirit with him.

Bourke reached out to the Kellogg Alumni Club of Atlanta, volunteering to serve as co-chair of the monthly breakfast speaker series. His involvement grew, and in September 2008 he was named president of the club, serving about 600 Kellogg alumni members.

"Kellogg was such a wonderful experience for me, and I want to do whatever I can to help the school and the brand in my community," Bourke says. "I want to promote a place that was special to me to as many people as possible."

On April 30, Bourke was named Alumni Club Volunteer of the Year. He received the honor during the 2009 Kellogg Awards, which recognize the school's most exceptional supporters (see pages 14-15).

"Kevin Bourke is one of those individuals who serves his club in every way with enthusiasm, commitment and devotion," says Ed Wilson, associate dean for alumni relations. "We're lucky to have him as an alum."

Ever humble, Bourke says the award is a testament to the quality of his fellow club members.

"I was honored to be recognized among a group of such fine people," Bourke says. "But everything about the Atlanta club is a team effort that couldn't be done without the assistance of the leadership committee."

Future plans for the club include expanding the variety of programs to appeal to older alumni and creating event opportunities for alums who live in Atlanta's suburbs. Inspired by Dean Dipak C. Jain's call to move from success to significance, Bourke says the club also aims to be more active in community service and charity work.

"You have some wonderful folks who are very engaged in the business community here, and you see that energy," Bourke says. "We share similar values and a work ethic and it just clicks." – Amy Trang

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