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MBA Class Reunion

A New Tradition

May 1-2, 2020

We invite you to join us for the inaugural Carlson MBA Reunion event. Your class reunion will connect you with fellow alumni, support your continued professional growth through sessions focused on work and life, and strengthen your bond to the Carlson Community.

Over the course of Friday and Saturday next spring, there will be:

An All-Reunion Reception

Class Dinners

Networking Opportunities

Life-long Learning Sessions with Faculty

Updates from Carlson School Leaders

Alumni from all MBA classes and programs are invited to join the festivities. We extend a special invitation to the classes of:

2019    2015    2010    1995    1970

We look forward to welcoming you back to the West Bank for a weekend celebrating the Carlson community and the memories that tie us together.

If you have any questions, or would like to be involved in planning your reunion, please contact Ryan Stewart at rstewar@umn.edu.

Tentative, Subject to Change

All events will be held at the Carlson School unless otherwise noted

Friday, May 1

9:00 am      50th Class Reunion Breakfast

10:30 am    Carlson School Tour

11:30 am    Dean's Welcome

12:00 pm    Keynote Speaker & Lunch

1:00 pm      Faculty Moderated Alumni Panels (Session 1)

2:00 pm      Networking Break

2:30 pm     Faculty Moderated Alumni Panels (Session 2)

3:30 pm     Networking Break

4:00  pm    Carlson Enterprise Project Presentation

5:30  pm    All-Reunion Reception

8:00  pm    Reception Ends


Saturday, May 2

9:00 am    Continental Breakfast

9:00 am    Graduate Women in Business Breakfast

9:00 am    25th Class Reunion Breakfast

10:30 am  Dean's State of the Carlson School Update

10:30 am  Kids Programming

11:00 am  Keynote Address

12:00 pm  Family Friendly BBQ

1:00 pm    Carlson LBGTQ+ Alumni Gathering

1:00 pm    Military Veterans of Carlson Gathering

1:00 pm    Carlson Alumni of Color Gathering

2:00 pm    Optional Class Activities

7:00 pm    Class Dinners (on & off campus)

Class of 2019- 1st Reunion

Tiana Birawer (FTMBA)

Steven Kibaya (CEMBA)

William Peterson (FTMBA)

Eric Selvig (CEMBA)


Class of 2015- 5th Reunion

Uday Anumalachetty (CEMBA)

Erin Dady (CEMBA)

Laura E. Gerdes (FTMBA)

Tim R. O'Neil (FTMBA)

Benjamin A. Rosaasen (CEMBA)

Catherine Wang Yang (FTMBA)

Kaizen Yang (FTMBA)


Class of 2010- 10th Reunion

Lorri A. Anderson (CEMBA)

Doug Everling (FTMBA)

Rebecca Fabunmi (CEMBA)

Ryan J. Foss (CEMBA)

Meghann D. McLouth (PTMBA)

Kari L. Niedfeldt-Thomas (FTMBA)

Scott M. Russell (CEMBA)

Jill M. Skogheim (PTMBA)


Class of 1995- 25th Reunion

Julie Silverman

Kevin Terrell


Class of 1970- 50th Reunion

Volunteering for Reunion

Volunteers are the key to creating a Reunion Weekend that is vibrant, enjoyable, and memorable.

As a volunteer, you are asked to serve a 9-month term on a joint class reunion committee (with representatives from each different MBA program that graduated in a specific year). 

You and your committee will drive the success of Reunion in two ways:

1) Helping to inspire programming that appeals to the specific interests of your class

2) Reaching out to classmates to encourage them to come back to the Carlson School to celebrate



LEAD by example. Attend Reunion Weekend and make your own gift of any size that is meaningful to you to support Carlson students, faculty, and staff.  Come back, give back!

PLAN your Reunion.  Your input and guidance will determine topics for lifelong learning panels, what kind of speakers will present, and what your Saturday evening class dinner will look like.

CONNECT with classmates.  At three points during your term, you will personally reach out to at least ten classmates to connect with them, raise awareness of Reunion, and encourage attendance.

STAY IN TOUCH.  Reunion committee work and outreach efforts are much more effective when you stay in touch with staff and other volunteers. It will make your committee a stronger team and inspire you to own your reunion!


What You Can Expect From Us

Unique access and benefits: In recognition of your efforts, we want to thank you with insider knowledge of/access to Carlson happenings as well as reduced rates to attend your reunion.

Active communication: Just like we expect you to stay in touch, you deserve prompt and helpful communications from the Alumni Relations staff. That is our promise to you.

Logistical support: We will provide you the tools to make it as easy as possible to plan your reunion and reach out to classmates.


Reunion 2020 Volunteer Schedule

• Oct 7: Volunteer Kick-Off Breakfast

• Oct-Nov: Committee Planning Work  

• Oct-Nov: Personal Outreach For Class News  

• Dec: Committee Planning Work Finalized

• Early Jan: Registration Announcement

• Late Feb- Early March: Personal Outreach

• Early-Mid Apr: Final Attendance Outreach

• May 1-2: Reunion Weekend

• Early Jun: “Stay Connected” Committee Letter



Typical attire for the weekend:

Friday- Business casual

Saturday Morning & Afternoon- Dressy casual

Saturday Evening- Varies. Reunion volunteers will provide more information specific to each class.


What is Kid's Programming?

More details to follow

Accommodation Recommendations

More details to follow

MBA alumni from all programs and years are welcome to return for Reunion Weekend.  Each year though, we will extend a special invitation to classes marking a milestone reunion (1st, 5th, 10th, 25th, and 50th)


Reunion Weekend 2021: April 30- May 1

Celebrating the Classes of 2020, 2016, 2011, 1996, and 1971

Reunion Weekend 2022: May 6-7

Celebrating the Classes of 2021, 2017, 2012, 1997, and 1972

Reunion Weekend 2023: May 5-6

Celebrating the Classes of 2022, 2018, 2013, 1998, and 1973

Reunion Weekend 2024: May 3-4

Celebrating the Classes of 2023, 2019, 2014, 1999, and 1974

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