Under a sunny sky, more than 900 Reunion attendees visited the School and enjoyed the events that spanned the weekend of May 10-12.
As Penn’s campus-wide Reunion festivities began on Friday, Wharton got down to business with an alumni-faculty exchange about health equity, sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute, followed by a presentation by Wharton’s Jerry Wind on “Market-Driven Strategies for Today’s Economy.”
Of course, it wasn’t all business. That evening, alums were able to catch up and enjoy music and cocktails under a large tent set up in the Wharton Quad, followed by a packed MBA pub.Saturday brought two more well-attended faculty presentations – by Michael Useem and Jeremy Siegel – a Wharton Town Meeting with Dean Pat Harker, and a picnic lunch on the Quad that included a world music presentation and steel drum band.
Later on, Philadelphia played host to the MBA classes of ’92 and ’97 , who celebrated their reunions with Latin-themed dinners and dancers at the Independence Seaport Museum and the Ballroom at the Ben. Twelve other MBA classes – ’32, ’37, ’42, ’47, ’52, ’57, ’62, ’67, ’72, ’77, ’82, and ’87 – celebrated their reunions together at the Inn at Penn. A highlight of the evening was a special performance by the Rolling Clones – a Rolling Stones cover band fronted by alum Art McQueen, WG’87, and including his wife, Lisa, as keyboardist.
Next year’s Reunion promises the same mix of educational programming, networking opportunities, and social engagement that alums have come to expect, so mark your calendars for May 16-18, 2003!