Dear Fellow Tepper Alumni,

As students progress through the academic year, the Tepper School’s alumni organization is gearing up for what will be one of the most exciting and important years in the history of the Tepper School as we open the new Tepper Quad next spring. This fall, Tepper Alumni Chapters around the world hosted “Cut to the Quad” events hosted by Dean Dammon to showcase the new building and the new academic vision for the Tepper School. The event was designed to permit alumni to learn more about the amazing things coming to the Tepper School.

We also are growing our alumni chapters to provide greater opportunities for alumni to network with each other and engage with the Tepper School. The Tepper Summer Welcome events were very successful, with over 538 Tepper students and alumni coming together in 18 cities worldwide to network and celebrate with the new Tepper graduates. Many chapters hosted faculty speaker events, which were a great way to learn about the cutting-edge research that Tepper faculty are producing.

For alumni who are not near a chapter, there are several ways to engage with the Tepper School, including the popular alumni webinars that are recorded and available on the Tepper School’s alumni website. The Alumni Admissions Ambassador program provides a way to engage with prospective students, and the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurial Studies provides mentorship opportunities for alumni to engage with students working to create their own business ventures.

On behalf of the Tepper Alumni Board, I would also like to thank all of you who have engaged with the Tepper School through your local chapter, your class or your company, and especially those of you who have donated financial gifts or your personal time. Alumni giving this past fiscal year has continued to grow, and we appreciate all that you do in support of the Tepper School.

Michael Smith,
MSIA ’95, DC ’89