Class of 2002

2002 was indelible. Booth broke ground, literally. TV watchers obsessed over Idol pursuits. Moviegoers got caught up in a spider's web. And the true blockbuster news: you graduated! 

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Celebrate Your 20-Year Reunion in 2022

2002 was a banner year. At Chicago Booth, the school broke ground on its new campus in Hyde Park. The small screen saw the birth of a ratings juggernaut as a new show then called American Idol: A Search for a Superstar launched the career of first-year winner Kelly Clarkson. And web-slinging superhero Spiderman topped the box office, ushering in a new era of superheroes on the big 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 Co-Chairs
Stacie Frank
Bill Lucas
Donna Snider


Gift Co-Chairs
Evan Raine
Abi Singh

Committee Members
Bill Faulkner
Mary Hannes
Todd Huseby
Jonathan Knauss
Karen Lindgren
Ryan McGlothlin
Marie-Flore Nabor
Javier Rodriguez
Dawn Sullivan
Helen Wei
Kim White

Remembering Without Regret
Bill Lucas, '02


What I remember hearing from the other classes in front of us or behind us and from faculty is that we had one of those special groups of people that just got along and enjoyed each other’s company.


There were people who would do Thursday Night Drinking Club; there was always a big group that went down to the jazz festival in New Orleans; some who would do ski trips, etc. It seemed like everyone found their group, but it wasn’t like they were exclusive. For a while, my facilitator squad took a trip together every year to places like South Beach or San Francisco. The willingness of people to socialize and have fun outside their main groups is always, to me, one of the most appealing parts of the class.


I’m excited to see people and reconnect with them, finding out what they’ve been up to, reestablishing the friendships, spending time with them, and being able to renew those bonds.


Bill Lucas is Vice President, Global Marketing & Business Development, at AgroFresh Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and co-chair of the Class of 2002 reunion committee.

9/11 Made Us Stronger 
Donna Snider, '02 


We were an intense class; we were a collaborative class. The 9/11 tragedy happened at the very beginning of our second year, so that was transformative. Lots of people who spent their summers with consulting firms didn’t get offers second year because the world had changed from the day we started school to the day we left school. We all got jobs at the end of the day. We all pulled together. I think it was a defining time for us to be in school. We were respectful of peoples’ backgrounds and respectful of what had happened and what it meant for each of us—did you have a job, or did you not? We were there to help.


Sometime after our 10-year reunion, I felt like I lifted my head up and people were in the spots where everyone always told us we were going to be: CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, COOs. I will tell you, the number of times in the last two to three years that a business connection has led me to one of my classmates is truly amazing.


Donna Snider is Managing Director at the Kresge Foundation in Detroit, Michigan, and co-chair of the Class of 2002 reunion committee.

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