[PAST EVENT] MBA 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

June 2, 2017 - June 3, 2017
3pm - 11pm
Alan B. Miller Hall (Business School), Alan B. Miller Hall & The Sunken Garden
101 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the MBA Program at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Join us for a weekend in Williamsburg as we celebrate the countless achievements of our MBA graduates, and look with excitement to future triumphs. 

Friday, June 2nd

Understanding the College Admissions Process 

Learn what to expect and how to help prepare your student for success in the college admissions process across the country.

Hosted by W&M Admissions:

Amanda Barth, M.Ed. ?06, Director of Full-time MBA Admissions

Randy Tripp ?05, M.Ed. ?16, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Jennifer Dahnke, M.Ed. ?08, Assistant Dean Undergraduate Business and One Year Business Masters Programs

"Own It!" An Overview of Today's MBA

Get an update on today's MBA program and learn how the Mason School focuses on five professionalism pillars to differentiate its students from those in other MBA programs.

Hosted by Ken White, Associate Dean of MBA & Executive Programs

Back to the Classroom 

Return to our classrooms to hear lectures from current faculty members about topics relevant in industry.

Organizational Change: How to Make it Happen in Today's Workplace with Professor Ron Sims

Strategies for Navigating Wicked Problems with Professors Graham Henshaw & Jim Olver

The Road to Business Analytics with Professor Hector Guerrero

The Great & Grand Cocktail Party 

Reunite with classmates from far and wide as we take over all of Miller Hall with a grand cocktail reception for all MBA program graduates.

Business Attire Suggested

Saturday, June 3rd

Guided Tours of Alan B. Miller Hall   

Dedicated in October of 2009, Miller Hall has become the permanent home for the MBA program. Join classmates for guided tours of the building.

Alumni Panel: Living Lives of Principled Achievement 

Dean Pulley ?74 states, as his unwavering vision and mission for the school, that we prepare our students for lives of principled achievement. Does this matter? In a world where quarterly earnings often define success, do integrity and trustworthiness play to our corporate earnings goals? These panelists will share their thoughts, experiences and lessons learned.

Hosted and Moderated by Professor Karen Locke


Nicolas Bo?l, MBA ?89, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Solva SA

Jennifer Guethoff ?88, MBA ?95, Global Deputy, Chief Ethics Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Jim Kaplan ?57, Chairman & CEO, Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc.

12:00pm Lunch with Executive Partners 

Join your favorite Executive Partners and meet some new ones while enjoying lunch together.

Alumni Panel: Managing the Enormous 

There are those who, when confronted with herculean tasks, mergers, acquisitions, exponential growth, devolving situations, or crisis, seem to float through the myriad issues and life altering decisions that must be made. This panel will share their stories and insights.

Hosted and Moderated by Professor Brent Allred


Jeff Gardner, MBA ?97, CEO, Monitronics

Mike Matacunas, MBA ?93, Chief Administrative Officer, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.

Nathan Ticatch, MBA ?91, Partner, Stonecourt Capital & President & CEO, PetroLogistics

Frank Roach, MBA ?76, CEO, Wolseley North America

Batten Fund Analyst Reunion 

With more than 15 years of investment activity, the Batten Fund continues to be one of the most popular courses in the MBA program. Come join fellow Batten analysts to celebrate the fund's investment performance and to reconnect with your classmates.

Hosted by Professors Jim Haltiner and Gjergji Cici

MBAA Former Leaders Reception 

Come and reconnect with classmates that served on the MBAA while students in the program.

Hosted by Carlane Pittman Ph.D. ?03, Director, MBA Programs

Military and Major General James Wright Reception 

The Mason School proudly boasts that more than 30% of our MBA student population is current or former military. Come and reconnect with your military classmates and be honored for your service.

Hosted by Amanda Barth M.Ed. ?06, Director, MBA Admissions

Cocktails & Celebration Dinner in the Sunken Garden 

Join President Taylor Reveley, Dean Larry Pulley ?74, and the entire Mason School community in William & Mary's historic Sunken Garden for cocktails and dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MBA program.

Hosted by President Reveley and Dean Pulley ?74

Business Attire Suggested


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