Thursday, December 27, 2012

2013 - A New Year Preview

Happy New Year!

As 2012 winds down and we begin to make New Year's resolutions, and subsequently break resolutions, I wish to share with you all opportunities to reconnect with one another, to engage in the life of the McIntire School of Commerce and to invest in our future. 
Here’s to a successful 2013 for all of you!

Aimee E. Carter | Associate Director of Development & Alumni Engagement
434-982-5623 (direct) | 434-607-7719 (cell)
125 Ruppel Drive | PO Box 400173 | Charlottesville VA, 22904

McIntire Events

New York City Ivy Society Dinner
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 – 7-9pm

Tammany Hall Tavern, 218 East 53rd Street (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)

The McIntire School of Commerce and the McIntire Ivy Society invite McIntire alumnae for dinner, drinks, and a discussion of marketing and brand management with our hostess, Fran Gormley (UVa Parent '12 and CEO, Greenwich Marketing Group).  Register here:

New York Alumni & Friends Cocktail Reception
Thursday, January 10, 2013 – 7-9pm
3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY
Please join Dean Carl Zeithaml for McIntire's annual Post-Holiday Cheer Alumni & Friends Reception

2013 Knowledge ∞ Continuum: Management of IT
Friday, April 5, 2013

McIntire School of Commerce, Charlottesville, Virginia
Join us for this one-day executive program designed to provide business leaders with a cutting-edge learning experience focused on the management of information technology. Participants will be introduced to the latest approaches to leadership, innovation, architecture, emerging technologies, project management, business analytics, and social media. Learning will be accomplished through case studies, research reports, exercises, interactive classroom discussions, and networking with other participants (including alumni of the McIntire School’s M.S. in MIT Program).  

Other Upcoming:
Lunch and Learn
Monthly “Lunch and Learn” style webinars, held for one hour, typically over the lunch hour.  If anyone would like to kick off these lunch and learns in January, please let me know your ideas for topics and dates then we can get this scheduled and start to market them. 

Golf Tournament
NOVa, early spring.  Date TBD.  If you would like to help plan this event contact me.

Casino Night
Charlottesville early summer.  Date TBD.  If you would like to join the planning committee, please contact me.

Other Events of Interest

U.Va. Global Business Coalition NYC:
Round Table Discussion and Dinner with Nestor Gounaris
Monday, January 7, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Located in the Radisson Hotel
511 Lexington Ave, 2FL (48th ST.)
New York, New York 10017

Join the U.Va. Global Business Coalition on Monday, January 7, for a Round Table Discussion and Dinner with U.Va. Law School alumnus Nestor Gounaris, Managing Partner of China Solutions, LLC and an expert on establishing business in China.

Reading List

Eric Rothwell (’12 MSMIT, ’96 CLAS) shared that he’d just finished reading "Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, 3rd Edition" by William Bridges, PhD. 

From Eric:  The book is well written and addresses the psychological/emotional transitions involved when people experience change. The topics covered can be applied to organizations, teams, and individuals in both their professional and personal lives. This is especially important now, more than ever, as change happens continuously, simultaneously, and at an ever-faster pace.

These transitions are an inescapable component of any project or endeavor involving business process improvement, mergers/acquisitions, and changes in strategic direction and executives, managers, and team leaders should know how to effectively manage them to increase the likelihood that the desired changes are timely and successful. I have been personally involved in projects where these transitions were ignored and know that it was not a pleasant experience and that the projects were not as successful as they could have been.

I am about to kick off a Microsoft Project Server implementation project at Meridium in January, and am doing all I can to minimize the negative impacts of the changes to the organization and the individual contributors while realizing the potential benefits as quickly as possible. Managing transitions will be an important part of that effort."

Thanks, Eric!  I would love for you to share your reading ideas with me.  Just email me at

Alumni Profiles Needed for Career Development Newsletter

Commerce Career Services needs alumni help! The Career Services staff would like to use your profile in our career newsletter. It's always helpful when current students can see the paths to success of our former students. Email for more information.

We would love to share your news!  Contact Aimee with your promotions, new children, or other exciting news for the next edition of the MS in MIT Alumni blog!


End of Year Gifts

At the McIntire School of Commerce your support has a tremendous impact. This season, as you consider your philanthropic priorities, we hope you will invest in the McIntire Annual Fund.  From support for our students and faculty, to new technology and global programs - your investment helps keep McIntire at the forefront of business education.

Donations made before midnight EST on December 31, 2012 will be tax deductible in 2012.
• Visit give to donate online.
• Call Aimee (434-607-7719) or Nola Miller (434-243-7784) to make your gift by phone.
• Or, mail your check made payable to "McIntire School Foundation" by noon on December 31 to McIntire School of Commerce | University of Virginia | P.O. Box 400173 | Charlottesville, VA 22902 | Attn: Katie Whittier

Thank you so much for your support! If you recently made a gift, thank you very much.

Dean's Society

Become a member of The Dean's Society!  The McIntire Dean’s Society acknowledges all donors who contribute $2,500 or more annually to McIntire or $1,000 and above for graduates of the nine most recent classes ('04 - '13 are eligible this year!).  
In recognition of their support, Dean’s Society members receive invitations to select receptions, lectures, programs, a unique pin created exclusively for our Dean's Society members and other special University and School events throughout the year. Deans Society members also receive special recognition in McIntires annual Investors Report, and on signage in Robertson Hall.

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