Class of 1979

Celebrate Your 35-Year Reunion

Though the classrooms, study sessions, and exams that once filled your days are now just memories, the friendships that formed during those years have remained, strengthened by those youthful challenges and enriched by the wisdom that can only come from experience.

Join your classmates this spring in Chicago to relive big moments, recapture the excitement, and recall treasured memories of those exciting years. There is so much to celebrate and share at your reunion.

Your reunion schedule is: 

Thursday, May 15

6–8 p.m. | All Booth Happy Hour | Rock Bottom | All Alumni
Start the weekend off right with classmates and friends at this all-reunion event that takes you back to Pub Night and TNDC. First-come, first-served event, registration is required.

Friday, May 16

11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Management Conference | Sheraton Hotel and Gleacher Center
Take on new ideas and refresh your perspective as industry leaders and faculty address a wide range of important topics, from emerging markets to private equity to social enterprise.

6 p.m.–Midnight | Alumni Celebration | Museum of Science and Industry
Make new connections and raise a glass to this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winners at this unforgettable evening of food, drinks, music, and friends.

Saturday, May 17

9–10 a.m. | Reunion Breakfast | Charles M. Harper Center | Reunion Alumni
Enjoy a continental breakfast with fellow reunion alumni. 

10 a.m.–Noon | Reunion Back-to-the-Classroom Sessions | Charles M. Harper Center | Reunion Alumni
Enhance your learning with fantastic faculty sessions. This event is open to reunion alumni only and their spouses.  

Noon | Reunion Homecoming Barbecue | Charles M. Harper Center | Reunion Alumni 
Celebrate a reunion-wide barbecue. Spouses/partners and kids of all ages are welcome.

1:302:30 p.m.| Plan, Retire, Succeed Charles M. Harper Center | Reunion Alumni
Three alumni will share their experience in planning for retirement and lessons they have learned, ranging from developing financial plans, optimizing Social Security benefits to finding satisfaction in retirement.

6 p.m. | Reunion Class Dinner | Gleacher Center - Lounge 220 450 North Cityfront Plaza
Toast to fond memories with your fellow classmates. Enjoy elegant cocktails and nosh on delicious fare as you catch up with friends, sharing fond memories and trading stories of your time at Booth. We are happy to announce that Professor Dubé has accepted our invitation to join our class dinner celebration.

Please see the full event schedule for the most updated information.

Shuttle service will be available between Gleacher Center and Harper Center for Saturday morning and afternoon. Please see the travel page for more information.

Programming Committee

Bob Dewing
Jay Longbottom
Teed Welch

For information about hotel reservations, getting to Chicago, and travel between events once you're here, visit the travel page.

First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
Barry Zubrow 1979 Full-Time ITB, LLC
Jay Longbottom 1979 Full-Time Robert Family Holdings
Cindy Longbottom Sterling Rice Group
Dennis Leppin 1979 Evening Gas Technology Institute
Dana Peterson 1979 Full-Time NONE
Grace Leppin 1979 Evening NONE
Sarah Royston NONE
Lee S. Hillman 1979 Full-Time Liberation Investment Advisory Group LLC
Cobb Milner 1979 Full-Time Gideon Ridge, Inc.
Gayle Hyman 1979 Full-Time Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Daniel Giesberg 1979 Full-Time AMD Technologies, Inc.
Gregory Wrobel 1979 Full-Time Vedder Price
Robert Dewing 1979 Full-Time JP Morgan Chase
Tempel Smith 1979 Full-Time TSC International
CAROL LIFLAND 1979 Full-Time AMD Technologies, Inc.
William Pressley 1979 Evening NONE
Gini Marziani Vedder Price
Teed Welch 1979 Full-Time Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Guest Smith TSC International