Project Artemis fellow aims to grow construction business
Nasrin Nuristani is like any hardworking entrepreneur. She wants to market her business, manage her money and succeed long-term.
November News Briefs
Introducing the Thunderbird Angel Network
The Thunderbird Angel Network, a separate legal entity from the school, recently launched to introduce qualified investors to early-stage and emerging companies that possess characteristics that suggest the potential for rapid growth. The Network was envisioned to develop through Thunderbird’s robust network of alumni, students and friends. The Thunderbird Angel Network is an organized group of accredited investors who seek opportunities to invest in early-stage or start-up companies. The organization serves as a forum for its members, who choose to invest individually from their personal funds. Information for investor membership or entrepreneurs seeking funds is available here.
A new opportunity to prepare global leaders
Are your children and grandchildren future global leaders? Now they have the opportunity to be a part of global education long before college and graduate school. Verde Valley School, America’s International Baccalaureate Boarding School in Sedona, Arizona, is offering two partial merit scholarships to children and grandchildren of T-bird alumni who are enrolling in fall 2011 for grades 9, 10 or 11. The scholarships are for one boy and one girl. Verde Valley School shares a similar past and mission as Thunderbird and is nestled in picturesque Sedona.
The scholarship will be renewable as long as the recipients maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and good deportment. It will cover $18,000 per year toward tuition and other expenses. Students interested in applying, go here and check “yes” next to the question, “Thunderbird Scholar?” The deadline for application is Feb. 10, 2011. By Feb. 28, 2011, the finalists will be notified and asked to submit a second essay via e-mail by March 15, 2011. The final awards will be made by March 30, 2011.
Sneak a peek at the latest ThunderShop treasures
There are no tricks, but there are lots of treats at ThunderShop this month! Stop in for high quality shirts, sweatshirts and outerwear or start browsing for gift ideas. Remember Alumni Backpackers, Globetrotters and Jetsetters save 25 percent off one item each year. All of your shopping proceeds go toward Thunderbird for Good.
Austin Chapter launches Career Nights and Job Bank
The Austin Chapter is holding weekly job coaching sessions on topics such as job hunting strategies, changes in career path, networking and unpublished leads. The chapter will also begin implementing a local job bank. For more information, contact Mariano Zemborain at email@example.com.
A message from the Class of ’76
Dear Classmates and Friends:
Can it really be 35 years since we studied around the pool, partied on the Quad, and brought our student days at Thunderbird to a close with a nightcap at the Pub? The years since have been good to many of us, but a few friends have been lost along the way. One of those was that crazy, red-bearded, Chinese-practicing guy, Barba Rosa, Bob Morris. Cancer took him from us in 2005 at the height of his entrepreneurial career. Bob was a source of inspiration and friendship to many of us and we mourn his loss. But he was the kind of guy who found the fun in any situation and wanted his passing remembered with a rollicking party instead of a maudlin funeral.
So could there be a better way to honor his memory than supporting one of his favorite campus places, the Pub, in the newly reconstructed Tower? Please join us as we endeavor to purchase a barstool ($1,500) and a few square feet of space ($500 each) in Bobs name. You can make your contribution online or by calling 1-602-978-7084. Make sure to specify it is for the Bob Morris Memorial. Then stop by the Pub on your next trip through Phoenix to raise a glass to Bob and the class of 1976! Hope to see you there, Linda Russ Perlstein & Tina Wilfer
Looking for a new career opportunity?
If you want to stay current on career opportunities geared toward T-bird alumni, then sign up for Global Connect. After you’re approved, you can access dozens of new job opportunities through our database.
Vision 2020 Spotlight
After a year-long process of energizing, thought-provoking, out-of-the-box dialog with the entire Thunderbird community, the school has formally established Vision 2020, our strategic roadmap for the future. In order to help alumni better understand Vision 2020, Thunder News, beginning with this issue, will highlight the vision, beliefs and priorities that will guide the school’s strategic decisions and action areas going forward.
Vision 2020 Part I: Global Leadership for Global Impact
Under Thunderbird 2020, we commit to not just maintaining our leadership as the world’s first and best school of global management, but rather broadening our impact in order to make a deep and positive difference in the world around us. If there is one unifying theme to Thunderbird 2020, it is most certainly “impact.” Therefore, the Vision 2020 tagline has become “Global Leadership for Global Impact.”
OUR MISSION: We educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide
OUR VISION: We will dramatically grow our positive impact in a world economy in dire need of the global leadership talent we were founded to provide. More here.
A correction to the class of ’86 appeal
In a direct mail appeal you received last week, we mistakenly said that the Class of ’86 reunion would be Nov. 17-20. The letter should have said that the event is Nov. 10-13, 2011.