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School of Business reception

School of Business celebrates AACSB reaccreditation

Emporia State’s School of Business took its show on the road this summer and fall to celebrate the school’s Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business reaccreditation.

The School of Business and Emporia State’s Alumni Association teamed up to host receptions in Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita and Emporia. Among those attending the event at Wichita’s Intrust Arena were (left to right) Don Edwards (BSB ’53), Gary (BSE ’63, MS ‘69) and Susan Parks, and Willa Edwards.

Less than five percent of all schools of business worldwide hold AACSB accreditation, a hallmark of excellence.

 Kansas City Boulevard

On the Boulevard

Kansas City-area Hornets find the city’s Boulevard Brewery a popular spot for alumni events, and this fall’s gathering was no exception. Among those showing Hornet spirit (while possibly sampling some Boulevard spirit as well) were (clockwise from front) Matt (BS ’93, MS ’95) and Leslie (BFA ’93) Holstin, Olathe; Tiffany (BSE ’98, MS ’07) and Jason (BSB ’95) Fanning, Olathe; and Linda (BSE ’72) and D. W. (BA ’72) Donahoo, Overland Park.


“All In” for Homecoming

Not only was the casino theme a perfect tie-in for this fall’s Homecoming celebration, it also proved popular with guests at the post-game reception at Sauder Alumni Center.

Trying their luck at the blackjack table were Marion Stuart (BSE ’47, MS ’66), Clay Center, and David Welch, Emporia.

 Retiring trustees

Thanks for your service

November’s annual Emporia State Foundation Board of Trustees meeting was also a time to recognize the service of four trustees whose terms expire in 2012. Named as trustees emeritus were (left to right) John Summervill (BSE ’62, MS ’63), Hutchinson; George Breidenthal (BA ’72), Kansas City; Art Bloomer (BSE ’55, BSE ‘55), Wichita; and Laura McAntee (BSE ’48, MS ’61), Emporia.