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Seattle alums with Sawhney and Jain
Co-host Dave Perry (left) mingled at the event with (from left to right) Kellogg Prof. Mohan Sawhney, co-host Laura Jennings and Dean Jain.

Washington / Seattle

A group of 50 alumni recently gathered in the Seattle Highlands home of Laura Jennings ’88 to meet with Dean Jain and learn about the state of the school. The evening was hosted by Kellogg classmates Laura Jennings and Dave Perry ’88 with the backing of the Kellogg Alumni Club of Seattle, represented by Ann MacDiarmid ’98. Dean Jain’s visit to Seattle was prompted by his recent consulting engagement with Microsoft. McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology Mohan Sawhney is also designing and delivering the Microsoft training. This type of customized marketing training represents a new type of partnership between Kellogg and highly successful corporations like Microsoft. Many in attendance for the event were current or former Microsoft employees, including both co-hosts.

  Dean Jain
Kellogg Dean Dipak Jain was a special guest at the Kellogg Alumni Club of Seattle event, held at the home of Laura Jennings '88.

The program consisted of dinner, followed by a welcome by both Laura Jennings and Dave Perry, during which Dave Perry announced that he and his wife Lauri would be funding a new scholarship at Kellogg. Following Laura and Dave, Gerron Vartan ’67 described a pilot effort in San Francisco, which he and other alumni are developing with Dean Jain to meet the needs of more seasoned alumni. Dean Jain’s primary message to the assembled group involved Kellogg’s new focus on alumni involvement at all levels. To cap off the evening Professor Sawhney spoke about Microsoft’s marketing efforts, as well as recent developments in the technology program at Kellogg.

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