Rady School alumni from the Classes of 2006 and 2011 came together at the Rady School of Management Reunion Weekend to celebrate their 10 and 5 year graduations. Sixty percent of the Class of 2006 and 40 percent of Class of 2011 attended the event. The weekend was filled with fun, with a cocktail reception and dinner taking place on Saturday evening, and a Halloween themed family picnic on Sunday.
The celebration dinner on Saturday was held at Paradise Point Resort. A surprise DJ took the stage later in the evening – none other than the famous Erwin Milan, director of operations and facilites for the Rady School.
“When we started the school, no one knew what lied ahead, but there was a certainty, a spirit, that said this school would have long years and many wonderful memories; and us sitting here tonight is a testament to that and we have not been disappointed,” said Haytham Allos (MBA ’06), who was selected as the 2006 Class speaker.
Zach Jackson (MBA ’11) challenged the group to continue to network and stay in touch outside after the reunion weekend.
“It’s important to make an effort and be thoughtful about our engagement with the Rady community and contribute to the strength of our network,” he said.
The late Jan Tuttleman (MBA ’06) was also honored at the celebration.
“We are missing our beloved Jan tonight,” said Jeri Rubin (MBA ’06). “She exuded positivity and would be so proud of all of you and all that the Rady School has accomplished in such a short time. Jan brought people together and it’s such a testament to who she was – we didn’t have an alumni network, but we had Jan, and she had garnered the respect of all our classmates.”
Saturday night’s event was also attended by Dean Robert Sullivan.
“The reunion celebration was an amazing event!” Dean Sullivan said. “Amazing lessons learned from Ernest Rady. No one has aged!”
On Sunday afternoon, the alumni enjoyed a Halloween themed gathering at Rady School, with family-friendly activities, including face painting, a balloon artist, pumpkin decorating, games and a costume contest. Rady families got into the holiday spirit and donned group costumes while taking tours of the Rady School, which has changed dramatically over the last few years.
The proud Rady School alumni were thrilled to reunite and meet and greet with each other. Above all else, they enjoyed catching up, and everyone had a great time!