The Fuqua School of Business
September 2015
Team Fuqua Flash

Welcome to our New Board Members

This fall, Fuqua welcomes 19 new members to its three alumni boards: the Alumni Council, the Minority Alumni Advisory Board, and the Health Care Alumni Advisory Board. We are grateful for their advice and counsel!

Meet the new board members




Fuqua Reunions 2016: Reserve Your Hotel Rooms Now

We're just 266 days away from Fuqua Reunions 2016! Reserve your hotel room now for the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2016. We have arranged rooming blocks at several local hotels for your convenience. Book today--space at the most popular hotels is going fast!


Alumni Q&A: Sergio Rios MBA '12

Senior Financial Analyst

"In this day and age nobody can succeed alone. Everyone, no matter how smart or educated, needs other people with different skill sets. The Fuqua experience provides the perfect environment to put yourself out of the comfort zone and learn from others while you are immersed in a group of extraordinarily talented and humble people."

Upcoming Events




Fuqua Faculty Conversation with Debu Purohit

Join us on October 28 for our live online session with Professor Debu Purohit as he discusses "The New Sharing Economy and its Effect on the Demand for Durable Goods." Your pre-reading video will be available in mid-October. Keep an eye on your inbox for more details!


Executive Education: Building Dynamic Teams

Join us for the next session of Building Dynamic Teams, November 8-11, 2015, taught by two highly-regarded management faculty members, Rick Larrick and Jack Soll. This program is ideal for team leaders and members who want to render the best decisions for building processes, trust, and relationships, that will result in cohesion and innovation across the team. Alumni receive a 25% tuition reduction or 30% if sponsoring three participants.

Happy Birthday!

Eric Ayala MBA '11
Les Birenbaum MBA '83
Tara Denton MBA '04
Joe Dupriest MBA '04
Rachael Exon MBA '15
Andrew Flavell MMS '11
Pablo Fulcheri MBA '15
Philip Garrubbo MBA '90
Ira Gert MBA '07
Gabriel Ho MBA '10
Matthew Malouin MBA '05
Aditya (Adi) Ravi MBA '15
Katie Skurski MBA '04
ML Stewart MBA '03
Gary Wright MBA '74

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday today, September 17, "Where are you now?"

Here's what they said...



Class Communication Chairs Needed

Do you enjoy connecting with your classmates? Join our team of class communication chairs and collect news and updates quarterly for class notes. We have openings in several classes for new volunteers, including:

Cross Continent MBA '14
Daytime MBA '76
Evening Executive MBA '76, '81, '86, '91, '96
Global Executive MBA '01, '15
MHA '71, '86
MMS '15
Weekend Executive MBA '86, '96, '14

Write to to learn more and volunteer.

Behind the Scenes at a Kampala Clinic


Check out this great photo essay from Evelyn Powery MBA '15 chronicling her summer in Uganda with LifeNet International.

Read more




Be a Leader and Win Basketball Tickets

Basketball season is upon us, and we're hosting our own little Countdown to Craziness! Alumni and friends who make gifts or pledge payments qualifying for membership in the Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society ($1,000 or more) between July 1 and October 31, 2015, will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to see Duke vs. Buffalo on December 5 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Many thanks to the 2,000+ members of Team Fuqua who made leadership gifts last year!

Library Resources at Your Fingertips

Did you know that alumni have access to many databases and journals via Fuqua's Ford Library and Duke Libraries? Did you know that local alumni can apply for a borrower's card to check out books from any library at Duke? From business and job research to reading for pleasure, the library has it all!

Learn more about library services




Online Workshop: Life After Consulting

Is there life after consulting? Join our online career workshop on Thursday, September 24, at 11:00 a.m. ET to take part in the discussion. This workshop will be helpful to those looking to branch out from a career in consulting or those just entering consulting and wondering about post-consulting career options.


Do You Have 10+ Years of Experience?

Fuqua alumni and executive MBA students are invited to a networking reception with employers and executive recruiters wanting to meet MBA professionals with 10 or more years of work experience. The session will be held in Durham on September 29. Join in as an individual participant or as a prospective employer. RSVP before September 23.

November's Online Career Workshop

Thanks to those who participated in our poll to select the final online career workshop of 2015. Join us on Thursday, November 19, at 11:00 a.m. ET for "Networking for Knowledge--Building Career Connections." You'll learn how to be an effective, intentional networker and how to develop and leverage connections throughout your career.

Learn more and register

Are You in a Job Search?

Visit the "Work" section of Fuqua's alumni website to access a variety of tools to help in your job search, including job postings specifically targeted to Fuqua alumni. Click on "Find a Job" to access the Career Management Center's recruiting platform.

Learn more

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