Reunion Volunteers

MBA Class Reunion Updated

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 an 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) Reaching out to classmates to encourage them to come back and celebrate

2) Provide ideas for and thoughts on suggested speakers, session topics, and fundraising efforts

 

Expectations

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 how your class can give back.

CONNECT with classmates.  At three points during your term, you will personally reach out to at least 15 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, reduced rates to attend your reunion, and will welcome you to invite-only events at 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 2021 Volunteer Schedule

• Fall 2020: Volunteer Kick Off Meetings

• December 2020 - April 2021: Committee Planning Work  

• January 2021: Save the Date Announcement 

• May 2021: Registration Opens

• May 2021- August 2021: Personal Outreach to Classmates

• Early September 2021: Final Attendance Outreach

• September 17-18, 2021: Reunion Weekend

• October 2021: “Stay Connected” Committee Letter

 

Interested in joining your Reunion Committee?

Our volunteer driven model needs engaged alumni to make Reunion a success! The more, the merrier! If you are interested in being a Reunion volunteer, please contact Ryan Stewart at rstewar@umn.edu for more information.

Karl Anderson (PTMBA)

Tiana Birawer (FTMBA)

Steven Kibaya (CEMBA)

Jill Poppe (FTMBA)

Eric Selvig (CEMBA)

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)

Lorri A. Anderson (CEMBA)

Jennifer Carnahan (PTMBA)

Doug Everling (FTMBA)

Rebecca Fabunmi (CEMBA)

Ryan J. Foss (CEMBA)

LaReisha Suggs McGee (PTMBA)

Meghann D. McLouth (PTMBA)

Kari L. Niedfeldt-Thomas (FTMBA)

Wei Qiao (PTMBA)

Scott M. Russell (CEMBA)

Jill M. Skogheim (PTMBA)

Julie Silverman

Kevin Terrell