DeGroote Celebrates MBA Program’s 60th Anniversary

November 13, 2022 | Hamilton, ON
Contributed by Joanna Williams, Marketing and Communications Strategist

On November 2, 2022 faculty, students, staff, and alumni from the past six decades gathered to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of DeGroote’s MBA Program. Alumni guests in attendance represented every decade from the inception of the program in 1962 to members of the most recent graduating class this past spring.

Khaled Hassanein, Dean of the DeGroote School of Business hosted DeGroote’s diamond anniversary celebration.

As a member of the first graduating class, Edwin Taylor, MBA ’63 shared his memories, insights, and advice.

John Medcof, Director of the MBA Program provided a few remarks and drew names for door prizes.

Peter Banting, class of 1965 and professor emeritus, led the wonderful swing band that provided entertainment for the evening.

Susan Tighe, McMaster Provost and Vice President, Academic explained this year also marks McMaster’s 135th anniversary and that McMaster has achieved a great deal since its founding in 1887.

Milena Head, MBA ’93, Professor of Information Systems at the DeGroote School of Business, led a short interactive ‘rapid-fire’ panel activity that featured a class rep from each decade.

Dean Khaled Hassanein and MBA alumna, Sonja Volpe, BNP Paribas Canada, pose for a photo as they celebrate the MBA 60th anniversary.

Thank you to the DeGroote MBA community for helping to celebrate this milestone occasion!

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