Summer 2006

Summer 2006

Cover Story

  • Stairs

    100 Plus 25

    In honor of Wharton’s 125th Anniversary, Centennial graduates reflect on changes in their lives and the world since 1981.

Featured Stories

  • Jeremy_Siegel

    The Next Long Run

    The Wharton School began in 1881, but Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel began even earlier.

  • Bob_Bowman

    Businessperson’s Special

    Wharton alumni lead professional baseball teams — in the front office, the owner’s box, and even on the field.

Articles

  • Graduation and Alumni Celebrations Kick off on the West Coast

    Photos by Maurice Ramirez On May 7th, Wharton welcomed 84 new alumni in the fourth commencement held on the West Coast. The new graduates of the MBA Program for Executives (MBA Exec) join Wharton’s strong regional base, with more than 5,500 alumni in California—including commencement speaker Kenneth Moelis, W’81, WG’81, President and Joint Global Head of Investment Banking at UBS Investment Bank. All 300 Wharton West MBA Exec alumni are invited to attend a Wharton West reunion to be held on November 4, 2006. Visit <www.wharton.upenn.edu/campus/wharton_west/> for details. Alumni from all divisions were in attendance the next day (May 8th) to hear Wharton Undergraduate Dean Barbara Kahn when the Wharton 125 Faculty Tour rolled into San Francisco. For more Wharton 125 photos, including Charlotte, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, or to register for upcoming events in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, London, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu/alumni/wharton125/events/.      

  • Wharton Celebrates Special Anniversary

    If reunion attendees didn’t already know, the “125 Years” banners strewn around campus were a hint that that this was no ordinary Reunion Weekend, but, in fact, a much larger celebration of Wharton’s history.

  • Knowledge@Wharton

    Revisiting the ‘Part-Whole’ Relationship of Firms and How It Impacts Competitive Strategy

  • Leadership Spotlight: Damian Dalla-Longa, W’06

    By KELLY J. ANDREWS Shortly before graduation, Damian Dalla-Longa, walked unannounced into the Wharton External Affairs suite for the first time. Undergraduates spend little time in Vance Hall since Jon M. Huntsman Hall opened, and the few who venture into External Affairs are usually lost. But Dalla-Longa had a purpose — he was there to donate his signing bonus to the School that made it possible. Dalla-Longa realized early how much Wharton meant to him. In December 2005, he finished degree requirements for a finance concentration, and his responsibilities as president of business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi were wrapping up. He had accepted a fantastic job offer with Bain Capital in Boston, but he wasn’t due to begin until July 2006. A Canadian citizen who had spent a semester in Australia, Dalla-Longa wanted to see more of the world, and took the opportunity to spend three months traveling across Asia and Europe. “It definitely gave me new perspective,” he says. Not only did he learn to appreciate the cultures he was exposed to, but also what he left behind. “Away from Wharton, I realized the value of social relationships — the strong bonds with classmates, the other people in my fraternity. That’s what I missed.” When he returned to the United States to participate in graduation festivities, he already had the bittersweet perspective of a young alumnus. Then a colleague who had graduated a few years ago from another school told him that he had donated his signing bonus to his alma mater. Dalla-Longa’s first thought was that it was a lot of money. His second thought was that it was worth it. “I hadn’t heard of anyone doing this at Wharton, but I wanted to start something,” he says. “I feel very fortunate to have had such a great […]

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