The Fuqua School of Business
April 2016
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Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Alumni Award Winners

We are proud to present our 2015-2016 alumni award winners! These alumni have gone above and beyond, making extraordinary contributions to the school and their communities. We are proud to call them members of Team Fuqua!

Learn more about the award winners



Fuqua Around the World 2016 Was Amazing!

#FuquaATW2016 was held in 72 cities worldwide with a record-breaking 2,080 participants. A BIG thank you to our 92 alumni volunteers who made it all happen. If you attended an event in your area, we would love to hear your feedback via a brief survey. If you're interested in hosting an event in your city next year, write to Kate Kemery at Our volunteers captured and shared the celebrations via social media--we hope you enjoy the photos!


Fuqua Reunions 2016 Is One Week Away!

Online registration for Fuqua Reunions 2016 closes at midnight on April 21, but alumni are welcome to register as walk-ins on either Friday or Saturday. Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, will be on campus Friday, April 29, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to sit down for a conversation with Dean Boulding. We have a limited number of tickets for seats in Geneen Auditorium, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:45 a.m on Friday in the Fox Center. All registered reunion alumni and guests are welcome to watch the session from the Lilly Classroom in a live feed.  Reunion credentials are required for entrance to Geneen Auditorium and Lilly Classroom.

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Stay connected with the school and your fellow alumni by joining our LinkedIn group and following @FuquaAlumni on Twitter and Instagram.




Rick Larrick on Nudging Better Consumer Decisions

Join us for our April Fuqua Faculty Conversation with Rick Larrick, Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor in Leadership, and recent Bank of America Faculty Award winner, to learn how to help consumers and employees make better decisions for themselves and society through the use of a few simple strategies. Our discussion video will be available next week. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information.


Duke International Leadership Forum 2016

Join Duke alumni, faculty and industry leaders to explore "China's Role in the Global Innovation System" in Kunshan, China on May 21-22 for the Duke International Leadership Forum. Hear from leaders driving innovation at firms large and small, along with industry and angel investors.

Executive Education

David Ridley

Navigating Health Care Trends
May 17-20, 2016

Anticipate Disruptive Forces in Health Care

What will be the next big trend to disrupt the health care industry? More and more technology-based startups with heavy funding are entering the space. It's important for your organization to anticipate the effect of new market forces such as these and be able to react quickly.

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Fuqua Boards in Action

Alumni Council and Minority Alumni Advisory Board members brainstorm ways in which to capture stories of alumni success.

Members of Fuqua's Board of Visitors, Alumni Council and Minority Alumni Advisory Board came together for meetings and networking earlier this month. We are grateful for the time and expertise they lend to Fuqua!

From the East Asia Blog

Pakpoom Vallisuta

The Quant Group Senior Partner Shares Leadership Insights

Fuqua Board of Visitors member Pakpoom Vallisuta MBA '98 is chairman of The Quant Group, a leading investment bank based in Thailand with a specific focus in mergers and acquisitions. He shares his career journey, the state of the finance industry in Asia, and what he looks for in new talent in this Fuqua Q&A.

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Why I Give...

“I consistently give back to Fuqua because I know that many of the enriching experiences I had as a student were a result of alumni donations. I want to help deliver quality experiences to current students so that we can continue to cultivate the unique Fuqua culture.”

- Patricia Chou MBA ‘06

Happy Birthday!

Joel Barone MBA '11
Michael Calfee MBA '12
Andrea Carpenter MBA '92
Jose Manuel Luque MBA '00
Gonzalo Rivero MBA '07
Aravind Sampath MBA '15
Eelco Spoelder MBA '04
Kevin Tam MMS '12

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday today, April 21, "Where are you now?"

Here's what they said...




Online Career Workshop: Maintaining Career Resilience

Join us on May 26 at 11 a.m. ET as we discuss how traditional career paths have been impacted by the globalized economy, technology innovations, and company mergers. With the erosion of the typical linear career path, it has become increasingly important for employees to take charge of their careers by learning how to adapt and become more resilient in response to this continual change.


View Career Workshop Recordings

If you missed the March online career workshop on "Post-MBA Career Management for Women," you can view a recording of this workshop or any of our previous workshops on the alumni website. The March workshop featured a diverse panel of alumnae giving personal accounts of how they managed the challenges of a post-MBA career while balancing both professional and personal goals. 

Last Chance! Career Coaching at Fuqua Reunions 2016

Are you considering a career transition? Thinking about a role in a different industry? Currently in a job search? Coaching appointments are still available during Fuqua Reunions 2016. These complimentary coaching sessions are designed to help alumni navigate a job search, discuss networking strategies and much more. Sessions are available by appointment only on a first-come, first-served basis.

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