Over the past few months, the UnitedHealth Group Alumni Chapter has seen membership reach new highs. It had a successful turnout for the University of Minnesota Night at the Twins Game, as well as its annual Summer Happy Hour hosted at Crave in Eden Prairie. Thank you to Demi Radeva, ’14 BSB, and Scott Mays, ’11 MBA, for their leadership of the UHG Chapter.
In May, the 3M Carlson Chapter hosted the first ever Carlson School Day at the 3M Innovation Center. More than 100 people attended this ambitious new event, which was kicked off with remarks from Dean Sri Zaheer. Presentations included 3M Chief Marketing Officer Paul Acito and three of the Carlson School’s top faculty.
In March, Professor Art G. Erdman presented on the ongoing work of the Medical Devices Center, an interdisciplinary program that combines research, education and training, outreach, and public engagement related to medical devices. He also talked about Medtronic’s Innovation Fellows program.
The U.S. Bank corporate alumni chapter hosted a celebration during which the U.S. Bank Foundation announced a contribution to the Dean’s Excellence Fund. The reception was held on July 25 at U.S. Bancorp Center in downtown Minneapolis and included leaders from both organizations and around 100 alumni and student interns.
In April, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s “Business Bowl” event brought together nearly 100 University alumni from across eight different corporate alumni networks. A panel was held to discuss challenges and opportunities in advancing in the workplace.
The CEMBA Class of 2002 celebrated its 15-year reunion at Modist Brewing in Minneapolis in April. More than 20 members of the class were able to attend to celebrate this anniversary and reconnect with their cohort.
Over 80 alumna and students from the Carlson School gathered for the Third Annual Carlson Women Connect networking event in March. The event was hosted at the Hewing Hotel in the North Loop of Minneapolis, and gave alumna a chance to meet with other Carlson School female business leaders.
This May, 46 MBA alumni representing classes from 1981 to 2015 met for another successful MBA reunion. Whether they were celebrating one year, five years, 10 years, or more, the event was a great way to reconnect with the Carlson School while enjoying local brews from the alumni-owned Fulton Brewery.
In April, Carlson School alumni in the Chicago area gathered for an annual Chicago Wine Tasting Event featuring wines from Kenefick Ranch, managed by alum Peter Kenefick, ’78 BSB, in Calistoga, California.
In February, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Land O’Lakes Chair in Marketing Kathleen Vohs presented her research on the effects of decision fatigue on leadership at a seminar to the Bay Area San Francisco Chapter. The presentation outlined her findings that show how everyday choices deplete our energy and affect our ability to make important decisions.