Graduation

Haas Worldwide Events

Heartfelt Ceremonies

Deployed EMBA graduate surprises classmates

U.S. Air Force Major Eric Shanley was deployed to Africa last November, two months before his graduation ceremonies from the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. But that didn’t mean he had to miss the festivities. In a surprise to his classmates, Shanley appeared via Skype to receive his degree from Dean Lyons, BS 82. He also congratulated and thanked fellow members of the Class of 2015, prompting a standing ovation.

In all, 69 students received their diplomas in Zellerbach Hall. Student speaker Karin Lion read a “love letter,” thanking classmates for helping her to question her own status quo. Class president and valedictorian Richard Wilson acknowledged the key role that families, fellow students, and work colleagues played in the EMBA Program’s transformational experience.

Students also honored Distinguished Teaching Fellow Maura O’Neill, BCEMBA 04/05, with a Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching and presented Lecturer Suneel Udpa with a Berkeley-Haas Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Conference Co-Chairs Jamaur Bronner, Andrew Hill, and Michael Young, MBA

Sebastien Tron, MBA 15

SF Networking Event

Emily Walling, Michael Badalov, and Ayse Kulahci, MBA 08s

Patricia Silva, MBA 16; Dave Haas, MBA 15; and Kevin Hart, MBA 11

Archit Bhargava, Brandon Yahn, and Scott Van Brunt, MBA 12s

Ellen Bozzo, MBA 01, and Ed Mixco, BS 81

Women’s Leadership Networking Reception

Panelist April Underwood, MBA 07

Panelist Stephanie DiMarco, BS 79

Prof. Laura Tyson and Gail Maderis, BS 78, recipient of the Cora Jane Flood award

Jessica Holland, MBA 16; Larissa Roesch, MBA 97; and Sydney Thomas, MBA 16.

Haas Gala

Joseph Jimenez, MBA 84, Business Leader of the Year

Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell, MBA 08s, Leading Through Innovation Award winners, flank Dean Rich Lyons, BS 82

Michael Berolzheimer, Kelley Mason, and Jesse Purewal, MBA 07s

Lucky Sandhu, BS 96, MBA 15, recipient of the Raymond E. Miles Service Award

Old Blues

Judy Beckman and William Beckman, BS 49

Harley Smith, MBA 64, and George Kelly, MBA 61

Noreen Perscheid, BS 49

Dean’s Speaker Series

Rick Welts, president and COO, Golden State Warriors

Mitch Kapor, founder, Lotus Development Corp., Kapor Capital, and Kapor Center for Social Impact

Joy Chen, BS 87, chair and CEO, H2O Plus

Eleni Kounalakis, MBA 92, former ambassador to Hungary

Berkeley-Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley

Julia Silbergeld, Willy Chu, and Andrew Lee, MBA 15s

Dror Shimshowitz, MBA 05, and Christopher Fong, BCEMBA 10/11

Kate Linarducci, MBA 18, and Sarita Jain, MBA 02

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