AKPsi Twin Cities Alumni Chapter

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Mark your calendars!

The Carlson School of Management's First Tuesday Luncheon Series began in August 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The First Tuesday Luncheon Series features top-notch executives as keynote speakers addressing hot topics in business and leadership.

Held on the first Tuesday of every month at the McNamara Alumni Center, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for people in the metropolitan area to network.

May 2, 2006 Jim Campbell, Interim Dean, Carlson School of Management, "Advancing a Regional Civic Agenda through Business Leadership" To register online, click here.
June 6, 2006 Raymond L. Barton, CEO & Chairman, Great Clips, Inc.
July 11, 2006 Russell Chew, COO, Federal Aviation Administration
August 1, 2006 Leslie Frécon, President, L Frécon Enterprises
September 5, 2006 Alison Davis Blake, Dean, Carlson School of Management
October 3, 2006 Jim Steiner, Lowry Hill Investments
November 7, 2006 Susan Marvin, President, Marvin Windows and Doors
December 5, 2006 Tom Kingston, President, Wilder Foundation

Monday, April 17, 2006

Spring Jam

As they are every year, all actives and alumni are invited to take part in this year's Spring Jam, Saturday, April 29th. A barbecue and refreshments will begin at the Alpha Eta house at 11:30 AM. Hope to see everyone there.

PS Alumni, please RSVP to Jon Pogue (pogu0007@umn.edu) if you plan on attending

Friday, April 07, 2006

Carlson Casino Royale

Alpha Kappa Psi was well represented at the first annual Carlson Casino Royale, with quite a few alumni and actives in attendance. Players earned chips playing blackjack and poker, and then were entered in a drawing for gift certificates to local restaurants and a plethora of Carlson logo merchandise.

I think the plan is to continue doing this as a part of Business Week every year, so hopefully more of you can make it out next year and get your gambling fix while doing some networking, networking, networking!

Actives win in broomball, 6-5, over Alumni

Back Row (L to R): Andrew Rowe, Max De Groen, Tony Black, Jon Pogue
Middle Row: Ryan Basballe, Chris Lund, Chad Crowley, Derek Holl, Dan Vogtman
Front Row: Nick Tobkin, Maria Mitova, Matt McEwen
It was a beautiful Saturday morning in January, perfect for the Alumni vs. Active Broomball Game. We had a great turnout this year with seven Alumni and seven Actives playing the game.

The Alumni started out with the edge due to the early morning start time and an early offensive charge. We started with a quick 2 to 0 lead, but that did not last long as the Actives began to wake up. Although we gave it our best shot, the quickness and stamina of the Actives gave them a 6 to 5 victory over the Alumni.

After the game, we gathered at the AKPsi house for pizza. We all had a great time and discussed that we should have many more Alumni vs. Active sporting events. Look for future emails about events that may include, but are not limited to: bowling, golf, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and softball. If you have any ideas for future events or want more information about these events, feel free to contact Tony Black via email at tonyjblack@gmail.com. I hope to see many more participants at our future events. Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s broomball game.

In U… and I…,

Tony Black

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

AKPsi alumni meet up in San Francisco

Five Alpha Eta alumni met for lunch at Gap corporate headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, March 31. Those in attendance include (L-R):

Brian Milovich '97 (2nd year MBA student at UC-Berkley), Marc Wendorf '98 (Gap Inc.), Josh Danielson '98 (Hotwire.com), Missy Dolski '99 (Wells Fargo), Laura Whisney '98 (Nestle Purina).

Hanson Hall

In case you haven't seen it, the Carlson School website has details (including pictures and CG video) for the new undergraduate classroom building scheduled to break ground this fall.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Alumni dinner well attended

At least 15 alumni attended the March 24 alumni dinner hosted by the Spring '06 pledge class, including 3 past Presidents. Dinner, served by pledges in coordinated waiter outfits, served salad, spaghetti with meatballs, and brownie w/ ice cream for desert. Classy glasses of wine were available for $2.

Alumni in attendence included:

Robin Hering '00, Courtney Glasper '00 (past pres), Sarah Espe '99, Chris Cichon '02, Holland Victor '00, Alicia Truhe '98, Laura Whisney '98, Matthew Hill '86, Rick Jones '84, Don Loberg '84 (past pres), Gary Sielen '84 (past pres), Chad '94, Chris Brown '91, Nick Tobkin, Darrin Reisig.

In addition to these alumni, over 20 members also attended. If you have pictures from the event, please contact Laura Whisney and they'll be posted to this site.