July 1 marked my third anniversary as dean, and all anniversaries seem to prompt reflection. It seems like only a short time ago that I was asking students to help me find a particular classroom or to give me their opinions on which food cart provided the best deal for lunch. I think it is safe to say that by any reckoning, it's been an amazing three years.
Fall Reunion Weekends
On September 26-28, SOM will celebrate the 25th Anniversary Reunion of the Class of 1983 — and for the first time in the school’s history — a 30th Reunion — the 30th Anniversary Reunion of the Class of 1978. On October 17-19, the Classes of 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2003 will celebrate their 20th, 15th, 10th, and 5th Anniversary Reunions respectively.
The latest addition to Q(n), SOM’s magazine exploring issues at the intersection of business and society, is an interview with HBS competitive strategy guru Michael Porter on delivering value through the health system. View Q3 Online Features and sign up for monthly email updates.
New Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations Hired
Joel Getz was named associate dean for development and alumni relations in May. Prior to his arrival at SOM, Getz was director of development at the William J. Clinton Foundation in New York, where he was instrumental in creating a formal development operation. He also served as president of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and continues to serve on the board of that organization.
Alumna Contributes to Curriculum
Wanda Rapaczynski '82 helped convert an underground newspaper into one of the biggest media companies in Eastern Europe — Agora SA. Her story became the first case taught in this year’s Integrated Leadership Perspective, a required course for all first-year students in the Yale MBA integrated curriculum.
Loan Forgiveness Program
Yale SOM supports alumni who work in the government or nonprofit sectors by providing an extremely generous loan forgiveness program.
Learn how the program has benefited SOM alumni, Nick Hardigg '99, Colleen Connell '05, and Lizzy Repass '07 by reading their profiles online.
Alumni Profile: Jon Carson '84
Jon Carson '84, CEO of cMarket, has turned the art of charity auctions into a lucrative science. The Yale SOM Internship Fund is one of the many organizations to use cMarket's services for setting up web auctions for charities. “There is an enormous untapped marketplace here,” Carson says.
Audio: Healthcare Leadership
Listen to Dr. Howard Forman, MBA-E co-director and professor of diagnostic radiology and management, discuss the impact of the MBA for Executives program with Eric Schultz MBA-E '07, the CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan.
|SOM By the Numbers
47% of SOM alumni participated in the 2007-2008 annual fund, the second highest among peer business schools. View the results to see how much your class raised.
new faculty were hired for the 2008- 2009 academic year. Read their faculty profiles online.
"Extraordinary Living and Leading: Designing a Remarkable Career Path"
August 5, 2008
Yale SOM Alumni Boston Chapter— Reach the Beach
August 9, 2008