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Alumni whose graduation years end in 2 and 7 were invited back to campus last October for Owen’s Reunion weekend. The annual event featured the Owen Circle dinner honoring W. Jackson “Jack” Long Jr., MBA’83, recipient of the Owen Distinguished Alumnus Award, on Thursday evening, as well as an alumni cocktail reception Friday evening and class parties at some of Nashville’s top locales Saturday. Here are just a few of the folks who joined us.
2017 Owen Distinguished Alumnus Jack Long, MBA’83, and Carolyn Long, MBA’83, who together are supporting entrepreneurship opportunities and education programs at Owen through their philanthropy.
David Walker, MBA’89 (left); Mike Clinton, MBA’07 (center); and Xiaoyan Jiang, MBA’01.
Owen Dean M. Eric Johnson (left) with American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker, MBA’86.
Sylvia Boyd, associate director of career services in the Owen Career Management Center, greets Derek Young, MBA’91.
Consuela Knox, MBA’04 (left), and Edith Valenzuela, MBA’12.
Eden Murrie, EMBA’16 (center); Janet Kim McCormick, MBA’88 (right); and McCormick’s guest, Maura Cunningham, who is founder and executive director of Rock the Street, Wall Street—a financial literacy program designed to encourage high school girls to pursue careers in finance.
Bess Henderson, who established the Bruce D. Henderson Chair in 2008 to honor her late husband, an original founder of Boston Consulting Group and former instructor of strategy at Owen, with M. Eric Johnson, the Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy.
Nashville-based pop/rock trio The Lister Brothers (with Jeremy Lister on guitar) entertained the crowd.
Owen Alumni Board Chair Emily Tobin, BA’87, MBA’92, and David Tobin.
Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management Ray Friedman (right); Owen Board of Visitors member Douglas Cahill, a managing director at CCMP Capital Advisors LP (center); and Jim Russell, husband of Nancy Hyer, Owen associate dean of academic programs and associate professor of operations management.