The Fuqua School of Business
January 2016
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2016 Fuqua Faculty Conversations

We are pleased to embark on another year of Fuqua Faculty Conversations! This year's presenters will include Dorie Clark, Rick Larrick, Ryan McDevitt and Dan Vermeer. Join us online to learn how their research is relevant to you!

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Fuqua Reunions 2016: Registration Opens in February

Stay tuned for more information about the weekend's events and the launch of early bird registration in February. Meanwhile, check out a tentative schedule for the weekend, including kick-off reception at the Nasher Museum of Art, academic sessions with Shane Dikolli and Wilfred Amaldoss, a school update from Dean Boulding, activities for families, class dinners at Fuqua and around town, and so much more.


Alumni Q&A

Marcus Shaw MBA '05
Senior Director of Business Development
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

Marcus serves on Fuqua's Minority Alumni Advisory Board.

Featured Events




The Business Role in Addressing Climate Change

Join the February Fuqua Faculty Conversation as Dan Vermeer, Executive Director, Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment and Associate Professor of the Practice, presents "PowerShift: The Business Role in Addressing Climate Change." Dan's video will be available in mid-February. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information!


Duke Alumni Women's Weekend

Join fellow Duke alumnae February 18-20 for Duke Alumni Women's Weekend. As alumnae, faculty, administrative leaders and current students from all walks of life convene to converse, share experiences, impart wisdom and receive empowerment, the connections made and opportunities opened strengthen individuals and communities around the globe.

Executive Education

Ashleigh Shelby Rosette

Business Negotiation Skills
April 3-6, 2016

"An internationally recognized authority in the field of negotiation, Dr. Rosette's knowledge, style and presence in the classroom produces an incredible learning experience for her students."

- Richard Embrey MBA '08, Chief Medical Officer, LewisGale Regional Health System

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Host a Fuqua Around the World Event in Your City!

The third annual Fuqua Around the World (#FuquaATW), a global networking and social event for all Fuqua alumni and admitted students, will take place on March 30, 2016. If you would like to organize an event in your area, please contact Kate Kemery, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations, at or +1.919.660.7748. View photos from last year's events to see how much fun you'll have!


Mentor a Daytime MBA Student

They have questions, you have answers. Share your post-MBA wisdom and industry knowledge as a mentor for a Daytime MBA student.  You can learn more about this opportunity on the alumni website and sign up for the spring session.

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Alumni Award Nominations Needed

This spring, Fuqua will recognize alumni who make outstanding contributions to the school and their communities. Consider nominating a fellow alumnus for the Alumni Award for Exemplary Service, the Alumni Impact Award or the Leader of Consequence Award. Visit our volunteer recognition page to learn more about the awards and last year's winners.

Make a nomination




2014-2015 Annual Report

Philanthropy makes a big difference at Fuqua. From endowed funds for merit scholarships, faculty and programs to Annual Fund gifts that quietly fund our core priorities, the support of alumni and friends makes the school better. Check out our 2014-15 Annual Report to see what Team Fuqua's generosity made possible. 

Increase the Impact of Your Support Through Matching Gifts

Many companies and foundations will match the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. To find out if a particular company or foundation has a matching gift program, check Duke's matching gift database.




Online Career Workshop: Career Resources for Alumni

Our next online career workshop will be on Thursday, January 28, at 11:00 a.m. ET, and will include an overview of the career resources available to alumni through Fuqua's Career Management Center and Ford Library.  Whether you are in transition, planning for your next career move, or learning to leverage your strengths, join us to learn what resources Fuqua can provide and how to access them.


Practicing Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness has become prominent in many workplaces as a mental strategy for employees to draw focus to the present, steady the mind, manage stress, avoid burnout and stay calm during important business decisions. A recent article in the Huffington Post does a good job of translating the concept of mindfulness into tactics and behaviors that can improve not only your work day but life in general.

Happy Birthday!

Walter Beach MBA '91
Ellen Berkowitz MBA '83
Jim Caldwell MBA '98
Yee Wee Chun MBA '00
Simmi Malhotra Degnemark MBA '99
Joshua Fischer MBA '07
Ulrich Hermans MBA '95
Kelsey Hogg MBA '14
Ralph H. Holthouser MHA '64
Julián Montes MBA '04
Rachel Morowitz MBA '99
Eduardo Prada MBA '15
Sandy Clingan Smith '80, MBA '83

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

Here's what they said...

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