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Homecoming Events in College of Business Reconnect Alumni with Alma Mater

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Alumni returned to campus and visited the College of Business during Homecoming, a day packed with events that brought together alumni, students, faculty and staff. The day began with a delicious breakfast where attendees had casual conversations and reminisced about their college days with the College of Business Student Ambassadors.

Following breakfast, alumni were invited to “Classes Without Quizzes” but they didn’t have homework or didn’t have to study.  Three faculty members presented “hot topics” that alumni could choose from.

  • Mary Ellen Benedict, Ph.D., Chair, Economics Department - Unionization of Collegiate Athletics
  • Dan Klein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Finance  Department - Investment Outlook 2015
  • Christine Seiler, Instructor, Marketing Department - Why everyone is a salesperson

A review of The Hatch included the current Hatchlings, a Falcon Mentor, and a Falcon Investor, who discussed their valuable experiences with this unique program that funds student businesses through investments and support of a group of alumni investors. Brian Sokol ‘82, one of the Falcon Investor s and president of ARMS Pharmaceutical and Oasis Consumer Healthcare , has participated in similar programs at Case Western University, John Carroll, Baldwin-Wallace, and Cleveland State.  He said The Hatch™ is best-in-class and encouraged other alumni to get involved.

Attendees headed out to Tent City to enjoy the College of Business Tailgate Reception and cheer on the Falcons as they beat Buffalo by one point in an exciting game.