We are so grateful for our incredibly generous alumni throughout the country for hosting many of our national alumni events at their offices, homes, and signature venues. In this issue, we recognize a few alumni who made the 2015-16 academic year a success by helping connect alumni around the world.

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Alumni celebrated the 10th Summer Social at the New York Central Park Boathouse thanks to the generous support of Craig Seitel, ’88 MBA, past Alumni Board chair, and president and CEO, MD Credit, LLC. He has been a leader in supporting the Carlson School’s efforts to engage alumni nationally and internationally throughout the last decade.


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Pictured from left to right: Nita Chakrabarty, ’11 BS; Sarah Young, ’10 BSB; John Stumpf, ’80 MBA; Debbie Heard, ’08 MBT; and Tim Boe, ’07 MBA.

Thank you to Wells Fargo for hosting the 2014 and 2015 San Francisco Bay Area Fall Reception. Wells Fargo leader Jon Campbell, ’77 BSB, executive vice president, Government & Community Relations, graciously hosted the group, with a guest appearance by John Stumpf, ’80 MBA, chairman, president, and CEO.

Minnesota at the San Francisco Symphony

Rebecca Hoffman, BA, of Hill & Company, will be the lead sponsor of “Minnesota at the San Francisco Symphony” pre-reception on December 17, which includes a silent auction to support the San Francisco Bay Area Scholarship, which is awarded to an undergraduate student interested in careers in the Bay Area. Her generosity extends beyond the event, as she will give 25 percent of her commission profit for any University of Minnesota referral.



Thank you to Asha Sharma, ’11 BSB, and COO of Porch.com, for hosting the Seattle Alumni Chapter in March! She shared her remarkable story as an innovator, entrepreneur, and leader from her time as a student to COO of Porch.com. The event built upon the great momentum of the Seattle Alumni Chapter’s inaugural year. (Asha Sharma, ’11 BSB, pictured lower left.)


Thanks to Peter, ’78 BSB, and Michael, ’08 BSB, Kenefick for an exceptional wine-tasting event in February. Situated at the foothills of the Palisade Mountains, Kenefick Ranch Hand-crafted, Estate Wines capture the character of their terroir with strong roots to the University of Minnesota.

A huge thank you to John, ’84 BSB and ’87 JD, and Beth Hartmann for connecting incoming freshmen to the Chicago alumni community for the third year in July 2016. The Hartmanns are remarkably fond of the University of Minnesota and have graciously brought the alumni community together in Chicago for many years.

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