Class of 1979

1979 saw many changes. The first woman was elected Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. A nuclear accident disrupted the States. New electronics and games hit the market and sports became readily available. The Class of 1979 embarked on their new journeys with Booth degrees in hand!

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Celebrate Your 45-Year Reunion

1979 was a year of firsts. The first female mayor of Chicago, Jane Byrne, takes office. The Three Mile Island nuclear accident disrupted Pennsylvania and shocked America. The Walkman, Trivial Pursuit, and ESPN was launched, bringing music to our pockets, trivia to our game nights, and never ending sports to our TVs.

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Thursday, May 2

Reunion Happy Hour 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Gleacher Center, Room 621
Start off Reconnect Weekend by celebrating with your friends, classmates, and Booth alumni from across the generations.



Friday, May 3

Alumnae and Student Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Gleacher Center, Room 621
Booth women (alumnae and students) are invited to a fun speed networking event.

Management Conference
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
For over 60 years, Management Conference has shaped the theory and practice of business.

Class Dinner
InterContinental Hotel 
505 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
6:00 p.m. 
Cocktail Hour: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and Presentation: 7:00 p.m.
Details: There will be a faculty presentation featuring Bob Topel, John Huizinga, Sam Peltzman, and Kevin Murphy.



Saturday, May 4

Back to Booth Sessions
11 a.m.– noon
Charles M. Harper Center
Get back in touch with Booth’s renowned spirit of inquiry and analysis with esteemed faculty. Back to Booth is supported by the Fred G. Steingraber / A.T. Kearney Endowment. The endowment supports lifelong learning among Chicago Booth alumni.

Homecoming BBQ 
Noon – 4:00 p.m. 
Charles M. Harper Center
Celebrate a reunion-wide barbecue. This event is family friendly and open to only reunion alumni and their guests.

Greg Cislak
Tom Hollahan
Zenas Hutcheson
Teed Welch



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