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MBA Alumni, Students Make Connections Through Mentor Program

From left to right: William Suffa, EMBA, '96, MBA student Bernard Height, and Daron Coates, EMBA, '96, network during the MBA Mentor program event.

It’s all about building connections.  That’s what 50 alumni who came out for the March 3rd MBA mentor program’s Spring Networking Night experienced.  In addition to networking with current MBA students, participants heard remarks from Associate Dean of MBA Programs Liesl Riddle.  In her new role, Riddle will oversee the school’s five MBA  programs – the Global MBA, Professional MBA, Accelerated MBA, World Executive MBA and the Healthcare MBA.

Attendees, including members of the Dean’s Board of Advisors Burlie Brunson, EMBA, ’95, Denise Noznesky, BA, ’88, Mark Levine, MBA, ’78, and Chris Young, MS, ’83, BBA, ’80, came out to connect with their MBA mentees and fellow alumni.  In 2008, the Dean’s Board of Advisors committed to implementing a mentoring program for all new students entering the Global MBA Program.  The goal of the mentoring program is to enhance the educational experience of graduate students through the wisdom, talent and networks of the GW School of Business alumni community.

In addition to personal meetings between mentors and students, each semester the entire mentor group gets together to strengthen students’ relationships with alumni.  The recent event was open to all MBA alumni, so those not currently participating in the program had the opportunity to learn more about what is involved from the mentors, and to experience the significant influence mentors have on their students.

GWSB will be recruiting mentors for the incoming Class of 2013 this summer.  If you are interested in becoming an MBA mentor, please email


Posted by gwsb on March 10, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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The members of the MBA Admissions team contribute to the blog with postings about recruitment tours, events, interviews with current students, and insights about the admissions process. The team is composed of:

Christopher Storer, Executive Director
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