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A celebration to remember: Ivey Homecoming 2017

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  • Oct 25, 2017
A celebration to remember: Ivey Homecoming 2017

Alumni from the HBA Class of 1997 celebrated their 20-year reunion this year.

This past weekend, more than 1,100 alumni and friends returned to Ivey for an incredible Homecoming celebration. Alumni celebrated reunions, caught up with old classmates and professors, shared old memories, and made new ones, too.

The Open House at the Ivey Building began at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, and included tours from student volunteers, updates on all of Ivey’s programs, an Ivey Pledge Ceremony, remarks from Acting Dean Mark Vandenbosch, and a nostalgic case class.

Vandenbosch and Michael Bernstein, MBA ’96, Chair of the Ivey Alumni Network, recognized the contributions of the Distinguished Service and Faculty Service Award recipients during the Dean’s Welcome.

This year’s recipients were

  • Anthony Ostler, MBA ’97
  • Steve Suske, MBA ’77
  • Mark Shuper, HBA ’92
  • Associate Professor Craig Dunbar

Every year, classes celebrating reunions demonstrate their commitment to Ivey. This past weekend, reunion classes commemorated their milestone years by raising more than $5.2 million for the School.

Following the Dean’s Welcome, Ivey alumni donned their purple clothing to watch the Western Mustangs football team play the Ottawa Gee Gees at TD Stadium – and celebrated a Western win.

The weekend wrapped up with the Golden Alumni Brunch on Sunday, October 22. More than 160 alumni and guests filled the Brock Pavilion to honour classes celebrating 50+ years.

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