01 Dec 1998
Reunited and It Feels So GoodTopics:
During several days of engaging academic programs and lively social events held in October both on and off campus, more than fifteen hundred alumni and guests from the MBA Classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, and 1973 were reminded of the scope and power of the HBS network and the wealth of resources available to them at the School. Wide-ranging faculty presentations included Professor Regina E. Herzlinger's "Market-Driven Health Care," Professor Bruce R. Scott's "The Asian Financial Crisis Goes Global," and Professor David M. Upton's "What Does the Internet Mean for My Business?" Each class also hosted individualized panels, led by faculty and classmates, on topics such as entrepreneurship, balancing work and family, and making lifestyle and career changes. Dinner cruises, gala events, and tours of local sites, all taking place under splendid fall skies, rounded out the social program.
The Class of 1963 broke an attendance record for the 35th Reunion, with a total of 187 alumni and guests returning to Soldiers Field. Annual giving was at an all-time high as well, with gifts and pledges to the HBS Fund exceeding $29.3 million at the end of fiscal year 1998.