I first would like to congratulate the recent graduates of the program and welcome you into the Alumni Society. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events. We have over 1800 MBA alumni scattered all over the country, with approximately 1300 here in the Richmond. There are lots of opportunities for everyone to get involved and participate, not just our newest members. We will be publishing the events for the upcoming school year in the next few weeks with new networking opportunities and get-togethers.

We are currently making final preparations for our First Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 11, 2010, at Independence Golf Course. It is pretty exciting to see it all come together. There are still spots available for players as well as for sponsorships. I hope to see you there.

Also of note, I had the honor of participating on the Alumni Committee for the Robins School of Business Dean Search. The new Dean, Dr. Nancy Bagranoff will be a welcome addition to the faculty, and I look forward to working with her. She brings a lot of experience and a lot of new ideas about getting the alumni and the business community's involvement.

Go Spiders!!!!