Neeley Family Dinners

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The holiday season puts family dinners at the forefront. After all, the family dinner plays an integral role in strengthening relationships and forming traditions. But at the Neeley School of Business, family dinners are a regular occurrence year-round.

Neeley Family Dinners are hosted in the home of local alums in an effort to bring together alumni from different graduating classes, second-year MBA students and visiting prospective students. The dinners are limited to an intimate size to allow for a meaningful exchange. A series of dinners is offered during the academic year enabling every second-year student to attend one.

“The primary purpose of the Neeley Family Dinners is to strengthen relationships,” says Anne Rooney, Director of MBA Student Development. “We want to facilitate alumni connections across graduation years, as well as model for students the way they should expect to serve as an engaged alum.”

The inaugural Neeley Family Dinner was held last month in the home of Melissa and Scot Hollman. Scot (’83), Principal of Luther King Capital Management, is a prime example of an engaged alum. He currently works with the Neeley School on the MBA Advisory Board, the LKCM Center for Financial Studies and the Educational Investment Fund

“Melissa and I felt honored to host such an outstanding group of students and alumni,” says Hollman. “It was fun to witness individuals with such diverse backgrounds and interests coming to share their common Neeley MBA experience.”

Other alumni in attendance included Melissa McIntyre (’08), Senior Marketing Manager, PepsiCo-Frito Lay; Daniel Gandarilla (’12), Director, Strategic Organizational Development, Texas Health Resources; Christine Kalish (’03), President/CEO, Brittain-Kalish Group; and Jennifer Trevino (’04), VP/Chief of Staff, UNT Health Science Center.

“It’s important for our students to understand that many of the doors open to them are a result of the efforts made by alumni,” says Dr. Bill Wempe, Executive Director of Graduate Programs. “Since these second-year students will be alumni in just a few months, we want them to have an understanding of who paved the way for them and what their role will be for future students.”

Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Neeley School of Business MBA program!

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