Dear Fellow Alumni,

One of the most significant accomplishments of your Tepper School Alumni Board was establishing Alumni Awards to honor selected high-achieving and dedicated alumni on an annual basis. After soliciting nominations from the Tepper School community, the first awards were presented in 2013. This moment was long overdue for one of the world’s leading business schools with a rich heritage of innovation that includes nine Nobel laureates.

We just hosted our fourth annual awards, holding the ceremony at the All-Class Reception during Alumni Reunion Weekend. It was an inspiring celebration, and I had the honor of introducing our largest class of award winners. I hope you will go online and view the video.
During the ceremony, I reflected on two things: First, as an alumni community, we are often too humble about our accomplishments and our school. We need to be bolder and serve as “brand ambassadors” for our alma mater. Second, it is important and worthwhile to take time to connect with our alumni colleagues and get to know our alumni family. Consider coming back to your next class reunion, sharing a class note or nominating a classmate for an alumni award. We have an amazing alumni community. Let’s work together to make it even stronger!

Laurie Barkman,
President, Alumni Board