Simon Convocation – September 2008

Markanddusty On Friday, September 19th, the Simon School welcomed the M.B.A. classes of 2009 and 2010 and the M.S. class of 2009 during our annual Convocation Ceremony.  This marked the end of the first full week of classes for the fall term. Esteemed University participants included many Simon faculty, Dean Mark Zupan, President Joel Seligman, and University of Rochester Trustee, Roger Friedlander.

Alan Zekelman, M.S. ’87, delivered an inspiring and often-times humorous keynote address.  He fondly recalled his Simon School academic experience and the impact it had on the turnaround of his family’s business.  Zekelman is a board member of the John Maneely Company, a niche manufacturing firm.  He is also the former president of its subsidiary, Atlas Tube Inc. – a leading Canadian manufacturer of steel construction and industrial tubing.

Following the ceremony, the Simon community gathered for a picnic – an excellent time to meet the new incoming M.B.A. and M.S. classes, and also reconnect with the returning 2nd year M.B.A.s.   

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