Reunion Weekend 2014, held April 25-27, was a tremendous success. More than 380 alumni and their families and friends joined faculty, staff, current students and prospective MBA students for a wonderful weekend with great Chapel Hill spring weather. Be sure to check out our Alumni Weekend photo collection on Flickr.
On Friday, we kicked off with golf at Chapel Hill Country Club. At noon, our Alumni/Student Networking Luncheon helped facilitate many valuable connections, based on specific career areas. Special seminars highlighted the early afternoon – “Economic and Financial Markets Outlook,” led by Professor Greg Brown in the Kenan-Flagler Capital Markets Lab, and “Reducing Income Tax and Eliminating Estate Taxes,” led by Janet Ramsey (BSBA ’79, MBA ’83). Many returning alumni and their families also enjoyed the UNC Campus Tour.
Friday afternoon activities concluded with two popular seminars – “Moving Beyond a Quarterly Profit Focus,” led by Professor Carol Hee, and “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” a career management session led by Elizabeth Wallencheck, director of alumni career management. The evening began with our Welcome Reception under the wonderfully appointed tent in front of McColl Building, complete with great food and music. Many former faculty legends were in attendance, including Jack Evans, John Pringle, CL Kendall, Bob Headen and Richard McEnally.
Saturday began with Lunch on the Lawn, where everyone enjoyed a North Carolina barbecue feast. This was followed by Dean Doug Shackelford’s UNC Kenan-Flagler Update in Koury Auditorium. Sessions later in the afternoon included “Seven Technologies That Are Changing the World” led by Professor Al Segars, “Disruptive Demographic Trends: Implications for Business and Consumer Markets” led by Professor Jim Johnson, and “Team Decision Making” led by Professor Dave Hofmann.
Our evening activities began in grand style with a wonderful reception in the Kenan Center Dining Room, followed by our Reunion Weekend Celebration Dinner. Charlie Morris (MBA ’09) welcomed everyone, and Dean Shackelford announced the classes that distinguished themselves with their attendance and support of the Reunion Giving Campaign:
- Highest Reunion Attendance: EMBA Class of 2004
- Highest Giving Participation: – MBA Class of 1979 and MBA Class of 1984
- Most Money Raised – MBA Class of 1994
Alumni were very generous in support of the Reunion Giving Campaign, with over $145,000 raised.
After dinner, everyone continued to enjoy the evening in our special “Reunion Lounge” in Loudermilk Foyer.
The weekend ended in grand style on Sunday morning with brunch at the Carolina Inn.
It was a great weekend of networking, fun and reconnecting with classmates and UNC Kenan-Flagler. Thanks to all who attended!
Everyone mark your calendars for next year’s Reunion Weekend, which will be held April 24-26, 2015.