Neeley School of Business students create annual weekend alumni event

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    Students of the MBA program will host an alumni weekend event to promote networking and alumni relations.

    Dustin Schelle and Morgan Maxwell, both second-year MBA students, are the chairpersons for the Neeley MBA Spring Event Weekend. The weekend features a golf tournament and a casino-themed gala.

    Maxwell, chairwoman for the gala event, is the creator of the MBA Alumni weekend.

    She said her classmates felt that the Neeley MBA program was missing out on alumni connections.

    There was not an annual event where everyone could gather, network and learn about all of the new things going on in the Neeley MBA program,” said Maxwell.

    The weekend’s event will begin on April 25 with a golf event at Iron Horse Golf Course.

    “In keeping with our casino-themed weekend, each player will be given a random poker hand throughout the round,” said Schellle, “At the end of the round, the player with the best poker hand will win a weekend getaway to Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas.”

    On Saturday, a gala will be held which also follows the casino theme. There will be casino games with cocktails, dinner and an appearance by Super Frog.

    The guests of the events have the opportunity to leave the weekend with some prizes.

    “Some of the raffle items include a weekend trip to Harrah¹s Las Vegas, a football signed by coach Gary Patterson, tickets to a Ranger’s game, two Benchmark services from The Boardroom, baskets of TCU swag and much more,” said Maxwell.

    MBA student Kiki Dallao will be attending the gala event on Saturday.

    “Neeley does a great job of providing fun and interesting events for their current MBA’s to attend and meet new people,” said Dallao. “This event in particular is to bring back alumni and provide an opportunity to reconnect people together through the shared experience of the MBA program.”

    Both Dustin Schelle and Morgan Maxwell want the weekend to be about reconnecting the MBA alumni to TCU, the MBA Program and their fellow classmates. 

    It is a long-term goal to have this be an annual alumni event that strengthens TCU’s ties with its alumni base, said Maxwell.