Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

We have a great weekend lined up! Check out the schedule below to see what's in store. Early bird registration ends March 12.

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics (COLE) Fellows Reunion (invitation only)

Kirby Reading Room
Gather with 12 classes of former COLE Fellows and hear from Professor Joe LeBoeuf, COLE Executive Director Sanyin Siang, Professor Sim Sitkin, current students, and a special guest speaker.

1:00-6:00 p.m.: Check-in/Walk-in Registration

Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center
Check in early and take a stroll through Fuqua's facilities, including the Fox Student Center (which opened in 2002) and Breeden Hall (which opened in 2008), and the amazing new Ford Library.

2:00-3:00 p.m.: Social and Environmental Impact at Fuqua

Kirby Reading Room
The Net Impact Club, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), and the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) welcome you to a session featuring Fuqua's own Cathy Clark, Erin Worsham, Katie Kross, Dan Vermeer, and current students who will discuss what's happening in the field of social and environmental impact on campus. Then reconnect with classmates who are working in the space. Coffee and refreshments provided.

2:00-3:30 p.m.: Health Care Meet and Greet

Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center
The Health Care Club and Health Sector Management program welcome you to an informal gathering of Fuquans (students, faculty and alumni) interested in health care!  Beer/wine and light appetizers will be served. Reconnect with classmates who are working in the space and meet current students to discuss what's happening at Fuqua in relation to the health care sector in the United States and around the world. Questions? Please contact Hunter Sinclair ( or Trevor Johnson (

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.: "Shaping the Future - Leadership Skills for the 21st Century" with Rick Voirin

McClendon Auditorium
The world is becoming increasingly complex. How do leaders lead amid this unrelenting, discontinuous change? Rick Voirin of Fuqua's Advanced Management Program will share his insights to these questions from his 25 years of experience in the field of organizational and leadership development.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Check-in/Walk-in Registration

Nasher Museum of Art
If you didn't have a chance to check-in at Fuqua Friday afternoon, no problem.  Check-in and walk-in registration will be available at the Nasher kick-off reception.

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.: Reunion Kick-off Reception

Nasher Museum of Art
Relive old times or blaze a new trail in your Fuqua experience as you connect with classmates, friends, and fellow alumni. Stroll the galleries of Duke's Nasher Museum of Art and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages throughout the evening. On tap, we will feature beer from Fullsteam, a Durham production brewery, owned and operated by Fuqua alumnus Sean Lilly Wilson MBA ’00. Casual and open to the whole family.

7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Golf Outing

Duke University Golf Course, Washington Duke Inn
Challenge your classmates to a fun outing on the links—the level of competitiveness is up to you! The beautiful 18-hole championship Duke University Golf Course is the only Robert Trent Jones-designed course in the region. Pre-registration required.

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Check-in/Walk-in Registration

Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center

9:30-10:45 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

Fox Center Atrium (rain location: Faculty Hall)
Late night celebrating with friends? We will have coffee and light refreshments for you as you arrive at Fuqua.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Family Fun Day

Fox Center Atrium (rain location: Faculty Hall)
With crafts, inflatables, face painting, balloon art, and more, Family Fun Day is the place to be for small children (or children at heart).

10:00-11:00 a.m.: Overcoming Rejection

Jia Jiang MBA '09
The stings and slights of rejection are universal among us as humans, but with conscious intent we can turn rejection into enterprise, insult into ambition, and regret into courage. Hear about Jia's 100 Days of Rejection project and the life-changing lessons that he took away from that experience. His book, Rejection Proof, will be published in April 2015.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Fireside Chat with Director of Athletics Kevin White

Geneen Auditorium
Join us as Dean Bill Boulding sits down with Duke's Kevin White, Vice President, Director of Athletics & Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, for a lively discussion of sports, business and leadership.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: BBQ Lunch & Live Bluegrass Music

Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center
Enjoy two of North Carolina's finest offerings—barbeque and live bluegrass music—as you reconnect with old friends. Bring your camera—the Duke Blue Devil might even make an appearance.

1:15-2:15 p.m.: State of the School with Dean Bill Boulding

Geneen Auditorium
We will recognize our alumni award winners, applaud the volunteers who worked so hard to make reunion possible and update you on which classes are leading in participation and dollars raised for the Fuqua Annual Fund. Dean Bill Boulding will give an update on the state of the school and answer questions from alumni.

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Academic Sessions

  • "When Do Performance Measures Matter Most?"
    Shane Dikolli, Associate Dean, Faculty Engagement and Associate Professor of the Practice (Accounting)
    Hear highlights from a number of recent research studies conducted by Fuqua faculty that demonstrate the importance of performance measures in a variety of uncertain contexts, such as:
    • evaluating CEOs, 
    • choosing the name of a startup, or
    • choosing which business schools are best for recruiting employees.
  • "Challenges in Managing Social Media and Marketing Analytics for ROI"
    Christine Moorman, T. Austin Finch, Sr. Professor of Business Administration (Marketing)
    Many companies are spending a growing percentage of their marketing budgets on social media and marketing analytics on the promise that these investments will help them succeed in a marketplace witnessing an explosion of information and increasing customer co-creation of firm value. In this session, Professor Moorman will share findings from The CMO Survey that document an array of challenges including:
    • integrating social media with the firm's marketing strategy
    • hiring for marketing analytics, and 
    • developing effective metrics for evaluating the impact of social media and marketing analytics.

4:30-11:00 p.m.: Reunion Child Care (pre-registration required)

Fuqua's Keller Center West, Faculty Staff Lounge and DeSanctis Seminar Room

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Leadership Donor Reception (invitation only)

Washington Duke Inn, Ambassador Ballroom
Dean Bill Boulding will spend time with members of the Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society and the Rex Adams Society. We are grateful for the support of these generous individuals!

7:00- 10:00 p.m.: Class Cocktails and Dinners

Kick off an evening of fun with your classmates starting with cocktails and then a three-course meal. Some alumni will enjoy a catered dinner at Fuqua, while others will visit some of the best eateries in Durham, a city that's been named one of the foodie meccas of the South. Check-in and on-site registration will be available from 7-8 p.m. at your class dinner location.  If you are registering for the first time at a dinner off campus we ask that you bring cash or check for payment. Find out where your class will be celebrating below. Note that the first location listed is for cocktails and the second location is for dinner.

MHA & Evening Executive MBA - Outside Ambassador Ballroom/Biddle Room, Washington Duke Inn
Weekend Executive & Global Executive MBA - Mateo, 109 W Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC
Daytime MBA ‘85 - Outside Ambassador Ballroom/University Room, Washington Duke Inn
Daytime & Evening Executive MBA ’90 – Faculty Hall/Fox Center
Daytime MBA '95 - Outside Ambassador Ballroom/Forest Room, Washington Duke Inn
Daytime MBA ‘00 - Faculty Hall/Fox Center
Daytime MBA ‘05 - Kirby Reading Room/Fox Center
Cross Continent & Duke Goethe MBA - Dos Perros, 200 N. Mangum St., Durham, NC
Daytime MBA ‘10 - Kirby Reading Room/Fox Center
MMS ‘10 - Kirby Reading Room/Fox Center

7:00-10:00 p.m.: One-Year Reunion Celebration

Tyler's Taproom Speak Easy
Planned for our MMS, Daytime and Global Executive MBA '14 and Cross Continent and Weekend Executive MBA '13 alumni, this celebration will allow you to connect with fellow classmates and enjoy a great Durham establishment, Tyler's Taproom. Enjoy pub food, wine, and some of the best beer offerings from Tyler's many taps!

9:00-11:00 a.m.: Farewell Brunch

Washington Duke Inn, Presidents I & II
One last chance to exchange contact information and bid farewell to your classmates!