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The Rites of Autumn

Alumni Flock to Fall Reunions

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Once again, the weather cooperated for fall reunions with clear skies and mild temperatures welcoming alumni back to campus. On September 21-24, some fourteen hundred graduates and guests from the MBA Classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, and 1975 gathered at Soldiers Field to take part in academic sessions, check the progress of campus renovations, hear the latest on the School's initiatives from Dean Kim B. Clark, and, of course, catch up and network with each other.

Reunion giving was also noteworthy. By the time they'd gathered at Soldiers Field, two classes had already set new campaign records. The Class of 1960, for example, raised $3 million in honor of its 40th Reunion, while those celebrating their 30th Reunion, the Class of 1970, had raised close to $5.4 million.

Professor F. Warren McFarlan led a discussion on social enterprise in the Strengthening Your Role as a Nonprofit Board Leader executive program.

 

William E. Pike (MBA 1960) took in the fabulous fall weather.

 

In a Saturday session, members of the Class of 1955 enjoyed sharing stories about what they have done since retirement.

 

HBS associate professor Yasheng Huang (center) talked with members of the Class of 1960 after his presentation "Globalization and the Chinese Economy."

 

Gary T. DiCamillo and Peter C.B. Bynoe participated in the Class of 1975 panel that brought together "The Quants" and "The Poets" for discussion.

 

James H. Davis and Benson P. Shapiro celebrated their 35th Reunion.

 

Dean Kim B. Clark caught up with John J. Burns (MBA 1955).

 

Members of the Class of 1960 participated in a lively classroom discussion on "Changing Technology and the New Economy".

 

The Class of 1955 made time for a tennis tournament.

 

Hamming it up are 1965 classmates Stephen P. Kaufman and Stephen H. Baum.

 

Classmates Margaret J. ("Marki") Ware, Lydia M. Marshall, and Margit L. Pearson attended the Class of 1975 Women's Reception.

 

Former Alumni Board president Charles F. ("Monty") Milner attended a session with classmates from 1965.

 

Howard H. Stevenson, senior associate dean and directory of External Relations; HBS Fund chairman C. Bruce Johnstone (MBA 1966); and HBSAA Board president Edmund A. Hajim (MBA 1964) after their opening remarks to alumni.

 

The Class of 1970's Richard W. Miller (with yellow tie) and J.J. Elkin (with rose tie) met with current MBA students who are the recipients of the Class of 1970 fellowships.

 

Photos by Stuart Cahill, Richard Chase, and Ira Wyman

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