Goizueta announces Centennial Alumni Weekend activities

Alumni making it to the Emory University campus for homecoming this fall will have plenty to see and do. Beyond the reunions, events, and dinners, Goizueta Business School will also celebrate its 100th anniversary.

A series of special events are planned for alumni and those celebrating reunions in 2019, beginning Thursday, Oct. 24.

It is also Reunion Weekend with for the MBA classes of 1979, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2009, and 2014!

Click here for a list of all Centennial Alumni Weekend events, which include:

  • Oct. 24, 2019: Professional School Tailgate including graduate/under graduate alumni at New Realm Brewery
  • Oct. 25, 2019: BBA Suite Visit and Mixer at Goizueta Business School
  • Oct. 25, 2019: Party on Patterson Green at Goizueta Business School (breakout tables for reunions)
  • Oct. 26, 2019: Goizueta Business School Breakfast
  • Oct. 26, 2019: 100th Time Capsule Burial Ceremony at Jenkins Courtyard
  • Oct. 26, 2019: Speed Learning Tracks at Goizueta Business School
  • Oct. 26, 2019: Faculty/Staff Lunch at Goizueta Business School

Details on all Goizueta and Emory events for Centennial Alumni Weekend can be found here.

Faculty, staff, and administrators at the school invite alumni to enjoy many newly-renovated areas, including the BBA program office and various classrooms. As in years past, professors will offer “back to school” sessions. Alumni are also invited to submit items for a 100th Anniversary time capsule, which will be buried Oct. 26. Organizers request items that represent their Goizueta Journey. Submissions can be made to timecapsule@emory.edu.

Earlier this year the school celebrated with birthday parties in Atlanta and 11 cities throughout the United States. More parties were hosted in cities around the world. Alumni volunteers served as City Captains, assisting with hosting parties and promoting attendance.

In February 1919 the Dean of Emory College recommended the creation of a school of economics and business administration. The Board of Trustees approved the motion the same day. The purpose of the school was public service, training in business methods, and “training in social efficiency alongside financial development.”

In Fall 1919, the school began offering courses in economics, accounting, and business law. By 1925, there was one faculty member, a full-time assistant, five staff members, and 145 students. The business school moved to its home in the C. L. Fishburne Building in 1936. A later gift from The Rich Foundation facilitated a move into a building of its own. After more growth, the school moved into the first of two buildings at 1300 Clifton Road, thanks to a gift from the Woodruff Foundation. In 1994 the school was named in honor of Goizueta.

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