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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Reunion Weekend 2011

It is not too late to register for Reunion Weekend 2011 on Sept 30 – Oct 2.  We have more than 200 confirmed attendees with new registrations coming in daily.  Don’t miss out on the fun! Please join your former classmates, current and former faculty, staff and special guests for a wonderful weekend of reminiscing and reconnecting to the business school. All alumni are invited, with a special emphasis on the reuniting classes of: 2006 – 2001 – 1996 – 1991 – 1986 – 1981 – 1976 – 1971 – 1966 – 1961 – 1956     Here is just a sampling of the activities you can enjoy throughout the Weekend: Friday lunch with current students Special Reception on Friday afternoon Read More

Prepared for Challenges

With three degrees in biology and microbiology, Dr. M. Nixon “Nick” Ellis (MBA ’92) has always been attracted to good science and the interface between science and business. When he added an MBA degree from UNC Kenan-Flagler, Ellis felt perfectly prepared as a senior pharmaceutical executive with a proven track record in preclinical viral research, drug development and management. “Proper business training beats on-the-job training, and my time here at UNC Kenan-Flagler prepared me perfectly for what came next,” says Ellis. “I was in deep water, but I could swim. My MBA education gave me the ability to understand the language and concerns of a variety of business units – ranging from manufacturing to clinical to finance. Without it, my Read More

Alumni Career Advisors

The Kenan-Flagler Alumni Career Advisor Network currently consists of more than 1,300 alumni who have volunteered to assist current business school students and fellow alumni with their networking or job search activities.  We have heard numerous comments like these from alumni and students about the valuable assistance they have received: I contacted 6 different alumni I found in the career advisor network.  Every single person responded to my email, with several responding the same day.  In this difficult economy, it’s a tribute to the school that valuable programs like this exist! I searched the alumni career advisor network to see if there were any advisors in a particular company that really interested me.  I found two advisors in the company Read More

It’s Miller Time

This year our popular Dean’s Speaker Series kicks off on Monday, October 10, featuring Tom Long (AB ’81), CEO of MillerCoors. The speech will be held at 5:30 p.m. in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Koury Auditorium and all are welcome to attend. Long will discuss the various facets (marketing, advertising, finance, operations) of running MillerCoors, a Fortune 500 company that controls 30 percent of the market in a the ever-changing brewing industry.  He is a UNC graduate and prior to becoming CEO in the last year, he was president and chief commercial officer of MillerCoors.  He joined the company as chief marketing officer in 2005.  He has held senior global positions in sales, marketing and general management, working in more than 60 countries.  Long Read More