School of Management Partners with Century Club to Form EMBA Advisory Council

Posted: February 26, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kendra French

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Program in the School of Management has joined forces with the Century Club to form the EMBA Advisory Council. The council’s purpose is fourfold: to promote the EMBA program as the preferred provider of executive management education in the region; to create advancement opportunities for Century Club members and students through professional development activities, events, and networking; to recruit the best and brightest prospective students into the program; and to review and advise the EMBA program on curriculum-based and real-time challenges affecting the region’s businesses.

This unique partnership will strengthen and institutionalize connections between the business community and EMBA students. As part of the partnership, the School of Management will promote the Century Club as its preferred venue for meaningful business connections and will look to the Century Club’s membership when seeking guest lecturers and other speaking opportunities. EMBA students will enjoy a complimentary Century Club membership and, upon graduation, will receive membership at a substantially reduced rate for three years.

The council has 12 members: Karen Hallows, EMBA director; Judy Pearson, executive director of the Century Club; Darcie Davis, Davis, Kingsley & Company; Jim Browne, Lockheed Martin; Scott Townsend, Hale and Door; Mary Knebel, LaunchFuel; Ernest Stern, Piper Rudnick LLP; John McGinn, The McGinn Group; Andre Kinney, Real Estate Capital Partners; John Kruszewski, KPMG; and one Century Club member to be identified shortly. A different EMBA student will attend each meeting.

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