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Class Fundraising Goals

Participation: 15%
Dollar: $125,000

Reunion Committee Manager

Kristin Fehrenbach
Columbia Business School
33 West 60th Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 851-4328

Class of 1980

Highlighted Events


Friday Essentials of Estate Planning
Manhattanville Campus Update
All-Class Welcome Reception at Cipriani 42nd Street
Saturday Dean Glenn Hubbard’s State of the School Address
Class of 1980 30th Reunion Cocktail Reception and Dinner at Pier Sixty
Sunday Alumni Family Brunch at Bryant Park Grill

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Class Notes


Robert Hacker (rhhfla@mindspring.com)
ROBERT HACKER writes: "I have just published my first book, Billion Dollar Company: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Models for High Growth Companies. The book develops a proprietary five step approach to create a business model and is partially the result of my five years teaching entrepreneurship at Florida International University in Miami. I am also the CFO for One Laptop Per Child, the Nicholas Negroponte-inspired project to provide a modern education through the use laptop computers for children in the developing world. My website is http://roberthackerbooks.com."

Theodore Davis (theodoremdavis@yahoo.com)
Theodore Davis writes: "After 30 years as an entrepreneur -- which makes sense as I was the president of the Entrepreneurs' Club at the Business School -- I am now embarking on the creation of my fifth company. I started out in real estate but for the last 25 years I have focused on technology, specifically electronic-document management systems for the legal and financial industries. I am starting a company in the medical field that aims to incorporate natural language processing and electronic medical records. I live in Westport, Conn., have been married for 23 years and have two great kids, one, a freshman at Princeton and the other will attend Middlebury College in the fall."

Andrew Terhune (aterhune80@gsb.columbia.edu)
I've only kept in touch with one of our classmates, but am sorry that I will be out of town and unable to attend that weekend. Thanks to those of you on the committee. I recognize several of your names and would love nothing better than to hear what you've been up to over the past 30 years. Good work, and perhaps we'll meet at the 35th.

From Allan Grafman: Hello Class of 1980! Some of us have been connecting with our fellow alumni over the years… some, not so much. Some of us made the 25th reunion at Columbia (and had a blast!)….some missed out (how sad!) Regardless, do NOT miss the opportunity to have a blast, strut your stuff, reconnect with your classmates, and make some contacts that can propel you to your next level of success.

From Joey Sala: My first reason for going would be to re-connect with past acquaintances or just connect with new people and ideas. With all the changes that are going on around and within me, sharing time with my classmates should help future decision making and overall opportunities. And then there’s New York!

From Mary Farley: As a commuting married graduate student, I didn’t make close friends while at the Business School. I left full-time work when my children were born and never developed the high-powered career I had hoped, so felt that my story at a reunion would be pretty dull. Now I’m simply curious about my classmates. And age has taught me that my career has had its satisfactions, which I owe to the Business School. So I plan to attend my first CBS reunion this spring.

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