The George Washington University
School of Business: Alumni

The GWSB Alumni Advocate

October 2008

The GWSB Alumni Advocate is a newsletter featuring ideas on how you can get involved with the GWSB Alumni Association and information on upcoming GWSB alumni events.

MBA Reunion 2008 triples attendance from 2007!

More than 75 MBA Alumni turned out for this year’s MBA Reunion. We had 8 MBA Reunion specific events, which were a part of the 120 Alumni Weekend activities! MBA Alumni attended breakfast with Associate Dean, Murat Tarimcilar, viewed the Stars and Stripes exhibit, toured Duques Hall, heard a panel on Sustainability and Climate Change, listened to students about their trip to the Beijing Olympics, toasted the Donor Wall, and mingled at the MBA Reunion Reception.

Read about MBA Reunion 2008 and view photos!

A special thank you to our MBA Reunion Committee Members: Paul Darmory, MBA ’98; Krystyna Krasnicka Reign, MBA ’98; Tim Parr, MBA ’98; Scott Johnston, MBA ’98; Scott Harmon, MBA ’03; and Sarah Gelt, MBA ’03. The 2008 reunion was a success, thanks to your outreach efforts, ideas, and dedication!

We are currently looking for MBA Alumni to help us plan MBA Reunion 2009. If you are interested in volunteering for the MBA Reunion Committee, please email Leah Kuppersmith.

Save the date for Alumni Weekend 2009- Thursday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 27! Reunion classes for Alumni Weekend 2009 are 2004, 1999, 1989, 1984, 1970-1979, and 1959.

Get involved with the GWSBAA. Here are some new programs for you to participate in.

Links for Life: The GWSB Student/Alumni Lunch Series

The GWSB Office of Alumni Relations is launching Links for Life: The GWSB Student/Alumni Lunch Series. If you live in the DC area and would like to create “links” with GWSB students, consider hosting a table at the first luncheon. This is an informal forum for you and current GWSB students to connect. There is no charge for the lunch and tables will be assigned to alumni on a first come, first served basis.

The inaugural Links for Life Lunch will be held on November 19th. Alumni must register by October 31st! Please contact Leah Kuppersmith at 202.994.0618 if you are interested.

Host a group of MBA Students for dinner

If you live in the San Francisco or NYC area and would like to host a group of MBA Students for dinner during their annual treks to those cities, please get in touch with us by emailing us at Dinners for the NYC trek will be held on October 22nd. The dates for the San Francisco trek have not been announced, but will be held during the Spring Semester.

GW Career Advisor Network

Join the GW Career Advisor Network. The Career Advisor Network is a GW-only online network designed as a resource for students and alumni seeking professional development or advice on a particular career. The Career Advisor Network is open to alumni who wish to participate as a volunteer advisor or wish to use the network as a service. To join the network, registration in the alumni online community is required.

Create Your Advisor Profile Today!

Please join the GWSB Alumni Association at our upcoming events! We look forward to reconnecting with you there.


“Demystifying the Global Financial Crisis: Implications for the World Economy“

The George Washington University School of Business will host a panel on “Demystifying the Global Financial Crisis: Implications for the World Economy.” The recent failures of major financial institutions and the subsequent volatility of national stock markets raise a number of questions for managers, investors, and policy makers. The panel includes experts from U.S. and international financial institutions, the public and private sectors, and academia.

Please join our panelists:

*Stijn Claessens, assistant director of research department, International Monetary Fund

*John Glascock, West Shell professor of real estate finance, University of Cincinnati, and former professor of real estate finance, GWSB

*Susan Phillips, dean, GW School of Business, and former governor of the Federal Reserve System

*Russell Ramsey, BBA, ’81, chairman and CEO, Ramsey Asset Management, and chairman of the GW Board of Trustees

The panel will be moderated by Robert Weiner, GWSB professor of international business, public policy and public administration, and international affairs.

A reception will immediately follow the conclusion of the program.

Monday, Oct. 27, 2008; 6:15 p.m.
The George Washington University
Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
800 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)

Please click here for more information or to register.

The event will be Web cast live at


GWSB NYC Alumni Student Cocktails and Conversation
Annual Graduate Career Trek to New York

New York Alumni! Join us for cocktails and conversation when MBA and MSF students are making their annual career trek to New York. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. There is no cost for this event, but registration is appreciated.

Thursday, October 23rd
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Morton’s, The Steakhouse
551 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Please click here for more information or to register.

GWSB NYC Alumni and Undergraduate Student Networking Reception
Annual Undergraduate New York Trip

To kick off the annual GWSB undergraduate student New York trip, the Offices of Undergraduate Programs and Development and Alumni Relations are pleased to present a Student-Alumni Networking Reception. The reception is a unique opportunity for alumni to meet each other and current students, and for students to hear “real life” career stories and practice their networking skills. The evening will start with an alumni panel, with the reception immediately following. There is no charge for the event and food and drinks will be provided. All New York metropolitan area GW alumni, parents and friends are welcome.

Thursday, November 13th
6:00 pm-7:00 pm (Alumni panel)
7:00 pm-9:00 pm (Reception)
UBS Conference Facility, 14th Floor
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Please click here for more information or to register.

Are you looking for a new way to connect with the GWSB Alumni Community? Join our groups on LinkedIn and Facebook.

For more information on Alumni Activities at GWSB, visit the GWSB Alumni Homepage.