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The School of Business Alumni are an important part of our community. From bi-monthly networking events to our Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration each fall, there are many opportunities for alumni to remain connected.

Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumna Kris Koenig and Hathaway Dilba with Director of Program Development Kathryne Auerback and Dean Marty Preizler

Distinguished Alumni Awards
The 6th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards celebration for Ethical Leadership and Community Service honorees were M. Hathaway Dilba, BS ’99, Partner and Co-founder of Ale Asylum, and Kris Koenig, MBA ’01, CEO of Natura Clean, LLC.

The celebration on November 9, 2012, featured a keynote address from Kim M. Sponem, President and CEO of Summit Credit Union. Outstanding Faculty awards were presented to Professors Elaine Beaubien and Raj Kamal. The Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren graduate scholarship went to Sheena Smith, and The School of Business graduate scholarships went to Nickole Milhaupt, Martha Mueller, Hikmet Tuncsoy, and Elizabeth van der Weide.

The event and scholarships are made possible with generous support from: UW Medical Foundation, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. Attorneys at Law, Smith & Gesteland LLC, SVA Plumb Financial, SSM Health Care of Wisconsin, Summit Credit Union, Econoprint, and advisory board members Sean Sennott, Larry Burnett, Enzo Ciarletta, and Lauri Binius-Droster.

Learn more about all our Distinguished Alumni Awards winners.

Networking Events
Held at various venues around town, periodic happy hours offer opportunities for alumni to reconnect with faculty and classmates, and extend their network with new and prospective graduate business students. Also enjoy complimentary appetizers, cash bar, and prize drawings! Check our events listing for your next opportunity.

Alumni Spotlight
Every other month, we shine a little spotlight on one of our alumni in The School of Business Newsletter. Please contact us if you'd like to be considered for this feature. We also welcome your brief news and updates -- life events, career changes, etc. And we love photos!