Class of 1987

It was an exciting 1987: Black coffee arrived on Black Monday. CRSP added NASDAQ. A new generation began to "boldly go." And the enterprising Class of 1987 earned Booth degrees.

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Celebrate Your 35-Year Reunion

Recollections of 1987. Starbucks, then still a Pacific Northwest coffee chain, tested expansion plans by opening its first Chicago store near the Board of Trade—by coincidence, on the same day as the Black Monday stock market crash. At Booth, the school’s Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), established in 1960, expanded its data coverage to include NASDAQ daily and monthly stock data. And on television, Captain Kirk and friends got to "boldy go" once again to uncharted realms in outer space as Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered on the small screen.

Reconnect 2022

Date to be Announced 

Chicago, Illinois

 

To volunteer to be a committee member for your class, please fill out the form on the Volunteer page.


Program Chairs
Angie Chueh
Gayle Haller

Gift Chair
David Lee


Committee Members
Gloria D'Anna
Cathy Grimsted
Bufus Outlaw
Jamie Viceconte
Laurie Walters

Study Group Social Time 
Gayle Haller, '87


I always wanted to go to Chicago Booth. When you tell people you meet you that went to Booth, there is an immediate response of “Oh wow.” It was serious, and I liked the way the classes were structured. I received an incredible education. I felt as though the professors really challenged us to master skills that would last a lifetime. Education should be memorable and life changing. I really believe that’s what I got at Booth.


Some of my favorite memories at Booth were with a statistics study group. We would go over to Ed George’s apartment after an exam and sit around and talk until the wee hours of the morning, about everything. He was such a great professor who cared so much about the students, and he made learning fun.


I’m very much looking forward to this year’s reunion. It’s all about seeing people whom you haven’t seen in 30 years; I’m excited to see what happened with people in their careers. Now it’s about reminiscing. You never know who you’re going to meet or who you can network with still. I like to see how people have grown and what their lives are like after all these years.


Gayle Haller is Senior Vice President at National Executive Service Corps in New York City and co-chair of the Class of 1987 reunion committee.

Bonding Over Deep Dish and Cold Winters
Angie Chueh, '87


We had one of the coldest winters ever in our first year, and then one of the warmest winters the second year. It got so cold the first year that going from International House to Stuart Hall, a 10-minute walk, took about 45 minutes because you would go out one building, dash to the next, stay inside to warm up, and do it again and again until you made it to class. The second winter was so warm that they tried to put water on the Midway and it never froze.


For a lot of people who weren’t Chicago locals, a big difference was our introduction to Chicago-style pizza. I’m from the East Coast, so for me this stuffed pizza was so new, but it was a big part of our life for those
two years. Then came the question, Edwardo’s or Giordano’s?


It was a variety of experiences and cultures, having people from the U.S. and overseas coming together, and our class gelled together. A lot of the relationships that started 30 years ago have remained, and that says a lot about the people who decided to go to Chicago Booth. We got the education and experience we wanted, but we also got to meet really nice people that we continue to share our lives with.


The nice thing about returning to Chicago is learning about how the program has expanded. It’s impressive because you become reawakened with what our experience was and how things have progressed at
the school.


Angie Chueh is Director, Fixed Income-Global, at Barings in London, England, and co-chair of the Class of 1987 reunion committee.

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