June has been a busy month for the Richmond MBA Alumni Society. They held elections, welcomed a few new officers and also had a really successful inaugural golf tournament to benefit Junior Achievement.

The Richmond MBA Alumni Society is a recently founded & growing organization. We recently held elections to fill newly created positions in order to help us continue that growth.

These new positions were filled during the recent monthly meeting.

• Mike Grappone was elected Treasurer.

• Carrie Hogue was elected Communications/Social Network Chair.

• John McNamara was elected as Golf Chair.

• Melissa Sorbello was elected University Relations/Events Chair.

We congratulate and welcome all of these new volunteers and look forward to the future as our organization and the services we offer continue to grow.

Elections weren’t the only thing on the Society’s agenda. They also held their first golf tournament!

On Friday, June 11th the Richmond MBA Alumni Society held their inaugural golf tournament at Independence Golf Course. Volunteers arrived before the sun to have everything set up before the players arrived. This golf tournament wasn’t just a day of fun though…it was also for a great cause, Junior Achievement of Greater Richmond. Part of the goal of the tournament was to raise money for Junior Achievement so they can continue pursuing their goal to: Inspires and Prepare Young People to Successfully Participate in Our Economy through Workforce Development, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy. The tournament was proud to raise $3,550 for Junior Achievement.

As part of the mission of the Alumni society the golf tournament served as a vehicle to raise money, expand networks, and have fun. John Macnamara who served as the chair of the golf tournament said, "I think I was most satisfied by the fact that through the golf tournament we were able to make progress on a number of high level goals that the greater Alumni Society has set out to accomplish. This tournament served as a fun social event, it enabled current students, alumni, and faculty to expand their personal and professional networks through other alumni and the local business community, and it served as a conduit to give back to the larger Richmond community by supporting a very worthy charity."

There were 44 people who came out to play and what a diverse group of individuals they were. We had ladies and gentlemen, young and old, students who graduated when UR was still called the College of Commerce as well as current MBA students, and Professors all playing together.

Current President of the Alumni Society Wendy Jewell said, “It was wonderful to see so many alumni, faculty and business community members come out to play golf, network and support a great organization. I look forward to the one next year.”

The event was such a success there’s little question that there will be another one next year. We hope to see even more of our past and present spiders out there playing. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Junior Achievement and the Richmond MBA Alumni Society and a big thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Of course the big question of the day was…who won?

The champions of the day were: Dick Fisher, Ryan Andrews, Mike Letson, & Ross Creasy

2nd Place: Ralph Reahard, Jordan Hutchins, Dick Fisher, Richard Coughlan

3rd Place: David Dean, Scott Allison, Dean Croushore, Rob Phillips

Last Place: Mike Grappone, Jennifer George, Peter Biles, David Robey

Longest Drive (#17): Dave Cooper

Closest-to-Pin(#11): Don Reid

Closest-to-Pin(#14): G Short

View pictures from the event!