MAY 2012
In this issue:
Honor your mother
Berlin last chance
Show us your plate
Goodbye Ángel Cabrera

A surprise proposal

Thunderbird welcomes
Interim President Barrett

Thunderbird School of Global Management transferred presidential authority to U.S. Ambassador Barbara Barrett during a special ceremony April 27, 2012, following spring commencement on campus in Glendale, Arizona.

During the ceremony, Thunderbird's ninth President Ángel Cabrera, Ph.D., shared memories from the past eight years and talked about the impact that T-birds and the school have had on his life.

"We may leave Thunderbird the campus," Cabrera told the students. "But we will never leave Thunderbird the community."


May News Briefs

Last chance to register for European Reunion & Global Business Dialogue
Registration closes May 17 for Thunderbird's European Reunion and Global Business dialogue taking place in Berlin, Germany May 24-27, 2012. Reunite with friends, hear ideas from experts and explore the fascinating history of Germany's capital.

See who is coming and register here.

Honor a Mother. Change a Woman's Life. Change a Country's Future.
This Mother's Day honor your mother, grandmother, sister - or any woman who has inspired you - with a Project Artemis tribute card. Empower an Afghan entrepreneur (see Fatema's story) to develop her own business and create a better life for herself, her family, and her community.

Give a gift today in support of Thunderbird's Project Artemis and the inspirational woman or women in your life will receive a beautiful personalized card that recognizes your gift in her honor and tells the story of Project Artemis. Read more...

Show off your T-bird license plate
The new T-bird license plates became available in Arizona in March, 2012 and some of our alumni have shared photos of their plates with us on our Facebook page. We'd like to see more of them! Send your T-bird license plate photos to and we will share them on our Alumni Impact blog and in social media. Click here to order your T-bird license plate.

Career Management Center - Job of the Month
GlobalConnect: #5802
Job Title: Director Agency Development
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Company: Connect-Worldwide International Inc.
Expiration: May 23, 2012

For more information on this position and other opportunities, log in to GlobalConnect. If you are a new user, please allow 2-3 days to be admitted into the system.

Join your favorite faculty members for free lecture series
The next Thunderbird Executive Lecture series will be held 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 28, 2012 on campus and feature Professor Denis Leclerc, Ph.D. Alumni who can't attend in person can view the lecture live using the link below:

New online certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership
Thunderbird Online has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to develop a new online Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership, which will be available in May 2012. Remember: All T-bird alumni receive a 50 percent discount on Thunderbird Online courses. Learn more at

Localization World offers special discount to alumni
Localization World is offering a 10 percent discount to alumni who would like to attend their upcoming conference in Paris "Reaching the Mobile World" held June 4-6, 2012. For more information or to register, click here. Alumni, use code P12TBSA upon registration to receive the discount.

Thunderbird Making Headlines

Entrepreneurs are taught the lessons of management
- Financial Times

Adiós Ángel Cabrera
- Latino Perspectives

Bondurant takes driving school to China, Saudi Arabia
- Phoenix Business Journal

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May 1:
Anchorage Chapter held a First Tuesday lunch at Jens' Restaurant, more information here

May 1:
Houston Chapter held a special First Tuesday event with Thunderbird Online at Saint Genevieve, more information here

May 2:
Hong Kong Chapter is holding First Tuesday on Wednesday due to a public holiday, more information here


May 15-17:
Thunderbird to hold Global Mindset Inventory (GMI) Certified Facilitator Training. Take part in this Najafi Global Mindset Institute training program at Thunderbird and become certified to debrief Global Mindset Inventory (GMI) results, more information here

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Podcast: Campaign for Afghan women and girls

Mavis Leno, wife of "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, first learned about the Taliban's abuse of Afghan women in 1997 when she joined the Feminist Majority Foundation board in the United States.


Blog: Alumnus returns to campus for surprise wedding proposal

Thunderbird's Das Tor student newspaper recently featured the on-campus engagement of Thundercouple Rahul Pruthi '09 and Virgilia Kaur Singh '08.


Video: Global Mindset: Toyota's China Blundere

Toyota wanted a strong Mandarin name for its Prado SUV in China, but the Japanese automaker quickly regretted its choice of...

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