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President Cabrera Chairs International UN Task Force to Develop Universal Business Code of Ethics for Business Schools

Dr. Cabrera will join an academic delegation to present the Principles for Responsible Management Education before United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on July 5, 2007. As a senior advisor to the United Nations Global Compact, Cabrera chaired the international task force that developed the Principles - the first global guiding framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility. For more information on Dr. Cabrera’s presentation to the United Nations, please click here.

Get to Know the Thunderbird Learning Consulting Network – TLCN

An integral part of Thunderbird’s strategic vision for maintaining its standing as a premier global business education provider, the Thunderbird Learning Consulting Network (TLCN) is designed to provide corporate clients with a totally flexible and customizable way to access the School’s substantial global expertise. Whether it's through one of Thunderbird’s leading faculty members, full-time professional consultants, current students, alumni and staff, or a combination of these resources, TLCN is emerging as a new and exciting channel to the global expertise that makes Thunderbird stand out from its peers.

Specializing in those business areas that have made the Thunderbird learning experience so unique to thousands of graduates, TLCN offers business solutions consulting designed to help you develop and implement winning strategies, as well as an applied learning methodology through which you can learn key and emerging skills sets in a "hands-on" manner. Clients range from global players such as Astra Zeneca, Intel, Cisco, Firestone, and Medtronics that have required market insights and strategies in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America, to mid-size companies and start-ups in the greater Phoenix area that recognize the one-stop shop value of collaborating with a top-ranked global business school. For more information please visit the TLCN website or email tlcn@thunderbird.edu.


U.S. Trust CEO, Thunderbird Alumna Joins Board of Trustees

One of the highest ranking female executives in the financial services
industry, Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa ’78, has joined the Thunderbird
Board of Trustees for a two-year term. She is currently president and chief executive officer of U.S. Trust, which will soon be acquired by Bank of America. Upon completion of the acquisition anticipated in early July 2007, Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa will become head of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

“I am very pleased to have Frances join Thunderbird’s Board,” said Thunderbird President Ángel Cabrera. “She brings to our governing body a wealth of management experience, valuable global perspective and an understanding of global financial markets. As an alumna of the school, she also brings a passion and understanding of Thunderbird and its mission.”

“I am very excited to be elected to this position,” said Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa. “It is an honor to be a trustee and an alumna of the leading international graduate business school. Thunderbird played an important role in my own development. I look forward to returning that favor by helping the school continue to inspire students to become global leaders.”


Alumni Chapter Happenings

Thunderbird President and BOT Chair in Denver, Colorado

On Wednesday, June 20, 2007, Thunderbird President Ángel Cabrera addressed 40 Thunderbird alumni and spouses at a dinner event in Denver, Colorado. David Roberts ’73, Chairman of the Thunderbird Board of Directors, and Jon Meyers, Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations, also spoke at the event. Key topics discussed by the three School representatives included Thunderbird’s continued excellent rankings, new partner programs, the improving financial state of the School, and increased alumni engagement. Thunderbird would like to thank Julianne O’Dwyer ’99, Co-Chapter leader of Denver, CO, for organizing the successful event.


Historic Yearbooks Available on a Limited Basis

The Thunderbird Archives has a limited number of extra yearbooks from the years 1962-1998. These collector’s items are now available to alumni for only $10 (U.S. postage and handling included). If you are interested in a particular yearbook, please email Brenda.Curin@thunderbird.edu with the year and the term (spring, summer, fall) of the book that you are seeking. If your book is available, Thunderbird Archives will reserve the book for you while payment and mailing information are obtained. This offer good while supplies last!


Get Involved in the Fall Career Fair

Is your company hiring? If so, consider attending Fall Career Week, October 22-26, 2007. This weeklong series of career-related events gives you multiple ways to get involved on campus and network with career-seeking students. The week culminates in the annual Fall Career Fair where you can meet, interact with and interview the next generation of globally trained Thunderbirds.

To find out how you can participate, contact employer.relations@thunderbird.edu. To register your company for the Fall Career Fair, click here, or contact your HR department about this essential recruiting opportunity. We would be delighted to speak with them about getting involved.

Summer 2007: Rescheduled Webcast for Thunderbird Alumni – Details in August Newsletter
August 21-24, 2007: On the Course of Leadership - Singapore
October 10-12, 2007: Thunderbird Global Reunion - Mexico City
February 25-28, 2008: Global Family Enterprise Program - Phoenix
February 29 - March 2, 2008: Thunderbird Homecoming - Glendale
March 1, 2008: Annual Thunderbird Alumni-Student Rugby Match - Glendale
April 3-4, 2008: Global Private Equity Investing Conference - Glendale


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