MBA 50th Anniversary Celebration

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the MBA Program at the College of 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. 

All times subject to change. Events are located in Alan B. Miller Hall unless otherwise indicated.

With the exception of childcare, these events are offered with our compliments to you and your guest.

Friday, June 2 (click for full schedule)
3:00pm 
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

3:00pm
"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

4:00pm
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
6:30pm
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 3 (click for full schedule)
9:30am
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.

10:15am 
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

Panelists: 

Nicolas Boël, MBA ’89, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Solva SA

Jennifer Guethoff ’88, MBA ’95, Global Deputy Chief Ethics Officer, Deloitte

Jim Kaplan, Jr., MBA ’92, President, Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc.

12:00pm
Lunch with Executive Partners

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

2:00pm 
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

Panelists: 

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

3:45pm
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

3:45pm
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

3:45pm
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

6:00pm
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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