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MBA Alumni Weekend was a Festive Event with a 20s Theme

In the spirit of the dazzling Roaring 20s, TCU MBA alumni gathered for golfing, dancing and socializing during the second annual MBA Alumni Weekend.  

May 13,  2015

By Elaine Cole

A dazzling Roaring ’20s dance party was the perfect wrap-up after a sunny spring day or swinging and putting around Iron Horse Golf Course.

Zehnya Egupova MBA ’15 and Ian Braucksieker MBA ’15 planned the second annual MBA Alumni Weekend to provide a fun-filled venue for MBA alumni to reconnect with TCU, the MBA program, their former classmates and current students.

“The alumni weekend is such a good opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones, plus I was able to get in some fruitful networking,” said Jennifer Dallao ’05, director of recruiting for Kingsley Gate. “Old and new friends, gin and tonics, and reviving my eternal appreciation for the TCU MBA program and the wonderful people who make it special…I can’t wait for next year to do it again!”

An eager group of 58 golfers teed up for the morning tournament at Iron Horse Golf Course, and more than 260 people attended the Roaring ’20s-themed casino gala that evening to dance the night away at the exclusive Champions Club in the Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Prizes included lots of TCU swag plus Arbor skincare retreat, haircut package from The Boardroom, tours of Martin House Brewing Company and more.

“It was fantastic to talk with so many of our MBA alumni throughout the day and evening,” Cron said. “We all love hearing of their successes.”

"Coming down from Chicago for the weekend was well worthwhile to reconnect with many of the peers, professors and administrators I got to know during my time at Neeley,” Jesse Moquin ’12, strategy and innovation manager for Allstate Insurance Company, said. “The casino night was a lot of fun, and visiting campus the day before showed me how much has changed in the few years since my graduation. I have many great memories of my time in the program and plan to stay connected whenever I'm able.”

“Our TCU MBA alumni play such an important role in the Neeley School’s success in recruiting, curriculum development and career services, so we like to bring everyone together to say thank you and help them network even more with each other and current students,” Bill Cron, senior associate dean for graduate programs, said.

The weekend's events were sponsored by UBS. Special thanks to UBS-Americas CEO Bob McCann MBA '82 for making this alumni celebration possible.