2016 School of Business Homecoming Retrospective — Stories, photos, and videos from the weekend!
Back to the Classroom: “Why Business?”
In this “back to the classroom” experience, School of Business professor and director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism Matthew Phillips, showcased the new “Why Business?” course to a full classroom of alumni! This course preview provided its attendees an historical defense of why business is indeed a noble profession and how it creates value for society.
Wake NOW Alumni Panel
The School of Business hosted a Wake NOW (Network of Women) panel focused on finance careers. Panelists Cailin Williams (’10), Cristina Ciaravalli (BS ’15), Catherine Kolimas (’11), Rachel Brown (BS ’15) and moderator Greg Lee from Goldman Sachs explored several topics, including career paths, strategies for finding success, and challenges faced by women in business.
“Taste of North Carolina” Wine-Tasting
Wake Forest University’s Professor Ian Taplin, an expert on the business of wine, guided over 100 returning alumni, faculty, staff, and guests through a tasting of wines from North Carolina on the terrace at Farrell Hall. For some alumni, this was their first time seeing the new Farrell Hall facility.
School of Business Alumni Tailgate
The School welcomed back over 50 alumni for pre-game festivities including our annual tailgate and an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the facilities at BB&T Field. Thank you to all faculty and staff that attended.